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Sustainable Supply Chains are the New Black

Over the years, sustainable supply chains have become a vital and crucial element of social corporate responsibility. More and more, consumers will demand sustainable practices from businesses, and laws and regulations will be put in place to steer supply chains in a more sustainable direction. When talking about sustainability, consumers often

Everything You Need to Know About CARM Phase 1

In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about what to expect from the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project in 2021. There is much to expect from CARM, and importers must be aware of the upcoming changes and deadlines to prepare for CARM’s releases.  Phase one is just around the corner. In May and June, the

How CARM Will Benefit Importers and What You Need to Know to Prepare

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of duties and taxes for goods imported into Canada. Through CARM, the CBSA will be able to modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods.  The key thing to know about CARM’s new system is that it

CARM: What to Expect in 2021

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is a project that will modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada. For the next two years, CBSA will continue to develop and implement changes that will improve compliance and revenue collection, as well as contribute to securing the borders of

What Can We Expect From Supply Chains in 2021?

           Supply chains are essential for businesses today. With the widespread COVID-19 infections and lockdown restrictions, organizations across the world have become more and more dependent on reliable supply chains. Throughout 2020, business owners had to deal with countless disruptions in supply chains. If

How to Ensure your Supply Chain is Ready for 2020’s Holiday Season

              It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of 2020. For many, this comes with relief - 2020 has been a challenging year, and it has rocked every sector of industries across the world. As always, with this time of year, comes the preparations for the holiday season.  With the holidays

Important Message for All Importers on Surety Changes

Our surety partners have made a change which restricts access to release prior to payment, non-resident GST and license bonds issued under the Quick Write Bond Portal. This means that all bonds, of any value, will now be issued on the basis of underwriting information, including financial statements and a full bond application. This is effective

What a Second Wave of COVID-19 Could Mean for Supply Chains

It has been nearly nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic started to cause disruptions to supply chains across the world. When cases of the virus began to spread throughout China, trade restrictions started to happen and inevitably, supply chain disruptions followed. By mid-March, travel barriers were placed worldwide and over 50 countries were

Customs Brokerage, Logistics, and the Healthcare Sector

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to value the healthcare facilities around the world. When dealing with a global pandemic, there is nothing more important than our health, and nations across the globe found themselves rushing to put their hands on right medications, treatments, and medical resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It is

What can we Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Supply Chains?

For months, governments all over the globe have battled trying to find the correct trade response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By mid-March, travel barriers were placed worldwide and over 50 countries were restricting the export of specific medical supplies. This meant that many supply chain workers were unable to operate effectively. The pandemic