12 12, 2019

Do You Actually Need Cargo Insurance?

By | 2019-12-12T17:33:12+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Even though various insurance policies are woven into our everyday lives, purchasing insurance still seems to inspire some pretty begrudged feelings. This makes sense of course, it’s an intangible item that doesn’t necessarily immediately benefit the purchaser (except for peace of mind).  Think about this: have you thought about what [...]

9 12, 2019

How Do I Claim Section 321 For My Shipment?

By | 2019-12-09T20:44:40+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Swimming through a pile of regulations and paperwork is definitely not pleasant, especially if you’re a first time importer (but even experienced importers)! That being said, when starting a new business, we understand that saving wherever you can is critical to your growth, so we’ve decided to take a closer [...]

6 09, 2019

The Tariff Preference Level Definition: What is TPL?

By | 2019-09-06T20:03:53+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What are Tariff Preference Levels? Under both NAFTA and the upcoming USMCA, garment and apparel products made in either the U.S., Canada, or Mexico fall under the free trade agreement. The trade of these products between NAFTA countries is, to some extent, duty free or exempt from some duties. These [...]

23 01, 2019

Customs Compliance: When and How to File your ISF

By | 2019-03-13T16:12:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

In 2009, the CBP introduced a new rule detailing requirements for importers dealing with containerized cargo. Developed as a national security measure, the rule requires importers to transmit key pieces of information to the CBP so that the threat of the cargo can be assessed with each shipment. Known as [...]

12 09, 2018

Saving Duty On Cross-Border Shopping: Why A Customs Broker Isn’t Just for Businesses

By | 2018-09-12T17:47:22+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s no denying that Americans love to engage in cross-border shopping. This is especially true in recent years with the U.S. dollar being much stronger than its international counterparts, such as the Canadian dollar. According to the Huffington Post, in a study conducted by the National Bank Financial Markets in [...]

27 06, 2018

Intermodal vs. Multimodal: How Do You Know Which One to Choose?

By | 2018-06-27T17:42:34+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s a fine line that separates intermodal and multimodal transportation. It’s nearly indiscernible; both are used as a means of cargo transportation and to determine the best transportation route while utilizing transport carriers in order to get deliveries from door to door. But, in short, intermodal shipping utilizes several different [...]

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