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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 ...

How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 3: Trucking / Freight Forwarding

  One headache many freight forwarders/trucking companies face on a daily basis is Broker-less cargo. This is cross border cargo given to them with no Customs Broker attached. Many times this cargo is for a client who is unfamiliar with the importing process or who imports very infrequently. It is now up to you, the forwarder/trucker to advise your client of a broker.   In most cases, it can take several days just to set up an accoun...

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...