Cross Border Shipping

Cross Border Shipping

Cross border shipping has its complexities. There are many strict rules and regulations to observe at different borders. If your shipping company is unaware of these policies, it can become a huge hassle especially if you must meet a tight deadline. That’s why you need to partner with a reliable provider like Amplify Logistics. We make all the necessary preparations to prevent delays and reduce the time and stress involved with shipping your freight across the border.

Delays in cross border pickups often occur because the required documentation wasn’t provided or filled out carefully. We can help with all the steps and processes involved in cross border shipping. Our carriers come with a wealth of experience in shipping freight across borders and delivering unsurpassed customer service.

We will keep all the documents in hand in case they’re required by the carrier or a government agency overseas. We’re always on the loop to provide our clients the expertise needed to guarantee a safe and smooth delivery.

Save time and money

We don’t wait until our clients’ goods arrive at the border to collect the information needed for processing. We send the relevant documents to the border for review right on time to facilitate proper preparation of the shipment’s arrival. Our team is well prepared to mitigate the risk of delay and save everyone time. We’ve invested in proper pre-arrival processing systems that allow the submission of critical documents beforehand. This ensures that the information is pre-viewed and prepared for the shipment and helps us to deliver fast turnaround time.

Our goal is to make your cross-border shipment experience much easier and stress-free and to streamline your business processes. By using advanced systems and partnering with reliable carriers, we save you significant stress and time.

Get proper advice from experts

Whether you need help figuring out what documents are required when shipping freight across the border, or you simply need an expert to prepare all this information for you, we’re happy to help. Amplify Logistics has handled cross border shipments for many years. We know the ins and outs of shipping cargo overseas. From preparing the commercial invoice that declares shipment is free from dangerous goods and illegal products to helping identify the goods that will be allowed to cross the border, count on our team at every step of the way.

We’ll make sure your documents are in order, such as the bill of lading which states who the carrier is and where the shipment will be picked up from/is going. Other information that may be required such as the count and weight of the freight will be provided in advance to ensure a smooth transportation process.

Cross Border Shipping with Amplify Logistics

When you choose Amplify Logistics, rest assured that all matters cross-border shipping will be handled smoothly and professionally. We can help get your freight shipment to its destination while taking advantage of cost-saving opportunities. Get in touch with us today for more information.

Where will my shipment cross the border?

Amplify Logistics has a team of dedicated border crossing experts and several customs gateway locations in Canada and the US. To determine whether your shipment has crossed the border, we will consider its origin and destination. We take measures to use direct routes for your cargo in order to guarantee an efficient and timely delivery service.

Do you need a customs broker to ship from the US to Canada?

If you’d like to ship goods from the US to Canada, you may use a Canadian customs broker depending on where the goods will require customs clearance. Amplify Logistics is a cross border shipping company offering broker-inclusive services to our clients who are in this business. Our goal is to provide simple and efficient cross-border transportation for our clients.

Can you select a forwarding agent and customs broker from a list and provide the details on the bill of lading?

It’s important for the client/representative to contact the forwarding agent and customs broker to set up an account. If a proper relationship is not established at the beginning, you’re likely to experience delays in international shipping.

How much will I pay for duties and taxes?

The amount you pay for duty and taxes will depend on your cargo. This amount is billed by your customs broker and reported to customs on your behalf.

Will my shipment be covered against loss or damage?

There is a standard coverage offered against losses or damages and this will vary depending on the weight of your cargo. However, you can still request for additional insurance coverage.

How will the shipping charges be calculated?

The shipping costs will depend on your pricing plan. We’re happy to discuss this in detail if you reach out to our team directly.

What international documentation do I require for cross border shipping?

At the minimum, you will be required to provide a commercial invoice, packing list and bill of lading. The documents should be provided to us when we pick your shipment. In some cases, additional documents may be required. If this is the case, you can get a customs broker to help you prepare these documents. Customs brokers can help to prepare documents such as the export licence which is necessary when transporting regulated cargo such as alcohol and firearms. It’s important to communicate with the freight forwarding agent and ask about all documentation required beforehand.

What can your shipper or importer do to help expedite the cross-border shipping process in Canada?
There are a number of things that the shipper or importer can do to simplify cross-border shipping:

• Ensure that all the information about the product is provided before shipping it for the first time. This includes information regarding the components that make up the product and manufacturing process.
• In some cases, it can be helpful to ship a product sample in advance so that it undergoes the necessary inspection and classification. This can help to avoid unnecessary delays in cross border shipping in Toronto.
• Ensure products are properly classified before shipping. Classification of products can take a long time depending on the complexity of the item being shipped.

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