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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing tires under TC (Transport Canada)

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Feb 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Logistics essentials for agriculture companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Feb 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The agriculture industry has a wide range of logistics considerations, including transporting large equipment, and importing/exporting products with varying requirements.

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Compliance Verification Trends Issue #7 - February 2020

Posted by Audit Response Unit (ARU) - Cole International on Feb 5, 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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Incoterms: A Complete Guide

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Feb 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Incoterms is the shorter version of International Commercial Terms. These specific terms are used throughout international commercial transactions. They are three-letter trade terms used to clearly communicate the risks, costs, and tasks associated with international transportation and the delivery of goods.

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CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2020

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Jan 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are your goods on it?

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.

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9 Tips for Choosing a Freight Forwarder in the USA

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

When you need a freight forwarder in the USA, you have plenty of options, but not all the options are the same. Finding the right partner for your needs may take some research. It's not as easy as just choosing any US freight forwarding company.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for importing commodities under ECCC (Environment And Climate Change Canada) Vehicle And Engine Emissions Program

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jan 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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5 logistics essentials for vehicle importers

Posted by Vehicle Imports Dept. - Cole International on Jan 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Canadian importers frequently need to move American vehicles across the border. The most common scenarios for importing vehicles tend to fall into these categories:

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5 logistics essentials for e-commerce companies

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

E-commerce is a massive industry accounting for 3.5 trillion USD in sales globally in 2019—and that number is only projected to rise.

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Hiring a Freight Forwarder in Canada? 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jan 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Choosing the right freight forwarder in Canada isn't always an easy task. Finding a company you're comfortable working with matters, as you want to ensure your Canadian freight forwarder will move your items quickly and safely.

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