Blog Posts

Collaborating with border agencies: 4 ways to build credibility

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 26, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Traditional perceptions of customs and border agencies evokes an Us vs. Them dynamic. Border agencies are seen as suspicious gatekeepers looking for problems.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #3: Importing Plant Cuttings

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 19, 2019 8:55:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Importing into Canada: A Step-By-Step Process

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jun 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM

When you're running a business and you have plans for importing into Canada, it's important to understand the process. Whether you're a U.S. business looking to sell your goods in Canada or your business is located in another country, our step-by-step process will make importing into Canada much easier.

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How climate change is affecting supply chains

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 12, 2019 8:55:00 AM

At the end of April, 110 shipping companies signed a letter calling for mandatory slow-steaming to be adopted by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) working group. The letter did not include the signatures of any container carriers, and has created quite a stir. There are ongoing debates over whether slow steaming would work for the container sector, especially when it comes to perishables, such as fruit.

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Logistics 101: Customs Basics

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jun 5, 2019 9:55:00 AM

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters. We aren’t going to just toss you a compass and wish you luck; we’re in the boat with you, guiding you safely to shore. This series simplifies complex concepts, not just for the sake of it, but to empower you and your team.

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