Saks Canada Customs Invoice Instructions

Saks Canada CustomsSaks Canada Customs Invoice brief description is given below – you will learn how each required data field on the Canada Customs Invoice or Commercial Invoice must be completed. The data field name, as shown on the Saks Canada Customs Invoice, is underlined, followed by some equivalent commercial terms in parentheses.

Field 23(iii) and 24(iii) Export Packing should not be completed as this amount is no longer deductible for duty purposes.

  • Vendor (seller, sold by, remit to, consignor, and shipper): Must indicate the name and address of:
    • the person selling the goods to the purchaser the person consigning the goods to Canada
  • Date of Direct Shipment to Canada: Must display the date on which the goods begin their continuous journey to Canada.
  • Other References: May be used to record other useful information (e.g. the commercial invoice number, the purchaser’s order number).
  • Consignee: (ship to, deliver to) Must indicate the name and address of the person (company) in Canada to whom the goods are sold by the vendor.
  • Purchaser’s Name and Address (if other Consignee): (sold to Buyer) Must record the person to whom the goods are sold by the vendor.
  • Country of Transshipment: Must display the country through which the goods were shipped in transit to Canada under Custom’s control.
  • Country of Origin of Goods: For customs purposes, the country of origin of invoiced goods is the country where the goods are grown, produced and manufactured. Each manufactured article on the invoice must have been substantially transformed in the country specified as the country of origin to its present form ready for export to Canada. Certain operations, such as packaging, splitting and sorting may not be considered as sufficient operations to confer origin. When there is more than one country of origin, show “various” in box #7 of the Canada Customs Invoice. In box #12 of the CCI, show a specific breakdown of the merchandise by country of origin.
  • Transportation: Give Mode and Place of Direct Shipment to Canada: Indicate the mode of transportation used and the place from which the goods began their uninterrupted journey to Canada.
  • Conditions of Sale and Terms of Payment: Must describe the terms and the conditions agreed upon by the vendor and the purchaser. Ensure the Letter of Credit number is shown, where applicable.
  • Currency of Settlement: Indicate the currency in which the vendor’s demand for payment is made.
  • Number of Packages: Indicate the number of packages.
  • Specification of Commodities: The following information must be provided:
    a) Kinds of Packages: Indicate the nature of the packages (e.g. cases, cartons, etc.)
    b) Marks and Numbers: indicate the descriptive marks and numbers imprinted upon the packaged goods. Such marks and numbers are required to be legibly placed on the outside of all packaged goods whenever feasible. Notwithstanding the proceeding, the following classes of shipments do not require marks and numbers:
    – Shipments forwarded by parcel post;
    – Goods shipped in bulk, not in packages, but merely wire bound, tagged or fastened together in lots. However, the number of pieces, bundles, bushels, etc., must be shown on the invoice;
    – Agricultural implements and machinery, or machinery parts, when shipped loose;
    – However, when in packages, the invoices are required to show the numbers and descriptions of same.
    c) General Description and Characteristics: Give a description of the merchandise in general terms (e.g. textiles, auto parts, etc.).
    • Quantity: The quantity of each item included in the description field must be indicated in the appropriate unit of measure.
    • Unit Price (price per article item amount): Must provide a value in the currency of settlement for each item described in the description field.
    • Total: Indicate the price paid or payable in the currency of settlement for the number of items recorded in the quantity field when they were sold by the vendor to the purchaser. Where there are no items recorded in the description field, N/A should be indicated.
    • Total Weight: Show both net and gross weight. Please indicate kilos or pounds.
    • Invoice Total (total value, pay this amount): The total price paid or payable for goods described on the invoice and/or continuation sheet(s).
    • Canada Customs Invoice only: This field must always be completed if an attached commercial invoice does not contain all data elements outlined in fields 1 to 17.
    • Exporter (Name and Address if Other than Vendor): Indicate the name and address of the person or organization shipping the goods to the consignee/purchaser.
    • Originator (Name and Address): Indicate the name of a responsible individual in the vendor’s organization who has knowledge of the transaction.
    • Departmental Ruling: Give the number and date of any Canada Customs ruling applicable to the shipment.

The completion of these Saks Canada Customs Invoice fields is self-explanatory.

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