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Low Loonie Equals Opportunities

The heydays of a high Canadian dollar seem so far way; just a few years back, our Loonie was able to creep up to par with its American counterpart. But those days are gone. With yet another week with a golden loon soaring not so high at 75 cents U.S.D., it may not be optimal for buying within Canada but exporters are taking advantage of a lower Canadian dollar. Low exchange rates equals to lower prices and interesting opportunities for U.S. compa...

Supreme Court Blocks CBSA Over Goalie Gloves

If there’s one thing Canadians take seriously it’s Hockey. When you mix a hot court battle with Hockey, you get an interesting fight between the Canadian Border Services Agency and a sporting goods dealer over imported goalie gloves. Both parties took off their gloves and fought it off in the nation’s top court. Igloo Vikski Inc., a Quebec-based sporting goods dealer challenged a decision by the CBSA to classify goalie gloves as “glove...

Single-trip in-bond: An Easy Solution

What is the easiest way to take advantage of an opportunity where, as a non-bonded highway carrier, you’re asked to pick up a load that needs to be traveled safely in-bond through Canada? The single-trip bond is your best alternative. Issued by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), bonds, whether single way or annual, allow carriers to transport goods internally to a sufferance warehouse for eventual release or “in-transit” in Cana...

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes on the NAFTA Certificate of Origin

Information sharing with various government agencies and regulators is part of the import-export business, it's something many businesses feel like they can do with a blindfold on; include some shipping or invoicing data here, throw in the name of the shipper there and the consignee here and then send off the forms. It seems pretty easy and for businesses that do it on a regular basis it truly is routine, but what about the North American Free Tr...

Small Businesses Need to Understand FTAs to Grow

According to the 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey, there is a significant knowledge gap among small and medium sized businesses in relation to understanding how current and future free trade agreements (FTAs) can benefit them and help them grow. The survey, conducted online in early 2016, was answered by 530 U.S. small-business owners. The survey, conducted by the U.S. National Small Business Association in partnership with Livingston Inte...