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How To Save Money Shipping During Spring Thaw
John Doble

The experienced exporter was caught by surprise. Sometime ago, early in the middle of March, a large exporter of frozen food products in Quebec loaded a container with their product being exported to Australia.

May 9, 2019
Importing Cosmetics Into Canada
Jan Brock

If you are considering importing Cosmetics into Canada you should know cosmetics must meet the requirements of Canada’s Food and Drugs Act and Cosmetic Regulations.

May 3, 2019
Preview On-Demand Courses | PCB Learning Center
Adriana Petty

On-demand courses offer the same valuable content as our in-class seminars, but they have been broken down into bite-sized modules. Imagine a Netflix series, and your new favorite show is How To Import Into Canada (sounds exciting!). Within these 1-2 hour courses - aka seasons - there are about 8 modules - aka episodes - of varying duration. You can play, pause, skip, rewind, fast forward, or even rewatch any module you'd like. You can binge them all at once or tune in one by one at your own pace. You hold the remote control!

April 10, 2019
Do You Have Your SFCR License Yet?
Gloria Terhaar

These regulations require all parties who import, export, manufacture, and trade interprovincially food products to be licenced.

April 1, 2019
Introducing The Learning Center
Lisa Stevenson

On-Demand courses offer all the content within our in-class seminars, but have been broken down into modules. For example, How To Import Into Canada Part 1, a great course to refresh your understanding of regulations or for those new to a trade role, is comprised of 7 modules. Each Part of the series is no more than 60 minutes long making it a total commitment of 2 hours for the bundle. Binge them all at once like your favorite Netflix series or tune in one by one at your own pace. You hold the remote control! ;)

March 20, 2019
AMPs: Increasing April 1, 2019
Jan Brock

In March 2017 the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) prepared a report on the management of customs duties. The report criticized CBSA’s AMPs system. Overall the OAG reported that CBSA had losses of $42 million or more in revenue in fiscal 2015-16 due to misclassification by importers.

March 12, 2019
CBSA Integrated Import Declaration And Single Window Initiative
Jan Brock

The Integrated Import Declaration (IID) is part of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) “Single Window Initiative” (SWI). The IID is intended to...

February 14, 2019
Importing Flowers, Chocolates And Jewelry Into The U.S.
Misty Gibbins

Just like the mysterious influx of pumpkin shipments in October, at the start of every February there is a monumental increase in the purchase of flowers...

February 8, 2019
Importing From China To The U.S.
Breanna Leininger

When importing from China into the U.S. there are a number of considerations you need to review to ensure your trade endeavors are successful. Aside from your everyday document requirements, what additional factors will you want to be prepared for?

February 1, 2019
A Beginner’s Guide To Ocean Freight Container Shipping
John Doble

Ocean Freight Terms and Abbreviations Terms, codes, and abbreviations define many industries. Ocean Freight container shipping is no different. One of the most difficult things to navigate in ocean shipping is understanding the basic everyday terms experienced professionals take for granted. For people new to the ocean freight industry this can be as confusing as ...

January 4, 2019