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Canada Importer of Record and IT Shipping

Importing IT hardware into Canada from the U.S. is a relatively easy process but you should factor in long delivery times to remote locations.

Canada Importer of Record at a Glance: 

Importer of Record 

  • Canada is a popular location for FGX clients to act as their own Importer of Record

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • There are many ports of entry in Canada, but last-mile delivery can still take longer than usual due to Canada’s size

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation

Shipping to Canada is, unsurprisingly, one of the easiest locations to ship from the U.S.A friendly trade relationship between the two countries makes it possible for our clients to ship most kinds of IT equipment with ease.

Additionally, Canada is a popular location for U.S. companies to have a local entity with import capabilities. FGX is happy to assist our clients in acting as their own Importer of Record when possible. If you do not have import capabilities in Canada, FGX can provide Importer of Record services as part of our door-to-data center service.

IT Shipping & Logistics 

When shipping to Canada, FGX typically suggests using air freight. It’s quicker and makes it easier to plan the exact times and dates that equipment will arrive. However, when necessary, FGX can provide trucking services to fit our clients’ needs.

One thing to consider when shipping to Canada is your timeline for last-mile delivery. Due to Canada’s large size, last-mile delivery can take multiple days and therefore you should plan your timeline accordingly. To reduce last-mile delivery times, it’s important that you choose your port of entry carefully.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Canada at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.