These regulations require most food businesses to have a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial boundaries. When filling out the application for your licence, you will have to indicate what foods you want your licence to cover. You will be asked to choose from a […]
The list of countries in the Customs Tariff has been updated to include the CPTPP tariff treatment for Vietnam.
By mid-January, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) will take effect which means your business may need to get a license. The SFCRs were passed as part of the Safe Food for Canadians Act, which mandated the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) pass regulations to provide more modern and consistent requirements for the import […]
On October 31, 2018, The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its Notice of Final Determinations concluding its nearly eight-month review regarding the dumping and subsidizing of cold-rolled steel cut lengths or coiled from Vietnam, South Korea, and China. Dumping and subsidizing activities violate section 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”) which was […]
Yes, it is a quixotic but true statement. On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use in Canada for all purposes (including recreational), but that doesn’t mean that you can transport it across borders to the United States or beyond. If you would like more detailed information, please consult Argo Customs broker in […]
The North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) is a free-trade agreement between Mexico, the United States, and Canada, well known by most customs broker companies. NAFTA was implemented in 1994 and has been in effect since then. As you may have read, NAFTA is currently being renegotiated therefore the rules for import/export could change. However, […]
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is responsible for managing the trade of 182 members comprising over 98% of total global trade. Canada has been a member of the WCO since 1971, as a member of the North American trade region, and is also a member of the Harmonized System Committee and the Harmonized System Review […]
Toronto, ON-based ARGO Customs Brokers helps clients across the country save on importing goods through customs into Canada. One area in which the company specializes is in helping clients reduce the cost and time involved in obtaining their import permit with the DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade). ARGO Customs Brokers can help […]