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Fabricated Industrial Steel Components – Notice of Final Determination
April 27, 2017
On April 25, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), made final determinations of dumping in respect of certain fabricated ......

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CBP Publishes Preliminary Cash Deposit Rates on Hardwood Plywood products from China
April 27, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has set new countervailing duty cash deposit requirements for imports of hardwood plywood products from ......

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NCBFAA Co-Chair calls FSVP “A Game Changer”
April 27, 2017
The National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association of America’s RAC Co-Chair, Mike Lahar, spoke out about the FDA’s Foreign ......

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ITA issues ‘Fact Sheet’ on Preliminary Determination of CVD on Softwood Lumber
April 27, 2017
The International Trade Administration has issued a fact sheet outlining the preliminary determination of countervailing duties on softwood lumber from ......

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FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) begins May 30th!!!
April 21, 2017
A key component on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). On May 30th, ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar
April 20, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency made a final determination of dumping with respect to certain concrete ......

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CFIA – FAQs about the proposed Safe Food For Canadians Regulations
April 20, 2017
Following a series of in-person sessions and webinars with stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website now includes answers ......

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CFIA – Final Risk Management Document on Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot) in the southern interior of British Columbia.
April 20, 2017
After consultations with government partners and industry stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has posted a final Risk Management ......

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Blanket TSCA Certification No Longer Accepted by US Customs
April 20, 2017
Effective March 21st, importers are no longer be able to submit blanket TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) certifications.  If your ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 20, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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ADD/CVD Investigation opens on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod
April 20, 2017
The US Department of Commerce initiated an anti-dumping investigation on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, ......

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Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program and the TFA
April 13, 2017
Health Canada has confirmed that the underlined text is correct and that “Consumer products that are found to be non-compliant ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Pup Joints
April 13, 2017
Pup Joints, Expiry Review No. RR‑2016-001 The subject goods are defined as oil country tubular goods (OCTG) pup joints, made of ......

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Duty Rates
April 13, 2017
The table of contents to the text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is available. Importers wishing to determine ......

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Webinar on U.S. Toy Requirements
April 13, 2017
Subject: Webinar on U.S. Toy Requirements Health Canada would like to inform you of a webinar organized by the U.S. Consumer ......

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FSVP and Shipments to Warehouses
April 13, 2017
As many exporters of food are now aware, the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will become effective on May ......

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Antidumping Order Issued on Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China
April 13, 2017
On April 3rd the Federal Register published the official notice that anti-dumping and countervailing duties became effective on stainless steel ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 13, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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FDA Experiencing Periodic Outages this Week
April 13, 2017
On the heels of the scheduled system maintenance last Saturday (4/8), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been experiencing ......

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Consultation on draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada
April 7, 2017
A draft of the Plant and Animal Health Strategy  is now available online for consultation, and you are invited to ......

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Proposed changes – import requirements – wooden and bamboo products
April 7, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on its updated plant health import requirements for some wooden and ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Concrete Reinforcing Bars (Notice of Final Determination)
April 7, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping with respect to certain ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Stainless Steel Sinks (Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review)
April 7, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks ......

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CFIA Scheduled System Maintenance, 9 April
April 7, 2017
As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 7, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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ITA Issues a Fact Sheet on Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate subject to ADD
April 7, 2017
The International Trade Administration issued a fact sheet on Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, ......

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USDA Issues Sunset Review of substances used in Produce/Livestock Production
April 7, 2017
Last week, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) announced the renewal of 187 substances on the list of Allowed ......

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FDA Systems will be down from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday April 8th!
April 7, 2017
Please schedule pickups of your goods accordingly!  The FDA has issued CSMS message 17-000192 that advises the system will be ......

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FAQ’s – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program
April 3, 2017
What is the FSMA? The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 What is the FSVP? The Foreign Supplier Verification Program As a Canadian company ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program
March 31, 2017
In 2011, the US Government passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The purpose of this legislation is to prevent ......

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CFIA – Extension of Phase one consultations – cost recovery initiative
March 31, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the comment period for the phase one consultations on the cost recovery ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List submission process
March 31, 2017
Please be advised that as part of a streamlining effort, regulated parties will now submit CFIA Fish List requests via ......

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Fertilizers and Supplements Export Certificates
March 31, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now issuing export certificates for certain fertilizers and supplements.  These certificates are not ......

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Customs Forms CF28s & CF29s Reportedly being sent directly to Importers
March 31, 2017
This week, a trade industry group reported that Requests for Information (CF28) and Notices of Action (CF29) forms have been ......

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Blanket TSCA Certification No Longer Accepted by US Customs
March 31, 2017
Effective March 21st, importers are no longer be able to submit blanket TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) certifications.  If your ......

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FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) begins May 27th!!!
March 31, 2017
A key component on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).   On May ......

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FDA Seeks comment on PMN Exemption for Class II Medical Devices
March 24, 2017
The FDA has asked for comment on a proposed list of items for exemption from Pre-market Notification (PMN) reporting for ......

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Customs Forms CF28s & CF29s Reportedly being sent directly to Importers
March 24, 2017
This week, a trade industry group reported that Requests for Information (CF28) and Notices of Action (CF29) forms, are being ......

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Blanket TSCA Certification No Longer Accepted by US Customs
March 24, 2017
Effective March 21st, importers are no longer be able to submit blanket TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) certifications. If your ......

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FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) begins May 27th!!!
March 24, 2017
A key component on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). On May 27th, ......

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Update to the Processed Egg Manual – Chapter 9 – Exports (Section 9.9.10)
March 24, 2017
Please be advised that effective March 15, 2017, Canada has been granted temporary access for export of Liquid Egg White ......

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Voluntary Recall of Feed Ingredient Due to Dioxin Contamination
March 24, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of a voluntary recall of Red Lake Earth R.L.E. – ......

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Canada Revenue Agency – Forms and Publications updates
March 24, 2017
Listed below are forms and publications added to the Canada Revenue Agency website within the last 30 days. 2017-03-24 RC4651 Guidance on ......

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2017 Federal Budget
March 24, 2017
The following are some highlights of the 2017 Federal Budgets Full text is available in English and French. 1. Eliminating tariffs on a ......

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CONSULTATIONS ON A POTENTIAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA
March 17, 2017
The following was published in the Canada Gazette CONSULTATIONS ON A POTENTIAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA On September 22, 2016, Prime ......

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Minister of Finance announcement concerning Anti-Dumping Duty Remission Order on certain gypsum board
March 17, 2017
The Government of Canada is committed to helping the residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, rebuild following the devastating wildfires, and ......

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The CFIA Chronicle – Keeping our stakeholders updated
March 17, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. With a new year ahead of us and new approaches rolling ......

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Industry Labelling Tool Update – Interim Measure for Test Market Authorizations (TMAs) for Food Additives use in Processed Products
March 17, 2017
Please be advised that the CFIA is implementing an interim measure that will allow food industry to use food additives ......

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Food Safety & Inspection Service Announces Inspections/Re-inspections of Catfish
March 17, 2017
As a reminder to businesses that export catfish (Siluriforme) to the USA, the US Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) ......

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Counterfeit DVDs of TV Shows Seized in the Port of Blaine, WA
March 17, 2017
This week, US Customs issued the news release that two shipments were seized at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry ......

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US Commerce Department releases preliminary results of Carbon Steel Plate CVD Investigation
March 17, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has released the preliminary results of their administrative review of cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from ......

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US Commerce Department will consider Revocation of ADD on Garlic & Steel Nails
March 17, 2017
The US Department of Commerce will consider revoking the existing anti-dumping orders on two cases beginning next month.  The first ......

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DHS Secretary & Acting CBP Commissioner to Visit Ottawa
March 10, 2017
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Acting CBP Commissioner McAleenan will travel to Ottawa to discuss a broad range ......

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US Aluminum Association files ADD/CVD Petitions Alleging Subsidized Imports
March 10, 2017
This week, the Aluminum Association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) petitions alleging that their industry ......

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USITC Determines Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from China will have ADD
March 10, 2017
This week, The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that US Industry has been “materially injured” by imports of ......

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CFIA – Industry Labelling Tool Update (Retail Foods)
March 10, 2017
Please be advised that the Industry Labelling Tool has been updated to include guidance on the labelling requirements for retail ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Silicon Metal (Initiation of Investigation)
March 10, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency initiated investigations on February 20, 2017 respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain silicon metal ......

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Willson US Contact Updates
March 3, 2017
As a reminder to all of our clients, new and long-standing, we at Willson’s eNews would like to provide the ......

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ECCC’s Vehicle and Engine Emissions Program Webinar
March 2, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is hosting a Trade Consultation ......

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ECCC’s Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Program Webinar
March 2, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is hosting a Trade Consultation ......

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Canada Border Services Agency/Environment and Climate Change Canada SWI Trade Session
March 2, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is hosting a Trade Consultation ......

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New proposed food safety requirements for CFIA
March 2, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently launched a 90-day consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations to ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
March 2, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods Returning under tariff code ......

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TSCA Form becomes Mandatory for Composite Wood Products
March 2, 2017
As a reminder, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be instituting a hard deadline for the TSCA labelling requirements for ......

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Food Safety & Inspection Service Announces Inspections/Re-inspections of Catfish
March 2, 2017
As a reminder to businesses that export catfish (Siluriforme) to The USA, the US Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) ......

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