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Importing Boats for Personal Use

Before you purchase goods while abroad or complete your mail or online order, be aware of Canadian regulations and duties on boats. Marine pleasure crafts include any kind of vessel, such as boats, fishing boats, yachts, dinghies, tenders, motorboats, sailboats, personal watercraft, etc., as long as they are used for non-commercial purposes. If you are […]

Refuse entry for import of aquatic animals from Turkey for food.

Effective on June 1, 2023, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will no longer be accepting imports of aquatic animals, including European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), exported from Türkiye to Canada for food service and retail use for human consumption, unless they are fully eviscerated. Eviscerated finfish, including gilthead seabream and […]

Prepare Your Public Sector Organization for CARM 2

Release 2 of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project will bring about many important changes for your organization. The CBSA is hosting CARM webinars for various public sector client groups to help you understand the upcoming changes with CARM and how to prepare. These sessions will include a presentation on these changes, as […]

Marking of imported goods.

As the marking rules of origin are no longer required to determine preferential tariff treatment under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), advance rulings will no longer be offered. However, stakeholders will be able to request a National Customs Ruling in order to determine the country of origin for marking purposes. Memorandum D11-3-1 – Marking of […]

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): What importers need to know

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from a news release issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. The customs notice titled Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was […]

New licence requirements for enoki mushrooms.

This notice is to advise you that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is introducing new hold and test conditions to Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licences for the import of fresh enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China. The new requirement comes into effect on March 15, 2023 […]

Submit Your Customs Declaration in Advance and Save Time at the Airport

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from a news release issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. As of February 28, 2023, Advance Declaration was made available to all […]

Canada bans Russian aluminum and steel imports.

he Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced that Canada is banning the import of Russian aluminum and steel products. Through regulatory amendments under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations, the importation of all Russian aluminum products, such as unwrought aluminum, aluminum sheets, and finished products including containers and other household […]

Paying Duty and/or Taxes on Imported Goods

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from documents issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. Any item mailed to Canada may be subject to the Goods and Services Tax […]

Checklist for Importing Commercial Goods Into Canada

Argo Customs Brokers is dedicated to maintaining clear communication with their customers and those who wish to keep themselves informed about important importing and exporting regulations. As such, we present pertinent points from documents issued by the Canada Border Services Agency. Note that this checklist is to be used in conjunction with the Step-by-Step Guide […]