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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
Tsawwassen’s New Container Examination Facility Now Operational
Jan Brock

As of June 17th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF) is now open.

June 19, 2019
CBSA Announces Manifest Changes To Paper Cargo Control Document
Jan Brock

This process of a paper A8A is no longer required effective July 1st, 2019, as the entire process will be electronic.

June 13, 2019
Audit Reveals CBSA Must Improve Marine Mode Commercial Program
Jan Brock

The Audit team made a general audit opinion, which did not shed a positive light on the CBSA Commercial Program in the Marine Mode. The Audit team stated...

June 6, 2019
U.S. Lifts Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum
Jan Brock

Effective May 19th, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed. Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders. Anything released from Customs on or after May 19th will no longer be subject to the U.S. Surtaxes.

May 22, 2019
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