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3 Clear Signs You NEED To Be Contacting A Customs Broker

Customs brokers are useful assets for any importing business, but how do you know what the perfect time to contact one is? If you’ve never worked with a customs broker before, you may be feeling a little lost about whether or not you really need one. While even the smallest importing businesses will benefit from the expertise of a customs broker, there are three clear signs that you really need to start working with one right away -- and not...

Clearing Canadian Customs: The Advanced Commercial Information Initiative

Many Canadians have sat in long lines at the border. Most of us have had to wait for a shipment to finally clear customs before it can be in our hands. Everyone has some sort of story about paperwork slowing down their day. Finding new and ever-evolving ways to make the customs and border crossing process more streamlined is the ongoing goal of any government’s customs agency. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has implemented a numb...

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) ...