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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO-MPO) Trade Tracking Program

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Keeping great records: a guide

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Dec 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Maintaining a paper trail of documentation as an importer or exporter is a must. If you are audited, clear and complete records need to be at your fingertips. But, which documents need to be kept? For how long? This week, we offer you a clear guide to keeping great records.

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10 Tips for Handling Canadian Customs as an Importer/Exporter

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jul 15, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Dealing with Canadian customs as an importer/exporter isn't always easy. The process requires a business to have a deep understanding of several things, such as the duty rates, import fees, the import/export process, and so much more.

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Canadian Importing: Most Imported Goods for 2018

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jul 10, 2019 8:55:00 AM

In 2018, Canadian importing topped US$450 billion worth of goods from foreign suppliers. Compared to 2014, this was a slight slowdown, but compared to 2017, Canadian importing is up over 6%, according to World's Top Exports.

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Importing into Canada: A Step-By-Step Process

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Jun 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM

When you're running a business and you have plans for importing into Canada, it's important to understand the process. Whether you're a U.S. business looking to sell your goods in Canada or your business is located in another country, our step-by-step process will make importing into Canada much easier.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #1: Importing Chicken Breasts

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 22, 2019 8:55:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

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Single Window Initiative launch date DELAYED

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Mar 20, 2019 8:55:00 AM
 
Important notice: CBSA has delayed the mandatory go-live date of April 1st. A new date will be announced in the coming days.
 
Our blog followers—and Canadian importers in general—will be well aware that the Single Window Initiative is inching closer to realization. Government and industry updates have probably been coming at you fast and furious for the past year or two. And for good reason! This is a major undertaking and it will affect the importing processes in a pretty big way.
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Canada Customs 101: The CBSA basics

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Feb 27, 2019 8:55:00 AM
 
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is part of Canada’s fabric. It’s the gatekeeper: Letting in the stuff we want and keeping out the things we’d rather stayed away. But maybe you’ve asked yourself…
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Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Single Window

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Feb 20, 2019 8:55:00 AM

 

The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a federal government process for gathering information on imports into Canada. We ran a blog on this back in January 2018.

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New food safety regulations on the way

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Dec 19, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 
 
Just a reminder  on January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations (SFCR) will come into effect. Anyone importing, exporting or handling food should become familiar with the changes and understand how the new regulations will affect their business.
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