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SECTION 146 AGAINST IMPORTER

A section 146 means you owe outstanding funds to CBSA. Once determined what the outstanding amount is for it can be paid at a customs office and your goods can clear into Canada.

The Effect of Bill C-47 and What You Need to Know

On December 13, 2018, Parliament passed, and royal assent was given to Bill C-47 which amended the Export and Import Permits Act to more strictly control the export of weapons, specifically, by adopting the Arms Trade Treaty. The Arms Trade Treaty seeks to reduce the human rights abuses committed abroad by (primarily) Western-made weapons and […]

Entry into force of the LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016

The LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016 entered into force on August 15, 2019. In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed a new treaty entitled the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States (LRMA), which was a commitment of the […]

Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification

This memorandum has been revised to include: – updates on the policy regarding the postponement of the effective date of an advance ruling and situations where an advance ruling will not be issued and the request rejected; – new policies on the retention, disposal and the returning period of the advance ruling request (and/or supporting […]

How to Efficiently Process Your Marine Container Through the Canadian Border

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) is responsible for processing marine containers (and more broadly, all goods that seek to enter Canada). The CBSA is charged with ensuring that these goods do not pose a danger to Canada and Canadians while ensuring that goods pass through the border as seamlessly as possible. Examinations  In that […]

CETA Origin Declaration

Only the following seven identifiers are acceptable: Canada, CA, CAN, EU, European Union, CANADA/EU (or their short/long form versions), or CM (for products that originate in whole or in part in Ceuta or Melilla).

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