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Proposed regulations for off-road engines
March 14, 2019
The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change published the proposed Off-road Compression-Ignition (Mobile and Stationary) and Large Spark-Ignition Engine ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Aluminum Extrusions
March 14, 2019
Certain Aluminum Extrusions - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On March 8, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated ......

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New Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports on Health Canada website
March 14, 2019
Health Canada has posted six new Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports on our website: Second-Hand Products Report: the purpose of this ......

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TSCA Required on Composite Wood Products Beginning March 22nd
March 14, 2019
On March 22, the TSCA certification requirement will go into effect for imports into the United States. This applies to ......

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ADD/CVD Petition Filed on Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico
March 14, 2019
The American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of certain fabricated ......

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U.S.I.T.C. Posts 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
March 14, 2019
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has posted the 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule.  We encourage our clients to periodically ......

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China 301 Tariffs Update: Tranche 3 of Tariffs to Remain at 10%
March 8, 2019
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a deal to keep Tranche 3 of the China 301 tariffs ......

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U.S. Plans to Terminate GSP for India and Turkey
March 8, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the United States intends to terminate India’s and Turkey’s designations as beneficiary developing ......

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FDA removes Food Facilities from Database
March 8, 2019
In the month of February, the U.S. Foods and Drug Administration removed 47,635 food facilities from its database, which is ......

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Increases to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions
March 5, 2019
CN 19-05, Changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions C004, C080, C081, C082, C083, C152, C157, C168, C169, C214, C215, C216, ......

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Health Canada Licences
February 28, 2019
Health products are regulated by various departments within Health Canada, each with different contact information. Contact information for these various departments ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
February 28, 2019
Certain Aluminum Extrusions The Canada Border Services Agency made a scope ruling on February 22, 2019, that the aluminum brackets included ......

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FDA Releases “Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food”
February 28, 2019
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration released "Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food" which is an outline of the ......

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Does your Ocean Freight dock in the U.S. then move to Canada via Truck?
February 28, 2019
If your company has ocean freight that docks in a U.S. port before it moves to Canada, then important changes ......

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FDA Updates Guidance on Section 321
February 28, 2019
Certain shipments with a value of less than $800 can be released from U.S. Customs without an entry. However, not ......

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Openness and Transparency at the CFIA – What We Learned Report
February 21, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The What We Learned Report summarizing feedback received through the ......

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New from Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program
February 21, 2019
NEW from Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program: Health Canada is notifying interested parties that updated guidelines for the Children’s Sleepwear Regulations are ......

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CPTPP and Vietnam
February 21, 2019
Article 3.20, Claims for Preferential Treatment, of the CPTPP allows for the certification of origin to be completed by the ......

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ADD/CVD Petition Filed on Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico
February 21, 2019
On Monday, The American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of ......

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Anti-dumping Possible on Mexico Tomatoes
February 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce notified Mexico of the intent to withdraw from the 2013 agreement suspending anti-dumping duties on ......

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TSCA Required for Composite Wood Products starting March 22nd
February 21, 2019
On March 22, 2019, importers of certain types of composite wood products will need to certify that their imported products ......

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Export documentation and establishment numbers under the SFCR
February 21, 2019
On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force, introducing new licensing requirements for businesses ......

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Mexico Steel Goods Remission Order
February 14, 2019
CBSA has provided guidance for those affected by the Mexico Goods Remission Order that came into effect on February 2, ......

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Anti-dumping Duties
February 14, 2019
Oil Country Tubular Goods, Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a ......

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Anti-dumping Possible on Mexico Tomatoes
February 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce notified Mexico of the intent to withdraw from the 2013 agreement suspending anti-dumping duties on ......

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DCBFA Offering AD/CVD Seminar March 20th
February 14, 2019
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Detroit Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association will be hosting a compliance seminar focusing on ......

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Does your Ocean Freight dock in the U.S. then move to Canada via Truck?
February 14, 2019
If your company has ocean freight that docks in a U.S. port before it moves to Canada, then important changes ......

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FDA to begin ‘Cracking Down’ on the FSVP ‘UNK’ Declaration
February 14, 2019
The National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) has learned The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ......

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CBSA Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID)
February 11, 2019
The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a single point for advance reporting of import information to CBSA and is the ......

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Anti-dumping duties on tomatoes from Mexico 
February 8, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce notified Mexico of the intent to withdraw from the 2013 agreement suspending anti-dumping duties on ......

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Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Certain Steel Goods
February 7, 2019
Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Certain Steel Goods This message pertains to imports of certain steel goods as listed in the ......

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Safe Food for Canadians License Tutorial
February 7, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has shared a tutorial on the process for obtaining a license under the Safe Food ......

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Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
February 7, 2019
The following is available i n its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website CBSA has amended Customs Notice 18-17 ......

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Application of Surtax Orders – Processing, Repairs, and Alterations
February 7, 2019
CBSA has provided clarification of previous information provided regarding the application of surtax to goods that were processed, repaired, or ......

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CFIA – Updated information on food imports
February 7, 2019
Updated information on food imports New information for foreign businesses preparing foods for export to Canada can now be found on ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
February 7, 2019
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet - Final Determination (Statement of ......

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Energy Efficiency Requirements for Battery Chargers
February 7, 2019
The following is provided by Natural Resources Canada. Energy Efficiency Requirements for Battery Chargers The questions asked of NRCan concerned docking cradles ......

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U.S.I.T.C. Posts 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
February 7, 2019
After a delay due to the U.S. Federal Government shutdown, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has posted the ......

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U.S.I.T.C. issues CVD Order on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from China
February 7, 2019
On February 6th, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) published notice in the Federal Register ushering in the beginning ......

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ADD/CVD Petition Filed on Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico
February 7, 2019
On Monday, The American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
February 1, 2019
The following have been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Copper Pipe Fittings - Notice of Re-investigation The Canada Border ......

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STOP! For Meat Inspection
February 1, 2019
If your company ships meat or products containing meat to the United States, please be sure to inform your carriers ......

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Tariff Heading 9813: Is a TIB right for me?
February 1, 2019
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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Right to Make Entry: CBP Trade Priority
February 1, 2019
U.S. Customs has made the topic of “right to make entry” a trade priority in recent years. The right to ......

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Recall procedure: A guide for food businesses
January 30, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. As you may already be aware, the document, Recall procedure: A ......

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Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings – Extension to deadline to request an administrative review
January 30, 2019
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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APHIS to begin sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
January 25, 2019
The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin notifying importers and customs brokers when Lacey Act declarations ......

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Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings – Contingency plans for companies without an ACCESS e-filer account
January 25, 2019
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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CBP to Refuse Chilean Seabass Entry without NOAA Pre-Authorization
January 25, 2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection issued CSMS message 19-000017 advising that “all shipments of frozen Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Seabass) arriving ......

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CBP Reports Delays in Processing of Commercial User Fee Payments
January 25, 2019
This week, U.S. Customs issued CSMS 19-000016 reporting delays in the processing of the annual user fees for commercial vehicles ......

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New SFCR guidance documents now available
January 22, 2019
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) entered into force on January 15, 2019. To help staff and industry comply ......

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Importing Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engines: tools for reporting
January 21, 2019
The importation and manufacture of off-road small spark-ignition engines in Canada is regulated under the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission ......

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