The governments of Canada and eleven other countries announced that they have successfully concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. The TPP will eliminate or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers across substantially all trade in goods and services and cover the full spectrum of trade, including goods and services trade and investment. Once in force, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be the most comprehensive trade agreement in the world. It currently comprises 12 countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) representing a combined market of nearly 800…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:13

New Airport Office Opening

We are very proud to announce that we have tripled our office space at the Vancouver airport and have added additional staff to enhance our service level to our expanding customer base.  This is an exciting time of growth and change at Davidson & Sons and we are looking forward to where this new opportunity takes us in the future.   Thank you to all of our clients for their continued support.  
Monday, 26 January 2015 11:08

TLS Application Processing Is Complete

"Port Metro Vancouver has completed the reviewing and processing of TLS local applications and we continue to expect the new system to roll out as planned on February 1,2015 As of today, 68 companies have been conditionally approved for a total of approx: 1450 truck tags.  the updated list of companies is available on the Port Metro Vancouver website on the trucking page." - Port Metro Vancouver. 
Monday, 22 December 2014 08:11

Merry Christmas

From our family at Davidson & Sons to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015!  
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:25

Possible US West-Coast Port Strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Assoc. have been in negotiations since May 12th. The current six year contract is slated to expire June 30th The two sides are working to renew labor contracts however failure to do so may lead to a U.S. west-coast port strike. This will create heavy congestion in the port of Vancouver should this happen, as US west-coast bound ships will divert here for unloading.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:23

Marine Container Term. Change

As of July 1st,2014 Marine Container Terminals will charge a reservation fee of $50.00 for daytime container pickups and have added a permanent night-shift. Containers picked up on the night-shift will not be charged this fee;  however some truckers may charge an additional amount for night pickups and delivery.     
Friday, 30 May 2014 08:57

Solution for Metro Vancouver Docks?

In light of the recent truckers strike in Vancouver, the docks have come up with a permanent solution.  Some of the Metro Vancouver docks will be adding a  night shift.  It's believed this will decease wait times when drivers pick up or drop off containers. This however comes with additional expense for some.  Any containers picked up during the daytime shift will be charged a fee; which is unknown at this time.  Any containers picked up during the night shift will not incur any extra charge. For more details, please see the below link.
Friday, 02 May 2014 13:18

General Preferential Tariff Changes

Important Changes to the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) Effective January 1, 2015 Why is Canada ending participation in the GPT program for certain countries? In the 1970s the global economy was vastly different. During that time, Canada chose to support certain developing countries by introducing a more favourable tariff treatment known as the General Preferential Tariff. This tariff allows entry of certain goods at a much reduced rate of duty. Why Change? Since the 1970s, the economies of certain developing countries (particularly China, India and Brazil) have now surpassed that of Canada. Yet, until this recent consideration, all three countries…
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