Blog Posts

Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Delegating authority with CARM

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM

One of the main features of CARM--and a critical aspect of maintaining seamless operations for yourself as an importer--is the delegation of authority through the CARM portal.

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What it’s really like to be audited by CBSA

Posted by Audit Response Unit (ARU) - Cole International on Apr 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The CBSA audit. It’s a thing importers try to avoid...but what is it really like to be audited? 

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5 factors impacting your freight costs right now

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

One of the biggest impacts of this “pandemic year” has been fluctuation (and frustration) in transportation pricing. With freight representing up to 50% of your logistics cost and 10-20% of your retail price, your transportation expenditures are a big part of your bottom line.

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