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Canada Signs New Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine

In early July 2016, the Government of Canada signed a new free trade agreement with Ukraine, setting the cornerstone for better standing bilateral relations and mostly, creating exciting new opportunities for businesses in both countries. The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) is presently in the hands of the respective law makers of both governments in order to follow through on domestic implementation processes. Like many other free...

Accelerating Canadian Seafood Sales to China

Hailed as an 'industry-first', an agreement between the largest online seafood trading platform in the world, Gfresh and the China Certification and Inspection Group Canada, was signed during the last edition of the BC Seafood Expo in early June. Thanks to the signed agreement, suppliers on Gfresh will have access to a Canada-based pre-inspection of their products heading to China. The inspection service is provided by a third party, which has...

Appealing AMPS Penalty: Your How to Guide

As an importer, the last thing you want to see are additional fees that add on to your already high operation costs; it’s even less amusing when those fees turn out to be penalties from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The federal agency, when issuing a penalty, will do so through AMPS – the Administrative Monetary Penalty System – to clients for violating the CBSA’s trade and border legislation. Examples of the most common ...

Advantages of Non-Resident Importing

With a weaker loonie and Canadian customers that keep on turning up to do their shopping online and cross-border; it's the perfect mix of events for any business owner looking to tap into the Northern market. Although exporting goods to Canada comes with its series of various fees and tariffs, there is one way that exporters can achieve exporting goals and developing a larger presence in Canada. Using Your Unfair Advantage In reality, your unfa...

How to Import Your Dream Car from the U.S. to Canada

So you've finally found the car of your dreams: the curves, the power, and just the perfect color. But there's one small problem, the seller is located in the U.S. which means you'll need to bring the car into Canada, which might sound easy...but it's a bit more challenging than that. Importing a vehicle into Canada is regulated by several different government agencies. Transport Canada itself has quite an exhaustive definition for what exactl...