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The Non-Resident Importer Guide

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Find out how U.S. exporters can take advantage of the Non-Resident Importer program to expand into Canadian markets

This guide is an essential resource for any business aiming to become a non-resident importer. Starting with basic questions like “What is a Non-Resident Importer” and “Why would you want to be a NRI?”, it moves on to describe the competitive advantages and responsibilities of this role.

Did you know that an NRI can effectively compete in the Canadian market without the need for capital investment in Canada, such as manufacturing facilities, distribution facilities, and sales offices? There are other competitive advantages too.

This extensive 16-page guide also includes practical tips on other relevant topics, including:

  • Valuation
  • Business Number
  • HS Tariff Classification and Tariff Treatment
  • GST on Imported Goods
  • How to complete the Canada Customs Invoice
  • Maintenance of records
  • Compliance