Browse through fact sheets, lists of transportation resources and, most importantly, Standard Trading Conditions.

CIFFA STCs (English)

June 15, 2021

Please note that the CIFFA Standard Trading Conditions may only be used by current CIFFA Regular Freight Forwarding Members of the Association.  Check to see if your Forwarder is a Member. Updated May 2021.

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CBSA – RPP Transition Plan FAQ

Resources May 18, 2023

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

Resources April 03, 2023

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 […]

FIATA Best Practices Guide – Container Shipping and the Quality of Containers

Resources February 28, 2023

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.

Business Continuity Planning for Customs and Border Clearances

Resources January 11, 2023

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 […]

Setting Up an International Freight Forwarding Business in Canada

Resources December 05, 2022

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.

Repository of CO2 Emission Calculators

Resources November 11, 2022

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 […]