Blog Posts

Customs Rulings and how they work!

There's a lot to know about moving goods across the border. The customs landscape—riddled with complex processes and mired in legalese and industry lingo—can be perplexing and frustrating. Nevertheless, importers need to do it right—by knowing their roles and responsibilities and, sometimes, by seeking professional support.

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Canada Customs 101: The CBSA basics

 
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is part of Canada’s fabric. It’s the gatekeeper: Letting in the stuff we want and keeping out the things we’d rather stayed away. But maybe you’ve asked yourself…
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Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Single Window

 

The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a federal government process for gathering information on imports into Canada. We ran a blog on this back in January 2018.

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Becoming a Non-Resident Importer (NRI): Is it time?

 

Becoming a non-resident importer—or NRI—is something you may want to consider if you or your company reside outside of Canada but want to enjoy the same ease at the border as Canadian importers do.

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How do I import wood products into Canada?

 
 
Lumber, firewood, packing material, furniture, home décor… When bringing wood items into the country, importers need to know what’s required of them by Canada Customs and other regulatory agencies.
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CBSA Verification Priorities Update: January 2019

Are your goods on it?
 
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.
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6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Chinese New Year

 
 
Chinese New Year, a major holiday for over a billion people, is just around the corner. The Year of the Pig begins on February 5th, 2019 and the impacts of the holiday will affect every international supply chain.
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How do I import wood products into the U.S.?

 
 
Plywood, flooring, crates, sculptures… When moving wood items across the border, importers need to know what’s required of them by customs and other regulatory agencies.
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Tesla: Electrifying the Commercial Trucking World

 
 
Tesla, the California-based car maker founded in 2003 and known for its luxury all-electric passenger vehicles – the Model S sedan, Model X SUV and, more recently, the more budget-friendly Model 3 – has growing street cred and a swelling customer base. There are more than 300,000 Tesla cars on the road today.
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New food safety regulations on the way

 
 
Just a reminder  on January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations (SFCR) will come into effect. Anyone importing, exporting or handling food should become familiar with the changes and understand how the new regulations will affect their business.
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