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U.S. and Canada Agree on Dispute Settlement Procedures in COOL Dispute

… the government of Canada released earlier this month a list of U.S. goods that could be subject to retaliation in an ongoing dispute over U.S. country of origin labeling regulations for meat. Canada contends that the final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service amending the country of origin labeling […]

Food Labelling Modernization Initiative – Online Consultation

The objective of the Food Labelling Modernization initiative is to develop a more modern food labelling system that can respond to today’s challenges and those of the future. This initiative will focus on foods, as well as the review of CFIA food labelling frameworks and regulatory, program design and delivery systems. It will not include […]

CBSA seizes suspected cocaine on traveller at the Toronto Pearson International Airport

Mississauga, Ontario, June 11, 2013 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the significant seizure of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA). On June 1, 2013, border services officers working at Terminal 3 of the TPIA referred a traveller for secondary examination. During the course of the examination, the traveller […]

Importing New Canadian Specification Vehicles Into Canada

1. This notice is to clarify the border declaration procedure for new Canadian specification vehicles (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) compliant) being imported into Canada from foreign countries, including the United States. 2. Please note that NEW Canadian specification vehicles bearing a valid Canadian Statement of Compliance label cannot be entered into the Registrar […]

Mandatory Electronic Reporting Policy for Exporters

1. This notice provides information on the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA’s) new Mandatory Electronic Export Reporting Policy for exporters and explains how to report export data electronically when exporting goods by any mode of transportation. 2. In order to fulfill its mandate, the CBSA requires exporters to declare their export shipments destined to non-US […]

Importation of ash (Fraxinus spp.) regulated articles from New Hampshire, US

Effective July 8, 2013, the following requirements will apply for the importation of ash regulated commodities from New Hampshire, US: A Phytosanitary Certificate will be required for the following commodities: – Foliage, branches – dried – Ash (Fraxinus spp.) – < 1.5 cm in diameter - Ash - wood chips - Ash […]

Amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations

1. The purpose of this notice is to inform importers and exporters of the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations that came into force on May 29, 2013. These amendments impose a complete ban on imports from Iran and exports to Iran, subject to certain exemptions. 2. Exemptions include consumer communication technologies that […]

Top 10 cross-border GST and customs issues for Canadian businesses

1. -GST paid on importation should be recoverable and should not become a sunk cost. 2. -In the case of exports, GST should not be applicable, but an exporter should nevertheless pay close attention to whether or not its export meets the necessary requirements to be “zero rated.” 3. -Identifying the best party to act […]

Automation of Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST)

All importers and brokers of US meat: In April 2011, the CFIA implemented an automated web tool, known as the Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool, or ASISST, to aid the import community in identifying the inspection status of shipments containing US meat. As a result, the 1-877-682-5191 line to contact the CFIA Meat Import […]

Certain Copper Tube, Initiation of Investigations – Statement of Reasons

The Statement of Reasons concerning the initiation of investigations into the dumping of Certain Copper Tube originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the United Mexican States and the subsidizing of Certain Copper Tube originating in or exported from […]

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