Livingston International

Invoice payment isn't one-size-fits-all. Check out the different payment types and terms below, and choose the combination that best fits your business.

Topics covered in the guide

Payment Terms
Payment Methods

Documents needed to enroll

Pre-authorized Debit Agreement Form for Month End Settlement
GST Letter for GST Secured
Direct Security Letter for Import Secured

Payment Terms

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Payment terms differ for Resident and Non-Resident importers.

Resident Importer

Term
Description
  • GST letter required.

  • 
Use Livingston’s bond and account security number.
  • Payment due by the 25 th of the month.
  • GST letter required.

  • Use Livingston’s bond and account security number and remit your GST directly to CBSA.
  • Submit two separate payments:

    Payment 1 – remit GST directly to CBSA; payment is made to “Receiver General for Canada".

    Payment 2 – EFT or cheque payable to “Livingston” for service fees, duty and freight charges. Payments to be received by the 2nd last business day of the month.
  • Direct security letter required.

  • Use Livingston’s bond and account security number and remit your GST, duty, and taxes directly to CBSA.
  • Submit two separate payments:

    Payment 1 – remit GST, duty and other import taxes directly to CBSA; payment is made to “Receiver General for Canada".

    Payment 2 – EFT or cheque payable to “Livingston” for service fees and freight charges. Payments to be received by the 2nd last business day of the month.
Self Clear
  • Use your own bond and your own account security number and pay duty and taxes directly to CBSA.
Open Terms
  • GST letter required.
  • Pay your transactional invoices to Livingston.
  • Payment due 15 days from invoice date

Non-Resident Importer

Term
Description
  • Direct security letter required.

  • Use Livingston’s bond and account security number and remit your GST, duty, and taxes directly to CBSA.
  • Submit two separate payments:

    Payment 1 – remit GST, duty and other import taxes directly to CBSA; payment is made to “Receiver General for Canada".
    Payment 2 – EFT or cheque payable to “Livingston” for service fees and freight charges. Payments to be received by the 2nd last business day of the month.
Open Terms
  • Pay your transactional invoices to Livingston.
  • Payment due 21 days from invoice date

Payment Methods

Choose how to pay your invoice from the options below:

Method
Description
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Instruct your bank to forward payment directly to Livingston’s bank account. (Detailed instructions will be sent to you after selecting this option).
Online banking or telephone banking *
Set up Livingston as a payee through your banking service provider.
Available only for Month End Settlement (MES) clients.
Cheque, money order, or bank draft
Livingston accepts company cheques, certified cheques, money order or bank drafts.

* available to Resident importers only