Blog Posts

How can I ensure my broker and carrier are working together?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on May 25, 2016 8:47:23 AM
If you want to have problem-free border crossing of your goods, then you will want to ensure there is good three-way communication between you - the importer, your broker, and your carrier. As the importer, you can facilitate a working relationship that benefits you and your company.
By having a good working relationship and open communication with your broker and your carrier, you can avoid many issues with importing and exporting your goods.
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How can I ensure my entry is compliant?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on May 18, 2016 8:45:25 AM
Behind every customs compliant entry is a good customs compliance program or plan. Your broker has one, but do you?
Customs regulations are ever-changing, so it is important that you have a plan to keep current and compliant because you, as the importer, are solely responsible for the shipment. Not only will a compliance program reduce the likelihood of delays at the border and penalties from Customs, it will improve your bottom line.
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Together... we are making dreams come true!

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM
A Message from Jason Evanson - National Director, Development at Children's Wish
It’s been an exciting year at Children’s Wish. After three decades focused on granting the wishes of children with 
life-threatening illnesses, Children’s Wish is now expanding its reach to include children with serious neurological and genetic diagnoses, like severe cerebral palsy. These are children with complex care and mobility challenges who are often largely or fully dependent on their families for their day-to-day activities.
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How can you reduce delays in imports cleared by Customs?

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 11, 2016 8:55:06 AM
Import documentation is one of the most common reasons import shipments are delayed. Sloppy, incorrect or missing paperwork alerts Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that your organization may not be living up to its legal obligations as a Canadian importer. And that deserves a second look, often delaying your cargo.
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National Denim Day

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 10, 2016 2:47:00 PM
Today, we participated in #NationalDenimDay across all our branches. We proudly rocked our jeans to raise awareness and support the CURE foundation with the fight against breast cancer. Thank you to all those who donated, wearing jeans has never been so important!
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Cole International Opens U.S. Customs Consulting Office

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 10, 2016 9:36:53 AM
Cole International has opened a U.S. consulting office in Houston, Texas.
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From Zurich to Montreal...

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 9, 2016 10:24:07 AM
Swiss World Cargo celebrates the arrival of spring and their 777 with a BBQ on Thursday, April 28th in the Cargo section of the Montreal Airport. Our employees had the privilege to be invited to partake in the festivities and watch the arrival and departure of their flight. Thank you for the wonderful burgers, panini's and those delicious Swiss chocolate treats!
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Cole Offers a Helping Hand To Fort McMurray

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 6, 2016 2:21:47 PM
Many of our Edmonton and Calgary staff have been deployed from their usual duties at Cole International to help those affected by the fires in Fort McMurray. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time if you experience any difficulties in contacting a staff member or any inconsistencies in the usual efficient service that you receive from Cole.
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Drawback: The Forgotten Opportunity

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 4, 2016 8:30:54 AM
Drawback is the refund of certain taxes, duties and fees paid to Customs on imports for certain exports from the U.S. Long considered “the most complex commercial program” of U.S. Customs, recent simplifications of the drawback law should make drawback claims somewhat easier to prepare. Unfortunately, drawback is a forgotten opportunity for many United States exporters.
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