Blog Posts

Blockchain technology and the container shipping industry

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Oct 25, 2017 8:58:00 AM
What is blockchain?
Blockchain technology is a computer-based open-source system for undertaking and tracking transactions. With an agreed-to network of interconnected participants, a blockchain eliminates the need for third party oversight traditionally provided by a bank or online tracking portal.
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President Trump, NAFTA and the North American auto industry

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
The automotive industry in North America is one of the success stories of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The elimination of duties and easing of cross-border trade that NAFTA wrought has increased efficiencies in the automotive sector, leading to lower costs and ease of commerce across a well-integrated, North America-wide supply chain.
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How do you export?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 15, 2017 10:13:00 AM
As an exporter, you may find government compliance requirements confusing, feel uncertain about who is responsible for costs and risks during transit and wonder whether you’ve adequately packed and insured your goods.
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Cargo Insurance: Are you covered?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM
All kinds of little things can go wrong to delay or damage your goods while in transit. And since a lot of those things are outside of your control – doesn’t it make sense to insure your goods, just in case?
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NAFTA – Who’s won? Who’s lost?

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 4, 2017 8:56:00 AM
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – came into effect on January 1, 1994, building upon the Canada-U.S. free-trade deal of 1988 and creating the largest free-trade area in the world.
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If Customs comes to visit, will you be prepared?

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Oct 1, 2017 8:48:00 AM
Will you be confident or concerned if you’re selected for a customs verification? 
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