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CBSA: Tips for sending & receiving holiday mail

Over the Holiday Season, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will see a big increase in volume of parcels crossing the border. With most of these parcels destined as gifts for family and friends, the CBSA would like to give you a few tips when sending holiday mail.   Before sending a Package into Canada, please take note of the following: parcels must include declaration form indicating sender and recipient address as well a descript...

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 ...

Ocean marine insurance

Ocean Marine Insurance: Why your cargo shouldn't leave home without it Over the weekend, extreme weather in the Gulf of Alaska caused 29 containers to fall overboard of a vessel, which was on its way to Prince Rupert’s port. The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert. All together 29 containers were lost in the sea, wi...

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...