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 Regulations for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Come into Effect
The Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations (the Regulations) prohibit the import, sale or offer for sale of composite wood products that emit formaldehyde above established limits. The Regulation comes into effect on January 7, 2023. It is part of a larger initiative that was put in place to protect the environment and public […]
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 […]
Canada’s ban on certain harmful single-use plastics.
The Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations were made under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), following the addition of “plastic manufactured items” to Schedule 1 of the Act in May 2021. The decision to add “plastic manufactured items” to CEPA was grounded in the findings of the Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution. […]
ASISST Moves to CFIA Shipment Tracker
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has (CFIA) updated the Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASSIST) with an enhanced tool called the CFIA Shipment Tracker for Food, Plant and Animal products. Starting December 15, 2022, this tool will allow importers to check the status of any food, plant or animal import declared electronically in real-time. […]
CBSA Tariff Rules
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) forms the basis of the Canadian Customs tariff. The HS was developed and is maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO), an independent intergovernmental organization with over 179 members based in Brussels, Belgium. The HS is the standard coding structure and related product description system used in […]
ARGO Customs Brokers can assist with Non-Resident-Importer (NRI) program.
ARGO Brokers can assist to obtain a RM account with the CRA and use the benefits of the NRI program. Non-Resident Importing (NRI) Program: The Non-Resident Importing (NRI) program may be ideal if you are a foreign-based company or individual: • A company that doesn’t have an actual physical presence in Canada • A company […]
CBSA signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Union to Enhance Supply Chain Security and Facilitate Trade
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 news release titled CBSA signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European […]