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What you need to know about CUFTA (Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement)

Canada is often referred to as an open trade country. Canada now has 13 active free trade agreements with the US, Mexico, Israel, South Korea and others, with 8 other agreements currently in negotiations.  It’s been about a month since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) has been in effect (it was enacted on August 1st, 2017). What do you need to know?  In essence, this means that Canada has agreed to reduce a majority ...

What You Need to Know About the New Ocean Carrier Alliances

What is an ocean alliance? Different ocean carriers ally strategically to form mutually beneficial agreements; airlines also organizes themselves in this way. The new ocean alliances refer to updates in these strategic partnerships. Typically, these alliances allow ocean carriers to share their fleet, and grow their shipping range. Chances are, if your business is thinking of shipping internationally, you will likely be shipping with ...

Booming Online Canadian Customers and How to Reach Them

More and more Canadian are flocking to online stores to buy the goods they desire. Canadians are massively looking towards merchants based outside of Canada because a majority believe that the prices are better and the variety of goods offered is much more interesting than what’s available back home. In 2015, 70% of purchases by Canadians were from merchants based outside the country. The phenomena can be explain by the fact that a vast majo...

Increase your U.S. sales by shipping from Canada

With the Canadian dollar averaging $0.75 USD over the past year, you could be tempted to jump on the situation and increase your business south of the border. By combining a well-planned shipping strategy with the current economics, Canadian businesses and online retailers are facing an opportunity that can’t be missed. Shipping from Canada is great leverage Canadian businesses have over their U.S. competitors. It allows them to take advanta...

Five Helpful Tips for Effective International Shipping

As your business expands outside of the continental US, international shipping becomes necessary for your customers to receive your product. What may seem like a simple system of send and delivery, invariably presents a few obstacles when doing business with other countries, cultures and ways of doing things. International shipping can be very tricky at times—everything from custom forms and regulations to the way an address is written and f...