Canada, NAFTA and De Minimis

Posted on on Sun, Sep 24, 2017


A latin term that means “about minimal things” is - ironically - taking on a huge significance for Canada in the re-negotiation of NAFTA.    The de minimis level -also referrred to as the low value threshold - refers to the value below which duty and taxes are not charged.   

Currently, most items valued under $800 US can be imported duty free to the USA.   While all imports to Canada valued over $20 CAD are subject to duty and taxes.

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Shipping parcels from Philippines to Canada: What are your options

Posted on on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Canada and the Philippines enjoy a social and economic links - with an estimated over 600,000 people of Philippine origin living in Canada. and substantial trade. A growing number of Filipino citizens visit family and friends in Canada, study at Canadian colleges and universities or immigrate to Canada. Jet's secure parcel delivery service between Canada and the Philippines helps secure this connection.

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Shipping Personal Effects from Canada to the United Kingdom

Posted on on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The United Kingdom is Canada’s largest European economic partner. In fact, the UK is Canada's third largest trading partner - after the United States and China.  The strong economic and cultural relationship has led to a large number of Canadians and Brits seeking solutions to send their personal effects to the UK.

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FedEx and UPS Canada 2018 price increase? Explore new options for delivery to the USA

Posted on on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

As has become an annual rite of passage this time of year, FedEx and UPS are surely getting ready to announce a price increase for 2018 (which we expect to again be around 5%).

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Containers versus parcels: The Cross Border e-commerce clearance challenge.

Posted on on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Cross border e-commerce is challenging traditional supply chains that are unfamiliar with individual parcel clearance processes. Clearing one - or several ocean containers - usually involves a single entry to US customs. The entry cost - usually less than $100 - represents a small fraction of the value of the goods being imported.  

The challenge for e-commerce is to find a way to clear individual parcels for a low cost per shipment.

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Shipping parcels from Australia to Canada

Posted on on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Australia and Canada have expansive economic links and a strong trading relationship projected to be over $4 billion per year. Mutual investment between the two countries is valued around $80-billion.

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Fastest growing e-commerce sector? Direct cross border

Posted on on Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The trends of e-commerce are well reported but the direct e-commerce model is largely overlooked. However, cross border e-commerce enabled trade is expected to grow much stronger than domestic trade in the USA.

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Ensuring CBP parcel clearance during government shutdown

Posted on on Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Analysts are becoming increasingly concerned about a potential government shutdown as political leaders confront the massive debt ceiling debate.

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Parcel Logistics helping retailers meeting fast fashion trends

Posted on on Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Retail analysts and executives are increasingly focusing on parcel supply chains as a way for physical and online retailers to outpace the competition. This is particularly important in the "fast fashion sector" of apparel retailers.

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Shipping Parcels to Canada from Puebla, Mexico

Posted on on Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Puebla is a major economic center in Mexico with important connections to Canada.   Canadian auto manufacturer, Magna, has a very large presence in this region.  Furthermore, many Canadian's visit Puebla during the winter months.   

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