Canadian Importers Database

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

Overview

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 major Canadian importers based on the products being imported.

Find major Canadian importers based on the city.

Find 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 2013 data collected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)


These datasets are available as open data on the open canada website.

Frequently asked questions

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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List by City

List by City






Source: Industry Canada based on 2013 data collected by
the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

List by Country

List by Country



Source: Industry Canada based on 2013 data collected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).


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