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Importing into Canada – An Overview of the Harmonized System

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (commonly, the Harmonized System or “HS”), is the multifunction standardized international naming system for products, that was developed and implemented by the World Customs Organization (“WCO”). You must comply with the Harmonized System before you can import any goods into Canada. The HS tells you if you owe […]

How to Import Food, Plants, Animals, and Related Products into Canada

Canada restricts or prohibits the importation of certain plants, foods, animals, and other related products because they may harbor foreign pests and diseases. Canada, like most countries, is gravely concerned with preventing the spread of foreign infestations. Foreign pests and diseases can seriously destabilize the local environment and push out domestic species. The United States […]

Importing a Drywall from US.

ARGO Vancouver Customs Brokers: About a week ago, the Canadian government imposed duties of up to 276 per cent on drywall imported from the U.S. in an effort to help Canadian producers.

Customs Clearance into Canada: Argo Customs Brokers Can Guide You through the Clearance Process

Argo Customs now places brokers throughout Vancouver and British Columbia ports to assist clients throughout the customs clearance process into Canada. Feel free to ask any Argo Customs Broker certified specialists for information on the duties and taxes on your incoming goods. They can estimate payments and guide you through the process. For example, some […]