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Goods Made in Hong Kong.

Notice in the U.S. Federal Register: effective September 25th, goods that are made in Hong Kong are to be marked “made in China” when imported into the U.S. As a result of this notice, CBSA was asked if Canada would be implementing a similar requirement and their response was that it is not Canada’s intention […]

Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material.

Requirements were updated, recent amendments were made to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) that came into force on October 21, 2016, according to which waste and recyclable material being exported for disposal or recycling are considered hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material if: (a) they are defined […]

FAQs About the New Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

With the arrival of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), our team at ARGO Customs knows that there are many questions and uncertainties that need to be addressed regarding this agreement. So, we decided to put together and answer some frequently asked questions to help you understand CUSMA and some of the new processes and […]

Traveling into Canada With Pets, Food, or Plants

Like most countries, Canada has strict regulations on the importation of living things, and other organic material which might potentially harbor pests, diseases, or other unwanted organisms.  Even if you are only traveling for personal purposes, such as going on vacation and taking a pet with you, there are strict guidelines which must be followed. […]

COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

Starting July 30th, all Ports of Entry (POE) (all modes) will began collecting personal contact information from exempt travellers to the allow the person to be contacted during the 14-day confinement period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada. This includes the Ambassador Bridge, the Blue Water Bridge and Cornwall crossings.

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 […]

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