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Imports of turkey and turkey products into Canada.

Imports of turkey and turkey products into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit is required for shipments of turkey and turkey products to enter Canada. Under the CPTPP between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, Canada agreed to establish a tariff […]

How to Clear Customs into Canada and How a Customs Broker Can Help

Customs is the process by which the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) and affiliated agencies which is responsible for enforcing Canada’s import and export laws. For example, the application of taxes and duties, review of products which are forbidden to exit or enter Canada, holding periods, and the transit of goods through Canada to their […]

Do You Need to Import Goods into Vancouver and Canada? ARGO Customs Can Help

Clearing customs can be a cumbersome and complex process. You need to identify the goods your importing (no, that doesn’t mean look at them and say “Yep, that’s a hammer), meaning, you need to classify the goods pursuant to the 10-digit harmonized tariff classification system. Next, you need to determine if your goods are subject […]

Cargo Control Abstract – Form A10 Format Change

Form A10 Format Change: The form can now be completed electronically and printed for submission to the CBSA. Completing the first page of this form will automatically populate the subsequent pages required for printing. Policies regarding the appropriate use of the Form A10, Cargo Control Abstract can be found in Memorandum D3-1-1, Policy Respecting the […]

Understanding the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

By mid-January, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) will take effect which means your business may need to get a license. The SFCRs were passed as part of the Safe Food for Canadians Act, which mandated the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) pass regulations to provide more modern and consistent requirements for the import […]

Canada Border Services Agency Issues Final Determination on Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea, and Vietnam

On October 31, 2018, The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its Notice of Final Determinations concluding its nearly eight-month review regarding the dumping and subsidizing of cold-rolled steel cut lengths or coiled from Vietnam, South Korea, and China. Dumping and subsidizing activities violate section 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”) which was […]

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