Blog Posts

CARM Release 1 is live: here’s what you need to do

Posted by CARM on Jun 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM

CARM went live on May 25, 2021 with the program’s first release. 

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USMCA/CUSMA Rules Of Origin

Posted by Trade Consulting on Jun 9, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Getting the Rules Of Origin correct is one of the key aspects to successfully importing under the new USMCA/CUSMA trade agreement--and to receive preferential treatment.

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Compliance Verification Trends - June 2021

Posted by Audit Response Unit (ARU) - Cole International on Jun 2, 2021 8:45:00 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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Customs basics: documentation and declaration

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 26, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Although documentation and declaration are fundamentals for importers, the requirements are anything but simple.

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements: getting the most out of global trade

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on May 19, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Canada partners with the international trade community through several types of trade and investment agreements.

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CARM RPP program financial security—and an update on Release 1

Posted by CARM on May 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

UPDATE: We have received news that the date for CARM Release 1 go-live is May 25, 2021, barring any unforeseen delays.

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Explainer: What is the difference between a refund and a drawback?

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on May 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM

 

Drawbacks and duty deferral

Canada

In Canada, duty deferral is a CBSA program offering relief to Canadian businesses from payment of duties on imported goods that meet certain criteria. Duty deferral comprises of three options, one of those options is the Duty Drawback Program.

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SWI - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials (HWHRM)

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on May 5, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Impact of the Work From Home (WFH) movement

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Apr 28, 2021 8:45:00 AM

One of the most sweeping global shifts since early 2020 has been the rise of the Work From Home (WFH) movement. Importers, logistics professionals, and border agencies alike are working from home offices or kitchen tables--many of us surrounded by family pets and remote-schooling children.

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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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