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10 Tips for Handling Canadian Customs as an Importer/Exporter

Dealing with Canadian customs as an importer/exporter isn't always easy. The process requires a business to have a deep understanding of several things, such as the duty rates, import fees, the import/export process, and so much more.

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Canadian Importing: Most Imported Goods for 2018

In 2018, Canadian importing topped US$450 billion worth of goods from foreign suppliers. Compared to 2014, this was a slight slowdown, but compared to 2017, Canadian importing is up over 6%, according to World's Top Exports.

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Tariff classification basics

Tariff classification can be confusing—even for the experts! But getting your classification right is a crucial aspect of any import/export business.

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Collaborating with border agencies: 4 ways to build credibility

Traditional perceptions of customs and border agencies evokes an Us vs. Them dynamic. Border agencies are seen as suspicious gatekeepers looking for problems.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #3: Importing Plant Cuttings

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Importing into Canada: A Step-By-Step Process

When you're running a business and you have plans for importing into Canada, it's important to understand the process. Whether you're a U.S. business looking to sell your goods in Canada or your business is located in another country, our step-by-step process will make importing into Canada much easier.

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How climate change is affecting supply chains

At the end of April, 110 shipping companies signed a letter calling for mandatory slow-steaming to be adopted by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) working group. The letter did not include the signatures of any container carriers, and has created quite a stir. There are ongoing debates over whether slow steaming would work for the container sector, especially when it comes to perishables, such as fruit.

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Logistics 101: Customs Basics

Entering the complex business of import and export can be intense and overwhelming. Our Logistics 101 series is a gentle introduction and an easy-to-follow guide through turbulent, ever-changing waters. We aren’t going to just toss you a compass and wish you luck; we’re in the boat with you, guiding you safely to shore. This series simplifies complex concepts, not just for the sake of it, but to empower you and your team.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #2: Beef and Pork

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide #1: Importing Chicken Breasts

The new SWI landscape

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