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CARM Update: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative intended to modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada.

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10 key practices to ensure customs compliance

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Whether your goods are crossing the Canadian border or the U.S. border, avoiding the glare of Customs is every importer’s ultimate goal. Customs compliance and a strong internal compliance program is a top priority.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing active pharmaceutical ingredients

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Nov 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #6 - October 2019

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Oct 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Canada Border Services Agency prioritizes certain industries and products for audits to ensure ongoing compliance. The Agency keeps their verification priority list current on their website. Cole’s Audit Response Team also keeps track of trends we see in CBSA verifications, which we share with you regularly so you can feel secure about your customs compliance.

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CBSA Verification Priorities Update

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Oct 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure that importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation, and country of origin.

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Understanding Surtax

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Sep 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Surtaxes can be confusing for importers bringing goods into Canada. They can arrive without warning and change just as fast. Cole’s Consulting department took the time to explain the basics of surtax for companies bringing goods and services into Canada.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing explosives

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Sep 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing fresh seafood

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #5 - July 2019

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jul 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Canada Border Services Agency prioritizes certain industries and products for audits to ensure ongoing compliance. The Agency keeps their verification priority list current on their website. Cole’s Audit Response Team also keeps track of trends we see in CBSA verifications, which we share with you regularly so you can feel secure about your customs compliance.

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Tariff classification basics

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jul 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Tariff classification can be confusing—even for the experts! But getting your classification right is a crucial aspect of any import/export business.

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