Blog Posts

CARM 101: everything you need to know

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What is CARM?

The CBSA’s Customs Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of tax and duty for goods imported into Canada.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Aquatic Biotechnology Program

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Special Import Measures Act (SIMA): What's new in 2020?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What is SIMA?

One of CBSA’s roles is to protect Canadian producers from unfair foreign competition. The Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) is part of that effort, specifically addressing the subsidizing and dumping of imported goods.

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Working with your Customs broker and CARM

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The timing of the three releases of the new CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative are changing due to COVID-19. Please refer to our CARM webpages and to CBSA’s pages for the most current information.

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4 Ways To Improve Customer Service With Your Supply Chain

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With the impacts of COVID-19 causing disruptions through summer (at least), companies are thinking seriously about how to stabilize their supply chains.

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5 logistics essentials for retail companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The entire world is adapting to the new and shifting realities of the coronavirus pandemic—including retail businesses.

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CARM’s impact on importers

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on May 18, 2020 9:30:00 AM

CARM, the CBSA’s Customs Assessment and Revenue Management project represents some significant changes to how importers go about the business of importing.

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Logistics 101: Duty

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

This week in our 101 series, we dive into duty.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Trade Tracking Program

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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USMCA/CUSMA a go for July 1

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Apr 29, 2020 1:43:12 PM

Trade attorneys have confirmed the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, USMCA, T-MEC) will enter into force on July 1, 2020.

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