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Prepare for Golden Week 2024 and its impact on freight shipping

Many Chinese businesses close their doors for Golden Week 2024, starting with China National Day on October 1st. Importers that source goods from China need to plan around this major holiday as Golden Week shipping grinds to a halt.

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Reduce import fees with customs duty exemptions

Dealing with duties, taxes, and tariffs is an inescapable part of doing business as an importer. Mitigating the impact of these types of import fees can make a significant difference in reducing the cost of international trade.

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Importing vehicles into the U.S. from Canada

Importing a vehicle into the U.S. from Canada provides car enthusiasts, collectors, and buyers with opportunities to access unique makes and models or find a great deal. U.S. vehicle imports require more than a few clicks and a credit card. You’ll need to follow a specific set of rules to avoid delays and frustrations.

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How will freight rates increase in 2024?

North American shippers and importers should expect freight rates to rise in 2024. A range of factors, from energy prices to geopolitical problems, will create disruptions to the freight industry throughout the year. Shippers across Canada and the U.S. should prepare to reduce the impact of projected freight price.

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How importers can simplify CBSA Customs audits and verification

Companies shipping items across the Canada-U.S. border will eventually face a Customs visit for an audit, also referred to as a verification. Accurate recordkeeping and a consistent compliance process will help your business stay prepared when a customs audit takes place.

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Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) and the Single Window Initiative (SWI)

Some Canadian importers are surprised to discover that their goods must comply with regulations from multiple government agencies - in addition to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Failure to do so can create significant delays and additional costs.

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CBSA Verification Priorities - January 2024

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Celebrating International Customs Day 2024: Facilitating global trade and security

Customs officials help to ensure the efficient movement of goods between nations, facilitating a key role in international trade. They also contribute to secure trade and are responsible for implementing and enforcing customs laws and regulations, collecting duties and taxes, and preventing the illegal movement of.

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Explainer: Why businesses work with Customs compliance consultants

At Cole International, we believe that the more you know, the better your goods will go. Our Explainer posts provide valuable information from customs compliance consultants that you should know about before you make your next move. We understand that the logistics industry involves complex processes, regulations, and.

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Upcoming Canada and U.S. tariff changes to watch for in 2024

Importers could see significant changes to tariffs made throughout 2024. Both the Canadian and U.S. governments appear ready to enact major shifts in the way tariffs and trade relations function in 2024 and beyond. As such, businesses could find themselves dealing with tariffs that impact their bottom line – for.

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