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Canada Post Strike 2018:  5 Things to Consider

Posted on on Thu, Nov 8, 2018

With the work stoppage disruptions by Canada Post workers, we are getting numerous inquiries on the impact, alternatives and prospects.    Canadian companies who rely on Canada post for their parcel deliveries are now actively searching for alternative delivery options from Canada.   

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Parcel Shipping to Bangladesh from Canada

Posted on on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Bangladesh and Canada are experiencing growing trade relations. Bangladesh is emerging economy with annual GDP growth over 6% and the second largest exporter of apparels in the world. Canada and Bangladesh enjoy over $2 billion dollars of bilateral trade annually. The longstanding friendship is strengthened by the large number of Canadian of Bangladeshi origin. The possibilities for expansion of Bangladesh's economic links with Canada depend on low cost parcel delivery between the two countries.

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Canada Post Alternatives: Parcel Shipping from Edmonton

Posted on on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

To help answer the many requests we are getting from shippers across Canada, mostly from Edmonton.   Edmonton shippers have been affected by the Canada Post work action.   Work stoppages have increased the need for alternatives particularly for shipping from Edmonton.

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Canada Post Alternatives

Posted on on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

To help answer the many requests we are getting from shippers across Canada, we are giving information on parcel alternatives to Canada Post.   Work stoppages have increased the need for alternatives for shipping from Winnipeg, Alberta, Toronto GTA and Montreal.

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International Postal Issues are Not Trumped Up

Posted on on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Sometimes, through the haze of  fact challenged political discourse comes a point that most can agree on.    One such issue  is the outdated postal union rules.   Under UPU rules, Chinese companies most often pay less for delivery by the USPS than American companies shipping within their own country.   This aberration was well known amongst industry professionals, and is now a headline issue across the USA.

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Canada, NAFTA - USMCA and De Minimis Update

Posted on on Wed, Oct 3, 2018

 

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 referred 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.   Under the new USA Canada Free Trade agreement (USMCA) imports to Canada valued over $40 CAD are subject to duty and taxes.   Express shipments valued under $150 CAD can be imported duty free (but are subject to sales tax).

 

 

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Canada Post Strike Alternatives for Parcel Delivery

Posted on on Mon, Sep 17, 2018

We are getting many inquiries from Canadians shippers who are seeking an alternative to Canada Post in preparations for a potential strike.

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Do Chinese companies pay less for USPS delivery than American companies?

Posted on on Tue, Sep 4, 2018

 

Quick answer:  In many cases, Yes.   

Many e-commerce shippers are surprised to find out that - in most cases - it is less expensive to use a foreign post office than it is to deal with the USPS directly.

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Parcel shipping from Canada to Singapore

Posted on on Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Singapore is an important regional trading partner for Canada and offers incredible opportunities for Canadian companies. Many Canadian's interested in expanding to expand to in Southeast Asia, China and India consider Singapore as great place to start. Singapore and Canada are expanding their economic connections via the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Shipping personal effects to Montreal from France

Posted on on Wed, Aug 8, 2018

We get many requests from the thousands for French persons who are considering moving to Montreal every year. Many French business persons and students are moving to from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and all of France to enjoy the vibrant cultural and economic activity in Montreal.

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