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The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): What importers need to know

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from a news release issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. The customs notice titled Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was […]

New licence requirements for enoki mushrooms.

This notice is to advise you that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is introducing new hold and test conditions to Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences for the import of fresh enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea and the People‚Äôs Republic of China. The new requirement comes into effect on March 15, 2023 […]

Submit Your Customs Declaration in Advance and Save Time at the Airport

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from a news release issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. As of February 28, 2023, Advance Declaration was made available to all […]

Canada bans Russian aluminum and steel imports.

he Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced that Canada is banning the import of Russian aluminum and steel products. Through regulatory amendments under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations, the importation of all Russian aluminum products, such as unwrought aluminum, aluminum sheets, and finished products including containers and other household […]

Paying Duty and/or Taxes on Imported Goods

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from documents issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. Any item mailed to Canada may be subject to the Goods and Services Tax […]

Checklist for Importing Commercial Goods Into Canada

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from documents issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. Note that this checklist is to be used in conjunction with the Step-by-Step Guide […]

Export and import of cultural property.

Memorandum D19-4-1 memorandum has been updated (on January 23 2023), to update the list of areas with greater issues of conflict or recognized as being sources for the illicit trafficking of cultural property. 1. The Cultural Property Export and Import Act and its regulations are designed to protect Canada’s national heritage through the establishment of […]

New Export Import Control System (New EICS)

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) recently completed an upgrade to the Export Import Controls System (EICS). The New EICS enables licenced customs brokers to apply online for export or import permits for controlled goods. Products subject to import controls include agricultural products, firearms, textiles and clothing, steel, and aluminum. This notification represents changes in the web […]

Renewal of SFC licences

Many Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences will expire January 15, 2023, if they are not renewed before then. Others will expire in the days and weeks that follow, and will need to be renewed before their expiration date. Stakeholders continue to be encouraged to renew their licences early to ensure they do not expire […]