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Canadian Ecommerce: Selling Digitally as a Non-Resident Importer

Online shopping has taken hold of consumers across the globe, and things are no different in Canada. According to a study by Forrester, Canada will earn roughly $39 billion in online sales by 2019. This is just the beginning of an increasingly profitable market as more and more companies make their way into the Canadian online market. Numbers for -commerce have continued to rise since 2016. Statista determined that there will be a tremendous i...

Moving To Canada: What Can A Broker Do For You?

The process behind moving to Canada can be tedious and complicated. It doesn’t matter if you’re a resident moving back after a long stay abroad or an immigrant looking to start a new life in North America, there are many things that you’ll need to consider, like duties, taxes, proper documentation, and border exemptions. The question of what to bring with you across the border, and what to leave behind for future shipping is a difficult ...

Resident and Non-Resident Importers: Making Sense of Canadian Duty and Tax

The Canadian market is a prosperous place for importers, be it resident or non-resident importers (NRI). There’s room for large profit and lucrative business opportunities, but depending on your residential stature within Canada, you will be subject to a varying degree of duties and taxes. The province your business operates in will also impact how you are taxed, as well as the amount of money you make within one fiscal year. Resident Imp...

3 Clear Signs You NEED To Be Contacting A Customs Broker

Customs brokers are useful assets for any importing business, but how do you know what the perfect time to contact one is? If you’ve never worked with a customs broker before, you may be feeling a little lost about whether or not you really need one. While even the smallest importing businesses will benefit from the expertise of a customs broker, there are three clear signs that you really need to start working with one right away -- and not...

Clearing Canadian Customs: The Advanced Commercial Information Initiative

Many Canadians have sat in long lines at the border. Most of us have had to wait for a shipment to finally clear customs before it can be in our hands. Everyone has some sort of story about paperwork slowing down their day. Finding new and ever-evolving ways to make the customs and border crossing process more streamlined is the ongoing goal of any government’s customs agency. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has implemented a numb...