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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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Tariff Heading 9813: Is a TIB right for me?
November 21, 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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CBP Issues “Three Strike” Policy on Wood Packaging Violations
November 21, 2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection released new guidelines for penalty mitigation in the event of violation to the wood packaging ......

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USDA Federal Order Restricting Tomato & Pepper Imports – UPDATE!
November 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has imposed restrictions on the imports of ......

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SFCR timelines – Meat products and food animals
November 21, 2019
SFCR timelines - Meat products and food animals Use the timetable below to find out when you will need to comply ......

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New requirements for businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables sector
November 21, 2019
The SFCR and FFV Fresh fruits or vegetables are defined in the SFCR as "any fresh plant or any fresh edible ......

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Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation
November 21, 2019
Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners - Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation On November 14, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a re-investigation ......

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Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
November 21, 2019
D3-1-1, Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods In Brief This memorandum has been revised to: (a) Reflect additions and updates to ......

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Japan Regulation Amendments
November 20, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. On October 3, 2019 Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ......

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Read the latest CFIA Chronicle 360 article
November 20, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Calling all fresh fruits or vegetables businesses: Are you ready to ......

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Completing the Official Meat Inspection Certificate forms for meat products from the United States
November 20, 2019
Completing the Official Meat Inspection Certificate forms for meat products from the United States Please note the following clarifications regarding box ......

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Trade Compliance Verifications
November 15, 2019
Importers are ultimately responsible for the tariff classification of the goods being imported.  A periodic review of the tariff classification ......

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Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet Notice of Initiation of Investigations
November 14, 2019
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet Notice of Initiation of Investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on November 8, 2019, ......

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CFIA Chronicle 360
November 14, 2019
Watch. Listen. Read. Chronicle 360 is now live and ready for you to experience at inspection.gc.ca/Chronicle360. Learn more about what we ......

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Has your Company Reviewed your Tariff Classifications Recently?
November 14, 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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China 301 Tariffs: Tariff Lists and Exclusions
November 14, 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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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Tomatoes TODAY!
November 14, 2019
As a reminder, on November 15th (Friday), the seasonal tariff number for tomatoes changed from 0702.00.20 to 0702.00.6010 (if greenhouse), ......

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Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to Contain these Substances
November 7, 2019
D19-7-2, Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to ......

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November 1st change: Import of mixtures containing animal ingredients/
November 7, 2019
Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal origin containing multiple ingredients come into effect (section 9 of the Terrestrial animal ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
November 7, 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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CFIA Notice to Industry: Changes to plant and animal import permit application forms
November 7, 2019
CFIA Notice to Industry: Changes to plant and animal import permit application forms This is a reminder that the application process for ......

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CFIA – Chronicle 360 launches November 14
November 7, 2019
CFIA Chronicle 360 launches November 14 On November 14, get ready for Chronicle 360 – an online multimedia hub featuring stories that cover ......

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China List 4 Tariff Exclusion Requests
November 7, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, starting October 31st, exclusions from duties for commodities on List ......

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CBP Issues “Three Strike” Policy on Wood Packaging Violations
November 7, 2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection released new guidelines for penalty mitigation in the event of violation to the wood packaging ......

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Duty Free Treatment under GSP Modified
November 7, 2019
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a free trade program that allows for duty free treatment of certain commodities ......

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Notice of Intent on Amendment to Beef, Bison and Veal Carcass Grade Requirements
October 31, 2019
The Canadian Beef Grading Agency (CBGA), a private, non-profit corporation accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to deliver ......

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CFIA Annual fertilizer regulatory workshop
October 31, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be hosting its annual fertilizer regulatory workshop on January 14, 2020, in Ottawa.  The ......

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Carbon Steel Fasteners – Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review
October 31, 2019
Carbon Steel Fasteners - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review On October 28, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), initiated ......

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NRCan Permit Data
October 31, 2019
We have been advised that NRCan is unable to receive explosive permit data that is sent to them by CBSA ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
October 31, 2019
At the National Customs Broker’s and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) national conference this week, a USDA representative stated ......

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APHIS sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
October 31, 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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Tomato Anti-Dumping Duties to be Refunded by Customs
October 31, 2019
The Department of Commerce has instructed U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries associated with the importation of ......

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