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Preambles to Incoterms 2000
Incoterms 2000 provides Preambles explaining the function of each Incoterm. These are reproduced in full for visitors to this site. For example, the Preamble to FAS FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP states that under FAS the seller delivers when the goods are placed alongside the vessel at the named port of shipment. “The buyer has to bear all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that moment.”

International Chamber of Commerce
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.

Canada Border Services Agency
The CBSA brings together all the major players involved in facilitating and managing the movement of goods and people into Canada. It integrates several key functions previously spread among three organizations: the Customs Program from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the Intelligence, Interdiction and Enforcement program from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the Import Inspection at Ports of Entry program from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Canada Revenue Agency
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Our objectives continue to be to promote prosperity, ensure Canadians’ security within a global framework and promote Canadian values and culture on the international stage.

Export and Import Controls Bureau
The Export and Import Controls Bureau (EICB) authorizes, under the discretion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the import and export of goods restricted by quotas and/or tariffs. It also monitors the trade in certain goods and ensures the personal security of Canadians and citizens of other countries by restricting trade in dangerous goods and other materials.

The department’s mission is to work with Canadians to build a growing competitive, knowledge-based economy. Industry Canada hopes to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada’s innovation performance, help make Canada the most connected nation in the world, increase Canada’s share of global trade, and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Online
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.

US Customs Border and Protection
As the single unified border agency of the United States, the Customs Border Protection mission is vitally important to the protection of America and the American people.

US International Trade Administration
The Trade Information Center (TIC) is a comprehensive resource for information on all U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs. The Center is operated by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the 20 federal agencies comprising the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). These agencies are responsible for managing the U.S. Government’s export promotion programs and activities.

The Trade Zone
International Trade and Import Export, Everything you need to improve your International Business Opportunities and start a Home Based Business.

Overnight or overseas, across borders or across town, you can absolutely, positively count on today’s FedEx to deliver transporation and information solutions – and so much more.

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.