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Reminder: Importers of manufactured foods need a licence

Reminder: Importers of manufactured foods need a licence Most food importers are required to hold a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence (SFC licence) issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). On February 12, 2024, the CFIA will activate the automatic verification of SFC licences for imports of manufactured foods. Food import transactions will […]

Wind Towers: Measures in Force – Dumping and Subsidizing (China)

On December 5, 2023, the CBSA modified and rereleased their article on Wind Towers from China: Measures in Force (SIMA: Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) regarding Measures in Force code (MIF code): WT. The article provides information on measures in force regarding wind towers, specifically those related to dumping and subsidizing by China. It includes the […]

New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Canada Border Services Agency Assessment issued Customs Notice 22-01: New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (modified December 8, 2023) to inform importers and exporters about measures imposed by the Government of Canada under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) since February 24, 2022, in response to Russia’s invasion […]

Register your business on the CARM Client Portal (the portal) before May 2024.

By May 2024, all Canadian-resident and non-resident businesses that import goods into Canada and their Trade Chain Partners need to register on the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) CARM Client Portal. Moreover, if you use the service of a customs broker you must provide delegation of authority to continue to allow them to transact business […]

NEW — Automatic Licence Verification for Manufactured Food Imports

Notice issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on November 1, 2023 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a food import notice to inform importers that on February 12, 2024, the CFIA will activate the automatic verification of Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences for imports of manufactured foods. Key Takeaways Food import […]

Facilitating Cross-Border Commerce: Korpus-Pi and Argo Partnership

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, global trade has become significantly more important. Global supply chains enable businesses to expand their market reach, reach new customers, and gain access to new markets. At the same time, it can be challenging to navigate international trade due to its complexities, especially when dealing with customs regulations. Among […]

CFIA – Automatic Licence Verification – Update for Members.

Further to the November 2, 2023 message we have been advised that CFIA inspectors will soon begin sending out information letters to importers with licensing errors via email. In the letter, the inspector will ask the importer to review the CFIA’s guidance on importing food with a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence to make […]

Charges laid by CBSA against an individual for purchasing and introducing counterfeit currency into Canada.

Buying, smuggling and possessing counterfeit currency harms Canada’s economy by encouraging the black market. Border services officers are very vigilant and all offenders are subject to sanctions and legal proceedings. Under the Customs Tariff, the importation into Canada of base or counterfeit coins is prohibited. These coins can be seized by the CBSA with no […]