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Canadian Customs Brokers: APEC Business Travel Card Coming soon!

Canada Announces Plan to launch pilot project for the promotion and facilitation of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation: Great news for Importers!   The goal of the Pilot program, and the project in general, is to facilitate business travel to the Asia Pacific region by removing the need for individual visas or entry permits and allowing a free flow through the participating countries. Travelers to the region using their APEC card will also ...

Canada & USA: Progress on the Entry/Exit Initiative

In a joint report filed by both Canada Border Services Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security on phase I of the Entry/Exit initiative, indications show progress on a shared information system improving border security for both parties. The report continued to state that both Canada and the USA are satisfied with the progress and will even move above and beyond prior commitments.   Phase I has consisted of the followin...

How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 2: American businesses

To many American businesses, of all sizes,Canada is a lucrative marketplace with over 32 million consumers. Thanks to emerging e-commerce opportunities, it is becoming easier and easier to tap this market and broaden sales. One element that has remained a problem though, is the border. Many Canadian consumers pay for items online from the states, only to receive a second bill from the shipping/courier company (FedEx, UPS, etc.) for brokerage wor...

You’ve Purchased Something in the US – Now What?

We get a lot of phone calls and emails from businesses who have just made a purchase in the US and want to know the next step.  Whether you are importing T-Shirts, Lawn Furniture, printing press etc. You will need to clear your shipment through customs and the easiest way to do this is with Clearit.ca.  As your customs broker, we will declare your shipment to customs, and pay the applicable duties and taxes to Canada Border Services Agency (CBS...