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Importing e-cigarettes into Canada

Importing e-cigarettes: A grey area E-Cigarettes have been gaining popularity all over North America with new online stores popping up everyday. Over the last few weeks, Clearit.ca has received many phone calls asking about how and if one could go about importing E-Cigarettes and we have one answer for all of you: We don’t know. Ok, we don’t actually “not know” but this is such grey area, that we recommend staying away from it complet...

Free Trade Agreements

Canada Free Trade Agreements Canada has free trade agreements with many countries. It is important to know what they are and how they work in order to utilize them to their fullest. The following is basic information on all of Canada’s free trade agreements: The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The...

Becoming a Commercial Carrier

Clearit.ca agents have taken many calls lately for clients who have been transporting goods themselves into Canada and were now coming to us to prepare their paper work and clear customs. What many of you do not know, is that in order for a broker to transmit your shipments electronically via EDI, you must become a commercial carrier (either bonded, or non-bonded). It is quite simple to do, and only takes about a week once all the paper work is...

Canadian Customs Forms

Here at Clearit.ca we get a lot of requests for Canadian Customs Forms.  To some, this may sound like a very specific question, but to us we say "which one".  The fact is that there may be one or several customs forms that are needed to customs clear a shipment into Canada.  Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) publishes many forms that are available for download from their site.  You may want to check exactly what forms you need by contact...

Customs Brokerage Made Easy

Customs Brokerage made easy Lots of calls and messages coming through for brief and easy explanations on how a commercial importer or even just an individual can clear customs easily. We do have TONS of content on the site as to how this works but we here at Clearit.ca understand that there are a lot of first timers or those who don't import as often so we put something together with you specifically in mind. (1) You have decided to import prod...