Effective November 5, 2007. - Last updated August 24, 2012
Customs Broker is CN Customs Brokerage Services (CN CB) Located at
1270 Central Parkway West, Suite 400, Mississagua, On. Canada L5C 4P4
For All Shipments (Service Available 24/7.)
CN Customs Brokerage Service Inc.
Fax All Documents to:
E-MAIL : email@example.com
Key Players in the import Process
Exporter-also know as shipper, supplier, or vendor-supplies the documentation needed to send goods to the USA
i.e. Packing list, Bill of lading, Commercial Invoice (CCI), Certificate of origin/NAFTA
Carrier- transport the goods to the US - responsible for preparing cargo control document
(CCD)/manifest/waybill/or advice note based on shippers bill of lading.
Importer- importer of record, are responsible for payment of all duties and taxes and are
ultimately liable for any fines or penalties resulting from missing or inaccurate information.
Buyer- (also known as the Ultimate Consignee) person or company in the US to whom the goods are being sold to.
Consignee (also known as the ship to party) Person or company in the US that the goods are shipped to.
* Document to be supplied to the carrier by vendor/exporter/shipper
Bill of lading-issued by shipper, describing the goods
Packing list-detailed list of contents of the shipment. Prepared by the shipper.
US Customs Proforma Invoice or Commercial Invoice (CCI)-basic document from which importer pays the vendor or exporter. Used to declare importer goods to customs.
Should contain the Following data:
· Exporter name and address
· Importer (Buyer) name, address and Federal ID#
· Consignee (ship to) name and address
· Description of goods
· Net and gross weight
· Unit price
· Extended price
· Currency of settlement
· Terms of delivery and terms of payment
· Shipping date
· P.O. #
· Import license, if applicable
· Freight included or excluded
· Country of origin
Certificate of origin (if applicable)
· NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement)
*Document supplied by Carrier to the custom broker
Carrier Manifest (Shipment Control Document)-manifest identified the shipper,
consignee, shipment packing, weight and general description of the goods as the carrier’s report to Customs. Carrier prepares the manifest based on the bill of lading provided by the shipper. A manifest or Cargo control document (CCD) has its own identifier called Shipment
Control number (SCN) Bill of Lading, Packing List, Commercial invoice (CCI), PAPS # (SCN)