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Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff to end in 2014

Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff (GPT), implemented in 1974, is set to expire in June 2014   Canada Customs: General Preferential Tariff, also known as GPT, is a designation which allows for about 80% of products coming from particular countries to qualify for reduced or duty-free status. The goal of of the designation was an attempt to increase economic development and trade with developing countries. Due to changes in designa...

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...

Canadian Customs Brokers: APEC Business Travel Card Coming soon!

Canada Announces Plan to launch pilot project for the promotion and facilitation of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation: Great news for Importers!   The goal of the Pilot program, and the project in general, is to facilitate business travel to the Asia Pacific region by removing the need for individual visas or entry permits and allowing a free flow through the participating countries. Travelers to the region using their APEC card will also ...

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 ...

How to Appoint a Customs Broker

How to appoint a Customs Broker: It's Easy! Courier/Parcel Shipments: If you are sending you items via courier/parcel service (i.e.: FedEx, UPS, DHL)  and you want to appoint a customs broker, simply have your tracking number handy give them a call. The operator will ask you for your tracking number and once confirmed, simply ask to update the brokerage information to Clearit.ca Customs Brokers. If anymore information is needed, it can be fou...