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Looking at Canadian Trade From The Lense of COVID-19

By now, it’s clear that the pandemic will continue to have an impact on Canadian trade (and the global trade market at large). As such, we can expect some shifts on the Canadian economy as well.  We’ve seen a multitude of regulatory and operational issues pop up as a result of COVID-19. In order to better prepare for what’s to come, we wanted to take a look at some of the underlying and overt impacts on the importing, trade, and supply ...

Canadian Import Control Compliance During the Pandemic

In a mid-COVID market, Canadian importers are finding themselves operating on limited funds. However, Canada’s import and export controls are still required, as they have not been relaxed as a cautionary measure to protect businesses.  All things considered, the consumer demand for quick deliveries has not been curbed all that much by the pandemic. So the responsibility to act fast still rests on the shoulders of Canadian importers -- or th...

What You Need to Know About CARM

CBSA has announced a multi-year initiative, the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management Project (or CARM). The intention of this project is to modify the way that the collection of duties and taxes for imported goods takes place. CBSA promises that CARM will transform the way in which commercial goods are imported into Canada.  In an infographic shared by the agency, they lay out the benefits of the program as follows:  Make it easier for...

Medical Supplies Imports: What’s New

A new reference document for HS codes and classifications for critical medical supplies has been released. As such, we’ll be doing a quick overview of the document!  We will also briefly touch on Canada’s Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19. As the name suggests, it provides medical device manufacturers and importers with certain exemptions in order to increase the availabil...

COVID-19: Important Information Regarding The Importation Of Medical Supplies

The Canada Border Services agency (CBSA) has released a notice regarding the importation of medical supplies during the COVID-19 Crisis. The purpose of this notice is to inform the commercial importing community of the tariff classification numbers as well as eligibility for Duty and Tax relief during an emergency such as COVID-19. The entire Notice can be read here (https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-12-eng.html) The Followin...