Testimonials

We are totally new to importing and we found your website very informative regarding importing from China. Upon contact with your company we found you to be very helpful in guiding us through the proceedures and requirements in deepsea imports from Shanghai, China.

Shanghai China Importer 060444

Excellent service provided by RW Freight for exports to Norway. Goods are always collected on time and shipped. A very reliable company.

Norway Freight Exporter
75082

No Complaints using RW Freight for my exports to Scandinavia, there has never been a problem and they are an excellent Freight Forwarder.

Scandinavian Export Freight
22370

More Testimonials

air freight Australia Brexit Canada cargo China container containers Denmark exporters exports exports China Finland France freight freight forwarders freight forwarding Freight Shipping Germany Gothenburg Hong Kong imports India Ireland italy Japan logisitics logistics Netherlands Norway Poland rail freight russia Seafreight shipping South Africa Spain Sweden Sweden freight Swedish Switzerland Turkey U.S.A USA wine

Canada import barriers

Tags: , ,


When it comes to the value of goods that can be shipped into the country before duty is assessed (referred to as the de minimis level), Canada comes near the bottom of the list. Americans can import $200 worth of goods before duty is charged, and Australians $1000, whilst Canadians can import just $20 worth of goods before duties are levied on a shipment. This value which hasn’t changed since at least 1985.

Low de minimis levels create barriers to small business participation in global trade. Small e-commerce based companies operate on a different logistics model from traditional large-scale exporters: they may only export one or two products at a time, but they often trade with a long list of foreign export markets. Unlike traditional exporters, these companies do not have the margins or scale to contract out brokerage and customs clearance. Instead, they are forced to handle customs paperwork in-house, which creates a disincentive to launch or expand exports.