Blog Posts

Importing wood products and wood packaging into the US and Canada

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Mar 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Wood and wood-containing products can carry and introduce harmful pests, so their import is tightly monitored in both the U.S. and Canada. Wood packaging materials are also subject to import regulation.

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IMO2020 update: fuel prices and carriage ban

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

On January 1, 2020, IMO2020 came into effect under IMO’s MARPOL treaty limiting sulphur emissions from ocean fuel to 0.5%.

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CUSMA: What’s next for Canadian importer/exporters?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Mar 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While the U.S. has ratified the new North American free trade agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, the document has yet to be ratified in Canada.

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U.S. signs the USMCA

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Mar 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

*USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...

At the end of January 2020, President Trump ratified the USMCA free trade agreement, a 2,082-page document replacing the 1994 North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA).

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