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Case study: out-of-the-box thinking leads to duty recovery

When it comes to customs compliance, there is no shortage of opportunities to overpay on duty, delay the release of your goods or receive a surprise verification request. This is why partnering with a quality team who knows customs like the back of their hands is essential. Here’s one story out of thousands.

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Customs roundup March 22, 2023: news and views from the world of Customs

Customs, compliance and trade regulations are dynamic and always on the move, just like your goods. These roundups intend to bring you the latest in news from the worlds of Canadian and U.S. Customs so you can get the information you need to keep your goods moving seamlessly.

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Anti-dumping and countervailing: understanding the CBSA complaint process

Last month, the Special import Measures Act (SIMA) handbook was updated and in light of this we are sharing a refresher on what SIMA is, along with a deep dive into the process of filing a complaint.

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Freight updates March 14, 2023: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, as we continue dealing with the fallout of pandemic-related supply chain issues, fluctuations in prices, labour disruptions, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the dynamic.

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Explainer: Origin of goods - Canadian customs

At Cole International, we believe that the more you know, the better your goods will go. Our Explainer posts provide valuable information you should know before you make your next move. We understand that the logistics industry involves complex processes, regulations, and definitions that can be overwhelming to.

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Importing organic food products? Here's the latest you need to know.

Last month new import and admissibility requirements for organic seed products were incorporated into the Automated Import Reference System. If you import organic food products, this post is for you.

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Freight updates February 21, 2023: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, as we continue dealing with the fallout of pandemic-related supply chain issues, fluctuations in prices, labour disruptions, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the dynamic.

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CARM R2 is coming! Are you ready?

Whether you are prepared or not, the second release of the CBSA Accounting and Revenue Management program, aka CARM R2, is rapidly approaching. This post shares everything you need to know to get ready. The biggest takeaway? Don’t delay! The time to get your CARM ducks in a row is now.

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5 surprise costs to watch for in ocean shipping

Ocean shipments involve a long chain of details that, if overlooked by importers, could come with hidden costs. Learn what some of these surprise costs are, and how you can avoid incurring them.

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4 ways to build supply chain resilience

If the beginning of the 2020s taught us anything, it’s that flexibility and the ability to pivot are crucial to supply chain success. While disruptions due to the pandemic and inflation seem to be easing up, an increase in extreme weather events plus rising sea levels suggest that supply chain woes are not over yet..

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