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Shipping Long Routes Using Different Transport Methods: An Overview

Transporting goods from origin to destination point will often take on several forms, depending on the items being transported and the urgency at which they need to make their final goal. For shippers, this is the most important facet of their job -- trying to figure out which methods of transportation to use in order to save money, be as efficient as possible, and complete the journey in a timely manner. So, what methods are available to ship...

Comprehensive Customs Brokerage: Three Situations you should use a Customs Broker

Customs brokers make dealing with customs painless. They help you handle import duties and taxes, lengthy paperwork, and complicated laws and regulations. Any business that has dealt with importing as a regularity can attest to the usefulness of a knowledgeable customs broker. If you’ve never considered the full scope of what they could do for you, consider these three situations wherein you might contact a customs broker: Situation 1: Im...

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...