Shipping Requirements

Time is money.

Shipping delays lead to delays in getting your product to market. Following these minimum information requirements to clear shipment into Canada helps us avoid delays and stay on schedule.

We require the following information for shipping:

  • Shipper’s full name and address
  • Consignee’s full name and address
  • Importer’s full name and address (if different than consignee)
  • Shipping date
  • Number of packages (1 skid, 3 cartons, 2 crates, 1 piece, etc.)
  • Total weight of shipment, stating whether in pounds or kilograms
  • Harmonized System (HS) Classification
  • Country of manufacture for each item in the shipment. If the goods qualify for NAFTA, a valid Certificate of Origin must be provided in order for the importer to receive the duty free rates offered under NAFTA
  • Complete description of each item in the shipment, including part numbers, model numbers, serial numbers and/or sizes as applicable. An abbreviated description or part number alone is not sufficient detail
  • Unit value and extended value for each item in the shipment, plus a total value for the entire shipment, stating the currency used. Please note that items sent at “no charge” must also have a realistic value declared for Customs purposes
  • Indicate if shipment must be opened in a Clean Room Environment

The data may be provided in the form of a Canada Customs Invoice, a commercial invoice or a pro-forma invoice, etc., and should accompany the shipment.

Additional information and all required forms are available at

Please contact Micralyne Shipping for more details.