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CBSA using Tariff Item 9948.00.00 to avoid “iPod tax” effect of GPT withdrawal

Under General Preferential Tariff (GPT) Withdrawal Order SOR/2013-161, goods imported to Canada from over 70 countries are set to lose their GPT benefits on January 1, 2015. This means that they will generally be subject to higher customs duties, and as the countries on the list include major consumer electronics manufacturers like China and South Korea the withdrawal has sometimes been known as the “iPod tax”. Put this way, the change was...

R&D Payments to Foreign Suppliers Subject to Customs Duties

A Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruling earlier this year means that Canadian companies must add payments for design and development to the declared customs value of imported goods under certain circumstances. Recent Decision is a Game Changer The decision in Skechers USA Canada Inc. v The President of the Canada Border Services Agency (2013), AP-2012-073 (CITT) arose out of an appeal against the CBSA's determination that the R&am...

Online Customs Broker: Why you should clear customs with Clearit.ca

Clearit.ca, Your online Customs broker   What is a Customs Broker? Before we get begin, let’s take a look at what a customs broker does exactly.  A customs broker is appointed by an importer (or exporter) who does not wish to deal or transact directly with Canada Border Services Agency. A Customs Broker’s primary job is to ensure accuracy and compliance of goods being imported by properly submitting a B3 to customs as well as collect...

Clearit.ca’s Guide to importing from China

Welcome to Clearit.ca’s Guide to importing From China. Here we will detail the process of finding a supplier, communicating with them, and paying for & receiving your goods.   Importing from China: Finding a supplier When looking for suppliers, many of us first begin our search in China. It is world renowned for its affordable and abundant products, but where do you begin?  As someone looking to start up a business with little to n...

Discount UPS: 10 Reasons To Ship & Save With ShipShark.com

10. Compare rates and services of multiple couriers in one user-friendly space Why waste your time comparing services on multiple platforms to save a few bucks? ShipShark.com places all services and prices in one easy to navigate space to you can easily compare and choose the right shipping service for you or your business 9. Store regularly used shipping information in your address book Keep all your shipping information in one place (add...