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Daniel Radcliffe’s Comic-Con Plans Disrupted by Visa Snag

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing Harry Potter in the film series based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling books, was unable to travel to the San Diego Comic-Con International for a scheduled appearance last Thursday after a visa issue kept him in Canada. He was eventually able to get the correct endorsement from the U.S. consulate in Toronto and made it to a Friday afternoon panel discussion in support of his upcoming film Horn...

Change Government Policies to Reduce Prices, Suggests U of T economist

Prices in Canada have outpaced those in the U.S. over the past decade across almost all categories of retail and wholesale goods, according to a comparative study of 600 products by Prof. Nicholas Li of the University of Toronto's Department of Economics. Writing for the C.D. Howe Institute in its Commentary No. 409, entitled “Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential”, Li shows that the price gap largely tracks the exchan...

CBP advice on boat travel around the Michigan-Canada border

The summer boating season is getting underway, and the Detroit office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued reporting guidelines for boat owners planning to sail the waters between the US and Canada. The CBP aims to maintain American border security with minimal interference to cross-border traffic, and the Detroit office notes that Michigan's lengthy water border with Canada and large number of pleasure boat registrations make ...

Canada Open to Paying for US Customs Plaza in Detroit

Lisa Raitt, the Canadian Minister of Transport, has said the New International Trade Crossing between Windsor and Detroit is so important that Canada would consider paying 250 million dollars to build a customs plaza at the American end of the bridge after the Obama administration failed to include this item in its budget for next year. Canada is already set to pay almost all of the multi-billion dollar cost of the project, but Raitt told the De...

Online Customs Broker: Why you should clear customs with Clearit.ca

Clearit.ca, Your online Customs broker   What is a Customs Broker? Before we get begin, let’s take a look at what a customs broker does exactly.  A customs broker is appointed by an importer (or exporter) who does not wish to deal or transact directly with Canada Border Services Agency. A Customs Broker’s primary job is to ensure accuracy and compliance of goods being imported by properly submitting a B3 to customs as well as collect...