Canadian Customs & Compliance


Your 'Encyclopedia of Trade Knowledge'.

Cole International's Customs Consulting team is known for melding creative solutions with airtight customs compliance. Leveraging our exceptional relationships with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and our knack for working well with auditors, our style is collaborative, not antagonistic.

The processes and tools we've developed for our compliance practice are leading edge.

Trade Services

Unless you live and breathe customs all day long (like we do), you're not likely to understand all the complexities and intricacies of the industry…and nor should you have to. With Cole International in your corner, you'll benefit from our unparalleled expertise in the ever-changing, increasingly complex world of international trade. Think of us as your 'Encyclopedia of Trade Knowledge'.

HS Tariff Management

The world’s largest trading countries use The Harmonized System (HS) of tariff classification.  The service is offered to resident and non-resident customers.  Under this service, our consultants will review a client’s existing HS tariff classification and prepare a fully researched and customs compliant database.  Tariff Relief -There are numerous relief programs that reduce or eliminate duty.  This service will identify relief opportunities either as a separate service or in conjunction with a general audit.  Furthermore, we will represent clients who have unique circumstances that are not covered by existing programs.NAFTA Sourcing & Record Keeping.


Customs Compliance Services

The true value of customs compliance consultancy boils down to knowledge and effort – how much your consultants know…and how hard they're willing to work for you. By combining unparalleled expertise with a tireless commitment to each customer, Cole International is working hard to become the premier supplier on the compliance side of the logistics landscape.

Compliance Management

The environment surrounding trade activities has dramatically changed with the introduction of monetary penalties for non-compliance with customs regulations.  Our consulting services group provides an array of compliance services including compliance reviews, systems reviews, HS databases, compliance seminars and training, profile management and customer-specific consultation.

Border Security Services

Cole International's consultants will help you navigate and negotiate the ever-changing, ever more complex border security issues that have become the norm since 9/11.

C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)

C-TPAT is a joint US Customs-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen the overall supply chain and border security. Through this initiative, Customs is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain.

Our service entails all aspects of the C-TPAT application and acceptance process including preparation and submission of the Memorandum of Understanding and preparation and submission of the supply chain security profile questionnaire to Customs.

Cole conducts a comprehensive self-assessment of supply chain security using the C-TPAT security guidelines jointly developed by Customs and the trade community. These guidelines encompass areas of Procedural Security, Physical Security, Personnel Security, Education and Training, Access Controls, Manifest Procedures, and Conveyance Security.

We can help you to develop and implement a program to enhance security throughout the supply chain in accordance with C-TPAT guidelines and communicate C-TPAT guidelines to other companies in your supply chain.