Blog Posts

How can you reduce delays in imports cleared by Customs?

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 11, 2016 8:55:06 AM
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

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 10, 2016 2:47:00 PM
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

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 10, 2016 9:36:53 AM
Cole International has opened a U.S. consulting office in Houston, Texas.
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From Zurich to Montreal...

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 9, 2016 10:24:07 AM
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

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on May 6, 2016 2:21:47 PM
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

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on May 4, 2016 8:30:54 AM
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?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 27, 2016 7:58:34 AM
(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?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Apr 20, 2016 8:40:09 AM
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

Posted by NAFTA & Free Trade Dept. - Cole International on Apr 13, 2016 8:38:20 AM
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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Now and Then: U.S. Customs Brokerage Associations

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Apr 6, 2016 9:05:39 AM
As far as the evolution of the customs brokerage industry goes, what you don't know might just surprise you. Here are eight surprising facts about this service.
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