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Willson News Archive


USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
January 16, 2020
The official notice instituting APHIS-CORE is expected to be published in the Federal Register this January. APHIS-CORE is the program ......

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Update
January 16, 2020
As a reminder to our clients, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has advised of their hours at the ports: Buffalo Peace ......

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USMCA Update
January 16, 2020
The United States Senate voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The agreement has now passed both the ......

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Phase 1 of US/China Trade Deal Signed: List 4a Duties to Decrease
January 16, 2020
As expected, Phase 1 of the US/China trade deal was signed on Wednesday, January 15th.  This deal  lowers the List ......

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Certain Steel Goods, Notice of Commencement of Exclusions Inquiry
January 16, 2020
On May 9, 2019, by the Order Referring to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, for Inquiry into and Reporting on, the ......

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CFIA – Read the latest Chronicle 360
January 15, 2020
Today, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) begin Year Two with new requirements for various food sectors. While it's an ......

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Improvements to CFIA AIRS and ASISST tools
January 15, 2020
As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is making improvements to the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 15, 2020
Aluminum Extrusions - Expiry Review The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) conducted an expiry review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of ......

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CPMA and PMA announce plan to end issuing of generic UPCs
January 15, 2020
The following is excerpted from a 13 November 2019 release by the Produce Marketing Association As of December 31st, 2019, Canadian Produce ......

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Importing, Exporting or Transhipping consumer products and cosmetics into Canada for commercial purposes
January 15, 2020
New summary guide available on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program web page. Summary overview for the Importing, exporting or transhipping consumer ......

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Softwood Lumber – Instructions for requesting an administrative review are now available
January 9, 2020
The following message is from Global Affairs Canada. To customs brokers representing softwood lumber companies, we would be grateful for onward ......

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N 20-01, Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada
January 9, 2020
CN 20-01, Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada This Customs Notice replaces CN 19-01 Canadian Food Inspection ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 9, 2020
Oil Country Tubular Goods - Notice of Expiry of Finding The Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection ......

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FIRM Reports – Update
January 9, 2020
FIRM is an information retrieval system that allows CBSA to generate reports related to all of the Canada Customs Coding ......

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U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
January 9, 2020
CSMS #41149692 was released instructing stakeholders on the requirements for claiming duty free treatment under the new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. In ......

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US/China Trade Dispute Agreement Reached – List 4a Tariffs Reduced & List 4b Tariffs Suspended
January 9, 2020
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China.  These tariffs have ......

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New Product Exclusions Issued for China 301 List 3
January 9, 2020
The Office of the U.S Trade Representative issued another round of product exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs for List ......

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USMCA Update
January 9, 2020
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley stated that it may take three to four days for the agreement to pass ......

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2020 U.S. Tariff Schedule Released
January 3, 2020
The U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule: 2020 Basic Edition is released and available online.  The HTSUS changes throughout the year, so ......

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Phase 1 of China Deal Expected to be signed on January 15th
January 3, 2020
On January 15th, 2020, President Trump has stated that he expects to sign “Phase 1” of the China trade deal.  ......

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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information
December 26, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China. These tariffs have ......

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New Year’s Holiday FDA Hours
December 26, 2019
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for New Year’s Day: Peace Bridge Buffalo 12/31/2019: 8:00 AM ......

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Has your Company Reviewed your Tariff Classifications Recently?
December 26, 2019
It’s no secret that the current administration has levied record amounts of duty on imports since 2016, which makes tariff ......

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FDA Publishes FSVP Importer List
December 20, 2019
A key element to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)/Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations is the reporting of the ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
December 20, 2019
The official notice instituting APHIS-CORE is expected to be published in the Federal Register this January.  APHIS-CORE is the program ......

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Certificates of Export Required for Importations of Korean Steel – UPDATE
December 20, 2019
The announcement was made that beginning October 18th, “Certificates of Export” will be required for Korean Steel imported into the ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
December 20, 2019
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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2020 Customs Tariff
December 19, 2019
The 2020 Customs Tariff and Customs Notice 19-25 are available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. ...

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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information
December 19, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China.  These tariffs have ......

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Improvements to Automated Import Reference System Verification Service (AVS)
December 19, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is making improvements to the systems and tools used by importers and brokers during ......

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Apply for your Safe Food for Canadians licence to import
December 18, 2019
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s ongoing efforts to improve client service, please be advised that we have ......

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New SFCR requirements start in one month
December 17, 2019
On January 15, 2020, most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector will become subject to new requirements under the ......

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Willson International 2020 Holiday Schedule
December 17, 2019
Happy Holidays from Willson International. Please consider submitting PARS and PAPS requests in advance of posted holiday hours. Willson International Ltd. ......

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
December 17, 2019
Of particular interest to members, the CUSMA, or new-NAFTA, includes Chapter 5, Origin Procedures.  This chapter refers to “certification of ......

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Importation of meat products from South Korea
December 16, 2019
Please be advised that Canada is now permitting the importation of meat products from South Korea. The conditions for importation of ......

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Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Certain Textile Shipments
December 13, 2019
A reminder to clients utilizing Certificates of Eligibility to obtain preferential duty treatment that TPL entries released within 2019 must ......

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US/China Trade Dispute Agreement Reached – List 4a Tariffs Reduced & List 4b Tariffs Cancelled
December 13, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China.  These tariffs have ......

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): The New NAFTA
December 13, 2019
At this time, trade will continue to operate under the rules of NAFTA. We strongly encourage our partners to continue ......

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Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Certain Textile Shipments
December 12, 2019
A reminder to clients utilizing Certificates of Eligibility to obtain preferential duty treatment that TPL entries released within 2019 must ......

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Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
December 12, 2019
Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) – Message to Industry and Brokers In order to ensure an ......

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FAST Notices for Trusted Trader Programs
December 12, 2019
Customs Notice 19-23 - FAST Notices for Trusted Trader Programs 1. The purpose of this Notice is to advise that on ......

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Importation of Energy-using Products
December 12, 2019
D19-6-3, Importation of Energy-using Products This memorandum has been revised to reflect Amendments 15 and 16 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, ......

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Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
December 10, 2019
On December 9, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping of certain hot-rolled ......

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CFIA – United States of America – Export requirements for fish and seafood
December 6, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the following page: United States of America – Export requirements for fish and ......

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Departmental Memorandum Updates
December 5, 2019
The following have been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website D3-6-6, Rail Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements D19-7-4, Importation of Engines, ......

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Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet — Decision
December 5, 2019
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet On November 8, 2019, pursuant to subsection 31(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Canada ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Tariff Lists and Exclusions
December 5, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China.  These tariffs have ......

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U.S. Proposes Section 301 Tariffs on France
December 5, 2019
Earlier this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) determined that France’s digital services tax discriminates against U.S. ......

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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Change for Cucumbers!
December 5, 2019
As a reminder, on December 1st, the seasonal tariff number for cucumbers changed from 0707.00.50 to 0707.00.2000.  This tariff number ......

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Import restrictions for live whiteleg shrimp from California
December 3, 2019
CFIA has been notified of the detection of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus in Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) in ......

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CFIA cancels three Safe Food for Canadians Licences
December 2, 2019
CFIA cancels three Safe Food for Canadians Licences Today, after a thorough and comprehensive review, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) ......

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Tomato Importers Beginning to Receive Refunds
November 29, 2019
Despite the International Trade Commission finding that imports of dumped tomatoes threaten U.S. industry with injury, the agreement suspending antidumping ......

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APHIS Publishes Website for New Tomato & Pepper Requirements
November 29, 2019
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has created a website explaining the new restrictions on tomato and pepper imports.  ......

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Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Certain Textile Shipments
November 29, 2019
A reminder to clients utilizing Certificates of Eligibility to obtain preferential duty treatment that TPL entries released within 2019 must ......

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End of 2019 Quota Filing – U.S. Shipments
November 29, 2019
Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Many items are subject to Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs).  TRQs are a two-stage tariff, which imposes ......

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Certain Dry Wheat Pasta, Notice of Re-investigation
November 27, 2019
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has initiated a Re-investigation, in accordance with the Special Import Measures ......

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Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program and New Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS)
November 26, 2019
CN 19-22, Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2020 Software Release and New Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) The purpose ......

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Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet, Statement of Reasons
November 26, 2019
The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated investigations into the dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet originating in or ......

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Public Consultations on Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs)
November 26, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada This message is addressed to all interested parties in the heavy plate and ......

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Deregulation of Cydia latiferreana (filbertworm)
November 25, 2019
Effective November 04, 2019, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has deregulated filbertworm (Cydia latiferreana). Please refer to RMD-18-02: Pest Risk ......

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Food safety alerts concerning E. coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce
November 25, 2019
Government of Canada actions in response to the food safety alerts concerning E. coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce issued by the United ......

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