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Customs Brokers: Do You Need More than One?

As a Canadian importer you can take advantage of Canada's position on the global marketplace to access a vast array of products from various suppliers in countries around the world. To get your hands on their goods there is also a great choice of modes of transportation and carriers from which to choose from, so it would make sense to use different customs brokers to help you out wouldn't it? That might not be so true and so let's explore why. ...

Understanding the Canada Customs Invoice

In order to import any shipment into Canada you'll need a Canada Customs Invoice (CCI) form. In order to avoid having your shipment delayed at the border, a properly filled form with correct and accurate information is your best tool.   Required Fields The CCI form is composed of various sections – some of which are absolutely required in order to obtain customs clearance. The below information needs to be declared at the time of rele...

TPP Moving Canadian E-Commerce in the Right Way

Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada often have a hard time competing on a global scale. As such, provisions must be made to allow these companies to compete. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland realized this. So she created a $50-million fund to help small and medium businesses in Canada export. Small Business Exports in Canada   eBay Canada is the leading e-commerce platform for enterprises of all sizes in the co...

3 Tips to Vastly Improve your Value Supply Chain in 2016

If you're not growing your business – then you are losing business. Maintaining the "status quo" often hurts sales. Competitors spring up and take market share because they understand the changing market conditions. You have to adapt to survive. As business picks up in January after the holidays come to a close, you need to take advantage of this time. January is the perfect time to review your processes and update operations. With regard...

Customs Regulations 2014

The top 5 Customs regulations to look out for in 2014   As a business relying on imports, it is very important to stay on top of ever-changing customs regulations. Whether these changes are foreign or domestic, it is important to understand them and ensure your compliance.  While complying with trade regulation may seem like a chore, it can only better your business and positively influence your decision making.  The following are the to...