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Incoterms: an importers guide

The Incoterms or International Commercial Terms are a series of trading terms and conditions designed to assist companies when goods are sold and transported. When both a buyer and seller agree to an Incoterm, it then allows both the buyer and seller to identify clearly where lies the responsibility of each party. 

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Freight update July 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest freight forwarding news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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CARM: Cole's latest updates for importers

CARM Release 1 has rolled out and importers and customs brokers alike have begun to register and use the CARM Client Portal (CCP). 

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CBSA Verification Priorities: July 2021

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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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for ECCC Wildlife Enforcement

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

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8 ways to tell if you’ve got a great customs broker

You don’t just want any customs broker—you want a great customs broker. A truly great broker is your powerhouse at the border.

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Freight update June 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest news in freight forwarding, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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CARM Release 1 is live: here’s what you need to do

CARM went live on May 25, 2021 with the program’s first release. 

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USMCA/CUSMA Rules Of Origin

Getting the Rules Of Origin correct is one of the key aspects to successfully importing under the new USMCA/CUSMA trade agreement--and to receive preferential treatment.

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Compliance Verification Trends - June 2021

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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