Understanding Customs – Bonded Wareho...
Understanding Customs – Bonded Warehouses and Foreign-Trade Zones
When President Donald Trump announced in January 2018 that tariffs would be increased on washing machines and solar panels, few realized the action […]Read More
Canada Tightens Customs Procedures, Increas...
Canada Tightens Customs Procedures, Increases Penalties after Audit Report
U.S. businesses that ship to Canada will have an unwelcome surprise awaiting them should they run afoul of Canadian customs mandates. In March […]Read More
Proper Tariff Classification – A Vita...
Proper Tariff Classification – A Vital Part of Customs Clearance
Is the Snuggie a blanket or a piece of clothing? And why does it matter? The Snuggie, a fleece blanket with sleeves, became […]Read More
Foreign – Trade Zones
Foreign – Trade Zones
Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) are secure areas that are generally considered to be outside U.S. customs territory for duty assessments and other customs entry […]Read More
The ABC’s of CBP’s Single Window Initia...
The ABC’s of CBP’s Single Window Initiative
The U.S. trade community breathed a collective sigh of relief, when the long-awaited “single window initiative” was fully implemented in early 2017. The […]Read More
Are Logistics the Weak Link in Your Supply ...
Are Logistics the Weak Link in Your Supply Chain?
Research by PriceWaterhouse Coopers found almost 60 percent of today’s manufacturers have incorporated automation into their processes. But unless that same commitment extends […]Read More
Understanding Customs: Anti-Dumping and Cou...
Understanding Customs: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties
Anti-dumping and countervailing duties can be a complicated subject. A new white paper from Purolator International, “Understanding Customs: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties,” can […]Read More
Top Logistics Challenges for Small- and Med...
Top Logistics Challenges for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
No business wants to pay more in freight charges than is necessary, but for small businesses that don’t have the volume of larger […]Read More
Customs Compliance – Has Your Business Ta...
Customs Compliance – Has Your Business Taken the Necessary Steps?
Many businesses outsource the documentation and paperwork requirements of the international customs process to a customs broker or logistics provider. As a result, […]Read More
U.S. Shippers have options to busy West Coa...
U.S. Shippers have options to busy West Coast Port
A growing number of U.S. businesses are opting to route shipments from Asia through Canadian or East Coast ports, as a way to […]Read More
Facilitating the Cross Border Clearance Pro...
Facilitating the Cross Border Clearance Process
Do your shipments arrive at the Canadian border eligible for expedited review, with all documentation pre-filed and duties and taxes paid? Or do […]Read More
Canada Border Services Agency and Other Gov...
Canada Border Services Agency and Other Government
It’s one acronym you don’t want to learn about the hard way. If your shipment gets caught up in the jurisdiction of an […]Read More
Damage, Theft and Disruption: Reducing Risk...
Damage, Theft and Disruption: Reducing Risk in Your Logistics Strategy
The West Coast ports example illustrates the type of external disruption that can upturn even the most carefully-constructed logistics plans. And while disruptions […]Read More
Ten Mistakes U.S. Businesses Make Shipping ...
Ten Mistakes U.S. Businesses Make Shipping to Canada
U.S. businesses frequently underestimate the complexity of expanding to Canada, and make the process harder than it has to be! One Pennsylvania-based […]Read More
All shipments arrive at a designated facility in Ontario, and are consolidated and transported to the border. After an expedited customs clearance process, […]Read More
11 Things To Consider When Shipping To Cana...
11 Things To Consider When Shipping To Canada
It’s just as important to consider who manages your shipping into Canada as it is what you’re shipping to Canada. Frequently, U.S.-based businessesassume […]Read More
All vendor shipments arrive at a single U.S. location, where they are consolidated for faster and more cost efficient delivery. Consolidated shipments pass […]Read More
Understanding CBSA’s eManifest Regulation...
Understanding CBSA’s eManifest Regulations: Mandatory Electronic Pre-filing for all Canada-bound Shipments
Purolator International has released a new white paper, “Canada’s eManifest Initiative: Mandatory Electronic Pre-filing for all Canada-bound Shipments,” that provides an in-depth overview of […]Read More
Import and Export Compliance Considerations...
Import and Export Compliance Considerations
A new white paper from Purolator International, “U.S. Auto Parts Industry: Import and Export Compliance Considerations,” offers a detailed look at U.S. government mandates for […]Read More
Export Control Laws – Understanding C...
Export Control Laws – Understanding Compliance Obligations for Your Most Sensitive Shipments
Few areas of U.S. commerce come under as high degree of scrutiny as the export of defense-related products. On the one hand, increased […]Read More
Electronic Customs Filing Systems ACE and A...
Electronic Customs Filing Systems ACE and ACI
The United States and Canada have taken steps in recent years to streamline border clearance processes, and eliminate inefficiencies and redundancies that have […]Read More
Improving U.S./Canada Cross-Border Opportun...
Improving U.S./Canada Cross-Border Opportunities: Trusted Trader Programs
Both the United States and Canadian governments maintain a number of programs designed to facilitate the border clearance process, while simultaneously promoting border […]Read More
The ABCs of HST: Understanding the Harmoniz...
The ABCs of HST: Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs
The Canadian government estimates as many as 30 percent of shipments arriving at its border have been assigned an incorrect tariff classification code. […]Read More
Nearshoring and Reshoring: On the Rise as B...
Nearshoring and Reshoring: On the Rise as Businesses See Greater Opportunities in Keeping Manufacturing Closer to Home
An interesting trend is underway among U.S. manufacturers, namely the shifting of production operations away from China, and back to North America. Changing […]Read More
Non-Resident Importer: Improved Canadian Ma...
Non-Resident Importer: Improved Canadian Market Access for U.S. Businesses
Canada’s Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program offers U.S. businesses unique access to the Canadain market. As a NRI, a U.S. busniess acts as an […]Read More
Supply Chain Game Changers
Supply Chain Game Changers
Supply chains are increasingly under scrutiny to find ways to cut costs while, at the same time, increasing efficiency. That’s a tall order […]Read More
In the 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) took effect, trade between the United States and Canada has increased […]Read More
Understanding the U.S. Canada Customs Clear...
Understanding the U.S. Canada Customs Clearance
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cites “missing or incomplete paperwork” as the top reason goods are either delayed at the border, or […]Read More