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Understanding the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

By mid-January, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) will take effect which means your business may need to get a license. The SFCRs were passed as part of the Safe Food for Canadians Act, which mandated the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) pass regulations to provide more modern and consistent requirements for the import […]

Canada Border Services Agency Issues Final Determination on Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea, and Vietnam

On October 31, 2018, The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its Notice of Final Determinations concluding its nearly eight-month review regarding the dumping and subsidizing of cold-rolled steel cut lengths or coiled from Vietnam, South Korea, and China. Dumping and subsidizing activities violate section 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”) which was […]

Verification of Rules of Origin Explained

The North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) is a free-trade agreement between Mexico, the United States, and Canada, well known by most customs broker companies. NAFTA was implemented in 1994 and has been in effect since then. As you may have read, NAFTA is currently being renegotiated therefore the rules for import/export could change. However, […]

The Harmonized System Tariff Code Classification Program Explained

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is responsible for managing the trade of 182 members comprising over 98% of total global trade. Canada has been a member of the WCO since 1971, as a member of the North American trade region, and is also a member of the Harmonized System Committee and the Harmonized System Review […]

Reduce Costs for Importing Goods into Canada with ARGO Customs Brokers

Toronto, ON-based ARGO Customs Brokers helps clients across the country save on importing goods through customs into Canada. One area in which the company specializes is in helping clients reduce the cost and time involved in obtaining their import permit with the DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade). ARGO Customs Brokers can help […]

Wood Packaging Material Import Requirements

Argo Customs Brokers Toronto shares with you the Wood packaging material (WPM) import requirements.These are strict guidelines put in place to protect Canadian ecosystems from non-native pests found in WPM. Pests in Wood Packaging Quarantine pests found in wood packaging (pallets, crates, spools, dunnage, etc.) present a significant threat to forest health worldwide. Pests that […]