Blog Posts

5 logistics essentials for vehicle importers

Posted by Vehicle Imports Dept. - Cole International on Jan 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Canadian importers frequently need to move American vehicles across the border. The most common scenarios for importing vehicles tend to fall into these categories:

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5 logistics essentials for e-commerce companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

E-commerce is a massive industry accounting for 3.5 trillion USD in sales globally in 2019—and that number is only projected to rise.

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Hiring a Freight Forwarder in Canada? 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Choosing the right freight forwarder in Canada isn't always an easy task. Finding a company you're comfortable working with matters, as you want to ensure your Canadian freight forwarder will move your items quickly and safely.

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A closer look: end use tariff codes

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jan 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

End use tariff codes or conditional relief tariff items reduce or eliminate the rates of duty that would otherwise apply, provided that the conditions of relief imposed under the tariff item are satisfied.

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International vs. Domestic Freight Forwarding: Understanding the Difference

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Whether you need an international freight forwarder or a domestic freight forwarder, you will be hiring a company with a specialty in working with multiple shipping companies to move your goods from point A to point B. Sometimes, freight forwarders are referred to as the travel agents of international and domestic trade.

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Keeping great records: a guide

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Dec 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Maintaining a paper trail of documentation as an importer or exporter is a must. If you are audited, clear and complete records need to be at your fingertips. But, which documents need to be kept? For how long? This week, we offer you a clear guide to keeping great records.

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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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