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How Do I Value My Imported Goods

When importing into Canada, many importers find it difficult to determine how to declare the value of any goods that they are bringing into the country. This is largely due to the many different regulations and rules that have to be taken into account when you are determining value. Compliance is one of the three factors that can be looked at in a Canada Border Services Agency audit, although it is one of the least considered. Due to the intricac...

Canadian Customs Appraisal, Cost Sharing Agreements & The Skechers Ordeal

One of the only constants in life is change. No matter what is happening – there will always be change. With regards to government policies, change is inevitable. Every government worldwide is continually changing laws and policies, in order to adapt d improve. Canadian Customs The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is no different. Importers have seen extreme changes to Canadian customs valuation law and policy during the beginning of 2015...

4 Ways Free Trade Agreements Can Benefit You

One of the greatest assets to importing and exporting businesses in North America is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA offers Canadian, American and Mexican companies free trade within the region. The act was created in 1994 to give the region one of the world’s largest free trade zones to do business. NAFTA promotes strong economic growth within all three countries and increases the competitiveness of each country on a glo...

Cheapest Way to Ship from US to Canada

Staying on top of the latest shipping and cargo trends can help you save big. Shipping costs will affect your business’s bottom line and being well informed about all factors related to the transportation of your goods really pays off. For 2015 for example, there are a few developments that suggest you can expect more favorable shipping conditions: USPS might remain the least expensive carrier when it comes to sending smaller parcels and pack...

Temporary resident permits offer a way into Canada for Americans with criminal records

For most U.S. citizens and permanent residents, Canada is the easiest foreign country to travel to. But that changes drastically for people who meet one of Canada’s criteria for inadmissibility. Those include involvement in espionage, terrorism or human rights violations, as well as having a medical condition likely to endanger public health. Although that last category may become more important if the current Ebola crisis continues to worsen, ...