I am in need of assistance. Am wondering if anyone on the list is
experienced in getting gem materials through the Customs process -
specifically to and from Canada from the USA.
We are working on a project with a retail jewelry operation in
Newfoundland. It is a situation where we will bring some of our
custom cut gems to their operation for a promotion in their store.
Ideally, we would like to ship the gems to their store a few days to
a week ahead (knowing that the Customs process may stall the
shipment). Work the promotion for a few days, then arrange to ship
the goods back so that we won’t have to hand carry them. Currently,
we are leaning on using FedEx, but are open to any shipper that is
experienced in this process - and is timely of course.
We have reviewed the local customs broker firms, and we don’t have
one experienced with the gem trade. This is the main reason we’re
considering FedEx - and because they have proven themselves reliable.
So far, we have assimilated from the USA side:
- Proper Harmonized Codes for our particular gem materials
- Shipper’s Export Declaration forms
- Samples of the Commercial Invoice forms
Thank you in advance for your assistance, it is much appreciated.
Spectral Gems, Inc.
Royal Oak, Michigan