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Simplified plant import permit application process

Beginning June 1, 2019, importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can submit their application electronically to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, without having to submit a hard copy. You can now submit the Application for Permit to Import Plants and Other Things (CFIA/ACIA 5256) by using My CFIAonline services or […]

A Non-Resident Importer’s Guide to Bringing Food into Canada

A Non-Resident Importer (NRI) is a person or company that imports food into Canada but whose permanent place of business is in a place other than Canada (for instance, the United States). If you are an NRI food importer you can apply for a license under the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR). If you […]

CITT Report on Safeguards Regarding Certain Steel Goods

This information states that provisional safeguards on imports of concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, and wire rod will cease to apply beginning April 28, 2019. Global Affairs Canada has clarified that provisional safeguards on these goods will remain in effect up to and including April 28, 2019. This information is […]

What You Need to Know Regarding the Participating Government Agencies (PGA) Program and How it Relates to Customs Clearance in Canada

Since January 2019, a significant amount of products are now regulated by the Participating Government Agencies (PGA) program which seeks to move more goods into the Single Window initiative (SWI) which will streamline the sharing of commercial import data among the participating agencies. This means that you no longer have to check with two, three, […]

New from Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program

Health Canada has posted six new Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports on our website: Second-Hand Products Report: the purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify the used-product industry’s compliance under the CCPSA and its regulations, the Food and Drug Act, as it relates to cosmetics, and the Cosmetic Regulations. Consumer Chemicals and […]

Importing a vehicle into Canada for personal use.

ARGO Customs brokers are using a streamline SWI to process vehicles via Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) (service option (SO) 911 which allows us to submit all information electronically 9no RIV Form 1 is needed to be presented on paper at the border). Importing Motor Vehicles The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) […]

CPTPP and Vietnam

The CPTPP provides for a transition period for countries with respect to the application of certification of origin under Article 3.20: Claims for Preferential Treatment, for goods exported from a CPTPP country. Essentially, the country of export may choose to apply Annex 3-A: Other Arrangements, to require the certification of origin be issued by competent […]

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