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Import Brokerage in Canada: Reduced or Eliminated Duties on Goods for SIMA

On August 1st, 2017 the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement went into effect. The agreement, which was signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his first official visit to Ukraine in July 2017, provides reduced or eliminated duties on goods moved through an import brokerage in Canada from Ukraine. It took six years of negotiations between Canada and […]

The Basics of the New Ukraine Free Trade Agreement for Canadian Importers

After six rounds of negotiations over six years, Canada and Ukraine entered into a Free Trade Agreement that drastically alters how Canadian importers can bring goods into the country. Argo Customs helps explain what this new agreement means for importers. A Time Line of this Historic Event The Ukraine Free Trade Agreement for Canadian Importers […]

A Guide to Importing Goods Subject to SIMA Duties

SIMA (Special Import Measures Act) duties are now in place on a range of goods being imported into Canada. These duties must be paid by those completing the importing process on the arrival of their goods into the country. But oftentimes importers don’t have a clear understanding on all the rules and regulations governing the […]

Our Import Brokers Help Clients Bring Food into Canada

Bringing food products into Canada from another country can be a challenging process. This is particularly true for growing companies that might be new to the food production and food import industry. There are multiple regulations to consider and standards by which to abide in order to safeguard a position as a Canadian importer of […]

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 […]

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