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Cargo Insurance: Safe and Secure Importing

Last week, we talked to you about shipping during peak season and how to get your imports to port on time, even with the increased demand. This week, we’re going to talk about what happens when your imports don’t make it to port just right. While not a reality anyone likes having to deal with, lost cargo is a fact of international trade. It’s hard to get a good grasp on the real number — cargo shipping companies and insurance brokers h...

Peak Season Shipping: Beat the Rate Hikes

There is a peak season for everything. Peak travel seasons, peak shopping seasons… and peak shipping seasons! Import businesses and goods are lucrative ventures for resident and non-resident importers alike, but those profits can fly out the window if you’re not careful. Peak season rates jump exponentially because of the increased demand. Your cargo may even be subject to rolling — more on that later — so paying expedited fees can ...

So You’re Being Audited: Canadian Customs Audits

Being audited is a stressful affair — and it can feel especially stressful if you know you’ve been compliant. You’ve filled out all the right paperwork and your customs broker has applied all the right tariff codes — what’s gone wrong? Probably nothing. If you’ve been selected for a customs audit, there’s no need to panic. You’re not necessarily being singled out for any wrongdoing. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)...

Canadian Customs Law: Power of Attorney

You’ve likely heard of the concept of Power of Attorney (PoA) before. In essence, a Power of Attorney agreement gives another party (either an individual or a company) the authority to make decisions on your behalf. The most common situations in which the average Canadian will encounter a PoA agreement will likely be medical or legal. Power of Attorney agreements, however, go beyond ensuring your wishes are respected if you’re in a coma. I...

2019 Supply Chain Growth Predictions

We’re now nearly a month into 2019! With everyone back to work after the holidays and the complex supply chains around the world gearing up to tackle what looks to be a challenging year, we at Clearit think it’s high time we go over our predictions for growth in the supply chain for 2019. Read on to get a peek at what’s coming up -- and what’s already happening -- in supply chains around the world! Artificial Intelligence, Automation,...