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No safeguards in TPP: unlevel playing field for Canadian exporters

Now signed but still not ratified, the TPP isn’t budging much with the public as observed by a recent Leger poll where 53 per cent of Canadians mention they’re not very or not at all familiar with the international trade agreement but yet just under one-half of them are in support of the TPP. Still, Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, continues to emphasize that signing the TPP wasn’t an automatic ratification and that the g...

Courier Shipping Guidelines from U.S. to Canada

If you are a U.S. shipping company and send things by courier to Canada. You are going to want to hear this. A set of helpful courier shipping guidelines has been created by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. The reason they felt this list was essential to create was because there are many misconceptions out there of the courier rules that often lead to common errors. Also, they receive a lot of incomplete information. Either way, this list...

12 Nations Including Canada, Reach Largest Trade Deal Since NAFTA

With news of a recent Trans-Pacific Partnership businesses in 12 different countries, including Canada, have a lot of potential gain to be had. The partnership has been tagged as the biggest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Act of 1993. However, details of the agreement are being kept under tight wraps. The 11 other nations that are all included in this deal with Canada are: Vietnam United States Singapore Peru New Zeala...

Top 4 Mistakes Not To Make When Shipping From U.S. to Canada

The Canadian marketplace can be an untapped “gold mine” for a U.S. business looking to expand operations to Canada. However, whether you are a small company or a gigantic one, if you do not do proper research, misfortune is sure to follow. Stories of popular small U.S. based businesses failing in Canada and even ones as large as Target, all have made the news lately for their failures to succeed in Canada. This article is not meant to detour ...

4 Unexpected Costs you Need to Plan for when Importing to Canada

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. While we can plan for nearly everything, there is always something unexpected that comes up. This is especially true in the business world. Importing into Canada doesn't have to be difficult, but don't make the mistake of thinking it will be easy. Imagine, you found the perfect source for your new product line after months or years of planning and effort. You traveled across the globe to meet with a...