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CBSA’s New Accounting System: Let’s understand this a little better

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jul 26, 2017 8:13:00 AM
 
CARM
 
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)’s Assessment and Revenue Management project (CARM) is a large, multi-year project focused on transforming how the CBSA assesses, collects, manages and reports on import revenue and trade information. Among its goals is the simplification of accounting systems with the agency’s commercial trade partners.
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Has the new 2017 Customs Tariff impacted you?

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jul 19, 2017 9:57:00 AM
 
HS system
 
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) is the internationally recognized system for coding and describing products for trade. The HS was developed and is maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
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Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Jul 14, 2017 11:26:35 AM
 
Canadian importers and exporters can now count Ukraine among the nations with which they can engage in duty-free trade.
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CETA finally has an implementation date.

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jul 10, 2017 10:13:34 AM
The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) finally has an implementation date. 
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made a joint statement on the weekend [July 8] announcing that the provisional application of the massive deal will come into effect on September 21. Trudeau and Juncker were among dozens of world leaders gathered for the G20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany last week.
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Get with the times! Boost supply chain efficiency through best use of technology

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
Businesses large and small depend on digital information transfer to facilitate commercial transactions all along the supply chain – from handling inquiries to placing orders to electronic payment and shipping.
 
The internet has become an enabler of commercial global enterprise – organizations can now move information faster than products because doing so can give them a competitive edge.
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