Testimonials

No problems, when queries arise we always manage to work together to work them out. R W Freight are always reliable!

Freight Customer 55543

The shipment to Norway that RW Freight carried for us ran smoothly and was made very easy for us.

Freight Export Norway
79208

RW Freight Services have been carrier for my Exports to finland for some time and I have not had any problems. They have an excellent service.

Finnish Freight Exporter
30263

More Testimonials

air freight Australia Brexit Canada cargo China container containers Covid-19 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 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.