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CBSA Verification Priorities: July 2020

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are your goods on it?

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

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CARM 101: everything you need to know

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What is CARM?

The CBSA’s Customs Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of tax and duty for goods imported into Canada.

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Special Import Measures Act (SIMA): What's new in 2020?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What is SIMA?

One of CBSA’s roles is to protect Canadian producers from unfair foreign competition. The Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) is part of that effort, specifically addressing the subsidizing and dumping of imported goods.

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Working with your Customs broker and CARM

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The timing of the three releases of the new CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative are changing due to COVID-19. Please refer to our CARM webpages and to CBSA’s pages for the most current information.

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CARM’s impact on importers

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on May 18, 2020 9:30:00 AM

CARM, the CBSA’s Customs Assessment and Revenue Management project represents some significant changes to how importers go about the business of importing.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Natural Resource Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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CARM features and release updates

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Apr 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Special Notice: CBSA announced on April 21, 2020 the implementation of Release 1 has be pushed back to January 2021 (previously fall 2020) due to COVID-19.

 

CARM, the CBSA’s Customs Assessment and Revenue Management project introduces a suite of new online tools that will transform and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada.

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Importing wood products and wood packaging into the US and Canada

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Mar 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Wood and wood-containing products can carry and introduce harmful pests, so their import is tightly monitored in both the U.S. and Canada. Wood packaging materials are also subject to import regulation.

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CUSMA: What’s next for Canadian importer/exporters?

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Mar 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While the U.S. has ratified the new North American free trade agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, the document has yet to be ratified in Canada.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing commodities under ECCC (Environment And Climate Change Canada) Vehicle And Engine Emissions Program

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jan 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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