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So You’re Being Audited: Canadian Customs Audits

Being audited is a stressful affair — and it can feel especially stressful if you know you’ve been compliant. You’ve filled out all the right paperwork and your customs broker has applied all the right tariff codes — what’s gone wrong? Probably nothing. If you’ve been selected for a customs audit, there’s no need to panic. You’re not necessarily being singled out for any wrongdoing. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)...

Canadian Customs Law: Power of Attorney

You’ve likely heard of the concept of Power of Attorney (PoA) before. In essence, a Power of Attorney agreement gives another party (either an individual or a company) the authority to make decisions on your behalf. The most common situations in which the average Canadian will encounter a PoA agreement will likely be medical or legal. Power of Attorney agreements, however, go beyond ensuring your wishes are respected if you’re in a coma. I...

2019 Supply Chain Growth Predictions

We’re now nearly a month into 2019! With everyone back to work after the holidays and the complex supply chains around the world gearing up to tackle what looks to be a challenging year, we at Clearit think it’s high time we go over our predictions for growth in the supply chain for 2019. Read on to get a peek at what’s coming up -- and what’s already happening -- in supply chains around the world! Artificial Intelligence, Automation,...

Blockchain in the International Supply Chain

2018 was the year of increasing application of blockchain tactics in supply chains around the world. Previously relegated to the realms of cryptocurrency and financial technology, blockchain saw adoption across Canada in governmental, educational, and trade contexts. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology became the first school in Canada to issue graduate credentials through blockchain, the fledgling Canadian cannabis industry took at look...

B3 Forms: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Happy 2019, readers! Welcome back for another year of importing tips to make your lives easier — we hope everyone had a relaxing bit of time off. That said, since we’re all still somewhat feeling the last lingering effects of the holiday hangover, let’s ease ourselves back in with a single form — to be exact, the standard accounting form importers must submit to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for importing commercial goods: the B...