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U.S. Importers Could Face Big Fines from Canadian eManifest

As of Monday, January 11, 2016, fines will be levied against any trucker who fails to adhere to requirements set forth by the Canada Border Services Agency through the eManifest program. Statistics between the countries As of now, there are significant amounts of goods being transported from the U.S. to Canada by way of motor carriers. Roughly 54% of cargo was brought into Canada by motor carriers in 2014.These goods were valued at approxim...

Shoes.com Dominating Canadian Market

Over 75% of Canadian households shopped online last year. This number certainly isn't expected to decrease anytime soon. One up and coming business that has taken advantage of the Canadian customs power is Shoes.com. The latest venture from the founder of Coastal Contacts, Roger Hardy stumbled upon his footwear empire by happenstance. After his contact business had been sold, Hardy began searching for a new venture to invest his time, energy, ...

2016 Declared the year of Digital Customs by WCO

Kunio Mikuriya, the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), has announced that 2016 will be a year for promoting efforts to digitize all Customs processes and has coined the slogan “Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement.” This concerted effort will enable all WCO members to highlight and promote the facilitation of Information and Communication Technologies. Digital Customs represents the use of any automated or electr...

Major Trade Developments and Global Trade Opportunities Forthcoming for Canadian Businesses

Each and every year the international trade markets change. 2016 will certainly be no different. Canadian businesses can expect a whirlwind of changes if they import or export goods. These developments cover a wide range of topics and years of implementation and negotiation. To ensure your importing or exporting business continues to run smoothly, you'll want to educate yourself on the forthcoming changes. Here are seven major international tr...

Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks

Intensive negotiations began on Tuesday in Hawaii as trade ministers met from 12 Pacific Rim countries to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, has been called one of the biggest trade deals of all time. Yet, the effects on Canada and its citizens remain to be seen. What Is TPP? Before we discuss how the deal will influence Canadian companies and citizens, an understanding of the deal is needed. The TPP i...