Blog Posts

Blockchain technology and the container shipping industry

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Oct 25, 2017 8:58:00 AM
 
 
What is blockchain?
 
Blockchain technology is a computer-based open-source system for undertaking and tracking transactions. With an agreed-to network of interconnected participants, a blockchain eliminates the need for third party oversight traditionally provided by a bank or online tracking portal.
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President Trump, NAFTA and the North American auto industry

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
*USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...
 
The automotive industry in North America is one of the success stories of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The elimination of duties and easing of cross-border trade that NAFTA wrought has increased efficiencies in the automotive sector, leading to lower costs and ease of commerce across a well-integrated, North America-wide supply chain.
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How do you export?

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Oct 15, 2017 10:13:00 AM
As an exporter, you may find government compliance requirements confusing, feel uncertain about who is responsible for costs and risks during transit and wonder whether you’ve adequately packed and insured your goods.
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Cargo Insurance: Are you covered?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
 
All kinds of little things can go wrong to delay or damage your goods while in transit. And since a lot of those things are outside of your control – doesn’t it make sense to insure your goods, just in case?
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NAFTA – Who’s won? Who’s lost?

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Oct 4, 2017 8:56:00 AM
 
*USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...
 
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – came into effect on January 1, 1994, building upon the Canada-U.S. free-trade deal of 1988 and creating the largest free-trade area in the world.
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If Customs comes to visit, will you be prepared?

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Oct 1, 2017 8:48:00 AM
Will you be confident or concerned if you’re selected for a customs verification? 
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NAFTA – What’s Happening, Anyway??

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Sep 27, 2017 8:40:00 AM
 
*USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...
 
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade agreement – is in flux. We’ve published a few blogs on the shifting landscape of this agreement, most recently:
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CETA update: September 21 = Implementation Day!

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Sep 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, is an agreement between Canada and European Union member states (see the list of countries in our CETA blog from last fall) and is on the verge of being a reality.
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Increased Enforcement of U.S. Antidumping & Countervailing Duties

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
Antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) are customs charges aimed at counteracting artificially low prices on imported goods.
 
AD/CVD rates can be significantly higher than other import duties – sometimes exceeding 400 percent of the value of the merchandise.
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Exporting Goods from the United States

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
 
Every year, U.S. companies export over two trillion dollars’ worth of goods and services. If you want your business to get in on the action, it’s important to do it right – right from the start.
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