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Travelling with Cannabis in Canada

On October 27, 2018, the Trudeau government legalized cannabis (commonly known as marijuana) in all of Canada. The Cannabis Act was officially put into effect after several years of discussion on debate. Whether you’re interested in the recreational use of cannabis or not, it could be helpful to understand the rules about traveling with cannabis in Canada.  While laws and issues continue to be straightened out, the reception to cannabis in ...

What Does A Customs Broker Do?

Have you ever wondered “What does a customs broker do?” Or maybe “Do I need a customs broker?” To some, paying customs broker fees might seem like an unnecessary cost. But once you understand exactly when a customs broker is useful and what they can do for you, you’ll be able to recognize the ways a customs broker could save you money on your future shipments.  What Does a Customs Broker Do? Much like how a lawyer represents clie...

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...

Canada’s Duty-Free Limit on the Rise

It has been a little over a week since U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA dominated the news cycle with experts dissecting the deal, and there’s one point that stands out for Canadians. It directly impacts online shoppers in the north -- in a good way! What’s happening? Canadians have always had the benefit of shopping online from foreign countries, but the Canadian duty-free thre...

The Road to Legalization: Traveling and Importing in the Post-Prohibition Era

In late June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that October 17, 2018, would be the official date in which people in Canada could buy, sell and consume recreational cannabis, ending decades-long prohibition. Trudeau’s benchmark date for official legalization comes off the back of the Cannabis Act, which passed in Senate on June 20, 2018. The act will serve as the official document regulating the amount of cannabis a person can legally ...