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Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff to end in 2014

Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff (GPT), implemented in 1974, is set to expire in June 2014   Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff, also known as GPT, is a designation which allows for about 80% of products coming from particular countries to qualify for reduced or duty-free status. The goal of of the designation was an attempt to increase economic development and trade with developing countries. Due to changes in designa...

Discount UPS: 10 Reasons To Ship & Save With ShipShark.com

10. Compare rates and services of multiple couriers in one user-friendly space Why waste your time comparing services on multiple platforms to save a few bucks? ShipShark.com places all services and prices in one easy to navigate space to you can easily compare and choose the right shipping service for you or your business 9. Store regularly used shipping information in your address book Keep all your shipping information in one place (add...

Exporting from Canada: A checklist

Exporting goods from Canada is similar to importing and while Clearit.ca does not handle exports ourselves, here is some information on exports you should know:   Again, much like importing, in order to exporting from Canada is easy. First, obtain a Business/BN number from the CRA in order to open your import/export account. This should be done at least a week before shipping off your goods to avoid delays at the border. You can file for a...

CBSA: Tips for sending & receiving holiday mail

Over the Holiday Season, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will see a big increase in volume of parcels crossing the border. With most of these parcels destined as gifts for family and friends, the CBSA would like to give you a few tips when sending holiday mail.   Before sending a Package into Canada, please take note of the following: parcels must include declaration form indicating sender and recipient address as well a descript...

Importing a Car: Checklist

Importing a Car to Canada  When importing a car into Canada, there are guide lines that you must follow. The first step it to make sure you've compiled the proper documentation and information on the vehicle. Prior to crossing the border, you will need to submit specific documentation to insure that you are safe to cross. We’ve created a check list to make sure that you have all the prerequisites needed to cross the border.     ...