ARGO Customs Can Help You Import Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies

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Import medical suppliers are rushing to help Canada deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, but this can be impeded by the laws and regulations surrounding the importation of medical devices into Canada.  There are certainly good reasons for those regulations to be in place, but in times like these, you need an importation partner who can help you get through customs – and get your products into the right hands – as swiftly as possible.

ARGO Customs can be that partner.  We have extensive experience with, and knowledge of, Canadian importation procedures, and can help ensure the paperwork doesn’t slow you down.

How ARGO Customs Can Help Import Medical Devices During the Outbreak

  1. Knowledge of medical device licensing

Canada maintains four classes when categorizing medical devices, I, II, III, and IV based on both their handling procedures and any potential danger they might represent.  Class I devices – such as basic face masks – require no specific licensing, but any higher classifications require a specific license for importation.  We can ensure you have all the proper licenses for the equipment you want to import, preventing any delays in importation.

  1. Assigning the proper tariff classification codes

Like most countries, Canada has its own system of tariff classification codes which must be adhered to strictly.  Incorrectly classifying your imports – or doing so with incorrect paperwork – can lead to delays, fines, or even having your goods refused at the border.  We’ll make sure all of the bureaucracy is satisfied, removing these potential barriers to entry, helping your products get into the right hands more quickly.

  1. Helping you take advantage of recent fee waivers

To help encourage the importation of vital medical supplies and equipment, the Canadian Border Services Agency recently announced that they were waiving many fees and tariffs on such products.  Do your imports qualify?  We can help you make that determination and if so, assist you in all the necessary procedures at testosteroni-lisä
.  This can significantly improve the profitability of your Canadian medical imports during these trying times!

Free Sign-Ups During The COVID-19 Emergency

To do our part in helping the world’s import medical suppliers aid Canada during this disastrous outbreak, we are currently waiving the one-time setup fee you would normally need to pay.  This makes it easier than ever to make ARGO Customs your partner in Canadian medical importation!

Contact us to ease your way into Canadian markets.

ARGO Customs Informs Importers About Recent Changes to Canadian Steel and Aluminum Importation Regulations

October 20, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Leading Canadian customs broker ARGO Customs wants importers to be aware of major new changes to the processes surrounding steel and aluminum importation.  Importers must be prepared to undergo more scrutiny, and submit additional documentation if their imports are to be allowed into Canada.

Changes made to the Special Import Measures Regulations (SIMR) body of legislation by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are aimed at two areas: anti-dumping regulations, and steel and aluminum import monitoring.

The anti-dumping regulations give the CBSA additional power to determine if a country is unfairly “dumping” its products into Canada, to drive down prices and harm local industry.  The CBSA will have more authority to investigate importers and their goods, as well as the countries of origin.

Monitoring of Steel and Aluminum Imports

There will also be a step up in the monitoring of steel and aluminum imports.  Beginning on September 1, 2019, some aluminum products will be added to the Import Control List and General Import Permit (GIP) list.  Importers will be required to cite the GIP for their aluminum products, allowing the government to gather more data on sources and importation patterns.

Alongside this, both aluminum and steel importers may be required to submit detailed reports and documentation on their products.  Again, these requirements are designed so that the CBSA can more closely monitor importation patterns and countries of origin, with the long-term goal of evaluating whether more import regulations are called for.

These new regulations should create only minor new bureaucratic hurdles for most importers, as long as the regulations are adhered to.  Importers should consider hiring a Canadian customs broker to ensure compliance with these new laws.

About ARGO Customs

ARGO Customs features a highly respected and experienced team of importation specialists, who specialize in streamlining the importation process.  They are fully equipped to handle even unusual importation cases and can always provide support for importers who wish to take part in Canada’s booming economy.

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