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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...

New Rules: Cross Border Shopping

Today marks a new chapter in our relationship with U.S. Retailers. New rules governing the amount of money Canadians are allowed to spend south of the border goes into effect today.  In most cases, the increases are substantial. whereas an over night stay in the U.S. allowed for up to $50.00 CAD worth of merchandise Duty free, Canadians are now able to return with up to $200.00 CAD in goods. The limit has double for those staying between 2-7 d...

Canadian Importers: Looking for your competition?

Canadian Importer looking for your competition? Here’s a helpful tool The Canadian Importer Database is a free online tool put together by IndustryCanada and designed to make your business research much easier. Use the Database to find competitors, products, suppliers, and even sales leads. Are you the first and only Canadian to be importing a specific product? Looking for Canadian companies to buy your imported products? Looking for foreign s...

What is a Customs Bond?

One of the most asked about topics this month from our “ask your broker” section has been customs bonds. The following is a short overview as to what a customs bond is and how it can help you. A customs bond is similar to an insurance policy in that it guarantees payment of duties and fees on goods brought into Canada; it may also grantee the customs broker's performance, knowledge and expertise in customs clearance and ensures that regulat...