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Trans-Pacific Partnership: A trade agreement for the 21st century The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is expected to bring a number of economic benefits to importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected Do you have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place? Does your customs broker?
Maximize your duty savings by taking advantage of First Sale and classification Are you taking advantage of the First Sale Rule and accurately classifying your imports?
Five questions every Canadian food importer/exporter should ask The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Safe Food for Canadians Act is currently scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2015, and will have a significant impact on importers and exporters.
Understanding Electronic Export Information filing Are you exporting goods out of the United States? Remember, anything you ship outside of the U.S. is considered an export – and as such, has certain requirements and responsibilities…
The Non-Resident Importer Guide Find out how U.S. exporters can take advantage of the Non-Resident Importer program to expand into Canadian markets This guide is an essential resource for any business aiming to become…
Is it time to audit your service provider? Four questions to ask when evaluating your customs brokerage partner If you trade internationally, you know that your supply chain is a critical element of your business operations. And, whether…
Improve shipping times and reduce risk: Understanding the benefits of Mutual Recognition Find out how you can take advantage of the benefits Mutual Recognition agreements provide importers As an importer, you know that any delay in your international shipments can have a…
How to build a great compliance program for your U.S. imports Struggling with U.S. Import Regulations? As an importer, compliance is essential for keeping your goods moving on-time, every time. If poor compliance practices are not addressed and corrected, the costs…
Finding a customs broker: A sample RFP template for soliciting a brokerage provider Use this introductory template as the basis for a brokerage request for proposal (RFP). We have gathered together the most relevant and commonly-asked brokerage questions to help you get on…
Trade News
Effective September 1, 2014 the aviation fuel tax rate in Ontario will increase from 2.7 cents per litre to 3.7…
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have reached agreement on health benefits, one of…
An announcement by the Health Minister advises of new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) to help consumers know…
As talks between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) continue into their third month,…
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided guidance on the appropriate method to use when filing post entry corrections to…
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Programs and Trade Liaison (APTL) office put together a presentation to provide…
The Port of Oakland’s SSA Marine terminal was shut down on Tuesday, August 19 when longshoremen refused to report to…