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U.S. signs the USMCA

*USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More... At the end of January 2020, President Trump ratified the USMCA free trade agreement, a 2,082-page document replacing the 1994 North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA).

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Logistics 101: Tariff classification

The layman's guide to Tariff classification - Infographic

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing tires under TC (Transport Canada)

The new SWI landscape The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Logistics essentials for agriculture companies

The agriculture industry has a wide range of logistics considerations, including transporting large equipment, and importing/exporting products with varying requirements.

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #7 - February 2020

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.

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Incoterms: A Complete Guide

Incoterms is the shorter version of International Commercial Terms. These specific terms are used throughout international commercial transactions. They are three-letter trade terms used to clearly communicate the risks, costs, and tasks associated with international transportation and the delivery of goods.

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CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2020

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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9 Tips for Choosing a Freight Forwarder in the USA

When you need a freight forwarder in the USA, you have plenty of options, but not all the options are the same. Finding the right partner for your needs may take some research. It's not as easy as just choosing any US freight forwarding company.

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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

The new SWI landscape The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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5 logistics essentials for vehicle importers

Canadian importers frequently need to move American vehicles across the border. The most common scenarios for importing vehicles tend to fall into these categories:

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