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Consultations in QC, PEI, BC, SK and ON on NAFTA modernization
August 24, 2017
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Trade is about creating the best possible conditions for the middle class and ......

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Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Notice of Initiation of Investigations
August 24, 2017
Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Notice of Initiation of Investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on August 18, 2017, ......

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CBSA’s Customs Verification Priorities for H2 2017
August 24, 2017
In July, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released “Tariff Compliance Verifications – July 2017”.   The listed tariff classification ......

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Recent Developments on GM labeling in the United States
August 24, 2017
Please find attached the Government of Canada’s official comments on the 30 questions for stakeholder input regarding the establishment of ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
August 24, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA issues a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” for FSMA
August 24, 2017
This week, the FDA issued a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” to assist small businesses comply with the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA Soliciting Feedback on Produce sampling Assignments
August 24, 2017
Per CSMSW message 17-000508, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) is requesting feedback from stakeholders on the methods ......

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‘Wide Lane’ on Blue Water Bridge Closed in September
August 24, 2017
CBP has advised the trade that the ‘wide lane’ (5a) of the Blue Water Bridge will be closed from September ......

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CVD on Aluminum Foil Made in China
August 17, 2017
The Department of Commerce requirement for countervailing duty (CVD) assessments took effect on August 14th, 2017.  The investigation has concluded ......

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APHIS will allow Avocadoes from Columbia
August 17, 2017
The Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will allow importations of avocados from Columbia beginning September 14th, 2017.  There will ......

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Deadline for TSCA Reports due February 7th
August 17, 2017
The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has set February 7th, 2018 for importers, manufacturers, and processors of goods regulated by ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate Expiry Review
August 17, 2017
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website. Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate, Expiry No. LE-2017-004 The Canadian International Trade ......

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CFIA – Consultations on new IPPC phytosanitary measures
August 17, 2017
The following is provided by the  Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Consultations on new IPPC phytosanitary measures open now until September 30, ......

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CFIA – New DNA-based projects to boost fruit plant trade
August 17, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is leading two projects worth $500,000 that will use new DNA-based technologies to protect ......

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Draft ISPMs webinar – Change in Webex Information
August 17, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Due to technical difficulties with the Webex links shared earlier for ......

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CBSA – Systems Outages CCS/CADEX and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
August 17, 2017
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency. TCC17-164 - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Maintenance Outage For maintenance purposes, all ......

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Correction to Section 17, Table 1 of Appendix 1 of Notice to Importers No. 895 – CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota
August 11, 2017
Correction to Section 17, Table 1 of Appendix 1 of Notice to Importers No. 895 - CETA Cheese Tariff Rate ......

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CFIA – Alternative Service Delivery for the Testing of Grain Exports
August 11, 2017
Please be advised that the REGAL program: Alternative Service Delivery for the Testing of Grain Exports for Phytosanitary Certification will ......

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CN conductors in Canada ratify new labour agreement
August 11, 2017
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has announced that the  Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) union ......

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Anti-Dumping preliminary determination for carbon and alloy steel line pipe
August 11, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada International Trade Tribunal (CITT) website. Carbon and Allow Steel Line Pipe, ......

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Anti-dumping Investigation on Tapered Bearings from Korea
August 11, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has initiated an anti-dumping duty investigation on certain tapered roller bearings from the Republic of ......

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FSMA Compliance Date for Animal Food Facilities on September 18th
August 11, 2017
The FDA released a ‘Question and Answer’ format article covering the upcoming September 18th compliance date for large animal food ......

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FDA Publishes Guidance on FSMA Impact for Previously Regulated Foods
August 11, 2017
This week, the FDA released guidance on three food categories that were regulated prior to the emergence of the FSMA: ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon Steel Welded Pipe
August 4, 2017
Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, Expiry No. LE-2017-003 The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has given notice that its finding made on ......

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Webinar on Residential Gas and Oil-fired Boilers
August 4, 2017
The following  is provided by Natural Resources Canada. Webinar on Residential Gas and Oil-fired Boilers Technical Bulletin on Residential Gas and Oil-fired ......

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T2017-4, Customs Tariff Update
August 4, 2017
Further to the customs notice 17-25 posted on July 24, the updated tariff (T2017-4) is now available on the Canada ......

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Changes to the CBSA Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
August 4, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website. Changes to the Canada Border Services ......

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Exporting goods from Canada: A handy guide
August 4, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published this revised content on their website as “Exporting goods from Canada: A ......

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Excise and GST/HST News
August 4, 2017
Canada Revenue Agency has released the following publication. Excise and GST/HST News – No. 102 (July 2017)     ...

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Opening of the application period (CETA) – (TRQ) for cheese
August 4, 2017
Opening of the application period for the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) tariff rate quota (TRQ) for cheese The ......

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US Customs Publishes “Can my good benefit from a Free Trade Agreement?” Article
August 4, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection Published an article covering a very popular topic: Free trade eligibility.  Many resident and non-resident ......

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FDA Creates a Product Code for “General Wellness Products”
August 4, 2017
FDA product codes are alphanumeric codes transmitted with your Customs entry to the FDA that describe your product to the ......

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FDA ACE Maintenance Downtime Friday August 04 2017
August 4, 2017
US Customs has released CSMS message CSMS 17-000432 notifying stakeholders of the FDA scheduled maintenance Friday August 4th, from 10:00 ......

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New York Congressmen urge CBP to Reduce Processing Times on the Northern Border
July 27, 2017
Western New York Congressmen Brian Higgins (D) and Chris Collins (R) sent a letter to Secretary John Kelly and Acting ......

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US Senate Finance Committee members push for Softwood Lumber Agreement
July 27, 2017
Seven members of the Senate Finance committee sent a letter to the US Trade Representative and Commerce Secretary urging for ......

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FDA Announces Special Hours/Early Closure for Friday, July 28th
July 27, 2017
The FDA emailed stakeholders today that on Friday, July 28th, the Lewiston Bridge office will close at 10:30 AM and ......

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CBSA Message (TCC17-152) – Monthly Statement of Account Payments to be Made Centrally Effective August 24, 2017
July 27, 2017
CBSA Message (TCC17-152) - Monthly Statement of Account Payments to be Made Centrally Effective August 24, 2017 Clients Affected: All clients and ......

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2017-2018 Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products
July 27, 2017
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. This message pertains to imports of wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products ......

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CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Australia
July 27, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Government of Canada website. CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Australia The Canada ......

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Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
July 27, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 17-25, Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed ......

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Webinar on Commercial Water Heaters
July 27, 2017
Technical Bulletins on Commercial Water Heaters – Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations On March 4, 2017, Natural Resources Canada ......

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FPT Ministers of Agriculture endorse the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada
July 27, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We are pleased to announce that federal-provincial-territorial ministers of agriculture have ......

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CETA and Industrial Cheese
July 27, 2017
Industrial cheese under CETA is defined in the CETA Agreement text’s Annex 2A Tariff elimination, paragraph 17 (d). Industrial Cheese Tariff ......

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Liquid Dielectric Transformers – Notice of Initiation of ADD/CVD Expiry Review
July 27, 2017
The following is available in its entirety, on the Canada Border Services Agency. Liquid Dielectric Transformers - Notice of Initiation of ......

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FSIS Releases Guidance Document on Importing Meat and Meat Products
July 21, 2017
The Food Safety and Inspection Service published a new guidance document on the importation of beef, poultry, egg products, and ......

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TSCA Labelling will be Allowed Early for Composite Wood Products
July 21, 2017
On December 12, 2017, composite wood products will be required to be labelled in accordance with TSCA Title VI.  The ......

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FDA ‘Downtime’ Scheduled for Saturday
July 21, 2017
CSMS Message 17-000413 was issued this week advising that the FDA’s systems will be down from 3:30 am to 4:30 ......

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CBSA Message (TCC17-151) – Increase to Credit Card Payment Limits for Commercial Goods at Ports of Entry
July 21, 2017
CBSA Message (TCC17-151) - Increase to Credit Card Payment Limits for Commercial Goods at Ports of Entry Clients Affected: Commercial The Canada Border ......

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Clarification to Section 5.3.6. of Notice to Importers No. 865 – Chicken and Chicken Products – Supplemental Imports – Application Processing Timeframes
July 21, 2017
Clarification to Section 5.3.6. of Notice to Importers No. 865 - Chicken and Chicken Products - Supplemental Imports - Application ......

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Information Pertaining to the Acceptance, Enforcement and Renewal of Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidy Investigations
July 21, 2017
D14-1-9, Information Pertaining to the Acceptance, Enforcement and Renewal of Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidy Investigations This memorandum explains the administration ......

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Statement by the Foreign Affairs Minister on the NAFTA Statements
July 21, 2017
The Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, ...made the following statement on the North American Free Trade Agreement ......

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Guidance on food products treated with high pressure processing (HPP)
July 21, 2017
Please be advised that a guidance document on food products treated with high pressure processing (HPP) has been posted on ......

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CFIA Plant Protection Survey Report
July 21, 2017
The 2015-2016 Plant Protection Survey Report summary is now available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.  The complete ......

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New Compendium of Templates for Nutrition Facts Tables and List of Ingredients now available
July 21, 2017
Please be advised that the Compendium of Templates for Nutrition Facts Tables and List of Ingredients has been updated to ......

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Silicon Metal Preliminary Anti-Dumping Duty Determination
July 21, 2017
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Silicon Metal,  Preliminary Determination, Statement of Reasons Concerning the Preliminary ......

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CFIA message to all industry stakeholders
July 14, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now offering access to more online services to more industry sectors through the ......

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Customs Notice 17-22, Interim Process for Electronic House Bills
July 14, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Customs Notice 17-22, Interim Process for Electronic ......

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GPT and LDCT Rules of Origin Regulations – Amendments
July 14, 2017
GPT and LDCT Rules of Origin Regulations – Amendments In the Federal Budget of 2017, the Government made a commitment to ......

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Implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
July 14, 2017
The Canada Border Services has issued a notice concerning the implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Customs Notice 17-23 ......

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CITT Amends its Order – Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipe
July 14, 2017
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has completed the interim review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry ......

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FCC Eliminates form 740
July 14, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has officially eliminated the FCC740 form that was used for radio frequency devices.  In the news ......

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FSIS Releases Guidance Document on Importing Meat and Meat Products
July 14, 2017
The Food Safety and Inspection Service published a new guidance document on the importation of beef, poultry, egg products, and ......

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TSCA Labelling will be Allowed Early for Composite Wood Products
July 14, 2017
On December 12, 2017, composite wood products will be required to be labeled in accordance with TSCA Title VI.  The ......

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CBSA publishes Customs Tariff update
July 7, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency has updated the 2017 Customs Tariff on its website. Customs Tariff T2017-3 ...

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CBSA launches new Commercial Payments and Accounts website
July 7, 2017
The CBSA has launched a new Commercial Payments and Accounts site to help keep the trade community up-to-date on important information ......

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CBSA concludes Liquid Dielectric Transformers Re-Investigation
July 7, 2017
Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers - Notice of Conclusion of Re-Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has concluded a re-investigation of ......

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Provisional Duties payable on Certain Silicon Metal
July 7, 2017
Silicon Metal - Notice of Preliminary Determinations - JULY 05 2017 On July 5, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ......

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Register for a Webinar About My CFIA
July 7, 2017
My CFIA is a convenient and secure way to do business with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. During the month of ......

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CITT rules Concrete Reinforcing Bars have been dumped
July 7, 2017
Concrete Reinforcing Bar, Inquiry No. NQ-2016-003 The Canadian International Trade Tribunal  has conducted an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of ......

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Final Anti-dumping Review Results for Thailand Warm Water Shrimp
July 7, 2017
The US Department of Commerce issued the final results of the ADD case A-549-822 that covers warm water shrimp from ......

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FSIS announces Re-inspection Requirement for Catfish
July 7, 2017
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that, starting August 2nd, 2017, all importations of Siluriformes fish and fish products ......

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International Trade Administration issues ‘Fact Sheet’ on Softwood Lumber ADD
July 7, 2017
On June 30th, the Federal Register posted the preliminary determination in the anti-dumping (AD) investigation of imports of softwood lumber ......

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Single Window Initiative
June 30, 2017
The following message is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency The purpose of this email is to inform trade chain ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
June 30, 2017
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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CBSA – What’s New
June 30, 2017
The following have been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website. D10-15-11, Sports Goods of Tariff Item 9984.00.00 This memorandum outlines ......

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Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe, Statement of Reasons
June 30, 2017
Concerning the initiation of an investigation into the dumping of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe originating in or ......

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Softwood Lumber Updates‎
June 30, 2017
For information in relation to the softwood lumber dispute, please visit the Global Affairs Canada Softwood Lumber webpage that provides recent developments, ......

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CFIA launches new online consultation for Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
June 30, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a new web-based consultation tool to gather feedback from stakeholders on current ......

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Tariff Heading 9813: Is a TIB right for me?
June 30, 2017
Tariff numbers that begin with 9813 cover the use of a TIB, or temporary import bond. These tariff numbers aren’t ......

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US Senators Urge Agriculture Secretary to Stop Fraudulent Organic Imports
June 30, 2017
In a letter to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, several US Senators have requested that the USDA begins ......

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Canada Day & July 4th FDA Hours (Detroit, MI and Buffalo, NY)
June 30, 2017
Peace Bridge Buffalo Monday July 3rd – 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM Tuesday, July 4th – 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM Lewiston Bridge Monday ......

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