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Bond Information

Customs Warehouse Bond

Customs bonded warehouse operators participating in the Canadian Customs Bonded Warehouse Program require a Customs Warehouse Bond.
Before You Apply
  • Complete your customs bonded warehouse licence application form and assemble the required supporting documents.
  • Any registered company, whether an individual, partnership or corporation is eligible to post security with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
  • You must know the bond amount, bond effective (start) date and warehouse address to complete your bond application.
  • If you are a Canadian company, you must provide your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number. Non-Canadian companies do not need to provide a CRA business number.
  • The information provided in your bond application must match the information in your customs bonded warehouse licence application and your required supporting documents.
  • After you have completed your bond application, we will sign it, seal it and send it to you.

After You Receive Your Bond

Failure to accurately follow these instructions could result in your bond being rejected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

You may not make any corrections or changes to the signed and sealed bond. Using correction fluid or tape or making handwritten changes will result in the bond being rejected. If you have made an error on the bond or the bond is rejected by the CBSA, contact us and we will re-issue it to you.

Step 1: Sign

Corporations

  • The Owner, President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Director or similar highest-ranking company official has to sign Section 7 of the bond in the Signature and seal box and print their name and title in the President's name box.
  • If a different company official (not in the above list) signs the bond, provide CBSA with a certified copy of the company by-laws authorizing the official to sign on behalf of the company. If not already in English or French, have the company by-laws translated into English or French, have the translator certify the translation and provide the certified translation to the CBSA. Provide a copy of the original, untranslated document, notarized by a locally recognized lawyer or commissioner of oaths, to the CBSA.

Partnerships

  • For partnerships, CBSA requires the signatures of two partners. The first partner has to sign Section 7 of the bond in the Signature and seal box and print their name and title in the President's name box. The second partner has to sign Section 7 of the bond in the Signature box and print their name and title in the Secretary or treasurer's name box.

Sole Proprietorships

  • For sole proprietorships, CBSA requires the signature of the owner in Section 7 of the bond in the Signature and seal box. The owner has to print their name and title ("Owner") in the President's name box.

Step 2: Seal

  • You no longer need to provide a corporate seal.

Step 3: Witness

  • A witness has to sign the bond in Section 8 on the witness for principal, notary public, commissioner of oath or by a lawyer line and print their name beside their signature. The witness can be anyone.
  • Notarization is no longer required for your signature(s).

Step 4: Deliver

  • Deliver the original bond, customs bonded warehouse licence application and required supporting documents to the CBSA at the address below.
  • Photocopies of the bond are not acceptable.

You will receive a copy of these instructions with your bond.


If Something Changes
  • If you change your legal name, you can request an endorsement from us to update your bond. You will need to present the endorsement and a copy of the relevant legal articles for the name change or amalgamation to the CBSA.
  • If the required bond amount or your address changes, you can request an endorsement from us to update your bond. You will need to present the endorsement to the CBSA.
  • The signature requirements for endorsements are the same as the original bond.
Canada Border Services Agency (Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada)
Contact
Canada Border Services Agency
Commercial Registration Unit
191 LAURIER AVE W, 12TH FLOOR
OTTAWA ON  K1A 0L8
CANADA

Toll Free (Canada): +1 800-461-9999
Telephone: +1 204-983-3500
TTY (Canada): +1 866-335-3237
Customs Tariff, SC 1997, c. 36
Customs Bonded Warehouses Regulations, SOR/96-46

Applicants requesting bonds for the following amounts are not required to provide financial or banking information as part of their application.

Up to $100,000 for Applicants that are residents of these countries:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Canada
Chile
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Singapore
Slovakia
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay

Up to $25,000 for Applicants that are residents of these countries:
Brazil
Greece
China
India
Your bond will be continuous from your selected effective date until it is cancelled.
You can choose a 1-, 2- or 3-year billing period. We offer a 25% discount for the 2nd and 3rd years if you pre-pay the premium. Your bond can be renewed at the end of your billing period. We will notify you by email when it is time for you to renew your bond.

For more information, please see the following website:

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d7/d7-4-4-eng.html
CAD
Determining Your Required Bond Amount
The bond amount is 60% of the maximum amount of duties and taxes that would be payable at any time in the year following issuance of your customs bonded warehouse license. The bond amount is reviewed annually and you may be required to increase or decrease it. Please refer to the current CBSA regulations and contact CBSA to confirm your required bond amount.


Note: A 25% discount will be applied to the second and third years of your billing cycle.
Shown in your selected currency (CAD or USD).
The total premium is 1.5% of the bond amount ($375.00 CAD minimum).

Note: All prices shown in this application form are in Canadian dollars (CAD). If you choose US dollars (USD), your quoted price will be discounted 10%.

Note: If you choose expedited delivery, payment must be made by credit card. We will call you if we require additional information for delivery.
Note: Please review your answers carefully to ensure they are correct before you continue.
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