Warehousing Services to FulFill Your Needs
A & A's warehouses are strategically located facilities that can accommodate any non-hazardous goods from units, packages, pallets to vehicles. From shoes to snowboards to nutritional supplements to electronics – we are experienced in a variety of different commodities.
In addition, A & A Warehouse and Distribution Services can provide the following services:
- Order Fulfillment, by piece, case, and pallet selection.
- Free on-line web based inventory system.
- Cross Dock services FTL/LTL.
- Small parcel receiving and handling.
- U.S. Customs and Border. Protection/Canada Customs: Clearance services.
- Reverse logistics program.
- 24-hour secure facility.
- After-hours and weekend services.
- Freight Forwarding services.
- Container loading and unloading.
- Freight consolidation.
- Co-load trans-border services.
United States – Our facility in Blaine, WA is minutes from the border. Our convenient location allows you to consolidate your shipments for both north and south bound freight. Many of our Canadian clients utilize our warehouse facility for shippers offering “Free Shipping” within the United States. Our Customs clearance and Cross-border transportation services provides you with an all inclusive service to receive, customs clear and deliver to all parts of Canada, United States and around the world.
In addition, A & A Warehouse and Distribution services has become one of the leaders in 3rd party logistics”3PL” management. Our location to one of largest border ports makes this facility ideal for immediate customs release, and west coast distribution.
Canada - In Mississauga, ON, A & A's warehouse is situated just north of Pearson International Airport, and has a square footage of approximately 15,000, and A & A is a bonded facility so you can avoid duties and taxes until you are ready to ship.
No matter your location in North America, A & A will find a warehousing solution that works for you!
A & A Warehouse Expert
Warehouse Manager – Blaine, WA, USA
Shortly after graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Belle moved to the Pacific Northwest to further her career in the International Industry. As our Warehouse Manager and a Licensed Customs Broker, Belle brings over 25 years of experience to A & A Contract Customs Broker USA. Her experience includes development of warehouse management systems, bonded warehousing, air, ocean, and ground transportation freight forwarding.
Contact Belle for all of your Warehousing needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her toll free at 1-866-565-1981.
New A & A Warehouse customers only.
Using A & A’s brokerage services? Bundle up with A & A’s Warehousing services and receive an additional 25% off your brokerage rates until July 31, 2010.
Call 1-866-535-1981 for this great offer!
Made In Canada Products
The Competition Bureau has produced new guidelines in regards to Made in Canada/Product of Canada claims for non food items. A copy of the new guide can be found here.
Clear Your Goods Faster!
By indicating A & A Contract Customs Brokers Ltd as your customs broker along with our 1-800 number on the invoice and bill of lading, you are advising your carrier to contact A & A to arrange the clearance. The carrier must contact the customs broker with the following information: carrier name, date, time, and port of crossing.
Therefore, by including your customs broker on your paperwork, the carrier knows exactly who to contact which saves him time and you money!
Softwood Lumber Export Charge Reduced Further
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has posted the Export Charge Rate for June 2010 on their website. Due to the rise in the prevailing monthly price of Framing Lumber Composite (FLC) as produced by the Random Lengths Publications Inc., the export charge rate for both Option A and B has been reduced to 0%. Please note that exporters must continue to apply for their Softwood Lumber Export Permits and self access with CRA with a NIL return.
Click here for more information, or email our softwood lumber specialist.
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
British Columbia and Ontario Importers
As of July 1, 2010, Ontario will implement the HST which combines the 5% GST and 8%PST. British Columbia is following Ontario’s lead and will also implement the HST effective July 1, 2010. To learn how this change may effect your imports into Canada, please contact us at email@example.com. or for more information on HST click here
Frozen Pork from the European Union
As of July 5, 2010 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), the 2010 – 2011 tariff rate quota (TRQ) for frozen pork from the European Union (EU) will be accessible.
Any applications submitted prior to 12:00hrs (noon) EDT July 5, 2010 will be rejected. Applications are permitted for shipments that will enter Canada on or after August 1, 2010.
Companies are reminded that each shipment of frozen pork is to be imported with one unique permit which has one unique Canada Border Services Agency transaction number.
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Carrier Codes E-manifest
Effective April 1, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency will no longer accept generic itinerant codes “77YY” for any mode of transportation. A transition period commencing May 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 will allow carriers and drivers currently using the “77YY” code to obtain a carrier code.
For more information please click here or email our carrier services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always A & A Contract Customs Brokers Ltd is available for your all of your questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Although the presence of counterfeit health product in our regular supply chain is infrequent in Canada, Health Canada has provided a policy on Counterfeit Health Products to look at focusing on potential vulnerabilities. More information can be found at here.
Report Illegal Import/Export Activity
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has established an on-line procedure by which concerned individuals can report illegal import and export activity. By completing and submitting the form on the following page, you can help CBP prevent international trade violations.
You may also report trade violations by calling 1-800-BE-ALERT.
The Report Trade Violations button is to be used only to report illegal trade activity, such as quota circumvention or misclassification of imports, intellectual property rights infringement, and health and safety issues.
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As always A & A Contract Customs Brokers USA Inc. is available to answer all of your questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.