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Business Expansion to the U.S.

Business Expansion to the U.S.

Growing Concerns for Cross-Border Trade

In a series of comments targeting the American-Canadian trade relationship, the US administration has created even greater uncertainty among businesses in Canada that benefit from cross-border trade with the United States. Recent executive actions hurt the cross-border trade relationship In addition to targeting softwood lumber with hefty import duties averaging around 20%, the American president has also targeted the Canadian dairy and, confusingly, energy industries with bombastic rhetoric, alleging unfair practices. Behind the noise… Read More

cross-border tax

Business Expansion to the U.S.

In the News : E-Bay Attempts to Reduce Cross-Border Tax for Online Purchases

The online shopping giant E-Bay is at the forefront of a growing movement to increase the Canadian de minimis amount for taxing and applying duties to imports, including cross-border purchases made online. Outdated standards inconsistently applied? The current value threshold for imposing a cross-border tax onĀ imports to Canada is $20. It was established in the 1980s and has not been adjusted since. Other countries have much higher limits, with Australia at $1,000 AUS and the… Read More