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Canada Slaps Hefty Tariff On Russian Trade

In addition to other economic measures, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the removal of MFN status for Russia and Belarus. The following is an excerpt from CTV news. Canada is also revoking Russia and Belarus’ “most-favoured nation status” as trading partners, meaning they will be subjected to a 35 per […]

Hand Carried Goods Release for driven Canadian-registered vehicles.

When Canadian registered vehicles and goods contained therein are driven to Canada by a service provider, the registrant (who is considered the importer/owner of the vehicle/goods), may utilize the services of a licensed customs broker to account for / request release of the goods. A driver arranged by a service provider, e.g. drive-away company, may […]

Best Customs Brokers in Vancouver

If you’ve been on the hunt for a professional and reliable customs broker Vancouver, then you must surely be stressed out by the process. This task can be challenging, especially when you’re on a budget and want someone who can offer expedited services. Most businesses require time sensitive and urgent execution of projects and tasks […]

New food & animal export mandates for EU.

January 15, 2022: New food & animal export mandates for EU. Reminder: Effective January 15, 2022, exporters of commercial food and animal commodities destined for the European Union (EU) where certification is required under the new EU Animal Health Law (AHL), will be required to use updated export certificates. Export certificates will be accessed through […]

Tariff classification of goods using Bluetooth® technology.

Devices for which the principal function is the exchange of data between two or more Bluetooth® enabled devices within a wired or wireless network are classified under tariff item 8517.62.00 as “Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus”. Separately presented Bluetooth® adapters, […]

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 […]