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  • custom filing system

    ACE and ACI Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the ACE and ACI white paper.

  • Partnership Against Terrorism

    C-TPAT Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the C-TPAT initiative.

  • Canada’s eManifest Initiative: Mandatory Electronic Pre-Filing For All Canada-Bound Shipments

    eManifest can be a highly confusing and exacting mandate. Many businesses choose to enlist a qualified third party to oversee the process on its behalf. Regardless of how hands-on a business chooses to be, familiarity with the initiative is important since ultimate responsibility for compliance rests with the owner of the shipment and not with the agent hired to manage the process on a business’s behalf.

  • duty relief opportunities

    Duty Drawback Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the Duty Drawback White Paper.

  • Duty Drawback

    Duty Drawback: Could your Business be Eligible for a Duty Reimbursement?

    Businesses engaged in importing or exporting goods have long understood that customs compliance is aprocess not for the faint of heart. Transporting goods across an international border involves strict compliance with required documentation, security procedures, and revenue obligations. Due diligence is also required since many border clearance requirements change, often with little advance notice. Because customs compliance is such a time-consuming and exacting process, the overwhelming majority of businesses off-load the function to a logistics provider,customs broker, or some other qualified third party. But one issue that often goes overlooked in the process of importing and exporting goods is the topic of duty reimbursement. Duty reimbursement—commonly referred to as dutydrawback—allows businesses a refund of up to 99 percent of duties paid on products that are imported into the U.S. and then subsequently exported or destroyed.In other words, the policy allows businesses to obtain a refund when they export a product that contains components on which duties were already paid. But the process of filing a drawback claim is highly complicated. The government sets a very high bar for a claimant to prove drawback eligibility, and the process can actually take years to complete. A business must maintain meticulous records and be able to provide aclear “trail” that a product initially imported into the the same—or in some cases, nearly the same—as the product subsequently exported (or destroyed). The process is so complicated, in fact, that the CBP website includes the following warning: “Be aware the process of filing for drawback can be involved and the time it takes to receive funds can be lengthy.” This paper explains and identifies opportunities available to U.S. businesses for resolving Canadian duty reimbursements issues.

  • Commercial environment program

    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 been a source of angst to the trade community.

  • misclassified shipments can add to cross-border costs

    Harmonized Tax Codes Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the Harmonized Tax Codes White Paper.

  • improved canadian market access for U.S. businesses

    Non-Resident Importer

    Canada’s Non-Resident Importer (NRI) program offers U.S. businesses unique access to the Canadian market. As a NRI, a U.S. business acts as an “importer of record,” and is able to have direct control over its shipments to Canada. Among other things, a U.S. business is able to collect Canadian taxes and fees at the time of purchase. This eliminates the risk of unexpected invoiced at the time of delivery. NRI status also allows a U.S. business to complete on a level playing field with Canadian businesses, so that sales to Canadian customers mirror domestic transactions, This white paper provides and in-depth review of the program.

  • about non-resident importer status

    NRI Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the NRI White Paper.

  • pre-arrival process system

    PAPS Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the PAPS system.

  • pre-arrival review system

    PARS Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the PAPS system.

  • U.S. Export Control Requirements

    Stringent Compliance Protocols for Most Sensitive Products

    An overview of the three major export regulatory codes the U.S. government administers when shipping defense products and sensitive technology.

  • The ABC’s of Customs and Border Protection’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 single window, officially known as the “International Trade Data System,” operates via the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) platform, and serves as a single point of contact for all trade filings. This means traders no longer must endure identical documentation requests from multiple agencies, or face inordinate delays in having shipments admitted to the U.S. A new white paper from Purolator International, “The ABC’s of CBP’s Single Window Initiative,” offers a detailed overview of the single window, including information about how shippers can become ACE-compliant. To download a copy of Purolator’s complimentary new white paper, please click here.

  • Trusted Trader Programs

    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 security. These initiatives are generally referred to as “trusted trader” programs,and rely on the voluntary cooperation of private industry in exchange for specific benefits.

  • Information on Trusted Trader Programs

    Trusted Trader Topic Summary

    Two page overview of the Truster Trader White Paper.

  • CBSA eManifest Regulations

    Understanding the CBSA’s eManifest Regulations

    An brief explanation of the Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest regulations.