The CBSA would like to advise you that the first iteration of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document related to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) Transition Plan is ready to view. This document aims to provide importers with more information on the RPP Transition Plan.

Double Brokering in the Canadian Trucking Industry

This paper is the product of Gordon Hearn, Partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP in Toronto, Canada. This document is published by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). Any reproduction, distribution, adaptation, discussion, or other use is strictly prohibited except by permission of the author or the publishing association.

FIATA has prepared this document which outlines best practices that could be implemented voluntarily by all parties moving cargo through ports. These best practices may help reduce inefficient behaviour that lead to delays and unnecessary supply chain costs.

Recent events such as COVID-19, unstable geopolitics, mass labour shortages, and evolving government regulations clearly indicate fundamental changes across all industries and the necessity for being prepared for the unexpected. Business contingency planning and a crisis management system is necessary for future resilience, especially for customs and border clearance procedures. This guidance provides practical tips for freight forwarders and customs administrations to be prepared for current and future crises.

The CIFFA Secretariat frequently receives inquiries regarding setting up a freight forwarding business in Canada. The following is some of the basic information that individuals or firms should know.

CIFFA has made a commitment to inform members about initiatives and tools that can help them with their sustainability initiatives and goals.

As the reduction of carbon emissions is key to making gains in addressing the climate change crisis, CIFFA has compiled a listing of resources for members to measure the direct and indirect emissions of their transportation decisions. This will allow businesses to take informed actions towards meeting the goal of reducing their carbon footprint.  

A power of attorney (POA) document is a legally binding document to protect the interest of forwarders while conducting business matters on behalf of your customers.

To combat cybercrime, advanced data security protocols are becoming a competitive edge for companies. This resource paper, compiled by CIFFA’s Technology Committee based on information from multiple cybersecurity firms, lists the top 10 cybersecurity best practices in 2022. The committee focused primarily on the needs of small businesses in the freight forwarding sector.

Aux termes de la présente lettre ouverte, le signataire se porte garant du paiement des frais de surestaries, de stockage et d’immobilisation ainsi que des frais liés aux conteneurs endommagés ou perdus.

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