Blog Posts

CARM Update: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative intended to modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada.

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Insurance and freight: everything you need to know

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We’ve covered the importance of having cargo insurance, but this week, we go in-depth about the carrier’s legal liability and what type of insurance coverage will protect your goods from warehouse to warehouse, giving you the control you’ll need in the event of loss or damage.

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Logistics 101: Brokerage Basics

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters.

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A first look at Incoterms® 2020

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Incoterms® (or international commercial terms) designed to assist traders when goods are sold and transported. Published by the International Chamber of Commerce, the terms clearly communicate the costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

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10 key practices to ensure customs compliance

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Whether your goods are crossing the Canadian border or the U.S. border, avoiding the glare of Customs is every importer’s ultimate goal. Customs compliance and a strong internal compliance program is a top priority.

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Cole International Acquires Peninsula Customs Brokers

Posted by Project Logistics Dept. on Nov 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing active pharmaceutical ingredients

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Nov 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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IMO2020: Digging into the new sulphur emissions cap

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we dive deep into the background and context of IMO2020, putting the 0.5% sulphur emissions cap into greater context, and discussing the economic and environmental impacts of the mandate in greater detail as we move into the last quarter of 2019.

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Switching customs brokers: a guide

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A solid relationship with your customs broker, and a good fit with them, is essential for an importer. But what if it’s time for a change? This week, we dive deep into why you might consider a switch and how to go about it without disrupting your operations.

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #6 - October 2019

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Oct 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Canada Border Services Agency prioritizes certain industries and products for audits to ensure ongoing compliance. The Agency keeps their verification priority list current on their website. Cole’s Audit Response Team also keeps track of trends we see in CBSA verifications, which we share with you regularly so you can feel secure about your customs compliance.

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