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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
July 9, 2020
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs, we would like to remind importers of the customs ......

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ADD/CVD Possible on Steel Pipe
July 9, 2020
A petition has been filed alleging that seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe manufactured in the ......

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Bureau of Industry and Security Suspends License Exemptions for Hong Kong
July 9, 2020
The United States Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the suspension of license exemptions for Hong Kong, effective June ......

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Update for labelling of foodservice packaged products during the COVID-19 pandemic
July 9, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the temporary enforcement flexibility for non-food safety labelling requirements for foodservice packaged ......

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2020 Additional TRQ Volume for Refined Sugar exports to the United States
July 9, 2020
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Message to Industry - 2020 Additional Tariff Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar ......

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Are you ready – Changes to CBSA import declarations effective August 17, 2020
July 9, 2020
CN 20-21, Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS Please note that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has ......

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection Publishes USMCA Fact Sheets
July 2, 2020
This week, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published a variety of fact sheets on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). These fact ......

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Harmonized Tariff Schedule Update
July 2, 2020
On July 1st, the International Trade Commission posted the fourteenth revision to the 2020 Harmonized Tariff Schedule. We encourage our clients ......

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APHIS Core Implementation Delayed
July 2, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program has ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 2, 2020
Decorative and other non structural plywood, Statement of Reasons The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on June 11, 2020, ......

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Updates to the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes for CUSMA-related Tariff Rate Quotas and Export Thresholds
July 2, 2020
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada This message is to inform you that Global Affairs Canada has updated its ......

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New Information for Regulated Parties available on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program
July 2, 2020
The Information for Regulated Parties on the Enforcement Approach for the General Prohibitions under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, ......

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CN 20-23, Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour
July 2, 2020
On November 30, 2018, Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Article 23.6 of the ......

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Updates to the phytosanitary requirements for importing micro-organisms
July 2, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its plant health requirements for importing micro-organisms. For more information, please see the ......

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FDA – July 4th Holiday Hours
June 30, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Friday, July 3rd: ......

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Sugar for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement – Serial No. 1002
June 30, 2020
This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in TRQ - US ......

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Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement – Serial No. 1001
June 30, 2020
This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) requirement for the Manufactured food commodities
June 30, 2020
This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import ......

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Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Possible
June 25, 2020
US Trade Representative (USTR) Lighthizer acknowledged last week in a Senate Finance Committee hearing that there have been recent surges ......

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U.S. Trade Representative Publishes Final USMCA Regulations
June 25, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative posted both the implementing instructions and the USMCA Uniform regulations for the US-Mexico-Canada ......

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Read the latest Chronicle 360 article
June 25, 2020
Have you heard the good news? After several years of close monitoring, the Asian longhorned beetle has been eradicated in ......

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Implementation of Chapters of the Animal Products Import Policy Framework
June 25, 2020
Starting June 17, 2020, several chapters from the Terrestrial animal products and by-products Import policy framework come into effect. Some ......

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Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs – Deadline Extended
June 25, 2020
Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs (Deadline extended until June 27) Global Affairs Canada would like to ......

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Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
June 25, 2020
Customs Notice 20-20 (Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Aluminum Import Licensing
June 18, 2020
The Department of Commerce has now proposed new regulations that would create an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System that ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Expansion of Steel Import Licensing
June 18, 2020
The Department of Commerce issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would expand steel import licensing requirements to ......

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Has your Company Reviewed your Tariff Classifications Recently?
June 18, 2020
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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U.S. Trade Representative Publishes Final USMCA Regulations
June 18, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative posted both the implementing instructions and the USMCA Uniform regulations for the US-Mexico-Canada ......

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UPDATE – Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Processing Delay for some releases
June 18, 2020
The Canada Border Services Ageny (CBSA) continues to experience system delays in processing releases that are related to some marine ......

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Frequently asked questions – CUSMA TRQs for supply-managed products
June 17, 2020
Frequently asked questions – CUSMA TRQs for supply-managed products ...

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Information regarding certain labelling and packaging requirements for pre-packaged meat products during the COVID-19 pandemic
June 16, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is providing temporary flexibility for non-food safety labelling and packaging requirements for pre-packaged meat ......

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Decorative and Other Non-structural plywood, Preliminary Injury Inquiry
June 16, 2020
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has initiated a preliminary injury inquiry, to determine if the import of certain decorative ......

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Registrar of Imported Vehicles fees increase
June 16, 2020
Effective August 1, 2020, the Registrar of Imported Vehicle (RIV) import fee will be $325 and Parts fee will be ......

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Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs
June 16, 2020
This message is to inform you that, subsequent to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), ......

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Information regarding certain labelling and packaging requirements for pre-packaged meat products during the COVID-19 pandemic
June 16, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is providing temporary flexibility for non-food safety labelling and packaging requirements for pre-packaged meat ......

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Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Health Canada – What’s My Part?
June 12, 2020
All Pre-Arrival Release (PARS) requests with regulated goods for Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) will be required to be submitted via ......

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Importation of leafy greens from Arizona, USA
June 12, 2020
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be implementing a new requirement for imports of leafy ......

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APHIS Plans to Move Fruit and Vegetable Import Permits to eFile this Fall
June 11, 2020
The Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency’s (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division announced that this fall, fruit and vegetable ......

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USMCA: MPF Not Refundable
June 11, 2020
As many of our clients know, on July 1st the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the North American Free Trade ......

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Foreign Greenhouse Certification Program Announced
June 11, 2020
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that a “Offshore Greenhouse Certification Program” will be established.  This ......

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Decorative and other non‑structural plywood – Notice of initiation of investigations
June 11, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on June 11, 2020, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the ......

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CFIA is gradually resuming non-critical inspection activities
June 11, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) activated its business continuity plan in order to prioritize critically ......

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Recall of certain hand sanitizers that may pose health risks
June 11, 2020
Health Canada is advising Canadians that certain hand sanitizers are being recalled from the market because they contain industrial-grade ethanol ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 4, 2020
Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Notice of Review On April 30, 2020, pursuant to paragraph 76.1(1)(b) of the Special Import Measures ......

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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
June 4, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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U.S. Trade Representative Publishes Final USMCA Regulations
June 4, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative posted both the implementing regulations and the rules of origin for the US-Mexico-Canada ......

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APHIS CORE: On Schedule for August 3rd
June 4, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified the trade community that The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health ......

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Use of Incorrect SFCR Licence Numbers (CFIA)
June 1, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is sending notices to importers who have declared an incorrect Safe Food for Canadians ......

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FDA Recommends Use of ITACS
May 28, 2020
CSMS #42253103 was issued advising that the FDA Recommends Use of ITACS During COVID-19 Outbreak.  Previously, CSMS #42118616 was issued ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
May 28, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is expected to release the new rules for submitting ......

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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
May 28, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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FDA System Scheduled Downtime on Tuesday
May 28, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the trade community that their computer interface with U.S. Customs & Border ......

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Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements for Goods Imported into Canada
May 28, 2020
Customs Notice 20-15 - Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements ......

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Update to information regarding certain labelling requirements for foodservice products during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 28, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated its notice to industry regarding certain labelling requirements for foodservice products during the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 28, 2020
Hot‑Rolled Carbon Steel Heavy Plate and High‑Strength Low‑Alloy Steel Heavy Plate The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on ......

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NAFTA is ending!! Are you prepared!!
May 27, 2020
On July 1st, 2020, the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada-U.S. Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), and Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá ......

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Egg labelling requirements during COVID-19
May 25, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is providing temporary flexibility for certain labelling requirements for ......

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Temporary Imports: Statement of Use Requirements
May 21, 2020
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule United States (HTSUS) and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations allow for the temporary ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Aluminum Import Licensing
May 21, 2020
The Department of Commerce has now proposed new regulations that would create an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System that ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Expansion of Steel Import Licensing
May 21, 2020
The Department of Commerce issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would expand steel import licensing requirements to ......

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APHIS Plans to Move Fruit and Vegetable Import Permits to eFile this Fall
May 21, 2020
The Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency’s (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division announced that this fall, fruit and vegetable ......

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FDA Memorial Day Weekend Hours
May 21, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the Holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Saturday, May 23rd ......

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Importing broth, flavour and extract of meat origin
May 15, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into ......

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CUSMA/USMCA Certification of Origin – Forms Available for Download!
May 15, 2020
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)/United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force as a hard cutover from the longstanding North ......

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APHIS CORE Still Expected in August
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released CSMS #41839060 notifying the trade community that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal ......

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CBP Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods ......

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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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CUSMA/USMCA Information
May 14, 2020
CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) have announced a United States-Mexico-Canada Center to coordinate the implementation of USMCA.  The announcement ......

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COVID-19: Temporary suspension of service at select Canadian border services locations
May 14, 2020
Further to the reduction of service at some Canadian land border ports of entry on April 15, the Canada Border ......

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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