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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...

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...

Shoes.com Dominating Canadian Market

Over 75% of Canadian households shopped online last year. This number certainly isn't expected to decrease anytime soon. One up and coming business that has taken advantage of the Canadian customs power is Shoes.com. The latest venture from the founder of Coastal Contacts, Roger Hardy stumbled upon his footwear empire by happenstance. After his contact business had been sold, Hardy began searching for a new venture to invest his time, energy, ...

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...