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Importing Fish into Canada [GUIDE]
Fish and fish products imported into Canada are inspected to prevent unsafe, unwholesome or mislabelled products from getting to market. These goods require a Fish License or a Quality Management Program Import License.

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Customs Compliance Shouldn’t Be Left to Luck
In today’s marketplace, performing a trade compliance review of your company’s current processes, procedures, and risk mitigation strategies has never been more important. Importers can’t leave compliance to luck and need to be more rigorous in their application of laws and regulations in order to optimize profits and mitigate their risk exposure.

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An NRI's Guide to Canadian GST/HST [INFOGRAPHIC]
If you're looking to become a Non-Resident Importer (NRI) into Canada, you will have to understand Canada's taxation system and how it differs from province to province.

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Canada's Countermeasures on U.S. Tariffs: Frequently Asked Questions
Canada's countermeasures on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs go into effect on July 1, 2018, affecting a wide variety of imported goods. Have questions about how the Canadian countermeasures will affect your business? We've published a series of FAQs to help provide information on this critical event.

What are an Importer's Responsibilities in Canada?
Importers are responsible for correctly classifying and valuing the goods they bring into Canada so that the CBSA can properly assess duties, collect statistics, and determine whether all legal requirements are met. But there are many more responsibilities that importers need to know about.

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What Canadian E-Commerce Looks Like in 2018
Online shopping continues to gain momentum, with spending increasing year after year and US e-commerce expected to top $712B by 2022. The statistics are also looking promising for Canada, with growth continuing well into the future.

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An Introduction to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
The CBSA uses AMPS to issue monetary penalties to clients for violating the CBSA's trade and border legislation. The purpose of AMPS is to provide the CBSA with a means to deter non-compliance and create a level playing field for all Canadian businesses.

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What Importers Must Know About Reason to Believe
Reason to Believe occurs whenever an importer has specific information regarding the origin, tariff classification, value for duty, or diversion of imported goods that gives the CBSA reason to believe that a declaration is incorrect.

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Getting Ready for the Single Window Initiative – An Introduction
The Single Window Initiative is a CBSA initiative which seeks to modernize and align Canadian and U.S. import processing. Is your business ready?

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How your company can take advantage of CETA
CETA is the free trade agreement that was recently ratified between Canada and the EU. With the exception of a few agricultural goods, CETA will essentially eliminate the customs duties on all imports from a European Union (EU) country or other CETA beneficiary, either immediately upon implementation of the agreement, or through a tariff phase-out.

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