One of the most sweeping global shifts since early 2020 has been the rise of the Work From Home (WFH) movement. Importers, logistics professionals, and border agencies alike are working from home offices or kitchen tables--many of us surrounded by family pets and remote-schooling children.
The new SWI landscape
The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:
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.
The CBSA audit. It’s a thing importers try to avoid...but what is it really like to be audited?
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.