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COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

– As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread and prevent importation of COVID-19, all travellers entering Canada regardless by mode, must provide their contact information if requested by the CBSA officer. – The ArriveCAN mobile application allows a digital way for travellers entering to provide their basic traveller information and […]

ARGO Customs Clarifies the May 5 Certain Goods Remission Order

May 20, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Regulations on the importation of goods into Canada are changing rapidly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and the Canadian importation specialists at ARGO Customs want to help importers understand the latest order from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).  Notice CN 20-19, issued on May 5, 2020, substantially expands […]

Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101

Remission is granted for goods listed in the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101, under the following conditions: a) the good was imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020 and subject to customs duties; b) no other claim for relief of the customs duties has been granted under the Customs Tariff in respect […]

Implementation of the CUSMA de minimis threshold

The Courier Imports Remission Order upon CUSMA entry into force Upon entry into force of the CUSMA, the following provisions will apply to imported goods that are transported by courier into Canada: Goods with a value for duty of CAD$20 or less will have any applicable customs duties and taxes waived when imported from any […]

Canadian Exporting Reporting System (CERS) has been delayed until September 30th

While the implementation of the Canadian Exporting Reporting System (CERS) has been delayed until September 30th from the original CAED decommissioning date of June 30th, 2020 there are two aspects of export reporting that are not delayed. June 30, 2020 remains in effect for mandatory electronic reporting (elimination of paper reporting or B13As) and Summary […]

Import Emergency Goods into Canada Without Paying Tariffs – ARGO Customs Explains New Customs Rules

April 21, 2020 – Toronto, CA – There is good news for those looking to import emergency goods into Canada during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the importation experts at ARGO Customs.  The Canada Border Services Agency recently announced that many fees and tariffs relating to medical goods are currently being suspended due to the outbreak, and […]

What is not a Medical Device?

Class I Medical Devices Masks (surgical, procedure or medical masks) – Level 1, 2, 3 (ATSM) N95 respirators for medical use Face shields Gowns – Level 2, 3 and 4 Class I medical devices do not require a medical device licence and are monitored by the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (Compliance and Enforcement) […]

Functional guidance for non-resident Importers

The Government of Canada has deferred the payment of duties and taxes on imported goods. Related debt due on the Statement of Account dated March 25, 2020 and later is now deferred to June 30, 2020 The payment deferral applies to both resident importers and non-resident importers. A Non-Resident Importer (NRI) is a company or […]

Before Importing or Exporting Commercial Goods into Canada you have to obtain your Import/Export Business Number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
For an import-export (RM) account:

Call 1-800-959-5525 or Use Business Registration Online (BRO)


Will be the same as your BN with extension RM0001.
Sample: 123456789RM0001