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Import Commercial Goods into Canada

Importing commercial goods into Canada is not as simple as crossing the border. The Canadian Government requires all importers to register with the government and obtain an RM Export Import Account number. RM Export/Import Accounts Explained RM Export/Import Accounts are mandatory before you can import commercial goods into Canada. The RM Export/Import Account (“RM Account”) […]

Importing Seafood into Canada

Fish and seafood are subject to special import and customs rules. If you are looking to import seafood into Canada, ARGO Customs is experienced at addressing all manner of import and customs needs. Simply reach out to one of our many specialists, and he or she will be happy to assist you. No one is […]

Importing into Canada – An Overview of the Harmonized System

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (commonly, the Harmonized System or “HS”), is the multifunction standardized international naming system for products, that was developed and implemented by the World Customs Organization (“WCO”). You must comply with the Harmonized System before you can import any goods into Canada. The HS tells you if you owe […]

How to Import Food, Plants, Animals, and Related Products into Canada

Canada restricts or prohibits the importation of certain plants, foods, animals, and other related products because they may harbor foreign pests and diseases. Canada, like most countries, is gravely concerned with preventing the spread of foreign infestations. Foreign pests and diseases can seriously destabilize the local environment and push out domestic species. The United States […]

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