Section 321 Fulfillment
Eliminate US Import Duty + Tariff Fees
Although it may sound impossible, you can avoid paying U.S. import duties + tariffs on shipments if the order value is under $800 USD. Even products from China can enter the U.S. duty free from Canada.
How Section 321 Works
Ship your ocean or air freight inventory from overseas to Canada instead of shipping it to the U.S. to avoid paying U.S. import duty.
Your customers in the U.S. place an order and SFI fulfills it from our Canadian warehouse and ship it over to our U.S. warehouse right across the border.
Shipments are transferred on SFI trucks with the customs clearance managed by SFI.
Any Canadian import duty is refunded to you when your orders ship to the U.S. In the end your product becomes totally void of any Canadian or US import duty.
Your Very Own Ecommerce Fulfillment & Section 321 Experts
We are one of the few companies in Canada that owns and operates all aspects of the Canadian and U.S. operations necessary to make shipping section 321 shipments a success.
- Canadian & U.S. customs brokers
- Canadian & U.S. warehouses
- Cross Border trucking fleet connecting our U.S. & Canadian warehouses
Having all these assets in place makes us dependable and accountable, as we are not replying on 3rd party companies who might drop the ball.
SFI Section 321 Program
Import your goods to Canada with SFI
- Our convenient warehouse locations make it easy to import from overseas to Canada.
- We can help you with the ocean or air freight imports.
Goods are received and stored at SFI warehouse
- Your goods are received at SFI’s Canadian warehouses, inventory is controlled, tracked, and stored in our state-of-the-art warehouse management systems.
Send us your orders
- Your customer in the US places an order with you ( under $800 USD ) and SFI receives it from you via integration of your choice (EDI, Shopify integration, etc.), manually or via CSV batch uploads.
- SFI picks and packs the orders within 24 hours.
Order is sent across the border
- The order is sent across the border from our Canadian warehouse to our U.S. warehouse.
- Your customers will be unaware the shipment even came from Canada.
Order is delivered by US domestic carriers
- Once received at SFI’s U.S. warehouse the orders are given to USPS, UPS, FedEx, for final delivery to your customers.
Canadian Duty Drawback + Duty Relief
What about import duties in Canada? SFI’s Duty Drawback and Relief Programs helps you save on Canadian import duties and improves your company's bottom line. You will get back all the Canadian import duty through one of two duty saving programs.
- Duty Drawback: After your orders leave Canada to the U.S., we will drawback the Canadian duty you paid on the original Canadian import from overseas.
- Duty Deferral: Within one year, SFI will apply for your company to be included in the Canadian governments Duty Deferral Program, which will allow your imports to Canada to be totally duty free.
Duty Savings Example
The below example is based on a handbag shipping from China to SFI’s Canadian warehouse where it will be shipped to SFI’s U.S. warehouse as a section 321 shipment.
Import from China to Canada
- Value for Duty: $100.00
- Duty Rate 18%: $18.00
- Through Duty Drawback or Duty Deferral = $0.00 duty paid in Canada
Import from Canada to U.S.
- Value for Duty: $300.00
- Duty Rate 18%: $54.00
- Through Section 321 = $0.00 duty paid in USD because the shipment is under $800 USD
Imagine saving all that money on every handbag you sell online.
Ship with Confidence
No Loss In Transit Time
You won’t have to worry about losses in transit time because orders are received, processed, and delivered to our U.S. warehouse from our Canadian warehouses within 24 hours. Shipments are transferred on SFI trucks with the customs clearance managed by SFI.
Legal Requirements & Compliance
Our experienced team of professionals will handle all the paperwork, from filing import documents to setting up duty deferral or drawback programs, we will make sure that everything is in place so you don’t have to worry.