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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...

Why Import?

You may ask yourself: Why import my products when i can find them at a local supplier? but... why not?  As a business owner, you should constantly be looking at ways to better your product or service while trying to positively affect your bottom line. One way to do this is to expand your purchasing horizon. Although it may require more effort, importing products from outside of Canada rather then buying directly from domestic suppliers can repr...