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FAQs About the New Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

With the arrival of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), our team at ARGO Customs knows that there are many questions and uncertainties that need to be addressed regarding this agreement. So, we decided to put together and answer some frequently asked questions to help you understand CUSMA and some of the new processes and […]

Traveling into Canada With Pets, Food, or Plants

Like most countries, Canada has strict regulations on the importation of living things, and other organic material which might potentially harbor pests, diseases, or other unwanted organisms.  Even if you are only traveling for personal purposes, such as going on vacation and taking a pet with you, there are strict guidelines which must be followed. […]

COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

Starting July 30th, all Ports of Entry (POE) (all modes) will began collecting personal contact information from exempt travellers to the allow the person to be contacted during the 14-day confinement period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada. This includes the Ambassador Bridge, the Blue Water Bridge and Cornwall crossings.

COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

– As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread and prevent importation of COVID-19, all travellers entering Canada regardless by mode, must provide their contact information if requested by the CBSA officer. – The ArriveCAN mobile application allows a digital way for travellers entering to provide their basic traveller information and […]

ARGO Customs Clarifies the May 5 Certain Goods Remission Order

May 20, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Regulations on the importation of goods into Canada are changing rapidly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and the Canadian importation specialists at ARGO Customs want to help importers understand the latest order from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).  Notice CN 20-19, issued on May 5, 2020, substantially expands […]

Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101

Remission is granted for goods listed in the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101, under the following conditions: a) the good was imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020 and subject to customs duties; b) no other claim for relief of the customs duties has been granted under the Customs Tariff in respect […]

Implementation of the CUSMA de minimis threshold

The Courier Imports Remission Order upon CUSMA entry into force Upon entry into force of the CUSMA, the following provisions will apply to imported goods that are transported by courier into Canada: Goods with a value for duty of CAD$20 or less will have any applicable customs duties and taxes waived when imported from any […]

Canadian Exporting Reporting System (CERS) has been delayed until September 30th

While the implementation of the Canadian Exporting Reporting System (CERS) has been delayed until September 30th from the original CAED decommissioning date of June 30th, 2020 there are two aspects of export reporting that are not delayed. June 30, 2020 remains in effect for mandatory electronic reporting (elimination of paper reporting or B13As) and Summary […]

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