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Cross-border imports from Canada into the U.S.
U.S. Imports by Ocean or Air
International Trade Programs
Importing Vehicles Into Canada
Importing Vehicles Into the U.S.
Fulfillment by Amazon
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SWI - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials (HWHRM)
Impact of the Work From Home (WFH) movement
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives
Delegating authority with CARM
What it’s really like to be audited by CBSA
5 factors impacting your freight costs right now
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival guide for Health Canada Veterinary Drugs
Certificates of origin (COO) for Free Trade Agreements (FTA): everything you need to know
Registering in the CARM Customer Portal
Why work with a logistics partner: a case study
Saving duty with gap period entries
USMCA/CUSMA Certification Of Origin: everything you need to know
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Health Canada (HC) Controlled Substances
CARM Updates: February 2021
5 benefits (and 4 disadvantages) of self-driving vehicles
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival guide for Health Canada (HC) Natural Health Products
Checking in with our Cole International community
CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2021
How autonomous vehicles are used in shipping & logistics
Explainer: container shortage and price increases for ocean cargo
Will there be duty-relief after Brexit?
Supply chain tech: spotlight on food safety
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival guide for Health Canada (HC) Human Drugs
Importing PPE into Canada
Importing PPE into the U.S.
Compliance Verification Trends - October 2020
4 steps to import a vintage car into Canada from the U.S. (Part 2)
Importing vintage cars from Canada into the United States (part 1)
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Health Canada Consumer Products
Survival guide for shipping container inspections in the U.S.
9 ways to plan for extreme weather events
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Nuclear Substances and Equipment
Best practices: supply chain integration
Logistics tech: supply chain software
Best practices: consolidation and cross-docking
What are blank sailings?
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for Pesticides
USMCA/CUSMA in-force as of July 1, 2020
CBSA Verification Priorities: July 2020
3 exciting innovations in logistics
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Health Canada (HC) Medical Devices program
5 factors affecting transportation costs and pricing
6 ways smart trailers are changing the trucking industry
Freight forwarder vs. customs broker: what’s the difference
CARM 101: everything you need to know
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Aquatic Biotechnology Program
Special Import Measures Act (SIMA): What's new in 2020?
Working with your Customs broker and CARM
4 Ways To Improve Customer Service With Your Supply Chain
5 logistics essentials for retail companies
CARM’s impact on importers
Logistics 101: Duty
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Trade Tracking Program
USMCA/CUSMA a go for July 1
Blockchain: technology or business philosophy?
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Natural Resource Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency
CARM features and release updates
Canada passes CUSMA implementation legislation—no ratification yet
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #8 - April 2020
Importing wood products and wood packaging into the US and Canada
IMO2020 update: fuel prices and carriage ban
CUSMA: What’s next for Canadian importer/exporters?
U.S. signs the USMCA
Logistics 101: Tariff classification
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing tires under TC (Transport Canada)
Logistics essentials for agriculture companies
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #7 - February 2020
Incoterms: A Complete Guide
CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2020
9 Tips for Choosing a Freight Forwarder in the USA
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing commodities under ECCC (Environment And Climate Change Canada) Vehicle And Engine Emissions Program
5 logistics essentials for vehicle importers
5 logistics essentials for e-commerce companies
Hiring a Freight Forwarder in Canada? 4 Things to Consider
A closer look: end use tariff codes
International vs. Domestic Freight Forwarding: Understanding the Difference
Keeping great records: a guide
CARM Update: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management
Insurance and freight: everything you need to know
Logistics 101: Brokerage Basics
A first look at Incoterms® 2020
10 key practices to ensure customs compliance
Cole International Acquires Peninsula Customs Brokers
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing active pharmaceutical ingredients
IMO2020: Digging into the new sulphur emissions cap
Switching customs brokers: a guide
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #6 - October 2019
CBSA Verification Priorities Update
How Importing Vehicles into the U.S. Works
Working with rising transportation costs and capacity issues
U.S. Importing: Top 7 United States Imports
Basic Guide to U.S. Customs for Importers
Logistics 101: Freight
Black Friday approaches. Are you ready?
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing explosives
Getting Up to Speed with Incoterms
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing fresh seafood
Border delay troubleshooting guide
Five Oil & Gas Logistics Essentials
IMO2020: How the new sulphur emissions cap impacts you
Top 15 Tips for Importing into the USA
Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing vehicles
When to engage a customs broker
5 Steps & 6 Tips for Importing Vehicles into Canada
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #5 - July 2019
10 Tips for Handling Canadian Customs as an Importer/Exporter
Canadian Importing: Most Imported Goods for 2018
Tariff classification basics
Collaborating with border agencies: 4 ways to build credibility
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #3: Importing Plant Cuttings
Importing into Canada: A Step-By-Step Process
How climate change is affecting supply chains
Logistics 101: Customs Basics
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #2: Beef and Pork
Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #1: Importing Chicken Breasts
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #4 - May 2019
Working with a Freight Forwarder: Part 2
8 Reasons To Choose A Freight Forwarder
Freight forwarder vs. customs broker vs. full-service logistics provider
Important changes to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
Cole’s Guide to the New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
7 Strategies to Reduce Shipping Costs
Making Incoterms Work for You
Single Window Initiative launch date DELAYED
Customs Rulings and how they work!
Canada Customs 101: The CBSA basics
Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Single Window
Becoming a Non-Resident Importer (NRI): Is it time?
How do I import wood products into Canada?
CBSA Verification Priorities Update: January 2019
6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Chinese New Year
How do I import wood products into the U.S.?
Tesla: Electrifying the Commercial Trucking World
New food safety regulations on the way
CPTPP: Pacific Rim Countries Press “GO” on a New Trade Agreement
Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers and Data – Oh My!
CBSA Acronyms - Part 3
8 Tips for Success Amid Ongoing U.S.-China Tariff Disputes
Tariff Rate Quotas and Steel Goods
Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations: The Nitty Gritty
Exporting out of the U.S.
New food safety regulations inch closer to reality
A new "NAFTA"... The USMCA
U.S. Steel and Aluminum Surtax
Canadian Customs Bonds
Anticipated Freight Rate Increase
7 fun facts you didn't know about the shipping industry
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #3 – September 2018
U.S. Customs bonds: Insufficient bond notices are on the rise
NAFTA update: September, 2018
Incoterms 2020: A Primer
CBSA Acronyms - Part 2
A new standard in quality for the pharmaceutical supply chain
CBSA Acronyms - Part 1
IMO 2020 Rule
Importing into the U.S. and the “Reasonable Care” requirement
CBSA’s latest Targeted Verification Priorities is out. Are your goods on the list?
Canadian food safety standards get an update
Country of Origin and Why It Matters
Fun with acronyms!
Trucking Industry Update
Shipping container inspections got you down?
Importing wooden articles into Canada
Changes to Canada’s trade remedy system
GST Direct Payment for Importers - Reduce Your Burden
Do you receive shipments from China?
Maintaining Your Records
Certificates of Origin
NAFTA Update - May 2018
Importing Vehicles into the U.S.
General Average – Are you covered?
Compliance Verification Trends Issue #2 – April 2018
EDI: Electronic Data Interchange
Importing a Vehicle from the U.S. into Canada
Duty relief: Don’t miss a chance to save
SWI – the Single Window Initiative Update
Shipping your goods on time and on budget
What exactly does a freight forwarder do… and do I need one?
Classifying goods for trade – What’s the deal?
Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership – update
U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Update on ACE, the Automated Commercial Environment
The Value of a Good Customs Broker
Customs audits and compliance
NAFTA update: February, 2018
So, there’s NAFTA… But what other free trade agreements are out there?
Compliance Verification Trends: Issue #1 – Jan/Feb 2018
Scrap metal recycling – business opportunities await
Shipping and Freight Rates
When your online purchase isn’t such a great deal
What’s the deal with shipping delays?
The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets
Single Window Initiative
New Transport Canada regulations to affect commercial drivers
Reduction in Duty Refund Timing in the Works
Understanding Customs Compliance
Importing Wood Packaging Material into the U.S.
The end of NAFTA: What would it mean?
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