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Importing Wooden Products into Canada

  The Canadian government regulates the import of all wooden products and wood-containing products into Canada. And, because these items can carry and introduce harmful pests, their import is tightly controlled.   The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) works closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to.

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NAFTA update – President Trump gets serious

What’s going on?   *USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...   U.S. President Donald Trump has released a draft letter to Congress outlining the administration’s goals for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).   Trump has been talking about renegotiating the decades-old agreement.

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U.S. customs compliance: A refresher

If you’ve been reading our blogs you might have caught our previous posts on this topic – for example, this one on customs negligence, and this more recent one on the “Mod Act” and non-compliance penalties.    But if you’re importing into the U.S., this is important stuff – and it can be a bit confusing – even for a.

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Take charge of the shipping process to improve your success rate at the border and beyond

  We hear concerns from importers and exporters every day. Concerns such as…   "My carrier had to wait at the border, causing delays for not just my shipment but all the shipments on the truck."   "My air shipment arrived and was not accepted by CBSA so it didn’t clear until the next day. I might as well have sent it.

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Importing into the U.S. – Changes aplenty

February 2017 update   We published a blog on this same topic just a few months ago (Change is in the air) and thought we should provide a few updates on developments that have occurred since. With a new U.S. administration in place, there are bound to be ongoing effects to the import/export community so check back.

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The U.S. is proposing a “20% border tax.” What will it mean for you?

Donald Trump’s administration is talking about introducing a 20% “border tax” on imports to the U.S. to help pay for the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.   At this point, the tax is theoretical but apparently would apply to imports from countries with whom the U.S. has a trade deficit. If this holds true,.

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The U.S. government and “America First” – what it means to you

New leader, new direction   With every new administration come new policies, and the recently-anointed President Trump’s government is no exception. And, although Trump has been outspoken about some of his planned changes, it’s still not clear if or when they will become reality.

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What does Donald Trump mean to NAFTA?

Trump doesn’t like NAFTA   *USMCA/CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. Read More...   During the debates ahead of the U.S. election, Mr. Trump called NAFTA “the worst trade deal … ever signed in this country,” and has promised to take action on the agreement early on in his tenure as president.   Trump has.

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Expand Your International Trade Opportunities

The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement   February 2017 update   We published an article about this agreement between Canada and the European Union back in November, shortly after it was signed. See our previous blog on CETA for a refresher.   The latest development is that, as anticipated, the.

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Canada-U.S. trade in uncertain times

Are you wondering how the political changes underway in the U.S. will affect your cross-border trade? If you are concerned that you may not continue to enjoy smoothborder crossings… We don’t blame you!   Given the uncertain direction of U.S. international trade – but knowing that things are not likely to get easier.

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