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Clearit.ca's Blog on Customs Brokerage and News Updates

Crossing the border with your pet

Crossing the border with your pet? Our good friends at the Canada Border Services Agency have provided us with some need-to-know info.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada.  The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its website. Before crossing the border with your pet, please review the requirements. Can i take my pets? Like an...

Ocean marine insurance

Ocean Marine Insurance: Why your cargo shouldn't leave home without it Over the weekend, extreme weather in the Gulf of Alaska caused 29 containers to fall overboard of a vessel, which was on its way to Prince Rupert’s port. The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert. All together 29 containers were lost in the sea, wi...

Canadian Customs Brokers – Commercial? Personal? We do it all!

Clearit.ca is your perfect solution for Canadian customs clearances. Our simplified, easy-to-use online service was built with you in mind. Whether you are a small, medium, or large business, you will find that we are not only the most cost effective brokers in Canada, but also the easiest to work with. Just give us a try! Importing personal items? We do that too! You are what we refer to as a “casual” importer and can service you anywhere i...

What is an Importer Number?

What is an Importer Number and how does it work? As customs brokers, Clearit.ca recieves tons of requests a day to clear goods at almost every border point across Canada; the majority of them being commercial imports. One of the first pieces of information we require to clear your goods is a business / importer number. Many of you either do not have one or are not familiar with what it is or how it works. As a commercial importer you MUST have a...

You’ve Purchased Something in the US – Now What?

We get a lot of phone calls and emails from businesses who have just made a purchase in the US and want to know the next step.  Whether you are importing T-Shirts, Lawn Furniture, printing press etc. You will need to clear your shipment through customs and the easiest way to do this is with Clearit.ca.  As your customs broker, we will declare your shipment to customs, and pay the applicable duties and taxes to Canada Border Services Agency (CBS...