Pls advise for an Export Control List ?

Export Controls are governed by Section 3 of the Export and Import Permits Act, which gives the Government the power to establish an Export Control List(ECL) to control the export of goods and technology.

The ECL includes seven groups as follows:

  • Group 1: Dual Use List
  • Group 2: Munitions List
  • Group 3: Nuclear Non-proliferation List
  • Group 4: Nuclear-Related Dual Use List
  • Group 5: Miscellaneous Goods and Technology (U.S. origin goods and technology, roe herring, cedar shakes and shingles, logs, softwood lumber)
  • Group 6: Missile Technology Control Regime List
  • Group 7: Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation List

Please note that even if an item does not appear on the ECL it may still need some sort of export authorization. Several other departments have responsibilities for certain export controls, namely: the Canadian Wheat Board, Health Canada, Agriculture Canada, Canadian Heritage, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Natural Resources Canada; and Environment Canada.

I want to import from Sudan to Canada. Please advise – if any restrictions ?


Sanctions related to Sudan were enacted under the United Nations Act to give effect to United Nations Security Council resolutions. Subject to certain exceptions, the measures imposed against Sudan include:

  • a prohibition on the export of arms and related material to any person in Sudan;
  • a prohibition on the provision, to any person in Sudan, of technical assistance related to arms and related material;
  • an assets freeze against those persons designated by the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations established by Resolution 1591 to oversee the sanctions measures (1591 Committee); and
  • a travel ban against persons designated by the 1591 Committee.

Canada also has certain policy measures in place with regard to Sudan, outside the context of United Nations Security Council decisions. More information on these measures can be found on the Embassy of Canada to Sudan website

Business Number Requirements for Exporters ?

The BN is a unique nine digit number assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to identify a specific business. These nine digits form the root of the 15 character program account numbers. The program account number is used to identify the programs and specific accounts used by a business. A program account number has three parts: a nine numbers to identify the business, a two letter program identifier, used to identify the program type and a four-digit reference number to identify each account. In order to be considered an exporter, the BN must be activated and registered for export. Export declarations submitted with an invalid BN will be considered a failure to provide accurate information and would be subject to an Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP). In addition, an export declaration reported to the CBSA with an incorrect BN or without a BN will be considered as providing information that is untrue or incomplete and may be subject to an AMP. The CBSA is not responsible for issuing business numbers to exporters. The BN may be obtained by contacting the CRA at 1-800-959-5525 (English) or 1-800-959-7775 (French). All exporters must periodically verify the validity and accuracy of their BN accounts.

B255 – Certificate of Origin ?

B255 – Certificate of Origin – Textile and Apparel Goods Originating in a Least Developed Country.

The following has been updated and is available on the CBSA website

Tariff Classification of Marble and Granite Blocks and Slabs ?

ARGO Toronto Customs Brokers: Please be advised, (CBSA) policy regarding the classification of marble and granite blocks or slabs of headings 25.15, 25.16 and 68.02 has been revised.

For more information please check D10-17-38.

NAFTA Requirements for the Duty Drawback and the Duties Relief Programs

ARGO Toronto Customs Brokers: D7-4-3 memorandum outlines and explains the effects of Article 303 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Duty Drawback and Duties Relief Programs.

NAFTA affects most non-originating goods used as materials in the manufacture of products exported to a NAFTA country (United States or Mexico). Memorandum D7-4-2,Duty Drawback Program outlines the conditions and circumstances under which a refund (drawback) of duties may be claimed. Memorandum D7-4-1,Duties Relief Program outlines the conditions and circumstances under which duties may be deferred at the time of importation. These memoranda should be reviewed prior to reading this Memorandum.

This document contains editing revisions that do not affect or change existing policies or procedures, including changes to the Canada Border Services Agency organizational structure.

Tariff Classification of Pizza Kits ?

  • (a) uncooked dough balls, whether or not shaped, in heading19.01;
  • (b) cooked or pre-cooked crusts in heading 19.05;
  • (c) cheese in heading 04.06;
  • (d) sauce in heading 21.03; and
  • (e) pepperoni in heading 16.01.