Why Become a Self-Clear Importer?
Our ProImporter® Software is used by many companies, both north
and south of the Canadian border. Our clients have all made the decision
to take control of their customs function, significantly reducing
their cost of bringing goods into the country by eliminating high
Benefits of The ProImporter Software:
to Get Started
Despite what many companies believe, it is not very time-consuming,
expensive, or difficult to become a self-clear importer. You need
only obtain a customs bond (easily done, NGB will help) and our
ProImporter software! You can create your product
catalog on the system as you bring goods into the country, or you
may be able to transfer your existing computerized database directly
into ProImporter before even getting started. ProImporter
uses published, standardized formats for importing product or invoice
information directly into your customs software without having to
re-key data! We will install the software and train
up to three of your staff in the use of our package, all
included in the license fee.
Broker Charges, Control Your Cash Flow
Exorbitant "Upgrade" Fees
NGB clients pay "by the drink" - a modest per-transaction
fee that encompasses the release and final accounting for their
customs shipments. This means that you will only pay for as much
as you actually use our software, and that how much you pay isn't
based on the size of your wallet. We bill once a month, and our
clients pay the government once a month for their duty and taxes.
No more having to cut a cheque to your broker every week, and
with up-to-the-minute duty and GST information at your fingertips,
you will better be able to predict your cash flow requirements.
Our clients pay one very low annual license fee that covers all
software upgrades and support. In our ten years of operation,
we have never charged extra for "special" upgrades,
and never will. We do charge for each seat of a multi-user installation,
but at reduced rates, and again, those license fees cover all
upgrades, fixes, support calls and improvements.
To Your Trade Data
Compliance With Canada Customs
Want to see exactly how much you owe Canada Customs so far this
month? Or how much duty you paid on parts coming from China last
quarter? ProImporter comes with a variety of
useful reports that can help you better understand your importing
patterns and true landed-unit-cost. In addition, the program can
suggest potential ways for you to reduce the duty and tax that
you are paying.
As the importer of record, you likely know your products far
better than your broker (unless you are using NGB
Brokerage). Because of this, you should be able to more appropriately
classify your products, which makes Canada Customs very happy.
ProImporter has many automated checks and alerts
to ensure that you can not send incorrect information to Canada
ProImporter uses a simple and easy-to-understand
Windows interface to facilitate ease-of-use. Navigation throughout
the program is effortless, and you can have multiple documents
open at the same time. Many of our clients are able to do the
complete accounting for a simple shipment in less than 5 minutes!
No proprietary connections with Canada Customs are necessary -
you can securely send all the required information over the Internet.
And our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff are
always available to help you, whether with a program issue or
a customs question.
Updates Of Critical Information, Releases in Minutes!
Every day when you login to the Internet with ProImporter,
it will download any updates that are required from Canada Customs.
Classification updates, exchange rates, announcements and release
data are automatically loaded into the program to ensure that
your calculations will be correct. When your shipment is released
at the border and you go online with ProImporter, you'll know
within minutes that your goods are on their way to their destination.
Additionally, your organization will have access to the secure
MyNGB on-line website, so that people in your organization who
have an interest in tracking your shipment will be able to see
when it has been released, even if they aren't the ones using
ProImporter, or are halfway around the world!
Finally, many companies find that eliminating their customs broker
as a middleman strengthens their relationships with their suppliers,
their carriers, and Canada Customs. Often, they are surprised
to find that they could only be paying duty and GST on their shipments
once a month, because their broker bills them almost daily. The
ProImporter software often provides them with
valuable data that they can use to make themselves more competitive.
And the savings over their brokerage costs goes straight
to their bottom line.