Canadian Importers Database

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The Canadian Importers Database (CID) provides summary reports and lists of companies importing goods into Canada.

What is the Canadian Importers Database?

The Canadian Importers Database (CID) provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city, and by country of origin.

Find the major Canadian importers based on the products being imported.

Find the major Canadian importers based on the city.

Find the major Canadian importers based on the country from which they are importing.

The companies listed in this database consist of firms that import specific products into Canada through Customs. The database consists of the names of the companies as well as their locations (city, province and postal code). Companies include both Customs Brokers and their clients. The database includes Non-Resident Importers, companies which have addresses outside of Canada.

Source: Industry Canada based on 2012 data collected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Frequently asked questions by users

What does major importers mean?

Major importers are the businesses which collectively account for up to 80% of all imports of a specific product or a selected city.

What does market concentration mean?

Market concentration is the distribution of market share among competitors.

What is a custom broker?

Customs brokers carry out customs-related responsibilities on behalf of their clients. A broker’s services include:

  • obtain release of the imported good;
  • paying any duties that apply;
  • obtaining, preparing, and presenting or transmitting the necessary documents or data;
  • maintain records;
  • responding to any Canada Border Service Agency concerns after payment.

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Source: Industry Canada based on 2012 data collected by
the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

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Source: Industry Canada based on 2012 data collected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).


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