Blog Posts

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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Importing vintage cars from Canada into the United States (part 1)

Posted by Vehicle Imports Dept. - Cole International on Oct 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Importing vintage cars can be tricky. Use the guide below to help you with importing from Canada to the U.S.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) - Survival Guide for Health Canada Consumer Products

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Oct 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Survival guide for shipping container inspections in the U.S.

Posted by Customs Consulting Department on Oct 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

We’ve written about shipping container inspections in Canada. Learn more about the busiest ports into Canada and what you can do to be prepared.

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9 ways to plan for extreme weather events

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season: hurricanes, polar vortices, blizzards. Extreme weather events can shut supply chains down, leading to delays, shut-downs, and other impacts.

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Single Window Initiative (SWI): Survival Guide for Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Nuclear Substances and Equipment

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Sep 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The new SWI landscape

The Single Window Initiative means several changes for importers:

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Best practices: supply chain integration

Posted by Trade Consulting on Sep 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A supply chain refers to all the links required to create and distribute a product for a company, including: suppliers, manufacturers, shipping and logistics, retailers, and customers.

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Logistics tech: supply chain software

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Sep 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

More and more links of the supply chain are relying on software based solutions for management, tracking, communication, and automation. Logistics companies use these types of systems to give their customers more visibility—helping to streamline operations all the way down the chain.

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