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Clearit.ca's Blog on Customs Brokerage and News Updates

The Customs Broker Advantage

Do i need a Customs Broker? Here at Clearit.ca, we get a lot of clients asking us if hiring a customs broker is really necessary. Clearit.ca has many free, self serve tools to facilitate customs without the help of a broker such as an automated duty & tax calculator, HS code quick search, etc. So "why pay someone to do something i can do myself"?   Clearing goods through customs is beyond time consuming and can drive the layman crazy....

Import Canada: A contact list

Import Canada: A comprehensive contact list of agencies & other governmental departments for imports to Canada.    CBSA works closely with many agencies and governmental departments to ensure the enforcing of regulations and legislation. Some imports require permits or certificates in order to be completed. Below is a comprehensive list of the most commonly imported goods requiring documentation as well as their governmental contacts...

Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff to end in 2014

Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff (GPT), implemented in 1974, is set to expire in June 2014   Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff, also known as GPT, is a designation which allows for about 80% of products coming from particular countries to qualify for reduced or duty-free status. The goal of of the designation was an attempt to increase economic development and trade with developing countries. Due to changes in designa...

Discount UPS: 10 Reasons To Ship & Save With ShipShark.com

10. Compare rates and services of multiple couriers in one user-friendly space Why waste your time comparing services on multiple platforms to save a few bucks? ShipShark.com places all services and prices in one easy to navigate space to you can easily compare and choose the right shipping service for you or your business 9. Store regularly used shipping information in your address book Keep all your shipping information in one place (add...

Free trade: Canada & E.U.

Free trade: Canadian-European Trade pact close to completion- Great news for our euro importers and exporters!   Canadian and European negotiators are putting the final touches in  principal on a free trade agreement between the two nations. The pact will soon be sent to provincial legislatures for approval as Canada's Conservative government tries to fuel economic growth. The Harper government emphasized yesterday during the From the Thr...