China is one of the biggest suppliers of computers and electronics worldwide. Even though all the instructions for importing computers and electronics from China to Canada can be found online, considering that you are located halfway across the world, it can be challenging to do so for a number of reasons. To facilitate your search, […]
On February 4, 2021, Transport Canada repealed the previous definition of a power-assisted bicycle. Instead, Transport Canada will assess the design and speed of the e-bicycles in order to determine if it is regulated under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. Transport Canada will regulate your e-bike if it: ● E-bicycles with off-road characteristics designed to […]
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced via Customs Notice 22-08 that the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19): SOR/2020-101 will be repealed and entitlement to relief of customs duties for importers under the Order will end on May 7, 2022.
If you are travelling with a pet or planning to import an animal to Canada, you will need the correct paperwork at the border to meet Canada’s importation requirements. Depending on the country of export and the type and age of the pet, requirements can vary. Bringing animals to Canada: Importing and travelling with pets […]
What are duty and tax and who pays them? When a business is involved in importing goods for commercial use from another country, they are responsible for paying duty and/or taxes on imported goods. Taxes are self-explanatory and typically involve GST/HST. While a customs broker can best help you to estimate duty and taxes, it […]
The Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of Canada, Dr. Mary Jane Ireland and the United States CVO, Dr. Rosemary Sifford, issued the following statement: “We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), have officially agreed to implement […]
Clients Affected: All importers and brokers who use EDI to transmit their trade data. Further to Customs Notice CN22-02 Order withdrawing the MOST-FAVOURED-NATION status from Russia and Belarus. Please ask ARGO Customs Brokers for details.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. These new measures impose restrictions on 10 key individuals from 2 important companies in Russia’s energy sector, Rosneft and Gazprom. These measures are intended to put […]
In addition to other economic measures, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the removal of MFN status for Russia and Belarus. The following is an excerpt from CTV news. Canada is also revoking Russia and Belarus’ “most-favoured nation status” as trading partners, meaning they will be subjected to a 35 per […]
When Canadian registered vehicles and goods contained therein are driven to Canada by a service provider, the registrant (who is considered the importer/owner of the vehicle/goods), may utilize the services of a licensed customs broker to account for / request release of the goods. A driver arranged by a service provider, e.g. drive-away company, may […]