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SIMA – Preliminary Determinations Respecting Certain Silicon Metal from the People’s Republic of China

On July 22, 2013, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing, pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), in respect of silicon metal containing at least 96.00% but less than 99.99% silicon by weight, and silicon metal containing between 89.00% and 96.00% silicon by weight […]

Requirements for cold storage warehouses that store fish

Please note that the following information is provided to support CFIA inspectors in their activities for the certification of fish exported from Canada to the EU. Maintenance of the official text for EU legislation, and the interpretation of that legislation, is the responsibility of the European Commission. Further, member states may adopt additional country specific […]

Meat producers sue over U.S. labelling laws

Eight American and Canadian meat and livestock groups have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over revised meat-labelling laws. They called the so-called country-of-origin labelling rules “capricious and arbitrary” and argued the USDA is exceeding its mandate in putting them into effect. The rules, which took effect May 23, require meat labels to […]

Single Window Initiative (SWI).

The CSCB, as part of CBSA’s BCCC OGD Subcommittee, recently participated on two webinars regarding the Single Window Initiative (SWI). The first webinar was specific to Health Canada requirements and the second to Transport Canada. Click to see the presentations. Other webinars will follow, as Participating Government Agencies (PGAs – formerly OGDs) begin to identify […]

Phase 1 of Canada-US truck cargo pre-inspection pilot now underway

The following is excerpted from the 2 July 2013 edition of Canadian Transportation & Logistics. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun Phase I of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot. The project, which got underway at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, B.C. June 17, is a collaborative effort by CBP, Canada Border […]

Canada and U.S. Committed to Faster, More Flexible Cross-Border Business

A progress report on facilitating cross-border business was released today by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. “With over $612 billion in annual two-way trade in goods and services, an efficient Canada-U.S. border is critical […]

Powdered Whey (Item125.1 on the Import Control List)

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 814 dated June 11, 2012, and will remain in effect until further notice. Imports of powdered whey are subject to import controls under Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). Accordingly, an import permit is required for shipments of powdered whey to enter Canada. Import permits for shipments […]

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