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What is an Importer Number?

What is an Importer Number and how does it work? As customs brokers, Clearit.ca recieves tons of requests a day to clear goods at almost every border point across Canada; the majority of them being commercial imports. One of the first pieces of information we require to clear your goods is a business / importer number. Many of you either do not have one or are not familiar with what it is or how it works. As a commercial importer you MUST have a...

Ocean marine insurance

Ocean Marine Insurance: Why your cargo shouldn't leave home without it Over the weekend, extreme weather in the Gulf of Alaska caused 29 containers to fall overboard of a vessel, which was on its way to Prince Rupert’s port. The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert. All together 29 containers were lost in the sea, wi...

Crossing the border with your pet

Crossing the border with your pet? Our good friends at the Canada Border Services Agency have provided us with some need-to-know info.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada.  The CFIA provides information about importing domestic pets on its website. Before crossing the border with your pet, please review the requirements. Can i take my pets? Like an...

Immigrating to Canada

Immigrating to Canada? Here at Clearit.ca, we are trying to clear the clutter, and give you the the information you need; and ONLY what you need. We have been receiving tons of calls and emails asking questions pertaining to immigrating to Canada, and although we are not Immigration specialists, we do know a thing or two about the process of actually getting here. What Documents do i need when landing in Canada as a new Immigrant? Upon landing...

Starting an Import Business

We love small business! We can't stress this enough to people emailing and calling us with their questions about importing.  Many people are just starting out or thinking of starting their own import business from around the world.  We love working with clients in the start-up phase and watching them flourish! If you're using Clearit.ca, you're already a successful business person in our books - where else can you get your shipments customs cl...