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Free Trade Agreements: Top 5 Mistakes On USMCA Claims
Breanna Leininger

There are several changes that affect everyone involved in the import and export of goods to and from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Being mindful of these distinctions will prevent errors that could cost you later.

September 10, 2020
How To Import Flowers Into Canada In 7 Steps
Ralf Steinberg

Having a shipment of flowers spoil at a port of entry because the paperwork is incomplete or incorrect is not only frustrating, it can be costly, and with the world economy the way it is, it’s more important than ever to have a smooth, easy, and efficient way to import flowers and plants into Canada.

September 3, 2020
What Are Incoterms?
Cherie Storms

International commerce terms, more commonly known as Incoterms, are a set of international rules for the interpretation of the most commonly used trade …

August 26, 2020
Top 4 Reasons For Delay With CFIA Regulated Goods
Cherie Storms

With the season coming to a close, we thought we would share the most common we encountered with tips on how to avoid them with future shipments. Top Reasons For Delay With CFIA Regulated Goods.

August 25, 2020
10 FDA Compliance Errors That You Can Avoid
Misty Gibbins

Oftentimes with food-related imports, the culprit of those pesky border delays can be traced back to one or more of these top 10 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance errors. Understanding what they are and why they are happening can help you mitigate future delays.

August 20, 2020
Are My Goods Admissible Into Canada?
Lisa Stevenson

In this blog we will take a look at the steps Importers and Freight Forwarders can take to ensure their goods are not on the ‘forbidden list’ and be denied entry.

August 12, 2020
Canada Retaliates With New Surtaxes Imposed On Goods Imported From The U.S.
Gloria Terhaar

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, announced a "reciprocal, balanced dollar-for-dollar" countermeasure. To that end, the Department of Finance has opened a consultation for Canadian businesses to provide their concerns or support to the proposed countermeasures.

August 7, 2020
U.S. Imposes A 10% Duty On Canadian Aluminium Effective August 16th, 2020
Breanna Leininger

In a Proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 6, 2020, the U.S. is set to reimpose the 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada under Section 232. This is hard-hitting news for many companies who felt the relief of these duties that were lifted in May of 2019. 

August 6, 2020
How To Import A Cat From The U.S. Into Canada
Gloria Terhaar

There is no distinction between personal or commercial cat importation into Canada. Therefore importing a Cat from the U.S. into Canada has fewer requirements than their canine counterparts.

August 5, 2020
How To Import A Dog From The U.S. Into Canada
Gloria Terhaar

If you are importing a dog or puppy from the U.S. into Canada, it’s important to understand the current challenges. COVID-19 has put a kink in picking up your new furry member of the family when you’ve purchased them from a U.S. breeder.

July 30, 2020