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Importing wood products 101

Wood products like timber, cork, wallpaper, and books account for 14% of U.S. imports from Canada. Canada is the United State’s main supplier of wood.

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eManifest (ACI) requirements for commercial shipments

Last year, Canada Border Security Agency’s (CBSA) Transporter and Cargo Control Programs Unit issued a reminder on the reporting requirements of cargo descriptions when using the Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) and eManifest initiatives.

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Freight update December 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest freight forwarding news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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BREAKING: All travellers must use ArriveCAN as of Nov 30, 2021

Attention to all carriers, commercial drivers, and importers who travel to the USA to pick up their goods:

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How to create an ironclad audit trail for the CBSA

What is an audit trail? An “audit trail,” as the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) perceives it, means tracking a particular order from conception to completion, including:

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Compliance Verification Trends - December 2021

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.

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Freight update November 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain 

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest freight forwarding news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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Cole International Opens New Branch

Cole International is pleased to announce the opening of a new U.S. office in Columbia, South Carolina.

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CARM Simplified: Registering in the CARM Client Portal (CCP)

Cole’s easy-does-it guide to making the transition to CARM

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CARM Simplified: CARM Import Bonds (Financial security)

Cole’s easy-does-it guide to making the transition to CARM

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