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CARM Release 2 Implementation Date.

CBSA has recently announce that updated target implementation date for CARM Release 2 is now October 2023. Release 2 will expand the functionalities of the CARM Client Portal by adding: electronic commercial accounting declarations with ability for corrections and adjustments new requirements related to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) program harmonized billing cycles new […]

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

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 […]

CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Union

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 […]

Excise Duty Notice EDN80 – Vaping Products

The Government of Canada has introduced an excise duty (vaping duty) on vaping products through a new excise duty framework. The vaping duty and the vaping excise stamps apply to vaping substances that are manufactured in Canada or imported, and that are intended for use in a vaping device in Canada. The excise duty framework […]

Importing commercial goods by courier (CLVS program)

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) measures regarding Importing goods through the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program continue to be in force. Argo Customs Brokers continues to participate in the program to assist its customers. Secure Customs Brokerage accounts with UPS, DHL and FedEx are maintained. When customers are shipping with them, all documents […]

Ready to Eat, retail packaged poultry food items from the United States.

As of September 19, 2022, cross-border shoppers will be allowed to bring a greater number of poultry products for human consumption back across the border from the United States, regardless of whether the state is currently experiencing an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza or Newcastle Disease. These items must be retail packaged AND Ready […]

Temporary Ban on Importation of Handguns Into Canada Now in Effect

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 Global Affairs Canada. The news release titled Temporary Ban on Importation of Handguns Into Canada Now in […]

Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Department of Commerce renew focus on keeping sensitive technologies and goods out of Russian hands

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) play an important role in the coordinated response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Through stringent enforcement measures, we are restricting Russia’s access to technologies and other goods Russia needs to sustain its aggressive military capabilities. The CBSA facilitates […]

Changes to import requirements for poultry products and by-products from the UK.

On August 23, 2022, new import requirements for raw fresh/frozen poultry products and by-products from the United Kingdom (UK) will come into effect. This affects both edible and inedible products, and will harmonize import requirements with the UK for products imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Additional animal health attestations […]

Canada puts in place temporary handgun import ban.

Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. That is why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets firearms off our streets and more resources into our communities. A central part of this is the recently introduced Bill C-21. The bill addresses the alarming role of guns in gender based violence, gets […]