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Overview of the GST Direct Pay Program

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued Customs Notice 17-12 which is the long-awaited guidance bulletin on the use of G and I indicators on F-Type Form B3s, Canada Customs Coding Form. Customs Notice 17-12 clarifies the information and expectations the CBSA expects for brokers who file Form B-3s on behalf of importers who have […]

Export Alert: New Export Requirements on Cherries

Export Alert: Effective June 1, 2017, fresh cherries grown and harvested in Ontario are banned from moving into or transiting through the United States and British Columbia while the other Provinces restrict the movement of cherries unless they are certified free from the European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi). Our team at ARGO Custom Brokers […]

Importing Commercial Goods into Canada With ARGO Customs

Importing goods into Canada has never been easier; easier being a relative term. The import process is broken into six steps: (1) preparing to import, (2) classifying the goods, (3) duties and taxes, (4) shipping, examining, and reporting, (5) getting good released, and (6) steps to take once the goods are released. These steps are […]

A New GST Payment Option for Canadian Importers

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is a federal Canadian Agency that is responsible for border, customs, and immigration enforcement. Among those duties is regulating and enforcing the importation of goods into Canada. As part of that ongoing process, the CBSA is updating its monthly payment processes system to enhance accuracy. It allows importers and brokers […]

Importing Goods into Canada – Classification of Your Goods and Tariff HS codes

Canada’s customs tariff is based on the Word Custom’s Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). The customs tariff is the import duty that all companies who want to import goods into Canada must pay. The amount of the customs tariff is determined by the HS code. ARGO Customs can assist your company by […]

Canada’s Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Policies

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is the federal agency that is charged with border security, immigration enforcement, and customs services. If you are trying to import into Canada, you must get past the CBSA. As part of its customs services, the CBSA administers anti-dumping and countervailing laws which are designed to protect Canadian companies […]

Import Alert: The Food and Drug Regulations Relating to Nutrition Labeling, List of Ingredients, and Food Colors were Amended, an Import Brokers in Vancouver Can Guide You through the Changes

ARGO Customs is alerting all importers that there are amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations regarding the list of ingredients, nutrition labeling, and food coloring. On December 14, 2016, the Government of Canada finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts label which could have drastic impacts for food importers. Import brokers in Vancouver, like ARGO […]

Export Brokers in Canada Can Help You Export Rifles and Other Complicated Goods Under CITES Regulations

ARGO Customs are experienced export brokers in Canada who are well-versed in exporting a variety of goods under the CITES regulations. Exporting certain goods, such as rifles, is complex under the CITES system. An export broker, like ARGO Customs, can significantly speed-up the processing time, ensure quick reviews, and get your goods in transit to […]

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