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General Preferential Tariff to expire Jan. 1st, 2015

72 trade-competitive countries will loose their eligibility for General Preferential Tariff, or GPT, come January 1st, 2015. Of these 72 countries, 20 of them have preferred tariff through other trade agreements. All goods originating from these 72 countries will be affected.   Countries loosing GPT status Algeria American Samoa Antigua & Barbuda Antilles, Netherlands Argentina Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Barbados ...

Customs Regulations 2014

The top 5 Customs regulations to look out for in 2014   As a business relying on imports, it is very important to stay on top of ever-changing customs regulations. Whether these changes are foreign or domestic, it is important to understand them and ensure your compliance.  While complying with trade regulation may seem like a chore, it can only better your business and positively influence your decision making.  The following are the to...

Canadian Customs Broker

Canadian Customs Broker: Clearing goods at all ports across Canada As a Canadian Customs Broker, Clearit.ca can clear personal or commercial shipments across all ports in Canada. Whether it is an airport, ocean port, border point, or even an inland port, Clearit.ca online customs broker has  the capability and expertise to get it done.   I use Clearit.ca to clear my Canadian imports, can they handle my exports as well?  Canadian Custom...

What to Expect: Secondary Inspections and Services

Secondary Inspections  The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) is the first line of defense for anything and anyone entering the country. CBSA officers work tirelessly around the clock to ensure Canada's safety & security by managing and monitoring access to persons and goods. Whether arriving by land, sea or air, at any point during your interaction with a CBSA officer, you may be referred for secondary inspection. Not to worry though. B...

Personal Exemptions: What to expect Cross-Border Shopping

Everyone and their uncle have a different number when it comes to the value of goods you can bring back with you from the USA duty and tax free. Whether it's for a day, a weekend, or a month - We're setting the record straight on personal exemptions.   As a Canadian Citizen or Resident of Canada returning from abroad, duties and taxes are applicable on all purchases unless you qualify for a personal exemptions.  If you have been outside ...