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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...

Customs Consulting and More: The Full Scope of a Customs Broker

A customs broker does more than move a package... Tariff codes, financial documentation, local laws, duty valuations—trying to organize all the moving parts of importing and exporting on your own is a pain. If you’re in the business of—or looking to get into the business of—shipping your goods cross-border, you may have heard of a customs broker and how they can make your life easier. What you may not have heard of is all the differ...