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3 Key Things to Watch Out for When Selecting an Ocean Freight Carrier

You’ve done your market research, sourced a product, built a business plan… now what? Most Canadian or non-resident importers will source their commercial goods overseas, as the cost of manufacturing is much lower. In turn, driving your profit margins!  This is a relatively tried and true formula, that has been employed by businesses -- small and large, alike -- to keep production/sourcing costs low and ensuring business viability. So, al...

The Entrepreneurs’ Quick Guide to Canada Imports

Taking on a new entrepreneurial business journey is exciting! You’ve built out an idea, you figured out your target market, and you got your cousin Bill to design a logo for you. Alright, not too sure about that last one, but growing a DIY business can be incredibly profitable if done correctly! It’s certainly natural to make mistakes while working on a first-time business, but the goal is to minimize the amount of mistakes overall. On the...

Do you need to get a passport for your goods: ATA Carnet?

As a business owner looking to do temporary imports, if you’re wondering about ATA Carnets, rest assured that you are on the right track. When we chat about imports on the blog, we don’t often talk about the businesses that have a specific need for a temporary set up.  Examples of this kind of need would be if you need to bring in prototypes or product samples without being slapped with hefty duties. These imports are exempt because they ...

Do I Actually Need A Customs Broker?

Whether you’re just jumping into imports for the first time, or you’re a well-established business that has been importing for decades, your operations would likely benefit from working with a customs broker.  Click here for our piece: What You Need To Know Before Working in Imports & Exports This is surely not the first time, nor will it be the last, that we will define what a customs broker is on this blog! We aim to educate thos...

How Exactly Do Customs Brokers Help Organizations?

Organizations of all sizes use customs brokers to help with the movement of their commercial goods; from independent importers to global enterprises. The complexity behind importing and exporting goods often calls for a heavy time and resource investment, which makes opting for a customs broker the ideal choice for businesses, so you can focus on further developing your core competencies.   Customs brokers make sure your required documentati...