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What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin, or CO, is described by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as a “document attesting that goods exported in a shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.” It is considered one of the most commonly certified documents within the chamber, seeing as millions of these documents are reviewed each year in order to make trade possible between countries. There are a number o...

Going International: The Advantages Of E-Commerce Across The Border

Trying to expand your business internationally is daunting. Keeping track of different legal requirements for different countries, getting the right permits, sending your goods through the correct channels—it might seem like more hassle than it’s worth. However, with a dedicated customs broker, it doesn’t have to be. Customs brokers open up international business for your company by handling the logistics of non-resident importing. If...

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...