Blog Posts

Cole International Acquires Peninsula Customs Brokers

Posted by Project Logistics Dept. on Nov 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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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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IMO2020: Digging into the new sulphur emissions cap

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we dive deep into the background and context of IMO2020, putting the 0.5% sulphur emissions cap into greater context, and discussing the economic and environmental impacts of the mandate in greater detail as we move into the last quarter of 2019.

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Switching customs brokers: a guide

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A solid relationship with your customs broker, and a good fit with them, is essential for an importer. But what if it’s time for a change? This week, we dive deep into why you might consider a switch and how to go about it without disrupting your operations.

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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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How Importing Vehicles into the U.S. Works

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Importing vehicles into the U.S. isn't a process you should expect to be easy. It's filled with regulations, requirements, an emission testing.

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Working with rising transportation costs and capacity issues

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Rising fuel costs. Emission-reduction regulations. Peak season surcharges and capacity crunches. Across modes and all over the world, importers are working hard to balance competing priorities: keeping their supply chains moving quickly while protecting their profit margins.

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U.S. Importing: Top 7 United States Imports

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With imports valued at more than $2.6 trillion, the United States is one of the leading countries for importing goods. U.S. importing has risen since 2014 by 8.4% and during 2018, about 45% of the imports came from providers in Asia. Based on the population of just over 329 million people, the total imports in the U.S. translates to about $7,900 in yearly per U.S. resident, according to WorldsTopExports.com.

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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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