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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 sellers worldwide for clear interpretation of the most commonly used terms in international trade.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing fresh seafood

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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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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Five Oil & Gas Logistics Essentials

For the energy sector, well-planned and executed logistics can make or break a project’s timeline. In our decades of oil and gas experience, the most common logistics scenarios we work with include:

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IMO2020: How the new sulphur emissions cap impacts you

IMO2020 refers to a new mandated decrease of sulphur in fuel oil which comes into effect for the shipping industry January 1, 2020. The mandate calls for a decrease in sulphur to 0.5% m/m (mass by mass).

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Top 15 Tips for Importing into the USA

Importing goods into the United States isn't exactly a cut-and-dry process. There are many elements to consider when importing into the USA, from the type of product you want to import to the country of origin.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for importing vehicles

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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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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5 Steps & 6 Tips for Importing Vehicles into Canada

The unfavourable exchange rates for Canadians may have you thinking it doesn't make sense to buy a vehicle and have it imported into Canada. However, there are still some scenarios where consumers buy a car in the United States and import it into Canada.

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #5 - July 2019

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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