Blog Posts

Together... we are making dreams come true!

 
A Message from Jason Evanson - National Director, Development at Children's Wish
 
It’s been an exciting year at Children’s Wish. After three decades focused on granting the wishes of children with 
life-threatening illnesses, Children’s Wish is now expanding its reach to include children with serious neurological and genetic diagnoses, like severe cerebral palsy. These are children with complex care and mobility challenges who are often largely or fully dependent on their families for their day-to-day activities.
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How can you reduce delays in imports cleared by Customs?

 
Import documentation is one of the most common reasons import shipments are delayed. Sloppy, incorrect or missing paperwork alerts Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that your organization may not be living up to its legal obligations as a Canadian importer. And that deserves a second look, often delaying your cargo.
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National Denim Day

 
Today, we participated in #NationalDenimDay across all our branches. We proudly rocked our jeans to raise awareness and support the CURE foundation with the fight against breast cancer. Thank you to all those who donated, wearing jeans has never been so important!
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Cole International Opens U.S. Customs Consulting Office

 
Cole International has opened a U.S. consulting office in Houston, Texas.
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From Zurich to Montreal...

 
Swiss World Cargo celebrates the arrival of spring and their 777 with a BBQ on Thursday, April 28th in the Cargo section of the Montreal Airport. Our employees had the privilege to be invited to partake in the festivities and watch the arrival and departure of their flight. Thank you for the wonderful burgers, panini's and those delicious Swiss chocolate treats!
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Cole Offers a Helping Hand To Fort McMurray

 
Many of our Edmonton and Calgary staff have been deployed from their usual duties at Cole International to help those affected by the fires in Fort McMurray. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time if you experience any difficulties in contacting a staff member or any inconsistencies in the usual efficient service that you receive from Cole.
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Drawback: The Forgotten Opportunity

 
Drawback is the refund of certain taxes, duties and fees paid to Customs on imports for certain exports from the U.S. Long considered “the most complex commercial program” of U.S. Customs, recent simplifications of the drawback law should make drawback claims somewhat easier to prepare. Unfortunately, drawback is a forgotten opportunity for many United States exporters.
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Why is delivery of my shipments so often late?

 
(But was it really?)
 
On-time delivery of shipments to your customers is essential to the smooth operation of your business – not to mention maintaining the confidence and loyalty of your customers. Are you ever frustrated by late delivery of shipments? Let’s look at the reasons why your deliveries may not happen within the timeline you were expecting.
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How can I reduce the amount of damage my shipments incur?

 
There's nothing quite so frustrating as inspecting a delivery and discovering shipping damages. While it's impossible to guarantee no damage at all from the shipping process, there are several things you can do to greatly reduce it.
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The Future of Canadian Trade Agreements: Why Canada is Seeking More Trade

 
Why sign trade agreements with other nations? Canada has several trade agreements in effect that aim to give its companies an advantage over the U.S. and other countries. With a trade agreement in place, such as in Panama (where the U.S. does not), Canada receives more benefits in the shape of preferential access to various industries and, of course, reduced costs of importing goods.
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