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ARGO Customs Can Help You Import Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Import medical suppliers are rushing to help Canada deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, but this can be impeded by the laws and regulations surrounding the importation of medical devices into Canada.  There are certainly good reasons for those regulations to be in place, but in times like these, you need an importation partner who can […]

Corrosion-resistant Steel Sheet, Inquiry No. NQ-2019-002

March 23, 2020—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of corrosion-resistant steel sheet, originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury. This final injury […]

How the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) Project Will Affect Importations into Canada

Major changes are coming to the Canadian importation system in the next couple of years. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is in the process of implementing a program called CARM, the CBSA Assessment, and Revenue Management program. This is a multi-year transformation intended to create a client-focused system of handling importations that facilitates trade, […]

ARGO Customs Advises Canadian Exporters on Changes to Proof-of-Report Requirements

February 25, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Import/Export specialists at ARGO Customs want exporters to know about changes to how the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) handles Proof-of-Report requirements.  These changes, while subtle, must be adhered to for exports to successfully leave Canadian ports. Exporters and shippers utilizing the CERS system to expedite export processing are […]

ARGO Customs Can Help with Your Non-Commercial Importations

So, if you’re just importing some goods into Canada purely for personal or non-commercial use, you don’t need to worry about commercial import regulations, right?  Not necessarily.  Significant changes are coming to how the Single Window Initiative (SWI) processes non-commercial goods.  In some cases, importers may still need to adhere to commercial regulations, particularly if […]

Big Changes Are Coming in the 2022 Edition of The WCO Harmonized System

If there is one single body to thank for how relatively easy it is to import and export goods around the world, it is the World Customs Organization (WCO). Through their “Harmonized System,” the WCO has created a single standardized reference document for more than 5,000 categories of goods. The classification and numbering system adopted […]

Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar.

On December 9, 2019, 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 finding made on January 9, 2015, in Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as […]

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