Transborder Services

With offices across Canada, USA and Mexico, we can transport your goods seamlessly across North America.

DSV North American Road Transport

We offer road transport and transborder solutions across North America. With over 20 North American offices, we offer local market knowledge plus a full support network across Canada, USA and Mexico. 

Cross Border Capabilities

With offices across the US and Mexico , DSV is equipped to transport your goods across all of North America. Our staff is located in cities on both the northern and southern borders of the US to better assist with clearing customs and keeping your cargo moving. After your cargo crosses the border, our expansive cross-continental network ensures that your shipment is delivered safely and securely.

Key Factors:

  • Less than Truck Load
  • Full Truck Load
  • Special Projects (Overdimensional & Overweight)
  • US Import Customs Clearance
  • US Export Compliance Controls
  • Mexico Customs Clearance
  • Southbound/Northbound
  • HTS Determination, Previo
  • Bonded Warehouse and Foreign Trade Zone
  • Solutions – Warehouse & Distribution, Inventory Management

Customs Clearance Process at Mexico Border

  • Forwarder sends documents requesting permission to collect goods
  • Carrier arrives with the trailer or consolidated shipment at the border and prepares for physical inspection of goods
  • During inspection, missing invoices are reported, a detailed review of goods is provided, including characteristics, quantities, and pictures; proofreading and approval of motion
  • When payment is made and Customs has been cleared, goods can cross the border

Customs Clearance Process at Canada Border

  • Carrier must file E-Manifest with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at least 2 hours prior to arrival 
  • Carrier provides commercial documents, Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) barcode, Port of Crossing, and ETA at the border to a licensed customs broker for pre-arrival processing
  • Carrier has 30 days to cross the border after Pre-Arrival Processing is accepted, otherwise the entry goes “stale” in their system
  • Carrier arrives at the border for processing. CBSA will scan the PARS barcode for the E-Manifest Trip #
  • Carrier will either be released and allowed to proceed into Canada, or be referred to secondary for examination
  • If the carrier’s trip or PARS is not on file with CBSA, carrier will be referred to secondary for processing. Showing up at the border with no E-manifest and/or PARS being filed may subject the carrier to Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) penalties

Customs Clearance Essential Documents

  • Commercial invoice and / or import document to proof the commercial value of goods in export
  • Bill of Lading & Porte Cards
  • Packing list
  • Certificate  of origin
  • Documents to fulfill non-tariff regulations

Read more about Customs Clearance documents