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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?
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!
Laws and contracts in international trade
CBSA’s New Accounting System: Let’s understand this a little better
Has the new 2017 Customs Tariff impacted you?
Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
CETA finally has an implementation date.
Get with the times! Boost supply chain efficiency through best use of technology
Your NAFTA Certificate of Origin: Taking a closer look
How to apply for an Advance Ruling
Going global – Is it time to take the leap?
Is your Canadian customs broker offshoring?
Attention importers! Auditor General’s Report on Customs Duties may affect you
New Tariff. New Rulings.
Update: CETA receives Royal Assent – Bill C-30 is now law
Do you import food into the U.S.? New food safety requirements for importers
What’s the auditor cooking?
Shipping container industry update – uncertainties persist
Freight-forwarder or online booking? Weigh your options carefully.
Increased possibility of high duties: How SIMA can affect your import costs
Shipping congestion in China – It might affect you
Cargo Insurance: Is it worth it?
Softwood lumber exports slapped with new duties
You and your customs broker: It takes two
Incoterms – Providing clarity in International Trade
A golden opportunity for U.S. importers: Importer Self-Assessment
Importing Wooden Products into Canada
NAFTA update – President Trump gets serious
U.S. customs compliance: A refresher
Take charge of the shipping process to improve your success rate at the border and beyond
Importing into the U.S. – Changes aplenty
The U.S. is proposing a “20% border tax.” What will it mean for you?
The U.S. government and “America First” – what it means to you
What does Donald Trump mean to NAFTA?
Expand Your International Trade Opportunities
Canada-U.S. trade in uncertain times
A piece of shipping history returns to Canada’s East Coast
Conditional Relief – Accurately Declaring the End Use of Your Imports Can Save You Duty
Duty exemption: Don't pay if you don't have to!
Duty Drawback: A savings opportunity not to be missed
Supply chain security – be part of the solution
This one’s for importers: Know your customs responsibilities
eManifest – How Recent Regulatory Changes Impact the Role of the Freight Forwarder
Canadian dollar: Devaluation = Increase in exports?
Exporting to the U.S.? What you need to know about antidumping and countervailing duties.
Looking to reduce the costs of doing business? Who isn’t?
Duty over 200% - How did that happen?
Should I maintain my own HS Classification database?
What are the new SOLAS Requirements for Verified Gross Mass?
Tariff Classification – Do your homework and get it right the first time.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been signed!
My shipment isn’t that valuable. Should I bother to insure it?
Certificate of Origin: An important component of importing under Canada’s Free Trade Agreements
Why is my international shipment delayed again?
Changes to Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program
Why are freight rates so volatile – particularly those from China?
Duty Valuation – What is it?
CBSA Target List – Are your goods on the list?
Help – My shipment is stuck on a stranded Hanjin ship!
Why is my shipment held up at the border?
Hanjin Bankruptcy – Update
Honest Import Transaction Mistakes
Consolidation and Cross-docking: Two methods for improving shipping efficiency
Chapter 5: Importing into the U.S. – Maximize your likelihood of success with U.S. Customs
Shipping giant Hanjin files for bankruptcy – How does this affect me?
Give me a break! Expanded tax and duty breaks for U.S. importers
Chapter 4: Importing into the U.S. – Know Your Responsibilities
Chapter 3: Importing into the U.S. – Tools are available to save you time and money
How to be a *Gold-Star Importer*
Duty Drawbacks: Don’t miss out on a chance to save money!
Is it my imagination… or is Customs getting smarter?
Ordering offshore for the first time? Here’s what you should know.
Chapter 2: Importing into the U.S. - Change is in the air
Chapter 1: Importing into the U.S. – The “Mod Act”: Compliance and Penalties
The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Free Trade Agreements: Rich with opportunities for those in the know
Cole International Launches Another Industry First
Part 2: U.S. Customs Non-Compliance. Penalties vary, but none of it is good for business.
Part 1: U.S. Customs Compliance. It’s important. What’s involved?
The Dreaded Audit
NAFTA Certificates Are More Than Just a Document: The Impact of Non-Compliance
BREAKING NEWS: TIME LIMITED DUTY REDUCTION OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. IMPORTERS
What are these additional charges on my freight bill?
How can I ensure my broker and carrier are working together?
How can I ensure my entry is compliant?
Together... we are making dreams come true!
How can you reduce delays in imports cleared by Customs?
National Denim Day
Cole International Opens U.S. Customs Consulting Office
From Zurich to Montreal...
Cole Offers a Helping Hand To Fort McMurray
Drawback: The Forgotten Opportunity
Why is delivery of my shipments so often late?
How can I reduce the amount of damage my shipments incur?
The Future of Canadian Trade Agreements: Why Canada is Seeking More Trade
Now and Then: U.S. Customs Brokerage Associations
Canadian Customs: Absolute Liability and Penalty Considerations for Small Business Importers
U.S. Customs: When does "not knowing" become "negligence"?
Overseas data processing: A means to an end or an END to a means?
Why Incoterms Matter: Stop Leaving Your Profits in Others' Pockets
Are logistics acronyms getting more confusing or is it just me?
Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) and the Single Window
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