King Bros. Limited

Quality service as Customs Brokers and Ship's Agents in Victoria since 1911.

Archive for 2014

20 Nov Comments Off on Elimination of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT)

Elimination of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT)

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Effective January 1st 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency will withdraw the benefit of the General Preferential Tariff from 72 of the current 176 beneficiary countries. The withdrawal applies to countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to name but a few. The complete list, and the specific regulations are contained in Customs Notice 14-019 which can be found here : Many goods which are now currently duty free, or enjoy a reduced rate of duty, Read more

20 Nov Comments Off on Changes to US vehicle export reporting

Changes to US vehicle export reporting

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Effective October 2nd 2014, US CBP, in conjunction with the US Bureau of the Census , now requires that export data for used, self-propelled vehicles be transmitted via the Automated Export System (AES). This is in addition to the existing 72-hour export reporting requirements. Export documents filed and accepted under the AES will generate an Internal Transaction Number (ITN) which will need to be included on the 72-hour export worksheet when submitted to CBP at the port of exit. The Read more

8 Jul Comments Off on Shipping – a fickle mistress…

Shipping – a fickle mistress…

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From year to year one never knows which way the wind will blow with respect to the local marine industry. This business can certainly be a fickle mistress at times, and halfway through 2014, she hasn’t disappointed. At the beginning of every year we hope for better weather than the previous, but it never seems to happen, and this year was no exception. Weather, both at sea, and across Canada effecting rail cargo, created a back log of cargo vessels Read more

8 Jul Comments Off on The winds of change…

The winds of change…

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Change is a constant, it is mutable, and it is indomitable. It effects everyone, and everything, so let’s talk about change… As a company, King Bros. Limited, has been operating for over 100 years, and during that time we have had to embrace change to remain current with the business standards of the day. It is this need to stay relevant that has precipitated the latest changes within our company. Technology is the most obvious driver of change in the Read more

27 May Comments Off on Our all new Website…

Our all new Website…

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  As the saying goes, sometimes a change of scenery can be very refreshing. We certainly believe that here at King Bros., so we decided it was time to do a little dusting and polishing, and freshen up our look. The result is our wonderful new website which we think captures the spirit of who we are, where we are, and what we do. We invite you to take a tour through some of the pages, and discover the many Read more

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About King Brothers

King Bros. Limited has been offering quality service as Customs Brokers and Ship's Agents in Victoria since 1911. We maintain the only Customs Brokerage office in Victoria and are able to arrange clearance of your goods at any port in Canada.


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306 Hartwig Court,
1208 Wharf Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2P5
Phone: 250-384-1174
Fax: 250 382 3231