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B3 Forms: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Happy 2019, readers! Welcome back for another year of importing tips to make your lives easier — we hope everyone had a relaxing bit of time off. That said, since we’re all still somewhat feeling the last lingering effects of the holiday hangover, let’s ease ourselves back in with a single form — to be exact, the standard accounting form importers must submit to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for importing commercial goods: the B...

Festive Favourites: Popular Imports to Canada During the 2018 Holiday Season

There’s no feeling quite like the holiday rush. For some, it’s all about the exhilaration of sprinting from shopping mall to shopping mall, trying to buy up the season’s quickest disappearing items for your loved ones. For others, it’s the stress of sprinting from shopping mall to shopping mall, trying to buy up the season’s quickest disappearing items for your loved ones. Not to mention cooking meals, entertaining dozens of famil...

Importing Tips For Your Home Remodelling

There aren’t many passion projects more fun or satisfying than putting entirely new spins on the various rooms in your home. But whether you’re a professional interior designer or just someone with a keen eye for design, a worthwhile remodelling requires more than just a fresh coat of paint. Anyone who regularly scours Pinterest for inspiration or spends their weekends perusing furniture and knick-knack stores will surely consider replacin...

Navigating Duty Exemptions

Are you a resident of Canada coming home from abroad? Maybe you were doing a little shopping online? Or perhaps you’re moving to Canada? You have duty exemptions available to you in all these cases -- but what those exemptions are change for each context. To save you the most money in duty fees at the Canadian border in any situation, we’ve put together this guide! Personal Duty Exemptions as a Resident Importing by mail Let’s start...

A Comprehensive Guide to Importing Food

Some of the trickiest items for importers to get across the Canadian border are food products — after all, they’re ripe with opportunities to imperil human health! Improper packaging or supply chain delays can spoil items en route. Food advisories could fly under one’s radar. Lax suppliers might even forget to address potential hazards before your shipment ever gets out. Aside from the sheer number of food commodity categories with th...