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Frustration over Potential Changes to Import Regulations

Proposed Changes to Calculating Duty

Changes Coming to how Imported Goods are Valued? Proposed Changes to Calculating the Value of your Imported Goods For Canadian import businesses, staying up-to-date with regulations is crucial to maintaining a smooth and compliant importing process.  Canada's government has proposed changes which could significantly impact the way businesses calculate the

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BC Longshore Workers Strike

BC Longshore Workers Strike The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) workers walked off the job on July 1st after giving 72 hours strike notice on June 28th. Talks had been ongoing with the British Columbia Maritimes Employers Association (BCMEA) since February to renew the collective agreement which expired at


Canada Announces a Ban on Russian Aluminum and Steel Products

Canada Bans Imports of Russian Aluminum and Steel Products Effective immediately, Canada is no longer allowing imports of aluminum and steel products that originated in Russia. The US has also announced a 200% tariff on the import of products that contain aluminum from Russia. Both steps were taken in response

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Trade Tensions Bubbling Between Canada and the US

Trade Tensions Bubbling Between Canada and the US US President Joe Biden's proposed tax incentive on the purchase of electric vehicles has changed Canada’s relief over the defeat of former US President Donald Trump to disbelief. The Canadian government has issued notice to the United States that should this proposal


Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS)

Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) The Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) in Canada allows Customs Brokers to submit shipment release information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) before the arrival of goods at destination. This process speeds up the release or referral for examination process when the goods arrive. The system

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Driving Across the Canada/US Border

Driving Across the Canada/US Border As Canadian Customs Brokers, Orbit Brokers helps importers bring goods into Canada. Recently we have been getting many questions regarding people crossing the Canada/US border. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions and closures at the border. These closures have had a dramatic effect on travel


Canada Border Services Agency Strike

Canada Border Services Agency Strike On July 26, 2021, the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) announced that its members have voted in favour of strike action. This follows after contract talks with the Canadian government broke down late in 2020. The plan is for

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Joe Biden and Trade with Canada

Joe Biden and Trade with Canada The United States and Canada have shared solid political ties for a very long time. This has promoted the creation of a strong trade relationship between the two countries, especially in the agri-food sector. However, under various regimes, this relationship has been exposed to


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

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