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How can we encourage millennials to enter the logistics workforce?

The majority of Canadians in today’s workforce are aged 25-44, according to Statistics Canada. Today’s oldest millennials are aged 35 (born in 1982). This means that a huge portion of our workforce is made up of millennials. Last year, there were almost 4 million jobs in sectors relating to logistics networks, transportation, and customs brokerage-- and the jobs are growing by 3.05 % each year since 2012. However, it seems like the gen...

Demystifying the Single Window Initiative (SWI)

It has been over 6 months since the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been implementing the Single Window Initiative (SWI). It goes without saying that if your business imports goods into Canada, that this may affect how you do business. This means that your declaration will require further details than you have previously provided. So, what is the SWI exactly? Briefly put, the Single Window Initiative is a single point for ...

5 Tips for Lowering Your Shipping Costs

  Many entrepreneurs and business owners face a huge hurdle when unlocking a larger market. While expanding your business and offering worldwide shipping is a surefire way to drive sales, it’s often a challenge to get a handle on your shipping costs. Of course, you want them to be as low as possible, so that your product has the potential to go anywhere, without being a burden. It may or may not come as a surprise that shipping ...

What you need to know about CUFTA (Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement)

Canada is often referred to as an open trade country. Canada now has 13 active free trade agreements with the US, Mexico, Israel, South Korea and others, with 8 other agreements currently in negotiations.  It’s been about a month since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) has been in effect (it was enacted on August 1st, 2017). What do you need to know?  In essence, this means that Canada has agreed to reduce a majority ...

More Duty Free Importing on it’s way for Canadian online shoppers

If you’re Canadian that frequently shops online, chances are that you’ve been slapped with a (sometimes unexpected) customs duty and tax bill on your purchase. Well, we have good news for you! Chances are likely that your future orders may not be subject to the same fees. The ongoing renegotiations for NAFTA will likely bolster some benefits for Canadians. One of these benefits may be the raising of the de minimis threshold. The de min...