Trade buzz: What is friendshoring? (And should you care right now?)
Over the past three years, we’ve been paying significant attention to supply chain processes across industries. From pandemic disruptions to an international war, businesses across all points of the supply chain are striving to mitigate further potential chaos. Beneath all the surface chaos, the entire nature of our.
CARM reminder: approve your broker's access in the CCP
As you prepare for the second release of the Canada Border Service Agency’s Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project, a reminder to ensure you approve your broker’s access to the CARM Client Portal (CCP).
Explainer: Filling out your Cole Proforma Invoice correctly (U.S. Customs)
We get it, you’re busy. But when it’s time to clear your shipments, without a properly completed invoice, your goods may end up stuck at the border. Keep your goods moving seamlessly with these helpful tips on filling out your Cole Proforma Invoice.
Customs Roundup May 24, 2023: news and views from the world of Customs
Customs, compliance and trade regulations are dynamic and always on the move, just like your goods. These roundups intend to bring you the latest in news from the worlds of Canadian and U.S. Customs so you can get the information you need to keep your goods moving seamlessly.
Freight updates May 23, 2023: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain
The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, as we continue dealing with the fallout of pandemic-related supply chain issues, fluctuations in prices, labour disruptions, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the dynamic.
How successful importers prepare for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is a major holiday observed by over a billion people. As such, it has the potential to seriously impact your supply chain operations. While Chinese New Year is in January, successful importers start planning for it as early as May.
Shipping rented or leased goods? Get clear on the specifics and keep your goods moving
Whether to lease, rent or buy can often be an important question when you are importing goods. But just how much does this affect your shipping business?
Case study: an in-depth audit review pays off
When a major oil and gas production company found itself being subject to a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) audit, they called Cole International’s Audit Response Unit (ARU) right away.
Prep for CARM R2 with this helpful webinar series
The second release (R2) of the Canada Border Service Agency's (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is now mere months away. Keep the momentum up by participating in these free webinars from the CBSA.
Attention Canadian importers! Drop this assumption and make shipping from Canada into the U.S. easier
As a Canadian importer moving goods into the U.S. and working with Cole International customs brokers, it's easy to assume if we clear it in Canada, we clear it in the U.S. too. Learn how dropping this one flawed assumption can keep your goods moving seamlessly.