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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Kimberley Process (Rough Diamonds)

The new SWI landscape The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Canada's forced labour policy: Are your imports at risk?

It’s easy to feel like the landscape of policies and procedures when it comes to trade between nations is always shifting beneath us. It can be difficult to stay on top of every change, so knowing which changes apply directly to you as a company is always a good first step. Whether you import from the U.S. or other.

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Freight updates November 29, 2022: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

  The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, as we continue dealing with the fallout of pandemic-related supply chain issues, fluctuations in prices, labour disruptions, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the dynamic.

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Customs Roundup November 23, 2022: news and views from the world of Customs

Customs, compliance and trade regulations are dynamic and always on the move, just like your goods. These roundups intend to bring you the latest in news from the worlds of Canadian and U.S. Customs so you can get the information you need to keep your goods moving seamlessly.

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Freight updates November 16, 2022: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

  The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, as we continue dealing with the fallout of pandemic-related supply chain issues, fluctuations in prices, labour disruptions, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the dynamic.

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Valuation of goods: know what's included to ensure accurate reporting

The reality of being audited as an importer is not one to dismiss or think only happens to “other importers.” In the event you are audited by CBSA, are you aware of everything that is included in the valuation of your goods? If not, you may not be reporting additional costs accurately.

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Freight updates November 1, 2022: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

  The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, two years into the pandemic-related global capacity crunch, high prices, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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Compliance Verification Trends - October 2022

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 updates October 19, 2022: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

  The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, two years into the pandemic-related global capacity crunch, high prices, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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Use Incoterms? Avoid these common problems

A common issue seen by our freight team is importers not knowing their terms of sale, and therefore not using the correct Incoterm. Knowing where your responsibility lies, along with proper training on Incoterms, will help make your goods move that much more smoothly, something especially helpful when space issues are.

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