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The Road to Legalization: Traveling and Importing in the Post-Prohibition Era

In late June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that October 17, 2018, would be the official date in which people in Canada could buy, sell and consume recreational cannabis, ending decades-long prohibition. Trudeau’s benchmark date for official legalization comes off the back of the Cannabis Act, which passed in Senate on June 20, 2018. The act will serve as the official document regulating the amount of cannabis a person can legally ...

Small Businesses and Customs Brokers: A Perfect Match

Let’s make this clear right away: small businesses need a customs broker just as much as medium to large businesses, if not more so. While larger businesses employ a customs broker to help them save millions on pre-established success, the role of a broker becomes even more important to a small business trying to succeed in an increasingly online and global market. Why? Because the typical small business owner plays many parts. They’re ...

Canadian Ecommerce: Selling Digitally as a Non-Resident Importer

Online shopping has taken hold of consumers across the globe, and things are no different in Canada. According to a study by Forrester, Canada will earn roughly $39 billion in online sales by 2019. This is just the beginning of an increasingly profitable market as more and more companies make their way into the Canadian online market. Numbers for -commerce have continued to rise since 2016. Statista determined that there will be a tremendous i...

Moving To Canada: What Can A Broker Do For You?

The process behind moving to Canada can be tedious and complicated. It doesn’t matter if you’re a resident moving back after a long stay abroad or an immigrant looking to start a new life in North America, there are many things that you’ll need to consider, like duties, taxes, proper documentation, and border exemptions. The question of what to bring with you across the border, and what to leave behind for future shipping is a difficult ...

Resident and Non-Resident Importers: Making Sense of Canadian Duty and Tax

The Canadian market is a prosperous place for importers, be it resident or non-resident importers (NRI). There’s room for large profit and lucrative business opportunities, but depending on your residential stature within Canada, you will be subject to a varying degree of duties and taxes. The province your business operates in will also impact how you are taxed, as well as the amount of money you make within one fiscal year. Resident Imp...