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Are you making these shipping mistakes?

  If you’re looking to expand your business, chances are you should get involved in moving your merchandise on a wider scale. It’s no secret that shipping goods will help you achieve business growth. Jumping into importing and exporting at a larger scale comes with bureaucracy and complicated operational processes. Going about the shipping process efficiently is essential for you to save time and money so you can focus on your bus...

Are You A Canadian Textile/Apparel Vendor? Here’s What You Need to Know About CETA

We’ve broken down the main points from CETA that will impact textile and apparel goods flow between Canada and the EU. What is the Canada-EU CETA? The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a landmark agreement intended to facilitate trade between Canada and the European Union. The agreement is set to eliminate a huge portion of tariffs between Canada and the EU. CETA will have a positive impac...

4 Tips to Clear Customs & Avoid Delays, Fees, and Penalties

Clearing customs is not necessarily the first thing that crosses your mind when you are looking to expand your business by shipping across borders. Growing a business is incredibly exciting, but moving forward with attention to detail is essential to ensure that things go smoothly. Navigating the web of regulations in place can be difficult, but gearing up to ship goods responsibly is essential to avoiding delays, fees, and penalties. No ...

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...