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Shipping to Canada: Customs documents simplified

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Shipping to Canada: Customs documents simplified Including all of the required documentation with your shipment is crucial to ensure it isn’t delayed at the border, costing you time and money. There are four documents which you must include with every shipment when exporting goods into Canada: Canada Customs Invoice, or a Commercial Invoice Bill of… Read more »

NAFTA basics: Five common errors on a certificate of origin

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NAFTA basics: Five common errors on a certificate of origin Filling out a NAFTA Certificate of Origin incorrectly could lead to penalties, fines, and border delays. Incorrectly qualifying your goods, providing inadequate product information and providing the wrong contact information are just a few of the detrimental errors that can set you back. To discover… Read more »

Exporting to the U.S.: Six things you need to know

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Exporting to the U.S.: Six things you need to know There’s a lot to keep track of when you’re shipping goods to the U.S., but knowing these six critical stages will make the process easier: Customs clearance Participating Government Agency requirements Classification and duty rates Shipment valuation North American Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA) Surety bond… Read more »

Five ways to get the best service from your customs provider

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Five ways to get the best service from your customs provider Building a solid relationship with your customs broker can help ensure your goods are cleared safely and efficiently, which in turn can help improve your bottom line. Our article, “Five ways to get the best service from your customs provider,” outlines a handful of… Read more »

Seven questions to ask a broker

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Seven questions to ask when looking for a customs provider If your business involves moving goods across North American borders, working with a customs broker can streamline and improve your import and export processes. But how do you find the right brokerage provider? It helps to ask the right questions. Livingston has prepared seven key… Read more »

Managing FDA regulations and compliance

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Managing FDA regulations and compliance Thanks to their complex nature, FDA–regulated imports are often delayed upon arrival to the United States simply because information requested by the government agency is inaccurate, incomplete or unavailable. In order to keep your goods moving quickly and efficiently, it’s up to you to ensure your FDA-regulated shipments are compliant… Read more »