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Imported gift baskets containing food.

Imported gift baskets containing CFIA-regulated commodities such as foods, plants, animal products and by-products are subject to CFIA requirements, and must meet commercial shipment requirements as found in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS), such as Safe Food for Canadians licences for importers and applicable import documentation and/or certification. Goods imported for personal or commercial […]

Re‑investigation of the normal values and export prices of refined sugar.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has on October 6th initiated a re‑investigation of the normal values and export prices of refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid and powdered form (refined sugar), originating in or exported from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and […]

Five Improvements in The July EICS Update | ARGO Customs

What To Look Forward to In the First EICS Update Earlier this year, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officially opened the Export-Import Control System (EICS), an ambitious project aimed at making customs control fully electronic.  Even in its first release, EICS has substantially improved and streamlined the process of having imports and exports approved, […]

China Under Investigation for Dumping Products in Canada

July 20, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The customs experts at ARGO Customs want shippers to know that another investigation into potentially unethical Chinese trade practices is underway.  In June 2021, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that they were looking into whether container chassis from China were being illegally “dumped” on the market. Dumping […]

CN 21-17 – Changes to the Firearms Act Regarding the Authorization to Transport Requirements for Restricted and Prohibited Firearms

1. This notice is to advise interested parties that the Government of Canada has introduced an Order In Council implementing changes to the Firearms Act. These changes were included in Bill C-71 An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. The amendments relate to the Authorization to Transport (ATT) for restricted […]

This Is What Importers Need to Know About CARM

Years after its initial announcement, the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project has gone live. This project, spearheaded by the Canadian Border Services Agency is a massive overhaul of Canadian importation procedures, with a focus on moving towards all-electronic processes. The implementation of CARM will have significant impacts on Canadian importers and exporters. In […]

How SIMA Changes Regulations on Upholstered Goods from Asia

June 1, 2021 – Toronto, ON – Canada recently invoked the Special Import Measures Act, or SIMA, to curb imports on products that are viewed as being “dumped” by companies in Asia. This will have a significant impact on the importation of upholstered goods in the foreseeable future. The customs experts at ARGO Customs wants Canadian […]

Anti-dumping and Countervailing.

The CBSA provides help to Canadian producers who face unfair foreign competition in the Canadian marketplace. The CBSA is responsible for the administration of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), which helps to protect Canadian industry from injury caused by the dumping and subsidizing of imported goods. FAS 2021 UP2: Carbon steel fasteners Conclusion of […]

Labelling Standard for Genetic Engineered Foods.

When a company chooses to make a labelling claim about genetic engineering for foods, the Voluntary Labelling and Advertising of Foods that Are and Are Not Products of Genetic Engineering – CAN/CGSB-32.315 (the GE Standard) provides guidance on how those claims can be truthful and not misleading, in compliance with the Food and Drugs Act […]

CARM information letter.

Dear Valued Client: CARM is a new program with CBSA that will be changing the Canadian importation process and will affect all Canadian importers and exporters. In the Spring of 2021, importers and custom brokers in Canada will be expected to adapt to the changes enforced under CARM. Timelines Published What to expect with CARM […]