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FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA
Export and Import controls
Telephone: 613 996-2387 or 1 877 808-8838
Fax: 613 996-9933

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD CANADA
Agri-Food Trade Service (ATS)
A one-stop access to market information, trade counselling and export support activities.
Telephone: 514 283-8888
Fax: 514 496-3966

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY
CFIA National Import Service Centre
Processing of import request documentation / data sent by the importing community across Canada.
Telephone: 514 493-0468 or 1 877 493-0468

HEALTH CANADA
Consumer Product Safety
Telephone: 514 283-5488 or 1 866 662-0666

CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
Border Information Service (BIS)
Information on tariff classification, rates of duty, permits, etc.
Telephone: 1 800 461-9999
Outside Canada: 506 636-5064

BUSINESS REGISTRATION NUMBER, IMPORT/EXPORT NUMBER
Canada Revenue Agency
Import-export program account.
Telephone: 1 800 959-5525

QST/HST & GST
(Goods and services taxes)
Revenu Québec
Telephone: 514 873-4692 or 1 800 567-4692

FEDERAL INCORPORATION
Industry Canada (Corporation Canada)
Telephone: 1 866 333-5556

CA Number – Industry Canada – Competition Bureau Canada
For manufacturers, processors, importing or selling any textile fibre product.
Telephone: 1 800 348-5358

RN Number for United States
Federal Trade Commission
For manufacturers importing, distributing, or selling products covered by the Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts.

Packaging and labelling
(logos, regulations, washing codes, textile and apparel, etc.) (Non-food products)
Industry Canada – Competition Bureau Canada
Telephone: 1 800 348-5358

BUSINESS REGISTRATION/PROVINCIAL INCORPORATION
Registraire des entreprises du Québec (REQ)
2050 de Bleury Street, RC 10
Montréal (Place-des-Arts metro)
Telephone: 514 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545

Outside of Montréal, register your business at your local municipal courthouse.

Steps to follow:
  1. Register your business and obtain your Quebec business number (NEQ);
  2. Obtain a business registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency;
  3. Obtain GST/QST registration numbers from Revenu Québec.

September 2016

For any inquiries, please contact our information agents.

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