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Food labeling requirements

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a consultation with consumer, industry and other stakeholders to identify ways to better respond to changing consumer expectations and industry needs related to labeling. Please provide us with your comments and suggestions before September 27, 2013. This review of Canada’s existing food labeling requirements will assess how the […]

Dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is initiating an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Essar […]

World Customs Organization welcomes ARGO Customs

Since September 5, 2013 ARGO Customs became a member of WCO’s LinkedIn Group: “The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization would like to thank you for joining the WCO’s LinkedIn Group. The group will be used to share WCO News and information about the upcoming activities of the WCO. Thank you for your consideration, […]

Vehicles transported back to Canada from the U.S. by commercial carrier

If you decide to arrange for the transportation of your vehicle, you will need to locate a carrier company to transport your vehicle into Canada for you. The carrier who is transporting your vehicle must report all goods on board to the CBSA in writing. This includes reporting specific information about the vehicle being transported […]

Anti-dumping and Countervailing

CERTAIN CERTAIN STRUCTURAL TUBING ORIGINATING IN OR EXPORTED FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY DECISION On August 8, 2013, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of the Special Import Measures Act, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency determined that the expiry of the order issued by […]

How do you get a BN import/export account

You can register for a business number, or add an import/export account to an existing business number, by calling 1-800-959-5525. You may also obtain a business number by registering on-line at www.businessregistration.gc.ca or by completing Form RC1, Request for a Business Number (BN). Send the completed form to your nearest tax services office listed under […]

Single Window Initiative – Integrated Import Declaration

CBSA has provided an updated version of the Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID). The IID is the new electronic message that CBSA has developed to allow the submission of information that meets CBSA requirements, as well as the requirements of participating government agencies (PGAs) which also regulate the commercial importation of certain […]

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