Ten Mistakes U.S. Businesses Make When Shipping To Canada
When one Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of musical instruments decided to expand to the Canadian market, it had high hopes that its high-quality products would find a warm welcome within Canada’s vibrant music community. And they did, as orders quickly started flowing in from Canadian music stores and individual customers. But things soon went awry when shipments encountered significant issues upon arrival at the border. U.S. customs officials questioned if wood used in the instruments was eligible for export, and Canadian import policies meant the manufacturer’s Canadian customers would face unexpected charges at time of delivery for significant taxes and fees.