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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...

Importing Wood Into Canada

In Canada, wood imports are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Any wooden products going in and out of Canada will be inspected and reviewed by the Canadian Border Patrol. So if you’re interested in importing wood into Canada, you’ll need to know some of the basics to make sure your efforts go off without a hitch. Importing wood into Canada Canadians are free to import many wood products for personal and commercial use...

Why You Should Import: The Best Reasons for Importing Goods

You may have considered importing, only to ask yourself “why should I?”. It’s a very reasonable question, especially when you’re used to purchasing things available at a local supplier. However, you should always be looking for ways to better your operations and sometimes that means going outside of the box and seeing what’s available beyond your local supplier. We’ve got a list of three compelling reasons to help you decide if import...

Travelling Abroad: Duty on Alcohol and Tobacco into Canada

How much alcohol can I bring back to Canada? If you are a Canadian citizen and have been outside of the country for at least 48 hours, you are duty and tax exempt for the following amounts when bringing alcohol into Canada: 1.14 L (40 oz.) of liquor; or 1.5 L of wine (53 oz.); or 24 X 355 ml (12 oz.) containers of beer. How much tobacco can I bring back to Canada? If you are a Canadian citizen and have been outside of the country fo...