FAQs (Importing into Canada)
It’s Easy to Import from the United States!
If you’ve never imported plants into Canada from the United States, we understand that it can come with a lot of questions. But we’re here to help you through every step of the way. At Vans Pines Nursery, we make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best trees that money can buy.
Here are the top 8 FAQs we receive about importing Vans Pines products from the United States into Canada.
Yes. Vans Pines is registered as an official exporter to Canada. This allows us to clear the border quickly and provide you with the highest quality plants each time we import products to your location.
Yes. At Vans Pines Nursery, we don’t just grow your average tree. Instead, we make it our priority to grow genetically superior, high-quality trees and seedlings. We believe we grow the best seedlings money can buy.
High quality is always achieved when importing our products into Canada. We take multiple steps in ensuring this from the time we start growing the seedling to the time it’s ready to be shipped to Canada. To guarantee our quality, if your plant dies within the first growing season, we’d be happy to offer you a plant replacement credit for the future.
Yes. To import any of Vans Pines products into Canada, you are required to apply for and obtain an import permit. Import permits last 14 days and are required each time you import Vans Pines’ products into Canada. We will be happy to assist you in this process, call our toll free office number at 1-800-888-7337.
A Phytosanitary Certification is required, however, you as the buyer do not need to obtain this. Vans Pines takes care of and receives a Phytosanitary Certification on every product we import into Canada. This guarantees that our products have been inspected and meet the requirements for entering into Canada.
Yes. FedEx can fill the role of your broker or you can elect to provide your own broker if you have someone you work with regularly.
When you’re importing products into Canada from the United States, we work hard to get you the highest quality product promptly each time. Depending on the province we are shipping to and which shipping method you choose (air freight or traditional ground), shipping can take anywhere from 2-5 days.