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Frequent questions regarding pet supplements.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) update to import policies regarding finished, retail-ready pet supplements is scheduled for June 24, 2024. To help ease this transition, here are answers to some of the most common questions that have been received by the Animal Products and By-Products Team. 1 Vitamin and Mineral premixes New import coding […]

CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

The Canada Revenue Agency continues to issue the required business number (BN9). The CBSA has taken over RM account-related services. Until October 2024: to register for a new import-export program account (RM), complete form BSF947: Request for a CBSA Import/Export Program Account to submit a maintenance request for existing RM accounts, complete form BSF948: Request […]

CBSA launches investigation into the alleged dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bars from Bulgaria, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates

The Canadian government is taking action to protect domestic businesses and jobs from unfair international competition. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has launched an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bars imported from Bulgaria, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. This investigation follows a complaint filed by major Canadian steel producers […]

Importing Mangoes Into Canada

Mangoes are duty free and tax free as basic groceries. Please be advised that food is CFIA regulated so importers are well advised to review and comply with the requirements and apply for a SFC CFIA license and DRC certificate (or DRC exemption letter) for fresh produce. A DRC membership is required to trade fresh […]

NEW_ Registering for an import-export program (RM) account

Customs Notice 24-18: CARM: Changes to the Registration Registering for an import-export program (RM) account 1. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) remains responsible for the issuance of the business number (BN9) and for registration to various CRA program accounts. 2. As part of the implementation of the CARM system, the responsibility to register new and […]

Navigating the Import and Export Maze: 6 Ways Customs Brokers in Canada Can Help Your Business

The Intricate World of International Trade The Challenges of Cross-Border Commerce In today’s globalized economy, international trade has become a critical component of business success. However, navigating the complex web of regulations, documentation, and customs procedures can be complicated, especially for companies venturing into new markets or dealing with unfamiliar territories. Customs Compliance: A Crucial […]

CARM Portal – Action Required

To our valued clients, We are reaching out to remind you to activate your business on the new Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) online portal. On May 13th, 2024, CARM becomes CBSA’s official accounting software system. Legacy Shutdown CBSA’s legacy accounting system will go offline from April 26th to May […]

Customs Notice 24-15: Preparing for CARM Release 2 Implementation

The Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) is a multi-phase project to modernize the collection of duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada. CARM will help to protect and grow over $750 billion in trade and $30 billion in revenue collected at the border each year by providing Canadian […]