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Free Trade Agreements

Canada Free Trade Agreements Canada has free trade agreements with many countries. It is important to know what they are and how they work in order to utilize them to their fullest. The following is basic information on all of Canada’s free trade agreements: The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The...

How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 2: American businesses

To many American businesses, of all sizes,Canada is a lucrative marketplace with over 32 million consumers. Thanks to emerging e-commerce opportunities, it is becoming easier and easier to tap this market and broaden sales. One element that has remained a problem though, is the border. Many Canadian consumers pay for items online from the states, only to receive a second bill from the shipping/courier company (FedEx, UPS, etc.) for brokerage wor...

Customs Brokerage Made Easy

Customs Brokerage made easy Lots of calls and messages coming through for brief and easy explanations on how a commercial importer or even just an individual can clear customs easily. We do have TONS of content on the site as to how this works but we here at Clearit.ca understand that there are a lot of first timers or those who don't import as often so we put something together with you specifically in mind. (1) You have decided to import prod...

Canadian Customs Brokers – Commercial? Personal? We do it all!

Clearit.ca is your perfect solution for Canadian customs clearances. Our simplified, easy-to-use online service was built with you in mind. Whether you are a small, medium, or large business, you will find that we are not only the most cost effective brokers in Canada, but also the easiest to work with. Just give us a try! Importing personal items? We do that too! You are what we refer to as a “casual” importer and can service you anywhere i...

Guide to Importing: Part 2

Importing 9.     Place your order with your Vendor, Shipper or Exporter, Identify the mode of shipping to be used (Highway, Sea, Rail, Air, Post or Courier Service) and determine the desired or expected CBSA office of entry 10.     Ensure your cargo is reported Unless you transport a shipment yourself, the carrier must declare all commercial goods upon arrival. The carrier uses a bar-coded Cargo Control Document (CCD) or the Electro...