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Customs Consultants in Canada Explain the Duty Deferral Program

The Duty Deferral Program is a relief program for the import of certain goods for certain vendors into Canada. ARGO Customs’ consultants are stationed at most major points of entry into Canada to provide assistance to you in relation to the Duty Deferral Program. Depending on your company’s needs, we can provide assistance and guidance […]

UPDATE: The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Ruled That Centrifugal Opening Knives are Prohibited Weapons

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruled that knives in which the blade is released via centrifugal force are classified as prohibited weapons. The CITT is an independent quasi-judicial body that administers Canada and international rules that govern trade. CITT reports to the Minister of Finance and Parliament. CITT reviews five key areas: • Anti-Dumping […]

Custom Brokers for Importers: The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

While the North American Free Trade Agreement is under intense pressure by the Trump Administration, the Canadian Government is in the process of seeking approval a free trade agreement with Europe. As one door closes, another one opens.   The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement  aka CETA is a trade agreement which was […]

Import Brokerage in Canada: Reduced or Eliminated Duties on Goods for SIMA

On August 1st, 2017 the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement went into effect. The agreement, which was signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his first official visit to Ukraine in July 2017, provides reduced or eliminated duties on goods moved through an import brokerage in Canada from Ukraine. It took six years of negotiations between Canada and […]

The Basics of the New Ukraine Free Trade Agreement for Canadian Importers

After six rounds of negotiations over six years, Canada and Ukraine entered into a Free Trade Agreement that drastically alters how Canadian importers can bring goods into the country. Argo Customs helps explain what this new agreement means for importers. A Time Line of this Historic Event The Ukraine Free Trade Agreement for Canadian Importers […]

A Guide to Importing Goods Subject to SIMA Duties

SIMA (Special Import Measures Act) duties are now in place on a range of goods being imported into Canada. These duties must be paid by those completing the importing process on the arrival of their goods into the country. But oftentimes importers don’t have a clear understanding on all the rules and regulations governing the […]

Our Import Brokers Help Clients Bring Food into Canada

Bringing food products into Canada from another country can be a challenging process. This is particularly true for growing companies that might be new to the food production and food import industry. There are multiple regulations to consider and standards by which to abide in order to safeguard a position as a Canadian importer of […]

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