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FASH 1066 Apparel Sourcing

Final Project: Sourcing Plan

The information on this page will help in finding information for FASH 1066 Final Project Sourcing Plan.  Much of the information is found online through government websites or Apparel Trade Associations.   Other information is only available through the library and will require a log-in for off-campus access.  Please contact Bill, the librarian for Fashion, if you have any questions or need research help.

Getting Goods into Canada

Canadian Border Services Agency: Step by step guide with all the information you need for the importing process

  • Importing Commercial Goods
  • Customs Tariff
  • 2021 File (box on the right side)
  • Customs Tariff by Chapter - T2021
  • scroll down to "Section XI: Textiles and Textile Articles"
  • click on the appropriate chapter in the schedule, the first two numbers correspond to the 6-digit tariff item number eg: 620610 (women's silk blouses); so click on 62
  • Opens a PDF file. Scroll down until you find the tariff item. Tariffs applicable to that item are listed on the right side. 
  • to determine which tariffs apply to your country, click on "List of Countries and Applicable Tariff Treatments (PDF, 29 KB)" on the previous page found under "Table of Contents"

Research a Retailer: Canadian companies that import your product

Generate a report for companies that import your product

  • Search by Keyword:  E.g. Pullovers or
  • Search by Harmonized Trade Code:  E.g. 611020(Cotton) 611011 (wool) 611030 (Man-made fibres)
  • Generate a list of Companies- narrow by province 


Choose a Country

example search

  • Trade type- imports
  • Trader- Canada
  • Trading Partner: Top ten countries
  • Time Period: 2020
  • Value: In Canadian $’s.
  • Product Options-search for a product
  • Keyword- (E.g. Sweaters or enter code)
  • Browse codes and Add to selected products
  • Run report

Research your country

Research of Apparel and Trade Associations and Suppliers