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Canadian Customs Clearance (Personal and Commercial)

We are your best brokerage option for bringing items into Canada from the U.S. Our Canadian import broker specialists ensure that you have the proper documentation to clear customs, including invoices, NAFTA, bill of lading, carrier documents, manifests, air waybill and ocean/rail manifest. If different documentation is needed because of how your goods are traveling, we have you covered. If the carrier isn’t familiar, we can file the ACI e-manifest on their behalf and we ensure correct tariff classification. We offer freight forwarding and provide customs broker rates and customs duty quotes to make sure you pay the correct amount and as little as possible. We look into NAFTA, duty based on classification, taxes and how the product is being used to ensure accuracy. We explore other options for cost discount such as the age of the vehicles, goods for religious purposes and more. We are your trusted source for advisement on dangerous goods, special documentation and special carriers.

U.S. Customs Clearance (Personal and Commercial)

Our U.S Customs clearance experts are backed by years of experience and provide personalized services to import goods from Canada into the U.S., including:

  • Air/Ocean
  • ISF Filing
  • Customs Bonds
  • Consulting

We specialize in all import/export aspects of various commodities including (and not limited to) Lumber, Automotive, Food, Drug, Textiles and Aerospace, and advise all clients on how to be trade compliant, communicating with carriers by providing entry number once a shipment is cleared.

International Freight Forwarding

A.D. Rutherford International provides 3rd party International Shipping Solutions. With one phone call we can handle your import/export logistics from start to finish, creating efficient international shipping solutions and freight forwarding, ensuring correct customs filing to facilitate efficient customs clearance while minimizing risk for customs delays.

North American freight, domestic freight, full truckload, less than truckload, vehicle shipping, expedited shipping, intermodal, FTL and LTL. A.D. Rutherford has access to discounted rates from a large pool of reliable carriers. We can source the most economical option for you based on cost, reliability and speed.

International container shipping, full container load, less than container load, climate controlled, roll on / roll off. A.D. Rutherford has built solid relationships with major ocean carriers to handle your international shipping needs. One freight forwarder and customs broker handling your shipment door from to door ensures a simple solution.

North American air freight, international air freight, express delivery, critical/time sensitive shipping. A.D. Rutherford are your customs brokerage experts, importing and exporting your goods anywhere in world.

Consulting Services

Our qualified staff are continuously learning and upgrading their knowledge to ensure that you are trade compliant and at low risk for Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs). We understand your business has unique customs clearance requirements; our experts are trained to recognize your needs and provide a range of consulting services to ensure you are compliant with Canadian Customs regulations so your goods clear customs with ease and efficiency.

Cross Border Service

We are your cross-border import broker specialists. For a convenient and less expensive method of importing your shipments from the United States simply follow these instructions:

  1. Set up an account with us. Based on your needs, you can set up a One-Time account or a Full account; neither require any extra work or payment. If you plan on bringing multiple shipments across the border, we recommend setting up a Full account.
  2. Have your goods shipped to our warehouse using the shipping instructions below:
    Your Name - C/O A.D Rutherford International
    191 Cavalier St. N., Pembina, ND 58271
  3. Provide us with the proper documents for customs clearance. This includes the Commercial Invoice/Bill of Sale, and the NAFTA Certificate/Low Value Statement of Origin if applicable. These can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Vendor’s full name, address, and country of manufacture is required for each item. U.S. Origin shipments without a NAFTA Certificate or Low Value Statement of Origin will be subject to duty.
  4. Wait for your shipment to arrive.

Commercial Shipments: Prices include delivery within Winnipeg
Personal Shipments: Shipments will be held for pickup at our Winnipeg Warehouse:
Pickup Address: 175 Plymouth Street
Pickup hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30
Contact us today to request a rate schedule.

Non-Resident Importer

Are you a U.S. supplier to Canada?
As Canada and U.S. customs broker specialists, A.D. Rutherford International can help create a smooth and simple process to do business in Canada by becoming a Non-Resident Importer (NRI). Our team of experts can assist you with: obtaining a Canadian Business Number, Canada’s GST/HST, shipping your goods to Canada, clearing your goods into Canada. Remove the border and access the Canadian market. Call us today!

Contact us today for your no obligation rate quotation.

Warehousing + Fulfillment

Solutions for Selecting a Canadian Warehouse
It’s estimated that 80% of Canada’s 35 million residents live within 100 miles of the U.S. border, making Canadian-tailored shipping and customs clearance an easy solution. Complemented with warehouse and fulfilment services, A.D. Rutherford International offers a personal, customized approach for your business that leverages our experienced resources and professionally trained staff. Reduce cross-border delays, customs clearing costs and shipping costs, and improve delivery times with integrated warehousing and fulfilment services.

Our partnership with MMP Enterprises provides a state-of the-art facility for our client needs, conveniently located in Concord, Ontario. The facility offers:

  • 49,000 square feet, multi-client and cross docking facility
  • 4 truck level loading docks accommodating 53' trailers, containers and smaller vehicles
  • Central location with easy access to major highways; 401, 407 and Pearson International Airport
  • Air conditioned and sprinkler environment
  • Security monitored, tested all-hazard system

Working in close co-operation with MMP Enterprises, we provide customized fulfilment services that include:

  • Pick and Pack
  • Light Assembly
  • Mailing Services
  • High Velocity Cross Docking
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Inventory Management
  • Web Tracking
  • Order Processing
  • Returns Management

Why Choose A.D. Rutherford International for Canadian Warehousing and Logistics: Trust Canada’s customs broker specialists with over 30 years’ experience in order fulfilment, merchandise cross-docking, freight forwarding and customs clearance. We meet the customs compliance requirements of the North American marketplace and serve sectors that include dietary supplements, food, skin care industries, wholesale trade and consumer packaged goods.

Our professionally trained personnel and licensed in-house customs, regulatory and compliance experts know how to make your Canadian business successful and seamless. Movement of orders to anywhere in Canada and United States is made easy and our partner MMP Enterprises offers a quality, site licensed Health Canada approved facility.

Start planning your warehouse & logistics business today.

  1. Contact Us
    Ready to outsource your warehouse and fulfilment?
    Contact us at (647)-283-2899 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A business manager will review your products, shipping—customs clearance, inventory requirements and answer questions you may have prior to establishing your account.

  2. Setting Up Your Inventory
    Once established as a client; receiving product, retaining product samples and rotating stock—these tasks all require strict attention to detail. Our warehouse team, in conjunction with our customized Warehouse Management System, handle all of these processes and help you manage your inventory in real-time. Soon after your product arrives at our facility, the quantities and product information are checked and verified against the provided packing slip. Any discrepancies with your shipment are immediately reported to our account manager who will promptly notify you and resolve the issue. To complete the receiving process, the product is placed in its assigned storage location and the Web Tracking dashboard is automatically updated to reflect the new inventory.

  3. Pick, Pack and Ship
    Before going live with your orders our operations team will work with you to process test orders to ensure that all systems are fully integrated and operational. After the testing phase is complete, you are ready to ship!

  4. Managing Your Shipments and Inventory
    Managing logistics the RIGHT way takes a lot of time and resources. Our client’s benefit from a proven and built logistics infrastructure that makes warehouse and fulfillment easy.

  5. Returns
    Our Returns Management System takes the guesswork out of product returns and using our Web Tracking Shipment Tracing, you’ll be able to see in real time when your products are returned.

We get your shipments cleared across the border.


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