Customs Bonded & Sufferance Warehouse
Cratex has been granted certification by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), authorizing it to operate as a licensed Sufferance Warehouse Facility (License No. 809 CW 5607) and a licensed Customs Bonded Warehouse Facility (License No. 809 BD 035). Companies shipping goods to Canada can take advantage of either of these storage services for their shipments.
When goods are imported into Canada, it’s the job of CBSA to ensure they’re legal and legitimate. This is usually carried out at the border as soon as the carrier arrives, but when immediate clearance isn’t possible, goods can move to a licensed warehouse in Canada instead. By storing your goods in either a bonded or sufferance warehouse, you can defer paying customs duty, excise taxes, and anti-dumping duty.
If your goods are eligible, sufferance storage services can be used for short-term storage (40 days or less). Bonded storage, however, is perfect for long-term storage (up to 4 years). Licensed to provide either service, Cratex is your best option when importing goods to Canada. Our proximity to the US border and central location in the Vancouver area allows for easy delivery to our premises.
Once your shipment arrives at our location, your goods are protected in our secure, fenced and electronically-monitored storage facility. There is plenty of room for trucks to be loaded and unloaded utilizing heavy lift equipment.