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Willson News Archive


Anti-Dumping Duties
January 18, 2019
Carbon Steel Welded Pipe - Notice of Final Determination The Canada Border Services Agency terminated the investigation of dumping of carbon steel ......

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FDA Issues a Report on FSVP Violations
January 18, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found approximately 300 violations of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program during the 2018 inspections.  ......

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No Exemptions to List 3 of China 301 Tariffs
January 18, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told U.S. Senators that there will not be exemptions for goods on the ......

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Reminder: Goods must be exported timely when AES is filed
January 18, 2019
US Customs has been enforcing penalties on exports that were not completed timely and in accordance with the date of ......

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CBSA Verification Priorities for January 2019
January 18, 2019
CBSA has posted its semi-annual list of verification priorities for tariff classification, valuation and origin for January 2019. A second ......

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Fish Importers and the SFCR – Update
January 17, 2019
CFIA has confirmed that the FIN (Fish Import Notification) is no longer required. It has been eliminated for both SFC ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and SFCR import licence
January 16, 2019
The information included in this notice is a helpful reminder that an importer who holds certain valid registrations or licences ......

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CFIA-AIRS Updates January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has successfully updated the Automated Import ......

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New SFCR food regulations are now in force
January 15, 2019
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in force. These regulations require most food businesses to have a ......

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Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings – Impact of the partial U.S. government shutdown
January 11, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada Please note that the United States government is currently in a partial shutdown. Companies ......

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Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties
January 11, 2019
Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review Shandong Molong Petroleum Machinery ......

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TSCA Required on Composite Wood Products in March 2019
January 11, 2019
Beginning on March 22nd, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin requiring the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ......

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Right to Make Entry: CBP Trade Priority
January 11, 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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CBP not processing Refunds during Shutdown
January 11, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has advised that they will not be processing refunds during the government shutdown.  Entries will ......

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Notification of SFCR Changes to Fish Importers
January 10, 2019
On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into force.  The SFCR will consolidate 14 ......

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Service change for importers and brokers who declare CFIA regulated imports to the CBSA
January 9, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would like to formally announce a service change for commercial importers and brokers who ......

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CN 19-01, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019
January 9, 2019
The following Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 19-01, Canadian Food Inspection Agency ......

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CPTPP – Certification of Origin – Updated
January 4, 2019
CBSA has confirmed that there is no requirement to provide proof of CPTPP ( Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 4, 2019
Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On December 27, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ......

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Changes to the CBSA SIMA Registry Hours of Operation
January 4, 2019
Changes to the CBSA SIMA Registry Hours of Operation New Hours of Service Delivery The hours of service delivery for the SIMA ......

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U.S. Government Shutdown Guidance
January 4, 2019
With the Federal government in ‘shutdown,’ it is important to understand which agencies will be impacted. U.S. Customs & Border Protection ......

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U.S.I.T.C. Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet will be assessed ADD
January 4, 2019
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured the importation of common alloy ......

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FDA Scheduled Maintenance this Sunday
January 4, 2019
FDA will be unable to process incoming entries on Saturday, January 5th from 3 AM EST to 7 AM EST. ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Licences now Available for Food Businesses
December 31, 2018
Food business owners across Canada can now apply for a licence under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by accessing the ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
December 31, 2018
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into force on January 15, 2019. Once the SFCR come into force, ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) webinar recording
December 29, 2018
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will be coming into force on January 15, 2019. To help food businesses ......

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LAST CHANCE! REMINDER! FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Cutoff is 12/31/2018!
December 27, 2018
If you have not done so already, please follow the below procedures to renew your FDA food facility registration: Go ......

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U.S. Government Shutdown Guidance
December 27, 2018
With the Federal government in ‘shutdown,’ it is important to understand which agencies will be impacted. U.S. Customs & Border Protection ......

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Upcoming January 15, 2019 Safe Food For Canadians Regulations Licence (SFCR)
December 24, 2018
This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import ......

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Tips for a smooth SFC licence application
December 21, 2018
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force on January 15, 2019. At that time, most food businesses will ......

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Amendment to import conditions for romaine lettuce harvested in California and salads from the USA
December 21, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) is amending the import controls in relation to the outbreak of E. coli O157 ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
December 21, 2018
The following are available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Nitisinone Capsules - Notice of Preliminary Determinations On December 20, 2018, ......

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End of 2018 Quota Filing – U.S. Shipments
December 21, 2018
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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UPDATE: China 301 Tariffs Update: Tranche 3 of Tariffs to Remain at 10%
December 21, 2018
On Saturday, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a deal to keep Tranche 3 of the China ......

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NAFTA remains in Effect for the Start of 2019!
December 21, 2018
As we continue to navigate the ever changing seas of trade, we want to remind our clients that NAFTA will ......

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Lists of Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Imported from the United States Subject to Remission of Countermeasures
December 20, 2018
Lists of Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Imported from the United States Subject to Remission of Countermeasures The Department of Finance ......

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Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
December 20, 2018
This message pertains to imports of barley products classified under Customs Tariff headings: 11.02, 11.03, 11.04, 11.07, 11.08, 19.01, 19.04 ......

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Additional Relief for Certain Steel Goods
December 20, 2018
The Government of Canada has announced an Order-in-Council concerning certain steel goods that were in transit to Canada prior to ......

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Updated guidance on the coming into force of certain SFCR requirements for fresh fruit or vegetables
December 20, 2018
To help CFIA staff and industry prepare for the new regulations, the CFIA continues to publish new and updated guidance ......

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Less than one month until your food business may need a licence
December 19, 2018
In less than one month many food businesses will require a licence when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) ......

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Safe Food for Canadians – Licence Requirement
December 14, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has responded to questions concerning licensing requirements under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. CFIA: As ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
December 14, 2018
Hollow Structural Sections - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review ......

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End of 2018 Quota Filing – U.S. Shipments
December 14, 2018
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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Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Certain Textile Shipments
December 14, 2018
A reminder to clients utilizing Certificates of Eligibility to obtain preferential duty treatment that TPL entries released within 2018 must ......

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U.S.I.T.C. Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet will be assessed ADD
December 14, 2018
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured the importation of common alloy ......

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NAFTA remains in Effect for the Start of 2019!
December 14, 2018
As we continue to navigate the ever changing seas of trade, we want to remind our clients that NAFTA will ......

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Text Now Available
December 7, 2018
The text of the CUSMA, otherwise known as USMCA, is now available on the Government of Canada’s website, in both ......

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Importation of Vaping Products – under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)
December 7, 2018
This Customs Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-05, Importation of Vaping Products ......

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Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
December 7, 2018
This Customs Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-22, Implementation of the Comprehensive ......

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Additional webinar dates to be added: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Webinars for Industry
December 7, 2018
Due to high demand, registration has reached capacity for some of the webinar sessions on the Safe Food for Canadians ......

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Technical Bulletin on the Proposed Prescriptive Path To Meet Fan Energy Rating (FER)
December 7, 2018
Technical Bulletin on the Proposed Prescriptive Path To Meet Fan Energy Rating (FER) Standards In Amendment 15  On October 20, 2018, ......

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Amendment to the import conditions for romaine lettuce harvested in California (USA) and salads from the USA
December 7, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to add a date of signing ......

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FDA Biennial Registration is now open!
December 7, 2018
Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every even numbered year between October 1st and December 31st.  The ......

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CBP Guidance on Non-Reimbursement Certificates for ADD/CVD
December 7, 2018
Importers and non-resident importers are required to file a non-reimbursement certificate stating that they are not being reimbursed for any ......

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China 301 Tariffs Update: Tranche 3 of Tariffs to Remain at 10%
December 7, 2018
On Saturday, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a deal to keep Tranche 3 of the China ......

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USTR Issues Updated Report on the China 301 Investigation
November 30, 2018
This week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a report updating the Section 301 investigation of China’s ......

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Buffalo FDA Issues Memorandum Regarding Border Crossing Procedures
November 30, 2018
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Port of Buffalo, NY issued a memorandum reminding exporters, carriers, brokers, ......

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FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Resources
November 30, 2018
Food facilities must renew their registration this year between October 1 and December 31, 2018.  On October 25th, FDA hosted ......

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Restrictions on imported romaine lettuce harvested in California (USA) and salads from all of the USA
November 29, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to add additional import controls following ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 29, 2018
Certain sucker rods - Statement of Reasons Based on the available evidence, the CBSA is satisfied that certain sucker rods originating ......

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Opening of the application period for the new CPTPP tariff rate quotas (TRQ)
November 29, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act received Royal Assent on October 25th, 2018. As per Canada’s commitments under the ......

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Romaine lettuce E. coli O157 outbreak
November 29, 2018
The Government of Canada's food safety partners (Canadian Food Inspection Agency [CFIA], Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC], Health Canada ......

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Opening of the application period for the new CPTPP tariff rate quotas
November 26, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act received Royal Assent on October 25th, 2018.  As per Canada’s ......

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CBSA – Single Window Initiative
November 22, 2018
The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a single point for advance reporting of import information to CBSA and is the ......

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ARL – Fact Sheet on NEW Client Account Offsetting Rules – ARL Fall 2018 Release
November 22, 2018
The CBSA has made changes to the way transactions are offset on a client account by changing the prioritization in ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 22, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website Copper Tube - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On ......

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CFIA Chronicle – Fall 2018
November 22, 2018
For the latest on CFIA initiatives, services, research and other news – check out the latest edition of The CFIA ......

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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
November 22, 2018
The details of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have been posted in the Canada Gazette. CPTPP Rules ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce determines Shakes & Shingles Subject to ADD/CVD
November 22, 2018
In a recent ruling on the scope of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders (A-122-857/ C-122-858) covering softwood lumber, the ......

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APHIS to begin sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
November 22, 2018
The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin notifying importers and customs brokers when Lacey Act declarations ......

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FDA Offers Webinar to Help Food Facilities with the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal Period
November 22, 2018
This week, the FDA sent an email to all stakeholders announcing a webinar that will be held on October 25, ......

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