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Importing goods into Canada has never been easier; easier being a relative term. The import process is broken into six steps: (1) preparing to import, (2) classifying the goods, (3) duties and taxes, (4) shipping, examining, and reporting, (5) getting good released, and (6) steps to take once the goods are released. These steps are complicated, each composed of a series of tasks that you must accomplish.To get your goods imported, it is helpful to rely on import experts, such as ARGO Customs....

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Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is a federal Canadian Agency that is responsible for border, customs, and immigration enforcement. Among those duties is regulating and enforcing the importation of goods into Canada. As part of that ongoing process, the CBSA is updating its monthly payment processes system to enhance accuracy. It allows importers and brokers to more easily reconcile their import accounts thus allowing companies to import into Canada easily. The CBSA is transitioning to a...

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Canada’s customs tariff is based on the Word Custom’s Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). The customs tariff is the import duty that all companies who want to import goods into Canada must pay. The amount of the customs tariff is determined by the HS code.ARGO Customs can assist your company by reviewing your import schedules and ascertaining which HS codes (and corresponding rates) apply to your goods. ARGO Customs now offers a live chat feature. Visit...

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The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is the federal agency that is charged with border security, immigration enforcement, and customs services. If you are trying to import into Canada, you must get past the CBSA. As part of its customs services, the CBSA administers anti-dumping and countervailing laws which are designed to protect Canadian companies from unfair foreign competition.Dumping and CountervailingDumping is a pricing scheme in which a competitor (typically a foreign company)...

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ARGO Calgary Customs brokers : Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) :  In some cases, goods not listed in the Tariff Schedule may be subject to quota.

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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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