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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 ...

Guide to Importing: Part 1

Importing into Canada, or any other country for that matter is no simple task. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to keep you on track.  1.     Before Importing into Canada, you must first: Obtain a business number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for an Import-Export Account Identify the goods you plan to import – an accurate description is necessary Identify which country the goods are coming from and in which country they we...

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...

How can Clearit.ca help my small business? Part 2: American businesses

To many American businesses, of all sizes,Canada is a lucrative marketplace with over 32 million consumers. Thanks to emerging e-commerce opportunities, it is becoming easier and easier to tap this market and broaden sales. One element that has remained a problem though, is the border. Many Canadian consumers pay for items online from the states, only to receive a second bill from the shipping/courier company (FedEx, UPS, etc.) for brokerage wor...