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How to Appoint a Customs Broker

How to appoint a Customs Broker: It's Easy! Courier/Parcel Shipments: If you are sending you items via courier/parcel service (i.e.: FedEx, UPS, DHL)  and you want to appoint a customs broker, simply have your tracking number handy give them a call. The operator will ask you for your tracking number and once confirmed, simply ask to update the brokerage information to Clearit.ca Customs Brokers. If anymore information is needed, it can be fou...

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...