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Clearit.ca's Blog on Customs Brokerage and News Updates

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...

Import Penalties

Import Penalties & How to Avoid them While it may seem like no big deal to a new company just entering the import business, Incorrectly classifying goods can cause major problems and cost you more money the you might expect. If not spotted on time, these import penalties can compound and lead to even greater loss by overpaid duty that is not recoverable or fines for underpaid Duty. Working with a Customs Broker does not guarantee zero ...

New Rules: Cross Border Shopping

Today marks a new chapter in our relationship with U.S. Retailers. New rules governing the amount of money Canadians are allowed to spend south of the border goes into effect today.  In most cases, the increases are substantial. whereas an over night stay in the U.S. allowed for up to $50.00 CAD worth of merchandise Duty free, Canadians are now able to return with up to $200.00 CAD in goods. The limit has double for those staying between 2-7 d...