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Black Friday approaches. Are you ready?

Black Friday, Cyber Monday (falling on November 29 and December 2 this year) and the ensuing shopping frenzy leading up to Christmas bring significant opportunities – and challenges – to myriad businesses worldwide. Major global shipping companies deliver hundreds of millions of packages in the month between Black.

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Getting Up to Speed with Incoterms

Incoterms (or international commercial terms) designed to assist traders when goods are sold and transported. Published by the International Chamber of Commerce, the terms clearly communicate the costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. The Incoterms rules are used by buyers and.

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Border delay troubleshooting guide

We recently spoke with Jey Sanmuganathan, Cole’s Western Regional Manager of Customs in Canada, to learn more about when to engage a customs broker to avoid delays and penalties.

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When to engage a customs broker

We’ve shared with you why to choose a customs broker, but when is the best time to seek the professional support of a customs broker to avoid delays and penalties? We sat down with Jey Sanmuganathan, Cole’s Western Regional Manager of Customs in Canada for a little Q&A to learn more.

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Logistics 101: Customs Basics

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters. We aren’t going to just toss you a compass and wish you luck; we’re in the boat with you, guiding you safely to.

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How do I import wood products into Canada?

    Lumber, firewood, packing material, furniture, home décor… When bringing wood items into the country, importers need to know what’s required of them by Canada Customs and other regulatory agencies.

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How do I import wood products into the U.S.?

    Plywood, flooring, crates, sculptures… When moving wood items across the border, importers need to know what’s required of them by customs and other regulatory agencies.

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Canadian Customs Bonds

    If you are involved in the import, export, manufacturing, sales or distribution of goods in Canada, you may need a Canadian customs bond in order to move your goods across the border.

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off·shor·ing

    /äfˈSHôriNG/ noun the practice of basing some of a company's processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs. In today’s fast-paced and ultra-connected world, many companies are offshoring aspects of their business to cut costs. This is all fine and good when those savings are passed on to.

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Country of Origin and Why It Matters

(hint: it may not be the U.S.)     Country of origin is an important piece of information on all import documents. Even more so now, with increasingly more U.S. products being subject to duties in the ongoing “trade war” between our two countries. Incorrectly indicating the U.S. as the country of origin could mean.

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