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Wood Packaging Material Import Requirements

Wood packaging material (WPM) import requirements are strict guidelines put in place to protect Canadian ecosystems from non-native pests found in WPM. Quarantine pests found in wood packaging (pallets, crates, spools, dunnage, etc.) present a significant threat to forest health worldwide. Pests that are native to the forests in one region of the world may […]

Canadian Cosmetics Act and Notification of cosmetics

As per section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, manufacturers and importers must notify Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada. Failure to notify may result in a product being denied entry into Canada or removed from sale. ARGO Customs brokers in Toronto are doing many cosmetics importations coming into […]

Customs Consulting in Vancouver – Valuation

A “value for duty” must be declared for all goods imported to Canada in accordance with the valuation provisions of the Customs Act (the Act), regardless of the circumstances of their importation. The value for duty is the base figure on which duty you may owe on your goods is calculated. Even if you do […]

ARGO Customs Now Uses the CAED System for Exports

March 09, 2018 – Toronto, ON – President Trump’s latest announcement of imposing possible tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States has resulted in a surge of export queries for ARGO Customs brokers. However, before an exporter can move their goods, they must have a completed B13 Export Declaration form. The B13 […]

ARGO Customs Calculator, Broker Services In Vancouver And Toronto

Tariffs are border “taxes” that a country imposes on imports prior to allowing the goods to enter the country. Tariffs are used by governments for a variety of reasons (1) to protect domestic industry (2) to raise revenue and (3) to punish a country for perceived bad acts. The use of tariffs has declined as […]

Understanding Canadian Duty & Tax Calculation | ARGO Customs

If you are trying to import goods into Canada, you have to calculate the value allocated for duty and tax accurately. Some vendors also offer discounts. If you fail to take these costs into account, you risk selling your goods for too little, losing money, or even failing to pay the appropriate duty and becoming […]

Customs Consultants in Canada Explain the Duty Deferral Program

The Duty Deferral Program is a relief program for the import of certain goods for certain vendors into Canada. ARGO Customs’ consultants are stationed at most major points of entry into Canada to provide assistance to you in relation to the Duty Deferral Program. Depending on your company’s needs, we can provide assistance and guidance […]

UPDATE: The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Ruled That Centrifugal Opening Knives are Prohibited Weapons

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruled that knives in which the blade is released via centrifugal force are classified as prohibited weapons. The CITT is an independent quasi-judicial body that administers Canada and international rules that govern trade. CITT reports to the Minister of Finance and Parliament. CITT reviews five key areas: • Anti-Dumping […]