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Ontario Tobacco Tax collection in the Postal Mode

1. The purpose of this Customs Notice is to advise the public that the Ontario Ministry of Finance has requested that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expand its provincial agreement to incorporate the collection of tobacco tax on casual importations within the postal stream for Ontario. This agreement is similar to agreements that are […]

Updates to the Fertilizers Regulations

The CFIA has updated the Fertilizers Regulations to reduce red tape and provide more flexibility to industry while focusing on product safety and environmental protection. The CFIA is also making it easier for industry to submit, track and pay for new product registrations through My CFIA, the Agency’s secure and convenient digital platform. In order […]

Refined sugar, Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation.

On October 2, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its order issued on October 30, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR‑2014‑006, concerning the dumping of refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid and […]

Aluminum Tariffs & Retaliatory Tariffs

As Canada was poised to announce a round of retaliatory tariffs aimed at United States exports, the US government announced they would be dropping the 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum which had previously been imposed.  It is not publicly known what exact US exports would have received tariffs, although reports were that they would have strategically […]

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Current Border Measures and Requirements

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has made travel between countries difficult, and that includes movement between Canada and the United States.  Differences in outbreak responses, and infection numbers, have meant that numerous new restrictions have been put into place, even for those simply crossing back and forth over the southern border. Those who are currently traveling […]

Vehicles for Export to the European Union.

Applications for quota allocation under the CETA Origin Quota for vehicles are now being accepted. Eligibility criteria You are eligible for an allocation if you are a: Resident of Canada your head office is in Canada or you operate a branch office in Canada. Manufacturer of light passenger Vehicles that manufactures light passenger Vehicles of […]

Working with A Courier or Broker Can Reduce Your Canadian Importation Costs

There are numerous reasons that you should work with a customs broker or courier when you are importing goods into Canada.  Professional brokers have years of experience dealing with the bureaucracy which surrounds global trade and can advise you on the best way to move your goods into the country while minimizing delays or extra […]

Before Importing or Exporting Commercial Goods into Canada you have to obtain your Import/Export Business Number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
For an import-export (RM) account:

Call 1-800-959-5525 or Use Business Registration Online (BRO)


Will be the same as your BN with extension RM0001.
Sample: 123456789RM0001