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Blockchain in the International Supply Chain

2018 was the year of increasing application of blockchain tactics in supply chains around the world. Previously relegated to the realms of cryptocurrency and financial technology, blockchain saw adoption across Canada in governmental, educational, and trade contexts. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology became the first school in Canada to issue graduate credentials through blockchain, the fledgling Canadian cannabis industry took at look...

B3 Forms: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Happy 2019, readers! Welcome back for another year of importing tips to make your lives easier — we hope everyone had a relaxing bit of time off. That said, since we’re all still somewhat feeling the last lingering effects of the holiday hangover, let’s ease ourselves back in with a single form — to be exact, the standard accounting form importers must submit to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for importing commercial goods: the B...

Festive Favourites: Popular Imports to Canada During the 2018 Holiday Season

There’s no feeling quite like the holiday rush. For some, it’s all about the exhilaration of sprinting from shopping mall to shopping mall, trying to buy up the season’s quickest disappearing items for your loved ones. For others, it’s the stress of sprinting from shopping mall to shopping mall, trying to buy up the season’s quickest disappearing items for your loved ones. Not to mention cooking meals, entertaining dozens of famil...

Importing Tips For Your Home Remodelling

There aren’t many passion projects more fun or satisfying than putting entirely new spins on the various rooms in your home. But whether you’re a professional interior designer or just someone with a keen eye for design, a worthwhile remodelling requires more than just a fresh coat of paint. Anyone who regularly scours Pinterest for inspiration or spends their weekends perusing furniture and knick-knack stores will surely consider replacin...

Double Team: Working in Tandem with a Customs Broker and a Freight Forwarder

While we often discuss the importance of meeting the necessary requirements to get your shipment cleared at the border into Canada once it reaches that point, there is still an entire voyage that your imported goods will go on — and each step in that journey — to consider. Oftentimes, customs brokers will team up with another group of experts called freight forwarders to get your shipment from point A to point B. There are two keys to d...