Blog Posts

Customs basics: documentation and declaration

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 26, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Although documentation and declaration are fundamentals for importers, the requirements are anything but simple.

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements: getting the most out of global trade

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on May 19, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Canada partners with the international trade community through several types of trade and investment agreements.

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CARM RPP program financial security—and an update on Release 1

Posted by CARM on May 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

UPDATE: We have received news that the date for CARM Release 1 go-live is May 25, 2021, barring any unforeseen delays.

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Explainer: What is the difference between a refund and a drawback?

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on May 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM


Drawbacks and duty deferral


In Canada, duty deferral is a CBSA program offering relief to Canadian businesses from payment of duties on imported goods that meet certain criteria. Duty deferral comprises of three options, one of those options is the Duty Drawback Program.

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SWI - Survival Guide for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials (HWHRM)

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on May 5, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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