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CBSA Can Help Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights
Jan Brock

CBSA has established a process where intellectual property rights (IPR) owners or holders can...

October 10, 2019
What Is The Status Of The NAFTA Agreement And USMCA
Jan Brock

The USMCA was signed by all three leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico on November 30th, 2018. The next step is...

September 23, 2019
What You Need To Import From China Before US Duties Increase December 15th
Misty Gibbins

In an effort to combat China’s trade practices related to the forced transfer of US technology and trademark violations, the US Government...

September 11, 2019
CBSA Mandates Electronic Reporting For Exporters
Jan Brock

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced it will eliminate paper reporting for Exports. The Declaration form (B13A) will no longer be accepted as of June 30th, 2020. Exporters or their service providers will have to report their exports electronically.

September 5, 2019
Real Time Supply Chain Visibility Is (Finally) Here
John Doble

Almost 20 years ago IBM coined the phrase transparent pipeline. Back then, the de rigueur was ecommerce, portals and electronic data interchange (EDI).

August 15, 2019
CBSA Releases Results Of ACI Audit In The Air Mode
Jan Brock

The Internal Audit and Program Evaluation Directorate of the Canadian Government published the results of...

August 8, 2019
CBSA Targeted Verifications
Jan Brock

Twice a year, CBSA releases its Trade Compliance Verification priorities list. CBSA manages Trade Compliance with the tariff classification; customs valuation and origin programs. Verification is managed by way of random verifications or verification priorities. Some verification priorities carry over from year to year. The overall goal of these verifications is to ensure compliance with customs requirements and to ensure that the correct amount of duties is collected at the time of importation.

July 29, 2019
Canadian Customs Tariff And The Harmonized System
Jan Brock

If you are new to importing into Canada you may be wondering what is the Canadian Customs Tariff and what exactly is the Harmonized System?

July 18, 2019
How International Trade Correlates To Gross Domestic Product
Jan Brock

The global economy and trade in Canada and the United States can be complex. To gain a better understanding of the latest trade news it is important to review the terminology related to a country’s imports and exports.

July 11, 2019
Getting Ahead Of International Trade Foreign Exchange Rates
Maria Mate

Most Canadian importers purchase goods and materials from the U.S. meaning most Canadian importers end up with U.S. dollar expenses.

July 3, 2019