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Customs Broker Vancouver

Customs Broker in Vancouver

Our customs brokers in Vancouver provide a complete range of services to ensure that your cargo is in total compliance with all applicable Canadian Customs regulations.

For commercial and personal importations. 24/7 PARS monitoring. Vehicles from US and overseas. 72 hours prior notice for vehicles importations to CBP (US Customs).
ARGO Customs Brokers services provided in Vancouver, BC:
  • Tariff Classification Analysts can assist you with Harmonized Tariff Classification. Properly classified goods which meet all applicable requirements at the time of import allow you to benefit from the lowest possible rates of duty through all available means of tariff exemption and reduction.
  • (CUSMA) Management Services. Our consultants provide expert analysis and guidance in the qualification of your products, the proper preparation for certifications.

Bringing gift baskets into Canada from Vancouver?

Imported gift baskets containing CFIA-regulated commodities such as foods, plants, animal products and by-products are subject to CFIA requirements and must meet commercial shipment requirements as found in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS), such as Safe Food for Canadians licenses for importers and applicable import documentation and/or certification. Goods imported for personal or commercial use may not be admissible for importation by mail or the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program. Goods that do not qualify for the CLVS Program must be imported through the Canadian Border Services Agency's (CBSA) regular commercial stream. Regardless if gift baskets are purchased online or accompanying a traveler, the food in the gift baskets must not exceed the maximum quantity limits for personal use exemption.

Online purchases for personal use

Gift baskets containing food may be purchased online by an individual and imported into Canada from the US provided they do not contain meat, or they will be refused entry into Canada. Gift baskets from countries other than US cannot contain meat, dairy products (other than cheese) or eggs, or they will be refused entry into Canada. In certain cases, imported gift baskets containing plants, fresh fruit, and/or vegetables may require additional certification and/or permits for entry into Canada.
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Get Your Customs Clearance Quote in Vancouver BC

    Get the Most from Your Customs Broker in Vancouver

    For your business needs, you will want to choose a customs broker that is a member of the CBSA, like Argo Customs. In Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) actively seeks and achieves improvements in government policies and procedures, and consistently delivers products and services, including education and professional development.

    In fact, all customs brokers are licensed by the Canada Border Services Agency. As such, a business like yours must grant a customs broker authority to act on their behalf. A licensed customs broker’s job is to get shipments cleared at the border. Each time a shipment is cleared, massive amounts of critical business data must be generated. This data concerns everything from suppliers, country of origin and destinations, tariff classifications, routings, and intended use.


    How to Select the Right Vancouver Customs Broker for Your Business Needs

    Customs brokers traditionally gather details from importers and exporters and then pass them onto customs officials for clearance. Importers/exporters and businesses like yours are learning that this task makes up only a part of the myriad of services that customs brokers can provide. The best customs brokers help importers/exporters by using their knowledge of regulations to transform data into important business intelligence. Customs brokers offer a wide variety of specialized services for importers/exporters looking to grow their businesses by exploring new market opportunities, evaluating the impact of global changes, and cutting costs.
    Customs brokers leverage electronic communications both with clients and with Canada Border Services Agency and other government agencies that control the importation and exportation of goods. Argo Customs is available to assess your business needs, providing a range of services that will help your business to thrive.

    We Specialize in Domestic and International Shipments

    We’ve never met any customs clearance challenge that we couldn’t handle. As part of our service, we help companies to get their logistics right, so they don’t miss out on any opportunities for global trade where applicable. With our assistance, we can assist in meeting all Transport Canada requirements and ensure that you’re fully compliant with local/international regulations.
    As a leading customs brokers Vancouver company, we have streamlined Canadian customs clearance processes with state-of-the-art customs software solutions and have become procedural experts with all government departments and agencies. Our aim is to help clients find the most affordable means of ensuring that their freight makes its way to or from the specific destination. We’ll develop different strategies and see which ones fit your needs best so that we only select the most cost effective logistics solutions.

    Customs Broker Vancouver Freight Facts:

    Almost 95% of the Port’s total volume serves Canadian import and export markets.
    On average, 97% of the customs declarations for the imported freight arriving at Port Metro Vancouver is presented to the CBSA electronically via EDI by importers and customs brokers.

    Argo Customs is a Leading Vancouver Customs Broker

    We tailor our brokerage services according to clients’ specific needs and requirements. We want to be able to offer the best possible services to our customers and ensure they get exactly what they need from us.

    We even have a 24-hour support line. Customer service Is our priority!
    We welcome your inquiries about customs clearance. For more information, to arrange an assessment, or for a quote on specific shipments, feel free to contact us at any time.