Licensed In House Canadian Customs Brokerage


LCS Custom Brokers offers a wide range of Canadian Customs Broker Services. Currently, LCS Custom Brokers clears cargo at any & all ports and border crossings across Canada. We clear TruckOcean, Air, and even Parcel shipments.


Truck Shipment

Clearing a truck shipment with LCS Custom Brokers is easy. All we need from you is a copy of the commercial invoice, also known as the bill of sale. This gives us accurate information on:

·                  the type of products you are importing

·                  what they are made of

·                  and how much you paid for them


The rest of the information needed to clear your truck shipment will come directly from the terminal. Once your truck is close enough to the border, your trucking company will either email or fax over the bill of lading with PARS info attached. This PARS info details:

·                  the weight of the shipment

·                  the port of crossing

·                  the time of crossing

·                  the PARS number


Ocean Shipment

Similar to a truck Shipment, the only information we will need you to provide is the commercial invoice, also known as the bill of sale.  The rest of the mandatory info needed to clear an ocean shipment will come directly from your forwarder. They will provide us with:

·                  a detailed packing list

·                  Arrival notice

·                  Manifest

It is important to know that clearing Ocean shipments takes more time than other clearances. On average there is a 48 hour delay between your boat arriving and your goods being available for clearance. Your cargo must be unloaded from the ship and placed in a warehouse before it can be properly cleared by your Canadian customs broker.


Air Shipment

Clearing Air cargo is very much the same as ocean cargo, only that it takes much less time. Air transport is the fastest way to get your goods from point A to point B, therefore your cargo is removed from the plane and is ready to clear within a short period of time of landing. Be sure to provide your Commercial invoice (bill of sale) and your forwarder will send us the following:

·                  Packing list

·                  Airway bill

Once we have received both and your cargo has landed and been removed from the plane, we can go ahead and submit your shipment to customs.


Parcel/Courier Shipment

Clearing a parcel shipment with a 3rd party broker has never been this easy. Simply phone your carrier and reference the tracking number. Have the agent update the broker info to and voila! The courier company (aka: FedEx, UPS) will forward us all appropriate information once it is available to include the commercial invoice. It is recommended however that you supply us with a copy of the commercial invoice just in case the courier does not have a copy of their own.


LCS Customs is a full service licensed Canadian Customs broker and member of the Canadian Society of Customs House Brokers (CSCB). We clear all modes of transportation and for various types of companies & industries for the last 24 years. Our experienced and knowledgeable customs experts use current release strategies to ensure that your goods are cleared quickly and in full compliance of all regulations as set out by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and all other government departments (OGD).   

Our customs experts have the in-depth knowledge to ensure that Canadian Customs Laws are met and to ensure your business receives exceptional priority and attention.


*          24 Hour / 7 Days a week clearance service at all Canadian ports and Canada-U.S.A border crossings.

*          24 Hour / 7 Days a week customer service and dedicated account manager.

*         There is no commodity we cannot clear. We work with all kinds of products and industries.

*          Full EDI capacities and linked with government agencies on both sides of the border through CADEX.

*          Trade Compliance Services

*          New Importer Setup

*          Non-Resident Importer Setup

*          Online Purchases

*          Vehicle Imports

*          Trade Shows

*          Release of goods (in bond ex-warehouse)

*          Commercial and Personal Goods

*          Arrange local delivery to the importer/consignee


LCS Custom Brokers has the ability to clear goods through customs at lightning-fast speeds in Customs Ports across Canada. Whether your business requires a one-time shipment or you're a high-volume importer/exporter, LCS will take care of all your customs clearing needs. We also provide assistance with the forwarding of goods to both domestic and international destinations. Our skilled professionals will work diligently with you to ensure your utmost satisfaction.