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Canadian Businesses’ Not Always Keen about International Trade Deals

Recent research conducted by Livingston shows that only 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses believe that they can gain something out of existing free trade agreements (FTA) regulation that apply to importing and exporting goods. With the recent signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, Canadian businesses might not jump on-board the band wagon as fast as expected. For Ottawa, CETA is being pus...

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes on the NAFTA Certificate of Origin

Information sharing with various government agencies and regulators is part of the import-export business, it's something many businesses feel like they can do with a blindfold on; include some shipping or invoicing data here, throw in the name of the shipper there and the consignee here and then send off the forms. It seems pretty easy and for businesses that do it on a regular basis it truly is routine, but what about the North American Free Tr...

Small Businesses Need to Understand FTAs to Grow

According to the 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey, there is a significant knowledge gap among small and medium sized businesses in relation to understanding how current and future free trade agreements (FTAs) can benefit them and help them grow. The survey, conducted online in early 2016, was answered by 530 U.S. small-business owners. The survey, conducted by the U.S. National Small Business Association in partnership with Livingston Inte...

Advantages of Non-Resident Importing

With a weaker loonie and Canadian customers that keep on turning up to do their shopping online and cross-border; it's the perfect mix of events for any business owner looking to tap into the Northern market. Although exporting goods to Canada comes with its series of various fees and tariffs, there is one way that exporters can achieve exporting goals and developing a larger presence in Canada. Using Your Unfair Advantage In reality, your unfa...

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...