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Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe Expiry Review Determination
May 25, 2018
Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe Expiry Review Determination Concerning an expiry review determination under paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of the Special Import ......

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CBSA initiates investigations respecting the dumping and subsidizing of certain sucker rods
May 25, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on May 18, 2018, respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of ......

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Importation of Vaping Products – under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)
May 25, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-05, Importation of Vaping Products - under the Tobacco ......

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Record Keeping Requirements Reminder
May 25, 2018
As a reminder for all Willson clients, we here at Willson eNews would like to take a moment to address ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
May 25, 2018
Willson International encourages our clients to pursue participation in Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) CTPAT program. CBP has launched the CTPAT ......

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Commerce will levy ADD on Cold-drawn Mechanical Tubing
May 25, 2018
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ......

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Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Inquiry No. NQ-2017-003
May 18, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has conducted an inquiry into whether the dumping and subsidizing of polyethylene terephthalate resin ......

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Certain Copper Pipe Fittings, Statement of Reasons
May 18, 2018
Concerning the final determinations with respect to the dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported ......

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Exporter Reporting
May 18, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has updated its Departmental Memorandum concerning exporter reporting. D20-1-1, Exporter Reporting This memorandum outlines and explains the obligations, ......

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Importation of Vehicles, Engines, Vessels and Machines
May 18, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has updated its Departmental Memorandum concerning the importation of vehicles, engines, vessels and machines. D19-7-4, Importation of ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate Expiry Review
May 18, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has given notice it will initiate an expiry review of its order made ......

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FDA Releases “Small Entity Compliance Guide” for FSMA Deadlines
May 18, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration released a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” to assist small businesses remain compliant with the extended ......

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Quota Announced for Korean Steel Mill Products
May 18, 2018
U.S. Customs released CSMS message 18-000342 advising the trade community that the quarter year limits of the absolute quota on ......

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Commerce Publishes Fact Sheet for ADD/CVD on Forged Steel Fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan
May 18, 2018
The United States Department of Commerce announced their affirmative preliminary determination in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of ......

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Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
May 11, 2018
The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will make our food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing ......

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CFIA Scheduled System Maintenance
May 10, 2018
As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service, please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon Steel Welded Pipe
May 10, 2018
On December 8, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), initiated an expiry review of its finding concerning the dumping ......

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CETA Origin Declaration – Field 3 Update
May 10, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised that Field 3 of the CETA origin declaration can be completed with the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Unitized Wall Modules
May 10, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice that its finding concerning the dumping and subsidizing of unitized ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar
May 10, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation The Canada ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Copper Pipe Fittings
May 10, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Copper Pipe Fittings - Statement of Reasons For the purpose of ......

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REMINDER: USDA Import Permits
May 10, 2018
As a reminder, please remember to send the import permits with your drivers.  Produce from origins other than Canada will ......

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NAFTA Negotiations Continue
May 10, 2018
The U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Commerce Secretary stated that if NAFTA 2.0 negotiations do not conclude in the ......

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CBP’s Interest in Blockchain Technology Continues, NAFTA/CAFTA Pilot Set
May 10, 2018
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Emerging Technologies Working Group has been investigating possible applications for blockchain technology within U.S. ......

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Trade Show Season: Know Before You Go!
May 4, 2018
This is the time of year when companies are preparing to be an exhibitor at a trade show in the ......

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Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariff Exemption Extensions
May 4, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump signed proclamations that levied a 25 percent tariff on steel articles and a 10 percent tariff ......

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CBP Centers Validating Claims of US Origin on Steel Products and Aluminum Products
May 4, 2018
U.S. Customs & Border Protection has begun issuing requests to substantiate claims of U.S. origin steel and aluminum products for ......

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Dry Wheat Pasta, Inquiry No. NQ-2017-005
May 4, 2018
IN THE MATTER OF an inquiry, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of all dry wheat-based pasta, not stuffed or otherwise ......

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USTR Releases 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights
May 4, 2018
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that ......

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Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariff Update
May 1, 2018
In March, U.S. President Donald Trump signed proclamations that levied a 25 percent tariff on steel articles and a 10 ......

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Alternate Energy Efficiency Verification Scheme for Battery Chargers
April 27, 2018
In support of the proposal to introduce regulatory requirements for battery chargers in Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, NRCan ......

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Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties
April 27, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website Copper Pipe Fittings - Notice of Final Decisions On April 25, ......

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Canada’s New Formalized Process for AD/CVD Scope Rulings
April 27, 2018
Information relating to Scope Proceedings Importers may now request a formal Anti-Dumping and/or Countervailing Duty Scope ruling from Canada Border Services ......

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Shrimp and Abalone Imports Will Require SIMP, per Federal Register
April 27, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Final Rule that Shrimp and Abalone Will Require SIMP Info ......

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CBP states GSP Goods still Subject to Section 201 Duties
April 27, 2018
U.S. Customs issued CSMS 18-000307 this week, officially stating that The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) does not apply the ......

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CBP Extends Time period for AD/CVD and Section 232 Rejects
April 27, 2018
U.S. Customs issued CSMS 18-000301 this week, officially modifying the time period for AD/CVD and Section 232 rejected entry summaries.  ......

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CBP Centers Validating Claims of US Origin on Steel Products and Aluminum Products
April 27, 2018
U.S. Customs & Border Protection has begun issuing requests to substantiate claims of U.S. origin steel and aluminum products for ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Expiry Review
April 20, 2018
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website. Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Expiry Review ...

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CBSA Departmental Memorandum (REVISIONS)
April 20, 2018
The following has been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website  Memorandum D11-5-6 - Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of ......

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Trade Show Season: Know Before You Go!
April 20, 2018
This is the time of year when companies are preparing to be an exhibitor at a trade show in the ......

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GSP Refund Processing Begins April 22nd
April 20, 2018
As many of our readers have been following, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program lapsed on January 1st, 2018.  ......

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CN 18-03, Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471
April 13, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the intention to decommission the legacy release service options (SO) Other Government Departments ......

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Tariff Rate Quota for Food Preparations containing Dry Milk Solids
April 13, 2018
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. This message pertains to imports of food preparations containing more than 10 per ......

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Notice to Industry – United States of America – Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
April 13, 2018
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the United States (U.S.) issued a final regulation requiring U.S. importers to establish Foreign Supplier ......

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Preliminary Determinations for Dry Wheat Pasta
April 13, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Preliminary Determinations - Statement of Reasons (Dry Wheat Pasta) On March ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
April 13, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued CSMS message 17-000330 regarding their regulatory authority over light emitting diodes (LED) ......

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FDA Warns Foreign Facilities Preventing Inspection will result in Refusal of Entry
April 13, 2018
The FDA published a draft guidance document outlining their authority to refuse the entry of food from facilities that have ......

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Televisions Covered in Proposed Chinese Tariff Increases
April 13, 2018
As many people have been following, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a list of tariff numbers ......

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Regulatory changes regarding the use of medically important anti-microbials in animals and livestock feed
April 6, 2018
The responsible use of antimicrobials is essential to the protection of Canadians' health, as well as the health and safety ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
April 6, 2018
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website. Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, Expiry No. LE-2018-001 The Canadian International Trade ......

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Shrimp and Abalone to Become Part of SIMP by the End of the Year
April 6, 2018
Under the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 23rd, Shrimp ......

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ADD/CVD Investigation: Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam
April 6, 2018
This week the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on laminated woven sacks from Vietnam.  These ......

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U.S. Trade Representative Releases Proposed Tariff List on Chinese Products
April 6, 2018
This week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice of proposed Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers for the Section 301 ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
March 29, 2018
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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Informed Compliance Publication: U.S. Rules of Origin
March 29, 2018
As part of our continuing series covering the U.S. Customs Informed Compliance publications, we would like to cover the Rules ......

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GSP Renewed Retroactively
March 29, 2018
Last week, President Trump signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. This bill includes a provision to renew Generalized System of Preferences ......

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Decommissioning of OGD Service Options PARS & RMD
March 28, 2018
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Decommissioning of OGD Service Options PARS & RMD The CBSA ......

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria
March 28, 2018
Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria The CBSA is pleased to announce that ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
March 28, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website. Dry Wheat Pasta - Notice of Preliminary Determination On March 28, ......

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