Blog Posts

Impact of the Work From Home (WFH) movement

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Apr 28, 2021 8:45:00 AM

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.

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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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