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2019 Supply Chain Growth Predictions

We’re now nearly a month into 2019! With everyone back to work after the holidays and the complex supply chains around the world gearing up to tackle what looks to be a challenging year, we at Clearit think it’s high time we go over our predictions for growth in the supply chain for 2019. Read on to get a peek at what’s coming up -- and what’s already happening -- in supply chains around the world! Artificial Intelligence, Automation,...

What is RFID Technology and Why is it Useful in Canada?

Radio Frequency Identification technology, or RFID technology, has seen an increase in use in recent years, especially around ports of entry across the border of Canada. On average the border between Canada and U.S. sees roughly 400,000 travelers, as well as $2.5 billion in trade commodities, a day. By implementing RFID technology across specific points along the border, Canada has been able to streamline, secure, and increase efficiency durin...

Importing a Car into Canada: The Customs Broker Guideline

When tasked with importing a car into Canada, the process often becomes quite daunting. There are key import requirements to follow, like having the vehicle inspected by provincial agents, and sometimes federal, within 45 days of entry into the country. There are dozens of hidden and related charges, as well, that need to be factored in. Importers are required to pay GST, a green levy tax depending on the model and fuel consumption, and an exc...

The Digital Age Ushers in a New Era of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management as we know it is going through some significant changes. The digital age is fast upon us and it’s becoming a major disruptor for those within the supply chain industry. Gone are the days of employing a supply chain network with a 50 year lifespan. Industry leaders will need to be prepared for a more fluid and continuously evolving network in order to appease the masses. Consumers want near-instantaneous service with m...

Shipping As An Individual Or Shipping as a Business? Customs Brokers Can Help With Both

Customs brokerage services know the process of importing and exporting better than anyone else—it’s their job, and because it’s their job, it doesn’t need to be yours. With intimate knowledge of all aspects of the importing and exporting process, customs brokers make your life easier. With their comprehensive grasp on the specific needs and logistics of cross-border shipping, customs brokers are available to help both business and indi...