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Canada extends land border restrictions.

April 21, 2021 Canada and the United States on Tuesday extended a land-border closure for non-essential travelers, and air passengers arriving in Canada will continue to be tested for COVID-19 ahead of a hotel quarantine period, authorities said. The land-border restrictions, imposed in March 2020, have been extended to May 21. Now in place for […]

New Excise Duty Rates for Tobacco are in Effect

As announced in the Federal Budget yesterday, excise duty rates on tobacco products have increased. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/edrates/excise-duty-rates.html#_Toc527013626

CBSA Initiation of an Investigations regarding certain Small Power Transformers.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain small power transformers from Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and South Korea. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Transformateurs Delta Inc., Northern […]

Importing Food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians Licence

[March 9, 2021 – Toronto, CA] – Recently, Canada’s importing and exporting oversight agencies announced that as of March 15, 2021, all food import transactions will be rejected unless they have a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence that can be entered into their Integrated Import Declaration (IID). If a transaction is stopped or […]

Canada is ratifying the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement.

The Canada-U.K. TCA will provide Canadian exporters and businesses with continued preferential access to the U.K. market and 98% of Canadian products will continue to be exported to the UK tariff-free. The agreement provides much needed predictability and stability, and will support workers and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. Canada and the U.K. […]

Canada Border Services Agency Announces New Revenue Management System

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that it would be implementing a new system that would “transform how the CBSA assesses, collects, manages, and reports on import revenue and trade information.” As today’s leading importing/exporting firm in Canada, the team from Argo Customs will be participating in the rolling out of both projects, […]

Canada Border Services Agency Investigating Alleged Injurious Dumping of Upholstered Domestic Seating

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) began investigating imports originating from China and Vietnam for illegal dumping of upholstered domestic seating. It is believed that these products are originating from China and Vietnam. The CBSA received the complaint on October 16, 2020, from Palliser Furniture, Ltd., a company based out of Winnipeg. Palliser and several […]

Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence.

As of March 15, 2021, food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence is entered in the Integrated Import Declaration (IID). If a transaction is rejected, the SFC licence holder may experience delays and have their related food shipment(s) held at the border until the error is […]