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The Secret To Building A Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

It’s no secret that businesses are turning to e-commerce to accommodate a wider range of customers. As a result, businesses now face unique challenges, from shipping, processing, returns, inventory, and beyond - a direct result from the online shopping boom. Point blank, the more customers shop online, the more businesses should look into creating a smooth returns process, i.e. a reverse logistics strategy, to enhance customer experience. ...

The World’s Top Legal Dealer: Canada’s Marijuana Exports

Canadian marijuana exports are on the rise, and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, with the exception of one grower in the Netherlands, Canada has the only licensed producers (LPs) that can grow for the export market. Beyond this, the surge is driven by Canadian LPs using overseas shipments as a way to establish and grow local partnerships in foreign markets. Health Canada has approved the sale of 528,000 kilograms of dried marijuana, an...

You’re Being Audited. Are You Ready?

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. No matter what kind of business you are, if you are importing or exporting goods, you should be prepared for the likely situation that you will be audited. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) audit will cover tariff classification, duties, verification of origin, and free trade agreements. There are 2 different kinds of CBSA audits: randomly selected, or a targeted verification. In both cases, the au...

What Is An ITN/AES Number? Why Do I Need One?

  If your company exports goods that are valued at more than $2,500, you’re probably acquainted with US Foreign Trade Regulations. These regulations require you to file your export information through the Automated Export System (AES). A misstep in filing can waste time and money -- so having a thorough understanding of the system is crucial to your business practices. The Automated Export System is an electronic system used to ...

Canada’s Free Trade Agreements: The Run-Down

What is Canada’s stance on free trade? As Canada’s total trade is worth approximately two-thirds of its GDP, the nation is typically described as a “trading nation” or “export-oriented economy”. 75% of that total trade is done within countries that are a part of active Free Trade Agreements with Canada. Today, Canada has 13 free trade agreements in force with various countries. By far, Canada’s most beneficial agreement i...