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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 […]

Why Was I Stopped at The Border When Returning to Canada?

At Argo Customs, our job is to help you move goods through the Canadian border with a minimum of hassle.  We make sure your shipments arrive safely, even during times of crisis like the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. However, just about anyone crossing the border might be stopped by the Canadian border police – not just […]

Canada-Britain trade agreement .

International Trade Minister Mary Ng was unable to offer MPs a firm guarantee today that they will see a bill to ratify the new provisional Canada-Britain trade agreement before Parliament is due to break for Christmas on Dec. 11. Ng also revealed that officials in both countries are still working on the final text of […]

Obtaining Refunds Under CUSMA

With many importing goods into Canada that fall under the Canadian-United States-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA), it’s important to understand how to obtain refunds if necessary. That’s why the team from Argo Customs has collected some important information for you here. Below you’ll find detailed information about CUSMA and how to obtain refunds when you need […]

Ontario Tobacco Tax collection in the Postal Mode

1. The purpose of this Customs Notice is to advise the public that the Ontario Ministry of Finance has requested that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expand its provincial agreement to incorporate the collection of tobacco tax on casual importations within the postal stream for Ontario. This agreement is similar to agreements that are […]

Updates to the Fertilizers Regulations

The CFIA has updated the Fertilizers Regulations to reduce red tape and provide more flexibility to industry while focusing on product safety and environmental protection. The CFIA is also making it easier for industry to submit, track and pay for new product registrations through My CFIA, the Agency’s secure and convenient digital platform. In order […]

CFIA Reduces Inspection Frequency for Meat from Particular Countries

Recently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that they’re going to reduce the inspection frequency of all meat shipments from New Zealand and Australia. The decision is due in part to both countries’ good compliance rates for meats that are imported into Canada. As of November, 2020, brokers of meat and meat products […]

Refined sugar, Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation.

On October 2, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its order issued on October 30, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR‑2014‑006, concerning the dumping of refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid and […]

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