Blog Posts

Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing fresh seafood

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Border delay troubleshooting guide

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Aug 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We recently spoke with Jey Sanmuganathan, Cole’s Western Regional Manager of Customs in Canada, to learn more about when to engage a customs broker to avoid delays and penalties.

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Five Oil & Gas Logistics Essentials

Posted by Project Logistics Dept. on Aug 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For the energy sector, well-planned and executed logistics can make or break a project’s timeline. In our decades of oil and gas experience, the most common logistics scenarios we work with include:

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IMO2020: How the new sulphur emissions cap impacts you

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

IMO2020 refers to a new mandated decrease of sulphur in fuel oil which comes into effect for the shipping industry January 1, 2020. The mandate calls for a decrease in sulphur to 0.5% m/m (mass by mass).

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Top 15 Tips for Importing into the USA

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Aug 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Importing goods into the United States isn't exactly a cut-and-dry process. There are many elements to consider when importing into the USA, from the type of product you want to import to the country of origin.

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