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ARGO Customs is alerting all importers that there are amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations regarding the list of ingredients, nutrition labeling, and food coloring. On December 14, 2016, the Government of Canada finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts label which could have drastic impacts for food importers. Import brokers in Vancouver, like ARGO Customs, can assist your company in complying with these new regulations.The goal of the changes is to ensure that Nutrition Labels are more...

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ARGO Customs are experienced export brokers in Canada who are well-versed in exporting a variety of goods under the CITES regulations. Exporting certain goods, such as rifles, is complex under the CITES system. An export broker, like ARGO Customs, can significantly speed-up the processing time, ensure quick reviews, and get your goods in transit to their final destination.The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) SystemARGO Customs prepare export declarations utilizing the CAED system....

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Tariff 2017 was updated on 16/01/17: Canada cuts $48M in tariffs to boost food manufacturing

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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 ExplainedRM Export/Import Accounts are mandatory before you can import commercial goods into Canada. The RM Export/Import Account (“RM Account”) is a registration system for commercial importers. The RM Account system is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency...

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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 permitted to import fish or seafood into Canada until they obtain a Fish Import License from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).The CFIA is a regulatory agency that was created to safeguard...

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Canada has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).  Only seven more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.

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ARGO Customs Brokers Toronto: Effective January 1, 2017 the Registrar of Imported Vehicles fee will increase to $295 per vehicle and $90 for vehicle parts.

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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 a duty, the rate of that duty, and allows you to estimate all your payments.However, the Harmonized System is incredibly...

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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 is dealing with a major incursion of Asian carp in the Mississippi that is endangering local fish populations.In...

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ARGO Toronto Customs Brokers: Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement – Certificate of Origin, was updated.

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