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Food Product Innovation Amendments to the FDR and SFCR

ARGO Customs brokers has years of experience with knowing how to bring food into Canada. When it comes to food products, an importer has to comply not only with Canada Customs (CBSA) rules, but with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) rules as well. For all food products, an SFC licence is needed. In addition, for fresh produce, a […]

Government announces details about the implementation of Luxury Tax.

Today, the Government of Canada announced clarifications to the implementation of the Luxury Tax, which was included in Bill C-19 (An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures), which received Royal Assent on June 23, 2022. First, an amendment made to Bill C-19 during […]

Notice of preliminary determinations, Mattresses, China July 8, 2022

On July 7, 2022 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain mattresses from China. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers: 9404.21.00.00 9404.29.00.00 Note that the tariff classification numbers […]

CFIA Changes to service fees now in effect for select importers

As of July 4, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be making the following service changes at the Centre of Administration for Permissions: Change in timing of invoicing and fee collection To reflect the current costs of delivering CFIA services, the CFIA will charge the service fee when you apply for an animal […]

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

On July 1, 2022, new import requirements for raw fresh/ frozen poultry products and by-products from the European Union (EU) will come into effect. This affects both edible and inedible products, and will harmonize import requirements with the EU for products imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Additional animal health […]

Customs Notice 22-12: Ukraine Goods Remission Order

1. The purpose of this Customs Notice is to advise of the Ukraine Goods Remission Order, effective June 9, 2022, for goods that originate in Ukraine. This order is being initiated under section 115 of the Customs Tariff. 2. Remission is granted of the customs duties paid or payable under the Customs Tariff in respect […]

Importing e-bikes (power assisted bicycles)

On February 4, 2021, Transport Canada repealed the previous definition of a power-assisted bicycle. Instead, Transport Canada will assess the design and speed of the e-bicycles in order to determine if it is regulated under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. Transport Canada will regulate your e-bike if it: ● E-bicycles with off-road characteristics designed to […]