Today’s post will provide information about the laws and regulations surrounding textile imports, specifically with importing wedding dresses into Canada, including Tariff Preference Level (TPL), labeling specifications, and how the thread used can lead to increased duty.Learn More
With wedding season fast approaching, Canadian event vendors are placing their orders. This year is forecasted to include the largest number of weddings worldwide, and many wedding dress shops will be looking for more inventory than ever before. With 80% of wedding dresses made in the US, many Canadian bridal shops will be importing these beautiful gowns. But did you know that a single cotton thread in the dress can impact rules of origin, and determine if a Free Trade Agreement can be used or not? This is an example of one of the many things to consider when importing textiles into Canada.
Are you attending a trade show across the border? This post will teach you what you need to know about Trade Show Imports into the US or Canada.
Houseplants have become increasingly popular over the years, along with many search queries related to; importing houseplants into Canada, documentation for importing, import plant permits, and the costs and ways to get plants across borders. Importing plants requires just as much care as the plants themselves. Today we will share the requirements for documentation needed to import plants into Canada, the types of plants regulated, and information that would help to decrease the risk of your houseplant perishing at the border.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has released the verification priority list for January 2023. Today’s post will provide an overview of the list of verifications, their importance to Importers, trade compliance, and tips on how Importers can remain compliant.
Assessing a country's trade balance helps establish its economic health, which could provide significant insights into import and export trade markets. In North America, Canada imports and exports millions of goods and services, which its economy depends on to prosper.
Information is critical in the world of trade and commerce, so in 2022 we have aimed to provide you with the most relevant content to help answer those tough-to-answer search query questions.
The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) sanctions regime that authorizes the CBSA to issue civil monetary penalties for the violation of CBSA’s trade and border legislation in the commercial stream. AMPS are intended to deter non-compliance and have been issued by CBSA for the last 20 years. Penalties are issued for non-compliance found either at the border at the time of importation or through post-release verification of company records. When a CBSA officer finds that a client has not complied with their obligations under the Customs Act, an AMPS penalty will be applied. The CBSA officer identifies the infraction and selects the appropriate contravention from the AMPS Master Penalty Document.
Have you ever heard of the term drayage and wondered what it meant? Professionals in the industry refer to drayage as delivery or ground shipping services which some can misconstrue. To narrow it down, Drayage is the crucial link in the last leg of transporting goods domestically.
Fresh, grated, powdered and processed cheese, ice cream, milk, dairy powders and other dairy productsLearn More
Plants, fresh flowers, greenery, trees, seeds and other horticulture related items
Meat and items containing meat products
Supplements, vitamins, minerals, fortified, beauty products
Chips, granola bars, canned goods, frozen meals, condiments
Power-assisted bicycles, e-bikes, electric bikes, motorized bikes, and electric scootersLearn More
Cars, trucks, motorized and self-propelled equipment to be driven on roads or project sites
Medical devices, bandages, masks, wheelchairs, ventilators and other related items