Importing & Exporting into Canada
We are required to get an export license from the U.S. State Department. Canada was once exempt from this requirement but we now must get the license as we do with all other foreign countries. Canadian citizens may not pickup barrels at our facility unless they are willing to be the ‘exporter’ and have the proper license. We also will not send barrels to a US address for a Canadian unless it is going to a legitimate exporter.
Before we are able to apply for an export license the end user (the purchaser) must get import authorization from the Canadian government. Individual purchasers may get this authorization on their own or to avoid the paperwork you may place an order through one of the importers listed below. Here are the steps to get that paperwork:
The document is an International Import Certificate issued by;
Export Controls Division (EPE), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Export & Import Controls Bureau
P.O. Box 481, Station “A”
Ottawa ON K1N 9K6
1. Obtain the paperwork from the above agency
2. Complete and return paperwork
3. DFAIT will issue import paperwork
4. Importer submits paperwork (originals or certified copies) to U.S. exporter (Lilja)
Alberta Tactical Rifle Supply, Rick Timmins, is established as an importer of our rifle barrels. He may be contacted at 403-277-7786 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcy Barrett, High River, Alberta: Phone: 403-899-6018 or e-mail: email@example.com
Grand River Gunsmithing, James Jones, Grand River Gunsmithing, 12 Rose Ave., Welland, On L3C2W7
Note: Exporting of complete firearms to Canada is difficult. The problem is finding an approved carrier – not getting the import and export paperwork. The Canadian postal system, UPS and Fedex will not accept firearms. (We understand that as of early 2005 the Canadian postal system is accepting firearms.) Individuals with proper import and export paperwork may purchase a firearm from an FFL and transport the firearm in their vehicle.
We do not export anything other than rifle barrels of our manufacture. We have added this information as a reference only as we do get asked this question at times.