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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PAPS shipment?2020-07-09T01:26:05+00:00

PAPS is a shipment type required for items and imported goods to pass through Customs and Border Protection (CBP). PAPS is generally the default option when you are bringing in commercial goods by highway carrier or truck. This means that all goods shipped into the U.S. by highway carriers must be clear CBP under PAPS unless they qualify for an exemption or different shipment type.

PAPS was put in place to help speed up the release of commercial import shipments. PAPS still allows each load to be processed by CBP mandates and rules.

What is PARS?2020-07-09T01:33:24+00:00

The Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) allows Customs Brokers to submit release information (provided by the importer and carrier) to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for review and processing before the goods arrives in Canada. This speeds up the release or referral for examination process for the carrier when they arrive at the border with the freight.

In order for the system to be successful, all trade chain partners need to do their part. The carrier’s role is vital to the PARS process.

At the time the fright is picked up for the shipper, the carrier will affix a PARS sticker/label to the commercial documents and forward them to the customs brokers so they may set up the shipment within the CBSA in advance. When faxing the broker you must advise them to what port you wish to cross, your estimated date & time of arrival, as well as your contact information in case the customs brokers need to reach you.

What are your payment terms?2020-06-03T18:31:33+00:00

Payment terms are Net 30

Are your quotes no obligation?2020-06-03T18:33:23+00:00

Quotations are no obligation and valid for 30 days upon receiving the quote.

Are you fully insured?2020-06-03T18:34:41+00:00

Canadian International Logistics Inc. is fully insured. All certificated can be provided upon request.

What information do you need in order to create a quote?2020-06-03T18:40:45+00:00

Each quotation differs depending on the services requested. The service categories we offer are: Expidited Freight, Flat/Step Deck, LTL, and Full Truck Load. All quotations require:

  • Origin Point
  • Destination Point
  • Commodity & description
  • Weight
  • Skids
  • Tailgate information

For more detailed information, please visit the CIL Services page.

Can you accommodate rush shipments?2020-06-03T18:44:36+00:00

Expedited services are available at request! For more information visit the CIL Services page.

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Important Documents

Bill Of Lading (BOL)

BOL is a document issued by a carrier to acknowledge receipt of freight. A BOL may be used for any type of movement of goods.

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Standard Claim Procedure

CIL provides a standard form for freight claims. A freight claim is a legal demand in respect of damage to a shipment, or loss thereof.

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USMCA Certificate Form

The United States Canada Mexico Agreement (USMCA) replaces the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020.

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Customer Testimonials

Exide Technologies

“We have been utilizing the service of Canadian International Logistics for the past 15 years and have always been completely satisfied with their performance. They do an excellent job, are always punctual, and offer very competitive rates. It really gives me peace of mind, knowing that I am dealing with a company that cares and always delivers.”

ECR

“Elevator Cab Restoration has been using CIL since 2012, and over this span of time, CIL has been instrumental in ECR meeting its freight needs and challenges. CIL takes the time to learn a particular client’s business model in order to provide a comprehensive package that will meet the demands of that client.  I would not hesitate in recommending the services of Canadian International Logistics to anyone.”

Northern Hanger Company

“We sometimes ship to obscure locations where our freight has to pass from a Canadian carrier to a US interline carrier then the final delivery is made by a local carrier.  Dave’s team follows these shipments every step of the way. I can tell you from experience no matter where you’re shipping freight, CIL have you covered – I highly recommend their service.”

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