Rapid Clear Instructions

This handy form can reduce the amount of paperwork involved in cross-border shipping because it takes the place of the Canada Customs Invoice and the straight BOL. Be sure to read all instructions carefully to determine whether additional documentation is required. Those claiming NAFTA status will still need to provide a NAFTA Certificate of Origin unless a current version is already on file with the broker.

Once this form has been completed, please make a copy of it to use as a Bill of Lading as Canada Customs requires the original. Be sure to indicate "PARS Clearance" on your form if you would like your freight to clear at the border.

The Rapid Clear form is also available online as a fillable pdf, which allows you to type in your information, print it, then sign and send it to us.

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • Shipper
  • Consignee
  • Date freight is picked up
  • Who is importing freight?
  • Whoever is filling out the paperwork
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Generally based on class

A: Check here if shipment is to move in bond; the consignee may choose to clear freight without using a broker for goods that may be moving into Canada temporarily, e.g., trade show materials. In that case, goods would be clearing inland rather than at the border.

B: The smallest packaging unit should be indicated here. This information must match that on any attached documents. Any discrepancies in pieces, weight or handling units will prevent the broker from making an entry or potentially over- or understating the products being moved (a finable offense).

C: Check here if hazmat.

D: By checking here, you are indicating that something is attached.

E: Use only if “ABC Co.” exports to Canada, but they do not make the goods themselves.

F: If desired by shipper or consignee.

G: This information may be required for “special” bond shipments, e.g., freight that may have been moving through the U.S. from elsewhere for final delivery in Canada.

H: Primary piece of information that customs uses to determine duties and taxes.

I: Does the shipment consist of goods for sale, consignment or lease? This information helps customs determine if the goods are staying in the country and may affect the way duties and taxes are levied.

J: Enter like a normal Bill of Lading. This information must also match that on any attached documents.

K: “Shipper’s Load & Count,” or “Said to Contain”

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