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Update to import requirements for strawberry plants from the Netherlands.

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated directive D-18-01: Phytosanitary requirements for imported small fruit propagative material to approve the import of propagative plant material of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) originating from the Netherlands based on the results of a pest risk analysis. Imported propagative plant material of Fragaria spp. (excluding seeds) […]

Updated Safety Notice on Pourable Alcohol-Based Fuels and Portable Firepots

According to the Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate due to several incidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries from fire jets erupting from pourable alcohol-based fuels and portable containers, safety guidelines have been updated to restrict the transportation of these fuels without proper safety equipment. According to the ASTM-F3429 and F349M-20 publications containers that […]

United Kingdom Trade Continuity Remission Order.

For UK origin goods that are exported from the EU after January 1, 2021, neither CETA nor the UK Remission Order apply. When the Canada UK Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA) comes into force, goods must meet the rules of origin. While there is no specific date for CUKTCA implementation, we anticipate the new agreement will […]

New HS classification reference for vaccines and related supplies and equipment

In this new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which vaccines are ready for distribution, the WCO Council has tasked the Secretariat to work with relevant international organizations to develop guidance materials to facilitate the cross-border movement of situationally critical medicines and vaccines, including highlighting existing HS classification for critical medicines, vaccines and associated medical […]

Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program New Regulatory Requirements

Enhancements to the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program will come into force February 1, 2021. These enhancements will require that only secure cargo and mail be transported on both passenger and all-cargo international and transborder flights. To provide industry with sufficient lead time, air carriers operating all-cargo international and transborder flights will have until […]

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities January 2021

CBSA has released the January 2021 Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. Origin Bedding and drapery (Round 2) Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Headings 63.01, 63.02 and 63.03. USA origin. Valuation Apparel (Round 3) Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 61 and 62 Footwear (Round 2) Harmonized System Number(s): Chapter 64 Tariff Spent fowl (Round 2) Harmonized System […]

Canadian Export Experts Argo Customs Now Support the CERS Declaration System

December 15, 2020 – Toronto, On – The new Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is now online, and the experts at Argo Customs are ready to help shippers adopt this new system.  CERS is a free web-based self-service portal that is designed to speed up export declarations.  Features such as universal accessibility from any browser […]

Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement

Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA), was introduced in the House of Commons. Subject to parliamentary approval, by preserving the main benefits of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), including the elimination of tariffs on 98% of products exported to the United Kingdom, this […]

Argo Customs & FAQs About CUSMA

[Nov. 30, 2020 – Toronto, CA] – Recently, some significant changes were made to The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement’s (CUSMA) policies. Since it’s such an important aspect of importing and exporting in and out of Canada, the team from Argo Customs has collected some information here about the most recent changes. Here are the most frequently […]

CFIA Updates Compliance & Enforcement Policy

[Nov. 24, 2020 – Toronto, CA] – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced that in an effort to drive more strategic, fair, and consistent compliance they’ve updated their Compliance and Enforcement Policy. The move comes as part of a greater overall enforcement approach enabling the CFIA to continue effectively delivering its mandate by […]