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Man fined $35,000 for illegally importing turtles in boxes labelled 'children's building blocks'

April 24, 2024

Two years after border officials discovered live turtles, turtle eggs and equipment to breed turtles in packages marked as "children's building blocks," a Calgary man has been fined $35,000 for the illegal importation and sale of the specimens after admitting to federal offences. 

CBSA phasing in CARM: launching internally for CBSA use as planned in May and later in the fall for trade chain partners

April 19, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario – Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provided an update on its plans for the launch of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) digital initiative, which will modernize the collection of duties and taxes for goods imported into Canada. 

Some border crossings beef up staffing for eclipse, warn travellers not to stop and snap pics

April 5, 2024

The Blue Water Bridge — linking Sarnia, Ont., and Port Huron, Mich., — is reminding travellers not to stop and take pics of the eclipse while on an international crossing.

"Strictly prohibited," said spokesperson Alexandre Gauthier with the Federal Bridge Corporation.

Port of Vancouver

April 4, 2024

2023 was a challenging year for the Port of Vancouver; moving record volumes, seeing global events impact volumes and routes, plus a 13 day strike last July.  We are starting to see backlogs, and a recent article in the S&P Journal of Commerce highlighted that the Port of Vancouver has been struggling with rail container backlogs for more than two months caused primarily by a double-digit s

This business owner says she's being 'penalized' for bringing manufacturing to Canada from China

March 19, 2024

A Canadian company that manufactures children's toy couches finds itself facing a stiff bill for import tariffs after bringing production home to this country.

While Barumba Play is no longer importing a majority of its product, a single component of the couches has been reclassified by the Canada Border Services Agency and is no longer tariff-free.