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The Digital Age Ushers in a New Era of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management as we know it is going through some significant changes. The digital age is fast upon us and it’s becoming a major disruptor for those within the supply chain industry. Gone are the days of employing a supply chain network with a 50 year lifespan. Industry leaders will need to be prepared for a more fluid and continuously evolving network in order to appease the masses. Consumers want near-instantaneous service with m...

Shipping As An Individual Or Shipping as a Business? Customs Brokers Can Help With Both

Customs brokerage services know the process of importing and exporting better than anyone else—it’s their job, and because it’s their job, it doesn’t need to be yours. With intimate knowledge of all aspects of the importing and exporting process, customs brokers make your life easier. With their comprehensive grasp on the specific needs and logistics of cross-border shipping, customs brokers are available to help both business and indi...

Customs Consulting and More: The Full Scope of a Customs Broker

A customs broker does more than move a package... Tariff codes, financial documentation, local laws, duty valuations—trying to organize all the moving parts of importing and exporting on your own is a pain. If you’re in the business of—or looking to get into the business of—shipping your goods cross-border, you may have heard of a customs broker and how they can make your life easier. What you may not have heard of is all the differ...

Canadian Banks Need to Stay Competitive in American Business

American business is vital to Canadian banks As NAFTA shakes up trade relations between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, Canadian banks are starting to get worried.   Fair and open trade between the three countries opened the doors up to a lot of available business—business that’s starting to get a little uncertain.   Many, if not all, of the big banks in Canada do business in America. The Bank of Montreal, for example, has...

Scotch Whiskey Exports Rise as Canadian Exports Fall

Canadian spirits had a hard year, with exports falling 5% as a liquor duty increased from 2% to 7.8%. While the American market for spirits was looking like a well-armed competitor with its own cut to duty fees, it is Scotland that has really stepped up and started to export increasing quantities of Scotch whiskey. Scotland is a giant in the worldwide whiskey market, with sales and trade numbers that Canada can’t even come close to. Cana...