The UK is Canada’s second biggest trading partner. Moving forward, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) will remove trade tariffs and is projected to inject £1.3 billion into the UK economy.
Sources: GOV.UK, World Economic Forum
For more detailed information when trading with Canada, download our Canada Fact Sheet.
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Gateways into the Country: 8
Number of Service Centres: 12
DHL Delivery Zone: 7
Vehicle Fleet: 243
|Canada: Country Profile|
|Capital:||Ottawa||EXPORTS FROM CANADA|
|Population:||34.8 million||Exports from
|US$ 458.7 billion (2013 est.)|
|Area:||9,984,670 sq km||Export Commodities:||Motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilisers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminium|
|Currency:||1 Canadian dollar (CAD) = 100 cent||Top Export Destinations:||USA, Italy, China, India, Belgium, UK, France, Taiwan, Germany, Japan|
|GDP:||US$ 1.518 trillion (2013 est.)||IMPORTS INTO CANADA|
|Time Zones:||6 time zones, UTC -3:30 (Newfoundland),||Imports into
|US$ 471 billion (2013 est.)|
|Languages:||English (official), French (official), Punjabi, Italian, Spanish, German, Cantonese, Tagalog, Arabic, other||Import Commodities:||Machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods|
|Ethnic Groups:||French 15.5%, Scottish 14.4%, Irish 13.8%, German 9.8%, Italian 4.5%, Chinese 4.5%, North American Indian 4.2%, other 50.9% (2011 est.)||Top Import Origins:||Germany, USA, Italy, China, UK, France, Hong Kong, Mexico|
|The times provided for
are based on the time
expected for Customs
in Canada to clear
the shipment. This is
contingent upon the
value of the shipment.
|Destination||Non-Dutiable Shipment||Dutiable Shipment|
|Ottawa||4 days||4 days|
|Quebec||3 days||3 days|
|Montreal||3 days||3 days|
|Toronto||3 days||3 days|
|Vancouver||3 days||3 days|
DHL Customs Brokerage must have on file a signed Canadian Power of Attorney authorisation and Registered Business Number or, in the case of DDP (Deliver Duty Paid), the sender’s Power of Attorney and Non-Resident Business Number. These are required to clear shipments into Canada. Contact DHL if you require assistance when applying for Business Numbers.
Cannot be cleared by DHL. Must be cleared by outside broker designated by Local Government Agency.
Credit cards (NI)
Dutiable regardless of quantity or reason for import.
Documents including advertising brochures / pamphlets, airline tickets: blank stock / issued / validated, annual reports, booklets & brochures (non-advertisement), blank forms, business cards, calendars, cashier cheques, computer printouts, deeds, general business documents including photos as part of business reports, invoices (not blank), manuscripts, price lists and shipping schedules
The minimum accepted value for documents is the cost to produce the material. For non-commercial document shipments (no sale involved or COMAT): the generally accepted rate for valuation is $0.04 CAD per kg. Documents valued over $20 CAD must be sent as goods to all Canadian Gateways. For commercial document shipments (sale is involved): declare true transaction value on Waybill.
Controlled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Shipments may be refused or require additional documents (zoo-sanitary certificate, Import Declaration or Import Permit) for clearance.
Clearly state ‘NON-CONTAMINATED’ on the waybill and supporting documents. Adhere to all International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations for transportation. Health Canada may inspect.
Passports and visa applications
Subject to inspection by Canada Border Services Agency (Customs).
Must be cleared by receiver unless the receiver is willing to pay duties and taxes based on value stipulated by Customs after inspection.
Cannot be cleared by DHL. Strictly regulated by Government Agency.
For x-ray machines please contact DHL Customs Services before shipping.