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Offline TFramer34

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Shipping wood across the border?
« on: March 24, 2010, 11:41:27 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with it? I'm looking at bringing in a few truckloads of wood not native to the area--especially some oak. I know we have problems shipping it down to the States, but I was under the impression it was easier to bring it up. 

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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 04:56:44 PM »
Which borders are you talking about and in which direction?
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 03:46:48 PM »
Canada/US border. Coming up into Canada.
I called Canada customs and they said for reclaimed lumber its not an issue, with the exception of some commerial cases. With green wood, they guy I spoke with said what they really are concerned with are logs coming up with bark attached still.  I'm going to look into it with a little more depth. I'd hate to get to the border with a trailer full of wood I just bought then run into a problem. I'll keep the forum posted in case anyone has an interest.
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 04:46:36 PM »
There is a lot of wood that goes from NYS to canada every week. The truckers bring it back on their backhaul.

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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 05:54:32 PM »
We actually load trucks with logs that go to Canada.  The main species is birch.  But, the haulers are Canadians, so we don't get bogged down with any of the specifics.  Same goes for any lumber we sell to them.

It might do well to just contact someone who normally hauls either logs or lumber to do the trucking.  They'll know what documents you need.  I don't think its too much.
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 07:42:24 PM »
I just sent out 10 tons of cedar sawdust to Montreal.  The only thing I provided was a commercial invoice and a bill of lading.  This was faxed to the buyer that gets it through customs.  Second load we sent.
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 02:30:19 AM »
I sent walnut,cherry and oak last week. The truckers were all from Canada and the last driver told me he had already cleared customs before I loaded him. The company I deal with tho said do not put even 1 piece of ash on any loads. It will cause all kinds of problems.

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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 10:50:47 PM »
Did they give any reason for no ash?


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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
emerald ash borer.

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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 01:42:21 AM »
Yep EAB

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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2019, 09:40:16 PM »
I am told no bark. But a call to cbsa and talk to the agriculture officer and he will give you the lowdown on how to import.
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2019, 10:26:44 PM »
Cedar, Spruce, and Fir going into Quebec was no problem.  I don't think the customs even looked at the logs, they were usually more interested in finding some hidden compartment with US liquor or cigarettes in it being smuggled in.  
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 03:12:38 PM »
I just sent out 10 tons of cedar sawdust to Montreal.  The only thing I provided was a commercial invoice and a bill of lading.  This was faxed to the buyer that gets it through customs.  Second load we sent.
@cedarman how is that worth anyones while to truck cedar sawdust all that way?? Lol. Seems crazy to me!
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Re: Shipping wood across the border?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 10:07:13 PM »
I have trucked cedar mulch from BC to IL 2000 miles.
6ft 1x6 dog eared boards. To TX
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