Feb 1, 2023

Client Notice | Audit Targets by Canada Customs


Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) conducts targeted and random audits to ensure Canadian importers and exporters are compliant with import/export regulations. Here is the latest 2023 listing of products targeted for audit by the CBSA.

Apr 5, 2021

Canada’s Free Trade Agreements


What are Canada’s Free Trade Agreements Canada currently has 15 trade agreements in force with over 40 countries around the world, and more in varying stages of negotiation. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a treaty between two or more countries that encourages international trade by reducing or removing tariffs and other barriers to trade.

Mar 1, 2021

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)


What are the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)? Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) ensures imported and exported food products are safe for Canadians and international consumers. SFCR ensures imported and exported foods products are safe through licensing, prevention, and removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Built on three key elements, Licensing,

Sep 14, 2020

CERS | Canadian Export Reporting System


What is CERS? The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a self-service web portal that Canadian exporters use to report their exported goods to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  CERS replaced the Canadian Automated Export Declaration System (CAED) on September 30, 2020. As a result, exporters (or their Customs Service Provider) must declare all

Apr 27, 2020

CUSMA | Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement


What is CUSMA? The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is free trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. CUSMA maintains the key aspects of the trading relationship between Canada, United States, and Mexico while incorporating new provisions to address current trade

Jan 28, 2020

Incoterms 2020 | What are Incoterms?


What are Incoterms? Incoterms are a set of 11 internationally-recognized rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers in international trade. First published in 1936, Incoterms were created to prevent disputes between sellers and buyers trading between countries. As international trade evolved, so did shipping modes, import/export regulations, and technology. Incoterms are updated to