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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Delegating authority with CARM

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM

One of the main features of CARM--and a critical aspect of maintaining seamless operations for yourself as an importer--is the delegation of authority through the CARM portal.

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What it’s really like to be audited by CBSA

Posted by Audit Response Unit (ARU) - Cole International on Apr 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The CBSA audit. It’s a thing importers try to avoid...but what is it really like to be audited? 

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5 factors impacting your freight costs right now

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

One of the biggest impacts of this “pandemic year” has been fluctuation (and frustration) in transportation pricing. With freight representing up to 50% of your logistics cost and 10-20% of your retail price, your transportation expenditures are a big part of your bottom line.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival guide for Health Canada Veterinary Drugs

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Mar 31, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Certificates of origin (COO) for Free Trade Agreements (FTA): everything you need to know

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Mar 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We’ve written recently about the changes and new requirements for certification of origin for North America’s newest trade agreement, CUMSA/USMCA. Read more about that here.

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Registering in the CARM Customer Portal

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Mar 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM

CARM Release 1 is just around the corner, projected for May 2021. The first step in the process for all importers and brokers is to register on the CARM Customer Portal (CCP).

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Why work with a logistics partner: a case study

Posted by Sales Department - Cole international on Mar 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We’ve written before about the more tangible distinctions between a custom broker, a freight forwarder, and a full-service logistics provider. But beyond the tangibles, what goes into choosing a logistics partner and how do you know you’re choosing the right one?

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Saving duty with gap period entries

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Mar 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

What is a gap period?

A gap period occurs when an importer may have an anti-dumping (ADD) or countervailing duty (CVD) decision coming against them.

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USMCA/CUSMA Certification Of Origin: everything you need to know

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Mar 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The new trade agreement between Canada, US, and Mexico means importers need to be up to date on Certification Of Origin (COO) and the new rules and requirements of this free trade agreement. Find the new forms here

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