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Are you making these shipping mistakes?

  If you’re looking to expand your business, chances are you should get involved in moving your merchandise on a wider scale. It’s no secret that shipping goods will help you achieve business growth. Jumping into importing and exporting at a larger scale comes with bureaucracy and complicated operational processes. Going about the shipping process efficiently is essential for you to save time and money so you can focus on your bus...

Are You A Canadian Textile/Apparel Vendor? Here’s What You Need to Know About CETA

We’ve broken down the main points from CETA that will impact textile and apparel goods flow between Canada and the EU. What is the Canada-EU CETA? The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a landmark agreement intended to facilitate trade between Canada and the European Union. The agreement is set to eliminate a huge portion of tariffs between Canada and the EU. CETA will have a positive impac...

4 Tips to Clear Customs & Avoid Delays, Fees, and Penalties

Clearing customs is not necessarily the first thing that crosses your mind when you are looking to expand your business by shipping across borders. Growing a business is incredibly exciting, but moving forward with attention to detail is essential to ensure that things go smoothly. Navigating the web of regulations in place can be difficult, but gearing up to ship goods responsibly is essential to avoiding delays, fees, and penalties. No ...

Changes to NAFTA are coming. What effect will it have?

What is NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Agreement is a trilateral trade agreement between Canada, the USA, and Mexico. It has facilitated the flow of goods and labour between the participating nations and has contributed to the economic stability of the continent since 1994. The politics surrounding free trade have done a total 180 since NAFTA’s enactment. North American governments have been relatively pro free trade in the la...

What You Need to Know About the New Ocean Carrier Alliances

What is an ocean alliance? Different ocean carriers ally strategically to form mutually beneficial agreements; airlines also organizes themselves in this way. The new ocean alliances refer to updates in these strategic partnerships. Typically, these alliances allow ocean carriers to share their fleet, and grow their shipping range. Chances are, if your business is thinking of shipping internationally, you will likely be shipping with ...