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Customs Regulations 2014

The top 5 Customs regulations to look out for in 2014   As a business relying on imports, it is very important to stay on top of ever-changing customs regulations. Whether these changes are foreign or domestic, it is important to understand them and ensure your compliance.  While complying with trade regulation may seem like a chore, it can only better your business and positively influence your decision making.  The following are the to...

The Customs Broker Advantage

Do i need a Customs Broker? Here at Clearit.ca, we get a lot of clients asking us if hiring a customs broker is really necessary. Clearit.ca has many free, self serve tools to facilitate customs without the help of a broker such as an automated duty & tax calculator, HS code quick search, etc. So "why pay someone to do something i can do myself"?   Clearing goods through customs is beyond time consuming and can drive the layman crazy....

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 ...