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How does CETA benefit Canada?

The Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) sets new standards for the trade of goods and services and investment. CETA opens up new markets in the European Union for Canadian businesses and creates significant advantages for all Canadians. For context, the EU is Canada’s second largest trading partner (the first being the US), and the world’s second-largest economy. Needless to say, the agreement ea...

Not sure if you should work with a customs broker?

There’s no doubt that a central part of running a business is being as efficient as possible. In terms of being a business which requires you to import goods, working with a broker is a key part of optimizing your process. Business owners have to be specialists in many different things, it’s often the case that it is not worth the time spent figuring out the nuances of international trade. Sometimes, it’s best to leave this to the exper...

Not sure what’s going on with CETA? Here’s our breakdown.

  What is CETA? The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, enacted in September 2017. Fundamentally, CETA is a progressive trade agreement, with some of the strongest commitments ever seen in a trade deal. These commitments range from promoting labor rights, to environmental preservation. In fact, the obligations in the deal are binding. Driving trad...

How can we encourage millennials to enter the logistics workforce?

The majority of Canadians in today’s workforce are aged 25-44, according to Statistics Canada. Today’s oldest millennials are aged 35 (born in 1982). This means that a huge portion of our workforce is made up of millennials. Last year, there were almost 4 million jobs in sectors relating to logistics networks, transportation, and customs brokerage-- and the jobs are growing by 3.05 % each year since 2012. However, it seems like the gen...

Demystifying the Single Window Initiative (SWI)

It has been over 6 months since the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been implementing the Single Window Initiative (SWI). It goes without saying that if your business imports goods into Canada, that this may affect how you do business. This means that your declaration will require further details than you have previously provided. So, what is the SWI exactly? Briefly put, the Single Window Initiative is a single point for ...