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Avoid Delays at the Border with Help from a Customs Broker

Importers work in a difficult industry, filled with strict rules and minute details. Amongst a barrage of required paperwork and governmental policies lies a potential problem for business owners in the import industry: human error. If the proper homework isn’t done beforehand, items could be held up by Canada’s Border Services Agency (CBSA). But even with all the severe repercussions that could occur if a document isn’t labelled properl...

Canada’s Duty-Free Limit on the Rise

It has been a little over a week since U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA dominated the news cycle with experts dissecting the deal, and there’s one point that stands out for Canadians. It directly impacts online shoppers in the north -- in a good way! What’s happening? Canadians have always had the benefit of shopping online from foreign countries, but the Canadian duty-free thre...

The Road to Legalization: Traveling and Importing in the Post-Prohibition Era

In late June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that October 17, 2018, would be the official date in which people in Canada could buy, sell and consume recreational cannabis, ending decades-long prohibition. Trudeau’s benchmark date for official legalization comes off the back of the Cannabis Act, which passed in Senate on June 20, 2018. The act will serve as the official document regulating the amount of cannabis a person can legally ...

Small Businesses and Customs Brokers: A Perfect Match

Let’s make this clear right away: small businesses need a customs broker just as much as medium to large businesses, if not more so. While larger businesses employ a customs broker to help them save millions on pre-established success, the role of a broker becomes even more important to a small business trying to succeed in an increasingly online and global market. Why? Because the typical small business owner plays many parts. They’re ...

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...