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The Difference Between Labeling & Marking for Imported Goods

If you’re a Canadian importer of commercial goods, you need to familiarize yourself with The Canadian Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act. The Canada Border Services Agency is the government department that is responsible for the inspection of your goods.  CBSA requires that the Country of Origin is clearly stated on the goods, such as “Made in X”. It is important to note that goods can’t be released and are subject to a full seizure ...

How Exactly Do Customs Brokers Help Organizations?

Organizations of all sizes use customs brokers to help with the movement of their commercial goods; from independent importers to global enterprises. The complexity behind importing and exporting goods often calls for a heavy time and resource investment, which makes opting for a customs broker the ideal choice for businesses, so you can focus on further developing your core competencies.   Customs brokers make sure your required documentati...

What You Need to Know Before Working in Imports & Exports

* Before we begin, a quick note that all tariffs and/or duty rates are constantly revised. They are subject to change without notice. For further info on this topic, visit the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website to stay updated. * Canada’s classification for imported goods comes from the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System. People doing imports into Canada have to ensure that they have a complete description of their go...

5 Tips for Choosing The Right Customs Broker

In a world where the options for customs brokers are seemingly endless online, choosing the right one for your business needs has never been more complicated. You need a customs broker that is poised and ready to guide you through the shipping process, without hiccups.  Finding a customs broker that fits the bill may take a bit of research. Unfortunately, the consequences of choosing wrong can be costly and waste time, so it’s crucial that ...

Importing Coffee Into Canada

If you plan to start importing coffee into Canada, you must already know that coffee is the most consumed beverage amongst Canadians above 16 – even more than tap water. The coffee importing business is also the center of a very important market globally, estimated at around US$20 billion. The income generated by growing beans supports 25 million farmers around the world. Moreover, the last decade saw the rise of legions of aficionados interest...