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ASISST Moves to CFIA Shipment Tracker

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has (CFIA) updated the Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASSIST) with an enhanced tool called the CFIA Shipment Tracker for Food, Plant and Animal products. Starting December 15, 2022, this tool will allow importers to check the status of any food, plant or animal import declared electronically in real-time. […]

CBSA Tariff Rules

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) forms the basis of the Canadian Customs tariff. The HS was developed and is maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO), an independent intergovernmental organization with over 179 members based in Brussels, Belgium. The HS is the standard coding structure and related product description system used in […]

ARGO Customs Brokers can assist with Non-Resident-Importer (NRI) program.

ARGO Brokers can assist to obtain a RM account with the CRA and use the benefits of the NRI program. Non-Resident Importing (NRI) Program: The Non-Resident Importing (NRI) program may be ideal if you are a foreign-based company or individual: • A company that doesn’t have an actual physical presence in Canada • A company […]

CBSA signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Union to Enhance Supply Chain Security and Facilitate Trade

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 news release titled CBSA signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European […]

Canada activates Ukraine’s OMIC for poultry products.

Canada has approved and activated an Official Meat Inspection Certificate (OMIC) for poultry from Ukraine. The conditions of importation of meat products from Ukraine are available at the following link: Conditions for importing meat products from Ukraine: https://inspection.canada.ca/importing-food-plants-or-animals/food-imports/food-specific-requirements/approved-countries/ukraine/eng/1658500162759/1658500400415

CARM Release 2 Implementation Date.

CBSA has recently announce that updated target implementation date for CARM Release 2 is now October 2023. Release 2 will expand the functionalities of the CARM Client Portal by adding: electronic commercial accounting declarations with ability for corrections and adjustments new requirements related to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) program harmonized billing cycles new […]

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

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 […]

CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European Union

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 news release titled CBSA signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with the European […]

Excise Duty Notice EDN80 – Vaping Products

The Government of Canada has introduced an excise duty (vaping duty) on vaping products through a new excise duty framework. The vaping duty and the vaping excise stamps apply to vaping substances that are manufactured in Canada or imported, and that are intended for use in a vaping device in Canada. The excise duty framework […]