Blog Posts

Canada Customs 101: The CBSA basics

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Feb 27, 2019 8:55:00 AM
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is part of Canada’s fabric. It’s the gatekeeper: Letting in the stuff we want and keeping out the things we’d rather stayed away. But maybe you’ve asked yourself…
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Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Single Window

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Feb 20, 2019 8:55:00 AM


The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a federal government process for gathering information on imports into Canada. We ran a blog on this back in January 2018.

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Becoming a Non-Resident Importer (NRI): Is it time?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Feb 13, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Becoming a non-resident importer—or NRI—is something you may want to consider if you or your company reside outside of Canada but want to enjoy the same ease at the border as Canadian importers do.

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How do I import wood products into Canada?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Feb 6, 2019 8:55:00 AM
Lumber, firewood, packing material, furniture, home décor… When bringing wood items into the country, importers need to know what’s required of them by Canada Customs and other regulatory agencies.
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