Any misinformation or lack of completing can result in delays in processing, mail return or seizure by customs authorities. It’s essential that you truthfully and accurately declare the items being sent. Here’s everything you should prepare for your CN22/23 customs declaration form:
A detailed deion of your product - do not be vague, make it easy for customs to read and understand what you’re sending
The quantity of goods being sent within the package, i.e. if you’re mailing 10 steering wheel covers, you must detail ‘10 steering wheel covers’.
The weight of the contents given in Kilograms.
The value of the contents, given in the currency you use.
Harmonised Code - a set of digits that categorise what your goods are and the category they belong to. This is used to assist customs in applying the correct fees and charges. Harmony Codes will become a necessity for sending goods abroad in the near future, so it’s important that you understand what they are and accurately include this information on anything you send. You can find information about your code through the government trade tariff look up.
The country of origin.
The total weight of the package given in Kilograms.
A signature of the sender, and the date that the CN22/23 was signed.
Note: If you are unable to complete your customs declaration in English or French, then you will need to use the native language of the destination country.
Where do you include your CN22/23
As the CN22/23 customs declaration needs to be inspected for processing, it should be attached to the outside of the parcel in a protective sleeve as to avoid any damage. Failure to do so will only result in your package being inspected, held, delayed or seized.