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COVID-19: Important Information Regarding The Importation Of Medical Supplies

The Canada Border Services agency (CBSA) has released a notice regarding the importation of medical supplies during the COVID-19 Crisis. The purpose of this notice is to inform the commercial importing community of the tariff classification numbers as well as eligibility for Duty and Tax relief during an emergency such as COVID-19. The entire Notice can be read here (https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-12-eng.html) The Followin...

Canadian Imports and Navigating COVID-19: Q&A With Founder & President Adam Lewis

As a customs brokerage and consultancy, we have an ear to the ground on what’s happening and how to navigate the situation with care. So we thought it would be a good opportunity to sit down with our Founder & President, Adam Lewis, virtually (of course!) to chat about the impact that the global pandemic has had on the import, logistics, and supply chain industry.  Meet Adam Lewis! We’re talking about the impact that COVID-19 has had C...

Your Importer’s Guide to HS Codes

The World Customs Organization (WCO) created HS codes to streamline naming conventions and categorizations of commercial goods. In short, it’s a number code that identifies the product itself and the category it falls into.  HS codes are used by customs providers for a slew of reasons, mainly identifying the applicable fees, duties, and tariffs. As well as ensuring that the commercial goods are not banned or restricted from being imported i...

PARS Labels vs. PAPS Labels: What’s the difference?

Early in the process of importing commercial goods into Canada, it is important to have an understanding of the information required by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Depending how far along you are in the import business, you may be familiar with Canada’s ACI eManifest program.  If you have not yet heard of the ACI eManifest program, we have previously covered the basics in a recent article: What is The ACI eManifest Program?  Her...

Breakdown of Customs Self-Assessment Process

When running a successful importing business, it’s critical that you look for places in which you can streamline. Today, we’ll be looking at one of the programs put in place by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to help importers smooth out the importing process. Like with any kind of business ops, “streamlining” essentially means saving time and money, which can help your bottom line and push your business forward.  “Truly world-cl...