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CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2021

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jan 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

 

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How autonomous vehicles are used in shipping & logistics

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We’ve written about shipping innovations before, but this week we dive into the emerging world of autonomous vehicles.

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Explainer: container shortage and price increases for ocean cargo

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You may have noticed that it’s harder to get a last-minute booking from a shipping company these days. You might also have noticed that your bill is much higher, too.

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Will there be duty-relief after Brexit?

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union at the stroke of midnight December 31, 2020. This also marks the end of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the UK.

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Supply chain tech: spotlight on food safety

Posted by Trade Consulting on Dec 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Both industry and consumers know that food safety management needs to be improved.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival guide for Health Canada (HC) Human Drugs

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Dec 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Importing PPE into Canada

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Dec 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing has been more valuable than PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). We wrote about importing PPE into the U.S. recently.

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Importing PPE into the U.S.

Posted by U.S. Customs Dept. - Cole International on Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing has been more valuable than PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Here’s what you need to know before importing PPE into the U.S.

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Compliance Verification Trends - October 2020

Posted by Audit Response Unit (ARU) - Cole International on Nov 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Canada Border Services Agency prioritizes certain industries and products for audits to ensure ongoing compliance. The Agency keeps their verification priority list current on their website. Cole’s Audit Response Team also keeps track of trends we see in CBSA verifications, which we share with you regularly so you can feel secure about your customs compliance.

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4 steps to import a vintage car into Canada from the U.S. (Part 2)

Posted by Vehicle Imports Dept. - Cole International on Nov 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Part 1 of this series walked you through importing vintage vehicles from Canada to the U.S. This week, we discuss bringing a vintage vehicle to Canada from the U.S.

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