Procedure for Registering as a GST Direct Importer The GST Direct program is available to Resident Importers only. There is no requirement for obtaining a bond. The Importer must complete a GST Direct letter which the Customs Broker will then maintain on file. The GST Direct letter must be on the Importer’s letterhead and be signed by a duly authorized officer of the company. A copy of this letter is found on page 2. Scan a copy of the completed GST Direct letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for initial review. You will be advised if any corrections are required. DSV Air & Sea Inc. will confirm a start date by return email. Payment Period Cycle The payment cycle runs from the 25th of the previous month to the 24th of the current month. On the 25th of each month (or the next business day), DSV Air & Sea Inc. will email or fax a report to the Importer that lists all transactions that were accounted for in the previous payment period. This report will summarize the duties, GST and any other taxes for each shipment. The payment is due to CBSA by 4:00 pm local time on the last business day of the month. Payment Options CBSA now accepts the following methods for monthly remittance of duties and taxes: • Online banking through a participating financial institution (subject to transaction Limits) • EDI 820 Payment Transfers (Requires Testing and configuration with your financial institution) • In person at your local CBSA office that is ARL enabled, and only in certain circumstances CBSA will also allow importers to wire funds to their customs broker if they cannot take advantage of above options. The customs broker will then remit to CBSA on behalf of the importer.
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