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  • USDA (Agriculture)-Need an Import Permit?

    Jun 11, 2024

    Verify if your fresh or dried fruits and vegetables with country of origin other than Canada require an Import Permit or other requirements for export to the USA.  Choose Plant and Plant Products Not for Propagation.  Then enter the country of origin and common name, click Search then View.

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  • CARM Release 2 pushed to October

    Apr 28, 2024

    At the 11th hour, Friday April 19th, CBSA decided to postpone once again Release 2 of CARM.  New date October 2024.

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  • CARM Release 2 Pushed May 2024

    Aug 11, 2023

    CBSA has made an announcement today that CARM Release 2 has been pushed from October 2023 to May 2024. The proposed regulatory amendments continue on schedule with a planned coming-into-force date of May 2024, when CARM becomes the official system of record. Further enhancements are expected to become available in fall 2024. A forum will be […]

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  • RPP Transition Plan Phase 2 (Release Prior to Payment- CARM)

    Apr 26, 2023

    The CBSA proposed regulatory package will introduce new regulations to allow for a Release Prior to Payment (RPP) transition period to help importers shift to the importer financial security model, where they must post financial security for their own accounts to realize the benefits of RPP program (i.e. Customs Brokers will no longer be allowed […]

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  • Onion Pilot Project for Canadian Exporters of Onions to the USA

    Mar 10, 2022

    Please be advised that a new pilot project for exports of onions to the United States is now available. “Operational procedure: Onion Pilot Project for Canadian Partners in Quality Preventive Control Inspection.” This procedure provides industry participants with the option to participate in the existing Canadian Partners in Quality (C-PIQ) Program. Industry can self-issue their […]

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  • CARM Phase 3 (Release 2) Implementation – January 2023

    Mar 10, 2022

    The CARM Portal (CPP) has now been divided into three (3) phases instead of the original two phases.  May 1, 2022 was the original deadline set by CBSA for importers to have in place the RPP Bonds (Annual Surety Bonds).   CBSA has moved the new deadline to January 2023 and renamed that new date Phase […]

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  • Implementation of the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement

    Apr 14, 2021

    On January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom (U.K.) departed the European Union (EU) Single Market, thus losing the preferential terms of trade that have been applied under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) since September 21, 2017. As of April 1st, 2021 Canada and the U.K. have agreed to a transitional trade agreement […]

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  • DUNS Portal Facility Lookup

    Oct 15, 2020

    Searching for an FDA DUNS number for your shipments to the USA?  You can register on the FDA DUNS Portal site to access US facility DUNS numbers.  The DUNS number must appear on your commercial invoice and is a requirement for the Single Window Program for FDA products.

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  • CUSMA (Canada-US-Mexico Agreement) Replaces NAFTA on July 1, 2020

    Jun 26, 2020

    The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA or also referred to USMCA) is scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  There will be no transition period.  The CUSMA certificate and Continuation Page are both available in our Forms section of this website Once the CUSMA comes into effect, […]

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