Blog Posts

CBSA’s latest Targeted Verification Priorities is out. Are your goods on the list?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jul 25, 2018 8:55:00 AM
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.
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Canadian food safety standards get an update

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jul 18, 2018 8:55:00 AM


Canada is already known for having one of the strongest food safety systems in the world. Soon, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will roll out new regulations that will raise the standard even higher – while also streamlining the regulatory system and aligning Canadian businesses with existing requirements in other countries.
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Country of Origin and Why It Matters

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jul 11, 2018 8:55:00 AM
(hint: it may not be the U.S.) 

Country of origin is an important piece of information on all import documents. Even more so now, with increasingly more U.S. products being subject to duties in the ongoing “trade war” between our two countries. Incorrectly indicating the U.S. as the country of origin could mean you'll unnecessarily pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in duties and surtaxes.
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Fun with acronyms!

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jul 4, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Most industries and workplaces – not to mention sports and pastimes – have their own jargon, which often includes a whole vocabulary of acronyms. The shipping and logistics industry is no exception. Even if you’re properly familiar with an industry, there are probably some that still give you pause – or seem downright foreign.
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