Saturday, September 20, 2003

Changes for Importers The US Homeland Security bureau has rapidly been embarking on a number of initiatives to secure the US borders, and just about everyone of their initiatives would have an impact to Canadian importers and exporters. This is an old article, written in July, but it's still quite on topic. The direction the US is heading in is to get advanced notices of importing cargo before they arrive on US soil ... seeing that a hell of a lot of Canadian imports come through US ports, this will have an impact to Canadians. But not a bad one from a business perspective. It will cost money in the short term to implement new processes and associated systems, but the long term efficiencies that business will obtain from having more data before a shipment lands will more than pay for the money spent today. Especially with the direction the CCRA is pushing Canadian importers in.

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