How to Become a Canadian Non Resident Importer

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R+L Carriers explains the process of becoming a Canadian Non Resident Importer. Companies looking to expand their business into Canada and ship from the U.S. can benefit greatly from becoming a Canadian NRI (Non Resident Importer).

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How to Become a Canadian Non Resident Importer

  1. 1. How to Become A Canadian NRI
  2. 2. What you will find here: How to Become A Canadian NRI • What is an NRI? • Why should my company become a Canadian NRI? • Step by step instructions on how to become an NRI
  3. 3. What is an NRI? How to Become A Canadian NRI
  4. 4. An NRI is a Non Resident Importer How to Become A Canadian NRI Companies looking to expand their business into Canada and ship from the U.S. can benefit greatly from becoming a Canadian NRI (Non Resident Importer). A Non-Resident Importer (NRI) is a firm who in most cases does not have a physical presence in Canada, yet for purposes of Customs and Canadian Goods & Services Tax (GST), acts as the importer of record for goods sold/consigned into Canada.
  5. 5. How to Become A Canadian NRI Why should my company become a Canadian NRI?
  6. 6. How to Become A Canadian NRI Marketing Advantages •Simplifies your pricing, since your selling price includes transportation, Customs clearance, duties and Goods and Standards Tax (GST). •No involvement in the Customs process on your customers part other than to place the order. •Door-to-door service •Complete customer convenience
  7. 7. How to Become A Canadian NRI Total Control • You control all aspects of transportation, terms, and Customs procedures. • Shipment tracing is simplified • Documentation is less time consuming, and less complicated
  8. 8. How to Become A Canadian NRI • Minimizes costs, maximizes profits • Consolidated shipments reduce both transportation and brokerage fees • Ensures consistent duty rates and tariff treatment Economical
  9. 9. How to Become A Canadian NRI How to become a Canadian NRI
  10. 10. How to Become A Canadian NRI • Begin by listing your business as the Importer of Record (IOR) • U.S. shipper pays duties, taxes, and brokerage fees •HINT: This can all be done through an account with a Certified Canada Customs broker • U.S. shipper also pays for freight charges to transportation provider Get Started
  11. 11. How to Become A Canadian NRI • The NRI invoices their Canada customers for a total landed cost • HINT: Many Canadian Customs Brokers can provide software/websites so the U.S. shipper can quote the cost of brokerage, duties, and taxes up front Next…
  12. 12. How to Become A Canadian NRI • Call Canada Revenue Agency at (800) 959-5525 and specify that you want to be an NRI for imports into Canada…process will follow. Step 1
  13. 13. How to Become A Canadian NRI • Call any certified Canada Customs Broker to set up an account. (R+L Carriers can provide you with a suggested list of brokers). Step 2 • Ask for a broker who can clear freight both northbound and southbound in the event you have a return of freight moving back from Canada. • Typically fees are accessed for this setup process by the broker.
  14. 14. How to Become A Canadian NRI • Once established with a Canada Customs Broker, broker name and contact info should be listed on the Customs invoice. IOR again being the U.S. shipper. Step 3
  15. 15. How to Become A Canadian NRI Call 888-575-2632 or Contact R+L for more information visit our Canadian Shipping Hub at http://RLCanada.com

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