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Canadian Imports and Trends: Cars, Gems, and… Kale?

Canadians love imports. Despite being 38th in world population size, we’re the 11th biggest export and import economy in the world — and that’s with taking into account the fact that our imports have shrunk at a rate of around 2% for the last five years. In other words, we’re 0.48% of the world population... and we’re responsible for 2.7% of global imports. Canadians love imports so much that, on average, our yearly imported product ...

Importing from China for Your Business

Import businesses are challenging and rewarding endeavours. By catering to niche markets with direct-from-the-source goods, you can capitalize on previously untapped consumer dollars for your business. Successful import businesses across Canada specialize in anything from foreign foods and treats to luxury goods and everything in between. Whether you’re a supplier, a retailer, or someone just looking into their options, there are undoubtedly...

The Common And Not So Common Finds At The Canadian Customs Border

The national border is a place where all sorts of weird and wonderful things are found -- you’d be surprised what people actually think they can bring into the country! But with tighter border control and more stringent customs regulations coming into force across the board, the margins are becoming finer as to what is deemed acceptable and what is not. Of course, there will always be those who (probably due to ignorance more than anything) ...

Successful Customs Process For Importing To Canada As Non-Resident Importer

Today’s borders are stricter than ever. Of course, as a double edged sword, while these regulations and tighter compliance margins can be problematic, they are also wholly necessary. As things continue to change, so too does the nature of importing goods and services into Canada -- thanks to the internet, for example, foreign companies can now sell their goods to Canadian consumers without actually setting up residence in Canada. In order to...

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...