Texas and Quebec share a strong economic connection with Texas being the second largest US market for Quebec products. Approval of the New NAFTA will ensure continued duty free access between Quebec (and all Canada) and Texas. Many Texas companies send shipments of aerospace products, parts and other goods to Canada and rely on low cost parcel delivery solutions. Jet Worldwide helps Texas companies connect to their Quebec and Canadian suppliers and customers.
Low cost parcel shipping from Texas to Quebec and all Canada: This blog Explores the Texas shipping options for delivery to Canada our explains the Canadian customs clearance processes.
Low Cost Shipping options from Texas to Quebec Canada
The new NAFTA will continue to support the economic growth from Texas to Quebec ensuring an easier connection between Texan Canadian suppliers and customers. Shipments from Texas are sent mostly to the main cities in Quebec including delivery to Montreal, Laval, Brossard, Quebec City, Hull, Levis and Drummondville.
Jet Worldwide offers low cost economy express parcel delivery options shipping Texas to Montreal, Quebec, and all Canada.
Depending upon your volume of parcels, there are several methods of sending to Quebec from Texas. Contact our Canadian team to discuss ways to ship to Canada.
Ship from Texas for delivery via
USPS (Canada Post), FedEx and UPS
To Montreal, Quebec Canada
Shipping from Texas to Quebec via USPS
Canada is the largest international destination for US Postal parcels. USPS offers a great choice for Texans shipping to Canada. Among the most popular US Postal post options from Texas is the International Flat Rate Boxes to Canada.
USPS Flat rate boxes to Quebec Canada - Delivery within 2-3 weeks
Up to 20 pounds
- Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box: est. cost US$64
- Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box: est. cost US$49
Up to 4 Pounds
- Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box: est. cost US$26
- Priority Mail International DVD Flat Rate priced box: est. cost US$26
- Priority Mail International Large Video Flat Rate priced box: est. cost US$26
For e-commerce sellers using Shopify, USPS offers value for small parcels. Contact Jet for shipping large parcels from the US to Canada.
USPS Global Express Guaranteed to Canada
- Delivery via USPS partner FedEx Canada
- Delivery in 1-3 business days
- Can be less expensive than using FedEx Directly
USPS Priority Mail Express International
- Delivery in 3-5 business days from Texas to Quebec
- Estimated average cost: US$68
USPS Priority Mail International to Canada
- Delivery in 2-3 weeks From Texas to Montreal and Quebec
- Estimated average cost varies with weight
USPS shipments from Texas are imported to Canada and delivered in Quebec via Canada Post.
Canada Post has strong domestic capabilities with a commanding market share for at home deliveries.
Importing parcels from Texas to Canada via Canada Post
All parcels mailed to Canada are potentially subject to duty and/or taxes. . Canadian Customs (CBSA) collects provincial sales taxes (PST) and Harmonized Sales Taxes (HST) according to the province of residence on most taxable imports valued at over CA$20.
Dutiable and taxable items mailed to Canada are subject to a handling fee of CA$9.95 per dutiable or taxable parcel. If charges are applied, the parcel will be delivered along with a CBSA Invoice (E14). Canada Post collects the fees on behalf of the CBSA and accepts payment online via credit card and other methods.
For those who have read about the Free Trade agreement between Canada and the USA (namely NAFTA and USMCA), it often comes as a surprise that their shipments are subject to duty. To qualify for duty free entry under NAFTA, the goods must be accompanied by a NAFTA Certificate of Origin.
Shipping Aerospace industry parts from Texas to Quebec Canada
Jet assists Texas shippers with low cost express delivery of urgent aerospace parts and equipment for delivery from Texas to Bombardier and their suppliers in Canada.
Sending Gifts from Texas to Quebec and Canada via USPS
The personal connections between Texas and Quebec are stronger than ever thanks to shared employees, employers, universities and tourists. Gifts between individuals can be considered duty and tax exempt, not otherwise restricted and valued under CA$60. To qualify as tax exempt, the gift must be sent to the recipient personally and include a card or other notice indicating that it is a gift. Advertising material and alcohol cannot be cleared as tax exempt gifts.
Shipping from Texas to Canada via FedEx or UPS
FedEx and UPS are by far the most dominant carriers in North America and have extensive operations throughout Texas. They also have a sizeable presence in Quebec and, along with Purolator, are market leaders in the Canadian Market.
The “shipping from USA to Canada offer” via FedEx and UPS are similar. Both companies offer air express delivery, economy air delivery and ground delivery.
FedEx USA shipping options to Canada Include:
- FedEx International Priority to Canada: 1-2 business days
- FedEx International Economy Canada: 2-3 business days
- FedEx International Ground Canada from Texas: Up to 6 business days
Get a price estimate to compare parcel shipping costs to Quebec and Canada
UPS USA shipping options to Canada Include:
- UPS Worldwide Express: Morning delivery to main cities
- UPS Worldwide Saver: End of day delivery to main cities
- UPS Worldwide Expedited: 2 Day delivery to main cities
- UPS Standard to Quebec: Up to 6 days Ground
Clearance and Entry Fees to Canada via UPS and FedEx
Carrier clearance fees in Canada vary by the service type. Jet can help Texas shippers minimize these fees through single entry consolidated entry. Jet Worldwide can receive and store shipments from Texas in our Montreal facilities for on-demand distribution within Quebec and throughout Canada.
Typically, there are three elements to standard parcel clearance:
- No charge for express shipments
- Charge for ground shipments based on value of shipment (see below)
- Calculated using the H.S. classification and can be as high as 20% for clothing
- Many are surprised to learn of duties and how NAFTA country of origin duty free is rarely used for parcel shipments from the USA to Canada.
- GST, HST, PST: Sales tax is applied based on destination of parcel
Prepayment of duty fees
- If duty and taxes are paid, FedEx and UPS charge for “prepayment” of these fees.
- The charge for payment is usually around 3% of the amount prepaid with minimum charge of between CA$7 and CA$15.
In general, express shipments to Canada are not charged an entry preparation fee by the carrier. However, ground shipments sent via FedEx and UPS to Canada are subject to an entry preparation fee.
Sample Clearance fees for Ground Shipments sent to Canada
As a rough guide, here are some estimated charges for entry preparation sent via FedEx or UPS ground to Canada. Their entry preparation fees and processes are very similar.
Approximate Entry Preparation Fees for Ground Shipments to Canada:
- Parcel Import Value up to $40: CA$7
- Parcel Import Value up to $60: CA$16
- Parcel Import Value up to $100: CA$20
- Parcel Import Value up to $200: CA$30
- Parcel Import Value up to $1,000: CA$51
The cost advantage of shipping parcels from Texas to Quebec via ground service is diluted by the Canadian clearance cost and shipping delay.
Exact FedEx ground and UPS ground entry preparation fees can be found online and can be negotiated for high volume shippers.
For Texan companies with regular volume to Canada, it may be best to establish a high volume parcel import and distribution process. This type of “zone skipping” has the added benefit of lower per shipment clearance cost- especially for shipping from Texas to Montreal and Quebec. Texan companies can establish themselves as a foreign importer of record and do one consolidated entry for many individual parcels.
Jet Worldwide works with Texas shippers for low cost parcel shipping solutions from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and all Texas to Canada with final delivery via Canada Post and Purolator carrier.
The most efficient routing for regular parcel flows is via consolidating parcel volumes for a single shipment for single entry cross border entry. After clearance, the goods can be transferred to a Canadian domestic carrier for delivery across Canada. Get information from our Canadian team on shipping your American parcels to Canada.
Shipping from Texas to Canada for Quebec and Canadian companies
There is a demand from Canadian companies who are looking for cost effective solutions for receiving goods from their many Texas suppliers. Often, ground is too uncertain and air is too costly. Contact Jet for a low cost express solution that includes entry preparation and delivery in 1-3 days from the USA to Canada.
Canadian storage and distribution
For specific items, many shippers in Texas can find it cost effective to store and distribute their goods stored in Canada for on demand distribution. For information on Canadian warehouse solutions, contact our parcel logistics team.
Sending Shopify parcels from Texas to Canada
Canada is the largest international market for most US based e-commerce merchants using on-line shopping platforms including Shopify, Big Commerce, Wix and other sites. USPS offers discounts via such e-commerce shipping platforms and is the lowest cost choice for small parcels.
USPS offers a low cost to Canada for shipments under 10 to 20 pounds.
Jet Worldwide offers low cost parcel delivery to Canada from Texas for larger parcels shipped from Texas and other US e-commerce parcels. Contact our Canadian shipping experts for a quote and information on shipping your parcels from Texas and from all the US.
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