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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 […]

Goods Made in Hong Kong.

Notice in the U.S. Federal Register: effective September 25th, goods that are made in Hong Kong are to be marked “made in China” when imported into the U.S. As a result of this notice, CBSA was asked if Canada would be implementing a similar requirement and their response was that it is not Canada’s intention […]

Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material.

Requirements were updated, recent amendments were made to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) that came into force on October 21, 2016, according to which waste and recyclable material being exported for disposal or recycling are considered hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material if: (a) they are defined […]

FAQs About the New Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

With the arrival of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), our team at ARGO Customs knows that there are many questions and uncertainties that need to be addressed regarding this agreement. So, we decided to put together and answer some frequently asked questions to help you understand CUSMA and some of the new processes and […]

Traveling into Canada With Pets, Food, or Plants

Like most countries, Canada has strict regulations on the importation of living things, and other organic material which might potentially harbor pests, diseases, or other unwanted organisms.  Even if you are only traveling for personal purposes, such as going on vacation and taking a pet with you, there are strict guidelines which must be followed. […]

COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

Starting July 30th, all Ports of Entry (POE) (all modes) will began collecting personal contact information from exempt travellers to the allow the person to be contacted during the 14-day confinement period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada. This includes the Ambassador Bridge, the Blue Water Bridge and Cornwall crossings.

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