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How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 3: Trucking / Freight Forwarding

  One headache many freight forwarders/trucking companies face on a daily basis is Broker-less cargo. This is cross border cargo given to them with no Customs Broker attached. Many times this cargo is for a client who is unfamiliar with the importing process or who imports very infrequently. It is now up to you, the forwarder/trucker to advise your client of a broker.   In most cases, it can take several days just to set up an accoun...

Immigrating to Canada

Immigrating to Canada? Here at Clearit.ca, we are trying to clear the clutter, and give you the the information you need; and ONLY what you need. We have been receiving tons of calls and emails asking questions pertaining to immigrating to Canada, and although we are not Immigration specialists, we do know a thing or two about the process of actually getting here. What Documents do i need when landing in Canada as a new Immigrant? Upon landing...

FOB Canada Program

Have you ever thought of offering your customers an FOB Canada program? Many customers ask us to help them develop a program for them whereby they can sell their products to Canadian buyers landed duty paid. Whether you are shipping from the United States, or overseas Clearit.ca can simplify your life by creating shipping points inside Canada. Imagine how many more customers will buy from you! At Clearit.ca we are a team of customs and trade p...

Crossing the border with your pet

Crossing the border with your pet? Our good friends at the Canada Border Services Agency have provided us with some need-to-know info.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada.  The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its website. Before crossing the border with your pet, please review the requirements. Can i take my pets? Like an...

Ocean marine insurance

Ocean Marine Insurance: Why your cargo shouldn't leave home without it Over the weekend, extreme weather in the Gulf of Alaska caused 29 containers to fall overboard of a vessel, which was on its way to Prince Rupert’s port. The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert. All together 29 containers were lost in the sea, wi...