Estes border-crossing experts help pave the way for an efficient and fluid border-crossing. One way we do this is through our PARS and PAPS pre-clearance to head off potential customs delays and keep your freight moving. What’s more, dedicated Canada-based Estes account teams provide boots-on-the-ground service to customers and consignees, including bilingual service when needed. The chart below lists the documentation required for Northbound and Southbound freight border-crossing.
|Bill of Lading (BOL)||✓||✓||The contract between shipper and carrier; include PRO and barcode (if possible) and customs broker’s contact information|
|Canada Customs Invoice (CCI)||(required for CAN $2,500
|Commercial Invoice||(if less than CAN $2,500)||✓||The document identifying the buyer and seller of the
goods, including all relevant shipping information
|Certificate of Origin (CTO)
or NAFTA CTO
|✓||✓||Used by the customs broker to determine duty rates; A NAFTA version is required if you’re claiming NAFTA status|