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Canadian Cosmetics Act and Notification of cosmetics

As per section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, manufacturers and importers must notify Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada. Failure to notify may result in a product being denied entry into Canada or removed from sale. In ARGO Customs brokers in Toronto we are doing many cosmetics importations coming […]

Customs Consulting in Vancouver – Valuation

A “value for duty” must be declared for all goods imported to Canada in accordance with the valuation provisions of the Customs Act (the Act), regardless of the circumstances of their importation. The value for duty is the base figure on which duty you may owe on your goods is calculated. Even if you do […]

ARGO Customs Now Uses the CAED System for Exports

March 09, 2018 – Toronto, ON – President Trump’s latest announcement of imposing possible tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States has resulted in a surge of export queries for ARGO Customs brokers. However, before an exporter can move their goods, they must have a completed B13 Export Declaration form. The B13 […]

ARGO Customs Calculator, Broker Services In Vancouver And Toronto

Tariffs are border “taxes” that a country imposes on imports prior to allowing the goods to enter the country. Tariffs are used by governments for a variety of reasons (1) to protect domestic industry (2) to raise revenue and (3) to punish a country for perceived bad acts. The use of tariffs has declined as […]

Understanding Canadian Duty & Tax Calculation | ARGO Customs

If you are trying to import goods into Canada, you have to calculate the value allocated for duty and tax accurately. Some vendors also offer discounts. If you fail to take these costs into account, you risk selling your goods for too little, losing money, or even failing to pay the appropriate duty and becoming […]

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 […]

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