For events and trade shows
because deadlines are not negotiable
In the world of live entertainment and event customs brokerage, deadlines are NOT negotiable. We work closely with you to understand your specific customs clearance needs and have the flexibility to create solutions to suit every situation.
Time-critical events are our business. It’s what we do.
Customs Clearance ServicesAs a licensed Canadian Customs Broker, we can assist you with all of your customs clearance requirements. Our experienced team will walk you through the clearance process step-by-step, assist with document preparation, classify goods, and act on your behalf with the Canada Border Service Agency (Canada Customs). With in-depth knowledge of trade shows and events, we can ensure that exhibitors and show organizers take full advantage of the Canada Border Service Agency privileges and exemptions.
Customs Clearance Services
Advanced WarehousingWhether you require advanced warehousing services prior to your trade show or event or just need short term or long term storage for your freight, Cross Connect will work with you to find the best storage solution regardless of location, freight size or time frame. Our goal is to crate a solution that best fits your requirements while keeping your freight safe and secure.
GST/HST Rebate ConsultingMany foreign, non-resident meeting planners or and exhibitors are eligible to recover sales tax incurred on convention related goods and services. Let Cross Connect guide you through the government tax rebate program so that you are capitalizing on money that has been spent in Canada. Contact us today to find out if you are eligible.
GST/HST Rebate Consulting
North American Transportation Services
We make shipping all over North America a seamless process. Our friendly and experienced trade show team will keep you informed and updated throughout the entire shipping process. With over 50 years of shipping experience combined, Cross Connect team have the tools and knowledge to provide unique solutions to each of our customers demands.
North American Transportation Services
InsuranceStandard carrier liability is often minimal and/or based on shipment weight, covering only the periods when your goods are in possession of the transportation company. At Cross Connect, we know that it’s important that you’re covered from the moment that the shipment leaves your facility to the moment it’s returned to you. We will provide you with an extremely competitive door to door insurance based on the value of your goods.
On-Site ServicesCross Connect has global reach and most often we are the official freight forwarder and customs broker entrusted by the event management team. We are also on-site during the entire duration of the event including Move/Load-IN or Move/Load-OUT. This translates to being “by your side” for the entire logistical chain, from pick-up to final delivery to your booth/stand and return.
On-site & Official Show Supplier Services
Event & Live Entertainment ClearancesAs a licensed Canadian Customs Broker, we handle all our clearances in house for all live events, concerts and shows. With over 50 years of customs brokerage experience, our team will help you select the most appropriate entry procedure – temporary or permanent import bonds or ATA Carnet. Preparing correct harmonized codes and descriptions for our clients products is the key to have a quick clearance at the border and not having timely delays.
Event & Live Entertainment Clearances
Material HandlingAt Cross Connect, we safely and efficiently transport your shipment globally, and as a full service logistics company, we can also handle your shipment from the loading docks or from the advance warehouse to your booth/stand which include secure storage of your empties and efficient return. This separate service can be included in the overall shipping cost or “a la carte”.
International Freight ForwardingCross Connect provides options to move your freight worldwide. We offer complete door to door international shipping import/export services for both air and ocean freight, to more than 250 countries worldwide. Our agents/partners in these countries have been vetted by their local customs authorities and are in good standing with all government officials and local venues. Be sure to ask about Cross Connect’s on-site support for global events and shows.
International Freight Forwarding
WHY CHOOSE CROSS CONNECT CUSTOMS & EVENT LOGISTICS?
Our team offers personalized customs, logistics and transportation for trade shows and events worldwide. We help move your event shipments around the world, from start to finish, with a dedicated point of contact.
We are a non-asset based company, which means filling our trucks is not our priority. Instead, we find the most appropriate carrier and mode of transportation and create customs and documents that best suit our client’s requirements.
Our team members are all owners/partners with equal shares of the company and, most importantly, equal voice. Regardless of who you speak with, you will be heard, and your request put into action. With each team member having more than 20 years of experience in the trade shows and events industry, we have acquired the knowledge, expertise, and flexibility to create simple solutions that save you time and money.