Deborah Osborne Re-Elected to CSCB Board of Directors

October 2, 2019

Congratulations to Deborah Osborne, PF Collins’ Vice-President of Customs & Consulting, on being re-elected to the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) Board of Directors for 2019-2020! Deborah is a licensed Customs Broker and senior manager with over 30 years of experience in implementing customs brokerage and trade compliance programs across US and Canada and providing

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Canada and U.S. Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

May 22, 2019

Canada and United States Agree to Remove Steel and Aluminum Tariffs In a joint statement on May 17, Canada and the United States announced they have reached an agreement to lift tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum products in 2018. Effective May 19, 2019, the agreement applies to the tariffs imposed by the United States

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Update: Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

May 22, 2019

Update: Surtax on the Import of Certain Steel Goods Global Affairs Canada has published a new Notice to Importers, which reflects amendments to the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods.  NOTE: This notice has no impact on tariffs for steel and aluminum products originating in and imported from the United States.

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AMPS Penalties to Increase April 1

March 6, 2019

AMPS Penalties to Increase April 1 Effective April 1, 2019, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will increase AMPS penalties related to commercial trade under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System. These increases are part of ongoing changes to CBSA’s processes and procedures to increase border enforcement measures and compliance audits on Importers. In 2017, recommendations from

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A Crate for Killick

December 5, 2018

A Crate for Killick In PF Collins’ 40+ years of providing warehousing and crating services, we have made thousands of wooden crates for domestic and international shipments. From large offshore oilfield equipment to a time machine movie prop, we’ve packaged it all. But none were as special as the crate we recently made for our

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SWI | The Single Window Initiative

December 4, 2018

The Single Window Initiative (SWI) The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is an initiative of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that allows importers submit all information related to their shipments electronically for customs clearance. SWI helps importers meet the requirements of multiple government departments through the use of a single, electronic customs declaration. How SWI

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