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Entry into force of the LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016

The LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016 entered into force on August 15, 2019. In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed a new treaty entitled the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States (LRMA), which was a commitment of the […]

Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification

This memorandum has been revised to include: – updates on the policy regarding the postponement of the effective date of an advance ruling and situations where an advance ruling will not be issued and the request rejected; – new policies on the retention, disposal and the returning period of the advance ruling request (and/or supporting […]

How to Efficiently Process Your Marine Container Through the Canadian Border

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) is responsible for processing marine containers (and more broadly, all goods that seek to enter Canada). The CBSA is charged with ensuring that these goods do not pose a danger to Canada and Canadians while ensuring that goods pass through the border as seamlessly as possible. Examinations  In that […]

CETA Origin Declaration

Only the following seven identifiers are acceptable: Canada, CA, CAN, EU, European Union, CANADA/EU (or their short/long form versions), or CM (for products that originate in whole or in part in Ceuta or Melilla).

Argo Customs Announces Changes to Steel Shipment Processes

[July 9, 2019 – CANADA] Global Affairs Canada (GAC), one of Canada’s largest trade promotion agencies, announced recently that steel shipments may be processed using the SWI IID. This is a change from prior policies and also includes those shipments subject to safeguard measures. The information is a major change to that previously posted on […]

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