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Implementation of eManifest starts in November 2016 for Freight Forwarders

Bonded and non-bonded freight forwarders who are responsible for consolidated imports to Canada will now be obligated to hand over advance house bill date for in-bond and in-transit shipments as of November 7, recently announced the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Agency has laid out a timeline for the implementation of its plan related to future eManifest requirements for freight forwarders. Step 1: November 7 to January 10, 2017 D...

Canadian Customs Broker – What documents do i need?

What documents do i need to provide to my Canadian customs broker for a customs clearance?   One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Clearit.ca is "what documents are needed for a customs clearance?" and while you might receive stacks and stacks of documents from your forwarder or shipper, only a few are needed in order to complete a customs clearance with a Canadian Customs Broker.   Mandatory documents for a Canadian...

Small Business Solution

All-in-one small business solution  In the first week of January, 2012, Clearit.ca officially launched with one thing in mind: to provide the most cost effective Canadian Customs brokerage service from around the globe. Almost 2 years later, clearit.ca has become a trusted leader in quick, easy, effective, and transparent customs clearances – but we don’t want to stop here. Over the past year, we have rolled out some great features we want ...

Starting an Import Business

We love small business! We can't stress this enough to people emailing and calling us with their questions about importing.  Many people are just starting out or thinking of starting their own import business from around the world.  We love working with clients in the start-up phase and watching them flourish! If you're using Clearit.ca, you're already a successful business person in our books - where else can you get your shipments customs cl...

Becoming a Commercial Carrier

Clearit.ca agents have taken many calls lately for clients who have been transporting goods themselves into Canada and were now coming to us to prepare their paper work and clear customs. What many of you do not know, is that in order for a broker to transmit your shipments electronically via EDI, you must become a commercial carrier (either bonded, or non-bonded). It is quite simple to do, and only takes about a week once all the paper work is...