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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

Understanding Surtax

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

Smart Manufacturing

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?

Change to U.S. Merchandise Processing Fees effective Jan 1st 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Update on ACE, the automated commercial environment

The Difference Explained: Part 2

Oops! Mistakes happen

How to avoid delays at the border

Company Compliance Programs: An essential part of your business

The Difference Explained…

Blockchain technology and the container shipping industry

President Trump, NAFTA and the North American auto industry

How do you export?

Cargo Insurance: Are you covered?

NAFTA – Who’s won? Who’s lost?

If Customs comes to visit, will you be prepared?

NAFTA – What’s Happening, Anyway??

CETA update: September 21 = Implementation Day!

Increased Enforcement of U.S. Antidumping & Countervailing Duties

Exporting Goods from the United States

Importing a Vehicle from the U.S. into Canada

The Importance of Correct Tariff Classification: Get it Right the First Time

Importing printed material? New potential opportunities!

Heads up! CBSA is serious about compliance.

New Foreign Trade Zone – Windsor-Essex

Cole International Opens New Branch!