Shipping to Canada FAQs

Posted by Greg McCreary on April 11, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Shipping freight between Canada and the United States

In 2016, the United States-Canada trade market exceeded $600 billion, making Canada the United States’ second-largest trade partner after China. Though trade between these two North American giants is common, for those new to international shipping, the process can seem overwhelming. With regulations to follow and documentation to complete, shippers have a lot to consider. That’s why using a company like ArcBest®, with cross-border shipping certification and relationships with trusted customs brokers, is crucial.

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Why Carrier Certifications Matter When Shipping to Canada

Posted by Joanne Laurendeau on August 23, 2017 - 8:03 AM

What certifications should a carrier have when shipping freight to Canada?

If you need to move goods into Canada, you know that a prolonged clearance process might result in missed deliveries and unhappy customers. To ensure your cargo clears customs quickly and efficiently, you’ll want to hire a carrier that has the proper certifications and licenses. Several programs are in place to expedite border clearance, but the biggest advantages come from the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program.

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Annual Value of U.S.-Canada Freight Exceeds $650 Billion

Posted by Joanne Laurendeau on January 14, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Shipping from the U.S. to Canada

How valuable is U.S.-Canada freight? It’s worth billions of dollars a month, with roughly 60 percent being carried by truck.

But what’s even more interesting is that the value of U.S.-Canada freight exceeds that of U.S.-Mexico freight — by several billion dollars a month.

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How Some U.S. Companies Fail at Canadian Shipping

Posted by Joanne Laurendeau on January 13, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Canadian Shipping

Logistics is essential to international distribution. Unfortunately, many of the U.S. businesses that want to dominate the North American shipping arena still haven't figured out how to keep their goods flowing into Canada consistently.

Here are four of the big factors that businesses commonly overlook in their quests to extend their domains.

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What is Canadian Customs Compliance?

Posted by Joanne Laurendeau on August 3, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Canadian customs compliance in a nutshell

Canadian customs compliance is a highly involved and resource-intensive operation because of customs-related mandates. Canadian customs compliance involves documentation handling, security practices, interaction with customs brokers and data/information exchange to multiple government agencies.

For the trucking industry, it always has been a major undertaking. Numerous regulations — from the extremely specific to the incredibly vague — allow for vast interpretation. 

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