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Canada puts in place temporary handgun import ban.

Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. That is why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets firearms off our streets and more resources into our communities. A central part of this is the recently introduced Bill C-21. The bill addresses the alarming role of guns in gender based violence, gets […]

CBSA reminds Canadians of cannabis border laws.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding Canadians that although cannabis has been legalized and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to bring cannabis (and cannabis products) into or out of Canada – whether it is a gift or for personal use. Also, when shopping online, make sure you are buying from a licensed […]

Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Department of Commerce renew focus on keeping sensitive technologies and goods out of Russian hands

OTTAWA, ONTARIO/WASHINGTON, D.C The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) play an important role in the coordinated response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Through stringent enforcement measures, we are restricting Russia’s access to technologies and other goods Russia needs to sustain its aggressive military capabilities. […]

Registration under the Select Luxury Items Tax Act is open on / Inscription en vertu de la Loi sur l’impôt sur certains biens de luxe maintenant ouverte sur

The Government of Canada is following through on its commitment to introduce a luxury tax on certain vehicles and aircraft priced over $100,000 and certain vessels priced over $250,000 to ensure that those Canadians who can afford to buy luxury items are contributing a little more. This tax will come into effect on September 1, […]

Restriction on imports of live birds, bird products and by-products from states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States.

All raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked and canned or hermetically sealed, including eggs and raw pet foods, sourced, processed, or packaged from the restricted zones in the states below are under restriction until further notice. You may not bring these items into Canada. If you buy poultry […]

Food Product Innovation Amendments to the FDR and SFCR

ARGO Customs brokers has years of experience with knowing how to bring food into Canada. When it comes to food products, an importer has to comply not only with Canada Customs (CBSA) rules, but with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) rules as well. For all food products, an SFC licence is needed. In addition, for fresh produce, a […]

Government announces details about the implementation of Luxury Tax.

Today, the Government of Canada announced clarifications to the implementation of the Luxury Tax, which was included in Bill C-19 (An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures), which received Royal Assent on June 23, 2022. First, an amendment made to Bill C-19 during […]

Notice of preliminary determinations, Mattresses, China July 8, 2022

On July 7, 2022 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain mattresses from China. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers: 9404.21.00.00 9404.29.00.00 Note that the tariff classification numbers […]