How do I Self-Clear (Self-Broker) my FedEx Shipment?
We don’t recommend this option and most of our customers DO NOT choose this option, because improper submission of forms can lead to delays in receipt of your product This requires real effort in filling out customs forms and collecting the packages yourself from the customs warehouse.
If your goods have arrived at a Fedex facility in Canada, you can self-clear the items by collecting some documents and making a trip to your local Customs office. You must wait for the goods to arrive at the warehouse. You will need the following docs:
1. The manifest or waybill: Fedex will need to provide this to you. It contains the shipping details of your package. Without this, Customs will not know what to release. You can request the courier company provide your documents by e-mail, although you may have to pick up a hard copy at their facility.
2. The invoice: In order to collect the correct amount of tax on your purchase, Customs will need to see your invoice. They may also potentially ask for proof of payment (i.e. your receipt) to make sure you are declaring the right value.
Take these documents to the Customs office closest to the warehouse where your goods are being held. Some Customs offices have computer programs which allow you to rate your own entry. Others will require you to complete Form B15 with an agent’s assistance. You will also be asked for proof of identification. Pay the duties and taxes owed, and an agent will stamp your manifest as proof of release from their control. With the stamped copy of your manifest (aka the Customs Delivery Authority), you can return to the Fedex facility. Show them the stamped copy of the manifest and they will hand you your parcel.