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All About “Reason to Believe” Deadlines

What is a “Reason to Believe” deadline?  As defined in Memorandum D11-6-6, refers to the case in which incorrect information provided for an imported shipment (origin, classification, value of duty, etc.) are deemed believable and not the fault of the importer. In this scenario, the importer or broker may submit the corrections to the documentation within a 90-day period.  On the deadline, the memorandum states: “For example, the dat...

CUSMA: Rules Of Origin & Certifying Origin

As an importer, it is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the details surrounding CUSMA. This agreement, between Canada, the US, and Mexico, will replace NAFTA as of July 1st, 2020.  Last week, we published a quick introduction to the agreement, where we identify some of the criteria and the main differences between this and NAFTA. You can read it here: CUSMA/USMCA: Meet The New NAFTA.  It is recommended that readers also consul...

Looking at Canadian Trade From The Lense of COVID-19

By now, it’s clear that the pandemic will continue to have an impact on Canadian trade (and the global trade market at large). As such, we can expect some shifts on the Canadian economy as well.  We’ve seen a multitude of regulatory and operational issues pop up as a result of COVID-19. In order to better prepare for what’s to come, we wanted to take a look at some of the underlying and overt impacts on the importing, trade, and supply ...

PARS Labels vs. PAPS Labels: What’s the difference?

Early in the process of importing commercial goods into Canada, it is important to have an understanding of the information required by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Depending how far along you are in the import business, you may be familiar with Canada’s ACI eManifest program.  If you have not yet heard of the ACI eManifest program, we have previously covered the basics in a recent article: What is The ACI eManifest Program?  Her...

Do I Actually Need A Customs Broker?

Whether you’re just jumping into imports for the first time, or you’re a well-established business that has been importing for decades, your operations would likely benefit from working with a customs broker.  Click here for our piece: What You Need To Know Before Working in Imports & Exports This is surely not the first time, nor will it be the last, that we will define what a customs broker is on this blog! We aim to educate thos...