Major changes are coming to the Canadian importation system in the next couple of years. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is in the process of implementing a program called CARM, the CBSA Assessment, and Revenue Management program. This is a multi-year transformation intended to create a client-focused system of handling importations that facilitates trade, […]
February 25, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Import/Export specialists at ARGO Customs want exporters to know about changes to how the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) handles Proof-of-Report requirements. These changes, while subtle, must be adhered to for exports to successfully leave Canadian ports. Exporters and shippers utilizing the CERS system to expedite export processing are […]
February 19, 2020 – Toronto, ON – The import experts at ARGO Customs want importers to be aware that importing textiles into Canada from the EU may be more complicated than it seems. Despite the general perception that EU textiles can be imported duty-free, there is more to the process, and importers may want to refer […]
So, if you’re just importing some goods into Canada purely for personal or non-commercial use, you don’t need to worry about commercial import regulations, right? Not necessarily. Significant changes are coming to how the Single Window Initiative (SWI) processes non-commercial goods. In some cases, importers may still need to adhere to commercial regulations, particularly if […]
If there is one single body to thank for how relatively easy it is to import and export goods around the world, it is the World Customs Organization (WCO). Through their “Harmonized System,” the WCO has created a single standardized reference document for more than 5,000 categories of goods. The classification and numbering system adopted […]
On December 9, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its finding made on January 9, 2015, in Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as […]
CBSA has advised that under Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Explosives legislation, airbags are no longer a regulated commodity.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on November 8, 2019, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
As of November 4, 2019, it is mandatory to use the new plant and animal health import application forms. Any old application forms will be considered incomplete and not processed.