Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)
CIFFA represents and supports members of the Canadian international freight-forwarding industry by providing the highest level of quality and professional services.
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)
The CSCB represents Canada's customs brokers. They actively seek and achieve improvements in government policies and procedures on behalf of their members and their clients.
C-TPAT Security Guidelines
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This section of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site explains the C-TPAT Security Guidelines. C-TPAT is a voluntary initiative that fosters collaboration between the government and the business community to strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. Participating businesses must ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate and verify the security guidelines of their business partners within the supply chain.
Free and Secure Trade Program (FAST)
Canada Border Service Agency
This section of the Canada Border Service Agency explains the FAST Program. FAST is a voluntary commercial clearance program that ensures safety and security while expediting legitimate trade between Canada and the United States.
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Tips on International Cargo Shipping
Shipping Federation of Canada
The Shipping Federation of Canada offers guides and tips on international cargo shipping. The federation represents and promotes the interests of ship-owners, operators and agents involved in Canada's world trade. Its key activities provide advocacy for the ocean shipping industry; offer operational support to its membership; disseminate information to members, governments and the general public; and provide training to members and other industry stakeholders.
Transportation, distribution and logistics
This section of the Canada Business site offers information on transportation, distribution, and logistics. Freight forwarders provide exporters with a variety of services including: clearing and forwarding services as an agent of the shipper; cargo consolidation; road haulage and customs clearance as a principal; and door-to-door services as multimodal transport operators (MTOs).