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Vehicle Storage On The U.S. Side Of The Border

November 20, 2017

U.S. Border Vehicle Storage On The U.S. Side Of The Border

by BorderBuddy

Many people require U.S. border vehicle storage for their vehicle on the U.S. side of the border before importing it into Canada. While we do not offer this service, here are some companies that you can check out and make your own decision. Blaine, Washington: Pantec Mini Storage – http://pantecblaine.com/secure-parking/ (Secured / fenced parking.) Yorky’s Market […]

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November 20, 2017

Get an ITN

by BorderBuddy

How to get your Internal Transaction Number (ITN): Step 1: Contact your Customs Broker Contact your Customs Broker and let them know you are ready to import your vehicle. There are a few different ways you can purchase a vehicle in the US and each one requires different paperwork. Your broker will request paperwork based […]

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What Do I Do When I Arrive At The Border With My Vehicle?

November 20, 2017

What Do I Do When I Arrive At The Border With My Vehicle?

by BorderBuddy

For shipments going INTO CANADA – find the written instructions below. For Pacific Highway – Blaine, Washington / Surrey, British Columbia Park your car next to the ‘Kiosk’ by U.S. customs, across from the Duty Free shops at the Blaine, WA port of crossing. We’ve created a Google Map for easy reference, view it here – link. […]

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Helpful Customs Phone Numbers

November 20, 2017

Helpful Phone Numbers

by BorderBuddy

Canadian Travelers Line 1 800 461 9999 External CRA: 1 800 959 5525 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 1 800 442 2342 Health Canada 1 866 662 0666 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada 1 877 808 8838 U.S. Customs & Border Protection – National – (877) 227-5511 U.S. Customs & Border Protection (Blaine ) – 360-332-5707

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What is CTPAT?

November 1, 2017

What is CTPAT?

by Graham Robins

What is CTPAT? The official description of CTPAT from US Customs website to “What is CTPAT?” is: “CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principal stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, […]

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