King Bros. Limited

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

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31 Mar Comments Off on Free Trade is Coming…

Free Trade is Coming…

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The inception, in 1994, of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) , the trilateral trade pact involving Canada, the United States, and Mexico, represents the largest free trade agreement in Canada’s history. Since then, smaller, bilateral agreements have been forged with numerous Central and South American countries, among others. However, Canada is now on the cusp of a new age of expanded free trade that will involve countries throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. First, the Comprehensive Economic and Read more


15 May 1

ACI eManifest Requirements Are Now Mandatory

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Attn: King Bros clients holding a valid carrier code After years of delays and revisions CBSA has finally made carrier filing of ACI eManifests a requirement. For those unfamiliar with this term, it is a requirement for carriers, large and small, to file electronic conveyance and cargo data with CBSA prior to arriving at the border. Failure to do so will result in penalties, and ultimately having the truck and cargo refused entry. Most large scale commercial carriers within the Read more


27 Jan Comments Off on Moving forward… and moving office!

Moving forward… and moving office!

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After 30 years in our current location, King Bros. Limited is taking this opportunity, in conjunction with our other corporate improvements, to move to a new location. But don’t worry, it’s not that far… just one floor down from our present office. Our new space, accessed directly from Wharf street, will provide better visibility for our company, and easier access for our clients. The entire King Bros Crew is looking forward to this refreshing new start, and we look forward Read more


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 : http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn14-019-eng.html 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

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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
Email: info@kibro.com
Website: www.kibro.com