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Becoming a Canadian non-resident Importer

Exporting to Canada expands your customer base and can increase your net profit by a significant amount. But dealing with U.S. regulations and taxes can seem complicated enough, and many American business owners wonder whether having to keep track of Canadian ones as well is really worth the headache. Fortunately, you don't need to handle it all yourself: a customs broker who specializes in U.S.-Canada trade can help you navigate the import proce...

Push for U.S. tax on Goods Imported via Canadian Ports Fails

A proposed one-eighth percent tax on cargo entering the U.S. by land after being unloaded at Canadian ports has been averted for a third time after it failed to find a place in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) signed into law by President Obama earlier this month. Levy introduced to replace the Harbor Maintenance Fees Washington state's senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats, introduced the levy into the...

U.S. & Canada border begin record keeping, data exchange on citizens’ cross-border trips

Come next Monday (June 30, 2014), the American and Canadian governments will begin exchanging information about how much time their citizens spend in each other's countries. The change will be made possible by new record keeping on exits via land border crossings, and is expected to be particularly significant for Canadian snowbirds who are in the habit of extending their southern sojourns beyond the winter months. Deal between Canada & USA ...

Border Crossing: Driving Your U.S. Purchases Back to Canada

Every day around a hundred thousand Canadians drive into the U.S., and over two thirds of them return on the same day they left. Few experience any problems at the border, and average delays are only around 15 minutes. Still, it never hurts to be prepared, and there are a few things it can pay to be aware of before you arrive at the border crossing on your way home. Shopping One good reason to head south is to take advantage of generally cheape...

Canadian direct flight ban possible for Pakistan International Airlines

Canada is currently the only country in the Americas to which Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) can fly nonstop, but recent leaks from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) suggest that could change if the national flag carrier doesn't start complying with Canadian customs reporting requirements. Anonymous sources within the CBSA have stated that the agency's Advance Commercial Information (ACI) unit has determined that PIA is not in compl...