Clearit.ca Archives |

Clearit.ca's Blog on Customs Brokerage and News Updates

A Beginner’s Guide To AMPS Penalties

Importing and exporting goods is rarely as simple as putting a stamp and a destination on your package. There are rules and regulations that all Canadians must adhere to when shipping items over the border, and the AMPS penalties are what the CBSA uses to penalize those who don’t. The practice of following these rules is usually referred to as customs compliance. If you’re a regular importer or exporter, customs compliance practices are vital...

Importing Vaping Products Into Canada

Over the last couple of years, vaping has become a household term. Like alcohol and tobacco, vape products have health risks associated with them and are meant to be enjoyed responsibly. These products are a hot topic in the news, especially with their controversial popularity amongst underage Canadians. Still, vape products can be legally used by adults and many people wonder if they’re allowed to leave or enter the country with them. If you h...

CUSMA: What The New Trade Deal Means For Canadians

While CUSMA or USCMA has been extensively covered in news since 2018, there is still a lack of clarity about what it means, and how exactly it differs from the NAFTA agreement. The NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was, until recently, the trade deal agreed upon by Canada, Mexico and the United States. However, the demand to renegotiate took precedence based on various concerns and doubts raised by the economists, trade specialists and ...

What is a Customs Broker: All Your Burning Questions

The world of international trade is complicated — hundreds of laws, thousands of codes, a million little quirks… it’s no wonder so many people have so many questions. Even longtime importers might feel a little fuzzy on some of the details — that’s why we’re here to be the experts! Through our work, we see some questions come up a lot. To help out anyone with those burning customs and importing questions, we put our heads together ...

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...