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Importing Goods for Valentine’s Day

Importing Goods into Canada for Valentine's Day Its easy to notice that Valentine’s Day is approaching when you see red hearts all over tv commercials and storefronts. Gifts like jewellery, stuffed animals, and chocolates are among the many items that are very popular purchases this time of year. Imports of


CITT Inquiry into Upholstered Seating

Investigation into Imports of Sofas The CITT has issued notice that they are initiating an inquiry into whether there is evidence of dumping and subsidizing of imported upholstered seating. This inquiry is aimed specifically at seating manufactured in China or Vietnam. Let’s take a look at what this means. What


Importing Goods for Personal Use

Importing Goods For Personal Use If you are looking to purchase goods from outside of Canada for your own personal use, then this blog should be of assistance to you! Personal imports, also known as casual imports, is when goods are brought into Canada for non business/commercial purposes. There are


Obtaining the SFC License

Obtaining the SFC License The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been in force since January 15, 2019. Some requirements came into effect immediately and some were phased in over 2020 and 2021. As of July 15, 2020, it is now required to have a Safe Food for Canadians License


Importing a Dog into Canada

Importing a Dog into Canada The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada continue to restrict certain activities and freedoms. As a direct result of this, we are seeing imports of things that help people deal with spending more time inside. Products like exercise equipment and board games are very

America's President

Trump Abandons Latest Tariff Threat

Trump Abandons Latest Tariff Threat On August 6, US President Donald Trump announced a plan to apply 10 percent tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports using national security as the justification. The President had previously issued the tariffs on Canada in March of 2018 as a negotiating tactic for the new


Changes to Courier Shipments under CUSMA

Changes to Courier Shipments under CUSMA With CUSMA now fully in force and NAFTA in the past, big changes have been made to low value shipments coming to Canada from the US or Mexico by courier. These shipments are known as CLVS (Courier Low Value Shipments). Let’s take a look


Importing Brewery Equipment into Canada

Importing Brewery Equipment into Canada Beer has always been a popular pastime of Canadians. The past couple of years has seen a massive increase in popularity of the craft breweries, or microbreweries as they are also known. There has been a corresponding rise in the rise in imports of beer


Proof of Origin for CUSMA Shipments

Proof of Origin for CUSMA Shipments CUSMA, USMCA, NAFTA 2.0, T-MEC; the new trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States of America has many names. Regardless of what you call it, the agreement will come into force more than 3 years after the US trade representative issued notice


Classification of Medical Supplies

Classification of Medical Supplies As the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, CBSA has released a notice on classification of medical supplies that are being imported into Canada to help with the fight against COVID-19. Further to our previous blog on importing masks and sanitizers, the below list

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