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How do I become an NRI in Canada?

Looking for potential customers for your business? Look no further; Canada is a huge market comprising of 37.5 million people. In consumer businesses, getting eyes on your products is one of the best ways of gaining brand awareness, and ultimately, sales.  “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penney In essence, expanding your business onto Canadian soil will drive profitability. Tha...

What Are Import Controls?

Surprise, surprise! Importing in Canada is a regulated process. Oh, no one is surprised? Right.  The process of bringing commercial goods over can be an overwhelming task; there’s (seemingly) mountains of paperwork to sift through and a wide number of rules and regulations to consider -- depending on the type of imported goods. That’s why we talk a lot about the “regulatory framework” with various levels of abstraction on this blog...

How Much Can You Expect to Pay in Customs Duties?

It goes without saying: balancing the books is one of the key pillars of keeping your importing business afloat. The unfortunate aspect here is that, as an importer, you are at the whim of changes in regulations (which CBSA reserves the right to enforce with little notice).  Elements of your shipment of goods like: the classification, the country of origin, the documentation -- or lack thereof, will all have a significant impact on what comes o...

Do I Actually Need A Customs Broker?

Whether you’re just jumping into imports for the first time, or you’re a well-established business that has been importing for decades, your operations would likely benefit from working with a customs broker.  Click here for our piece: What You Need To Know Before Working in Imports & Exports This is surely not the first time, nor will it be the last, that we will define what a customs broker is on this blog! We aim to educate thos...

How long does it take to clear customs in Canada?

Once you’ve decided what kind of goods you’d like to import into Canada and selected a customs broker to work with, this is the question on top of every business’ mind: How long does it take to clear customs?  This is understandable, time is of the essence -- especially in the context of business. Speed is a pretty common tennant of business values for organizational operations.  “Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast....