Customs consulting goes beyond simply determining an appropriate tariff classification for imported materials and equipment and clearing it through customs at the time of arrival. It is a proactive process that entails understanding and interpreting evolving legislation and working with clients up-front, during the procurement phase, to minimize duty and tax exposure both in Canada and internationally.

PF Collins’ customs brokerage and customs consulting processes ensure shipments clear customs in a timely and efficient manner, minimizing risk of duty exposure and ensuring maximum compliance with legislation. Working in conjunction with our Import Raters, our Consultants achieve up-front duty and tax savings by creating customs strategies that ensure timely, creative, and informed solutions.  Services include:

  • Coasting Trade Applications
  • Advance Rulings
  • Tariff Classification Analysis
  • Functional Unit Entries
  • Free Trade Agreement Management
  • GST Consulting
  • Duty Recovery, Remission & Drawback
  • Appeals & Refunds
  • Compliance Review & Audit Preparation


Compliance Consulting Services

As an importer or exporter you are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with import/export laws and regulations related to your shipments and declarations made to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The CBSA enforces accuracy of trade data through an active verification program with non-compliance resulting in penalties of up to $25,000 per infraction under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

Increased verification audits by CBSA in recent years require that both importers and exporters establish internal compliance procedures and diligently maintain documentation and records associated with the clearance of all shipments.

PF Collins can assist in minimizing the risk of CBSA fines and penalties through service offerings we have developed to educate our clients about trade compliance. These services include a Compliance Manual, a Compliance Review, a Pre-Audit Review and Post-CBSA Audit Review.

Contact us today to find out more.