Dear Valued Customer,
On March 27, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a deferral on the payment of Customs GST and Customs duty until June 30, 2020.
The purpose of this development is to help with cash flow or liquidity assistance for Canadian businesses and self-employed individuals over the next three months.
In order to participate, Customs GST and Customs duty must be applied against your own security, and payment must be issued directly to the Receiver General. If you are participating in the GST Direct Program, you are eligible to defer your payment of Customs GST. If you are participating in the Importer Direct Program, you are eligible to defer your payment of Customs GST and Customs duty.
If you have entries that have been processed outside of either of these two programs, your Customs GST and Customs duty are currently committed to Summit Customs Brokers and Trade Consultants security and must be paid in the normal time frames.
All other charges, including but not limited to brokerage fees, are payable within your regular credit terms. If you would like to become a participant in the GST Direct Program or have inquiries, please contact our Finance Department at: [email protected].
Providing our clients with continued services along with keeping the health and safety of our community is very important to the team at Summit Customs Brokers and Trade Consultants.
As an essential service, we will continue to serve our Customer Community as we have for the last 30 years, by providing our clients with outstanding Customs Brokerage and Compliance Services from the majority of the team members working from home for the safest possible working conditions.
We do not expect you to experience any service interruptions with our Summit team and we continue to monitoring any trade/border issues for our Customer Community and will keep you advised of this as it changes.
You can check our website at summitcustomsbrokers.com for further updates. Please be safe everyone, and thank you for your business and continued support.
Gary Eng, General Manager
Summit Customs Brokers & Trade Consultants