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Agricultural Importing 101: Bringing Livestock over the Border

Every year, thousands of cattle are moved over the Canada - USA border. Whether they’re flowing into Canada or the United States changes based on a number of factors, but no matter what, importing cattle is a vital part of cattle ranching for farms in both countries. 2018, in particular, has proven to be a strong year for cattle importing -- nearly 15,000 head of feeder cattle were imported into Canada in May, which is close to double the numbe...

Importing and IP: Copyright Compliance

Last week, we discussed how Canadian IP holders can benefit from anti-counterfeiting measures in international trade. Protecting your own IP, however, is just one part of staying on the right side of international copyright law! While Canada has gained a reputation as a weak link in fight for stopping the trade of counterfeit goods, increasing pressure from trading allies means that Canadian importers should start brushing up on copyright comp...

Importing and IP: Copyright Over the Border

The Canadian Border Services Agency has adopted new regulations in order to combat the growing counterfeit market. Prior to 2015, the CBSA had little power when it came to withholding or detaining these types of products, and no formal system for recording IP rights or information was in place, making it difficult to keep counterfeit products from entering the country. But while there were always steps that a CBSA officer could take if they we...

Avoid Delays at the Border with Help from a Customs Broker

Importers work in a difficult industry, filled with strict rules and minute details. Amongst a barrage of required paperwork and governmental policies lies a potential problem for business owners in the import industry: human error. If the proper homework isn’t done beforehand, items could be held up by Canada’s Border Services Agency (CBSA). But even with all the severe repercussions that could occur if a document isn’t labelled properl...

Canada’s Duty-Free Limit on the Rise

It has been a little over a week since U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA dominated the news cycle with experts dissecting the deal, and there’s one point that stands out for Canadians. It directly impacts online shoppers in the north -- in a good way! What’s happening? Canadians have always had the benefit of shopping online from foreign countries, but the Canadian duty-free thre...