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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Delivery to Poland from Canada: What are the options?

Posted on on Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Canada and Poland have a strong relationship which includes deep personal ties amongst the substantial Polish Canadian community. Trade from Canada to Poland is expected to with the European - Canadian free trade agreement (CETA). Poland is a member of the European Union.

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Parcel Delivery from Montreal to France

Posted on on Fri, Jul 6, 2018

With the significant increase in the number of French immigrants in Montreal and across Quebec, we are seeing an increased demand for low cost parcel delivery to Paris, Lyon and throughout France from Montreal.

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Posted on on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

 THE US Postal Service loses continue to make headlines as they continue to dominate the last mile delivery for USA e-commerce.

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Shipping parcels from Canada to Finland: What are the best options

Posted on on Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Finland is among Canada's largest European export market with over $1.5 billion dollars of Canadian goods exported per year. In addition to the Canadian European free trade agreement (CETA), Finland and Canada have a "Northern Partners” plan that commits to growing bilateral trade further. 

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Supply Chain, Blockchain: Sharing Trust

Posted on on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Blockchain is the new buzzword in… well, everything .....    Including Logistics.   We have written this blog as a way to help explain blockchain from a non-technical perspective and how it can assist in global e-commerce.

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