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Importing Coffee Into Canada

If you plan to start importing coffee into Canada, you must already know that coffee is the most consumed beverage amongst Canadians above 16 – even more than tap water. The coffee importing business is also the center of a very important market globally, estimated at around US$20 billion. The income generated by growing beans supports 25 million farmers around the world. Moreover, the last decade saw the rise of legions of aficionados interest...

Importing from China for Your Business

Import businesses are challenging and rewarding endeavours. By catering to niche markets with direct-from-the-source goods, you can capitalize on previously untapped consumer dollars for your business. Successful import businesses across Canada specialize in anything from foreign foods and treats to luxury goods and everything in between. Whether you’re a supplier, a retailer, or someone just looking into their options, there are undoubtedly...

The Common And Not So Common Finds At The Canadian Customs Border

The national border is a place where all sorts of weird and wonderful things are found -- you’d be surprised what people actually think they can bring into the country! But with tighter border control and more stringent customs regulations coming into force across the board, the margins are becoming finer as to what is deemed acceptable and what is not. Of course, there will always be those who (probably due to ignorance more than anything) ...

Canada-U.S. Relations Turning Sour Over Milk

“Let’s not pretend we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture,” said Prime Minister Trudeau during a Q&A session with Bloomberg television earlier this week. His clear and up front challenging answer was a rebuttal to Donald Trump’s latest anti-trade tirade. The President seems to have decided to turn his attention to Canada’s dairy industry – while in Wisconsin, a state which is highly dependent on its agricultu...

Small Relief for Canadian Pulse Industry

Canada’s pulse producers are a little less stressed thanks to a temporary understanding between Canada and India over a dispute that had threatened to bring all shipments of pulses to India to a halt. India is the world’s largest market for pulses and it just so happens that Canada is one of its largest suppliers. The Indian government’s Farm Ministry has extended an exemption by three months. This exemption allows commodity imports , s...