Obtaining a Certificate of Origin

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Some countries may require a Certificate of Origin, and without this complex document, your goods will not be able to clear customs. It could also result in the goods being returned or discarded. There are countries that require documents to be certified by that country's Embassy or Consulate to prove the origin of the goods is accurate.

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

Clarification on Rate of IGST on all Reagents Under Heading 3822

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The rate of IGST levied on import and supply of non-diagnostic reagents classified under heading 3822 was litigative. GST council has recently clarified that all laboratory reagents and other goods falling under heading 3822 shall be liable to IGST rate of 12%. 

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

Trade Statistics

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Trade Statistics

Dry as toast.

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Topics: Tradewin, Customs

CAROTAR Update

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Pursuant to the introduction of CAROTAR, 2020, there were several difficulties that were being faced by legitimate importers resulting in delay or denial of preferential duty benefits available under Free Trade Agreements.
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Topics: Tradewin, Customs, Trade Compliance

A CBSA Strike is Coming

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The two unions representing the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have voted to strike. The statement was issued on July 27, 2021. The Border Services Officers voted 90% in favour of going out on strike. The border officers are deemed as an essential service in Canada, however the strike action could cause delays in commercial traffic at inland ports of entry and at the border points. The strike action could cause delays in international parcel delivers and a disruption in the collection of duty and taxes imposed on goods entering Canada.

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Topics: Tradewin, Canada, Customs, CBSA