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Surtax Remission – Summary
September 13, 2019
Surtax (retaliatory) that was collected in Canada in response to additional duties imposed by the US may be subject to ......

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties – Certain Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods
September 13, 2019
Certain Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods The Canada Board Services Agency (CBSA) received an Application for a scope ruling ......

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties – Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
September 13, 2019
Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a ......

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APHIS sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
September 12, 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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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
September 12, 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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China 301 Tariffs Update
September 12, 2019
There is never a dull moment in the U.S./China trade war.  On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted that the U.S. ......

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Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
September 5, 2019
CN 19-19, Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of ......

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Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) – Minor Processing Operations
September 5, 2019
CN 19-18, Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations On May 28, 2018, Canada and Israel signed ......

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Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS)
September 5, 2019
Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a free, web-based, self-service portal for submitting electronic export ......

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Bill C-47 and related regulations are in force
September 5, 2019
Bill C-47, that amends the Export and Import Permits Act to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty, and the related ......

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Reminder: Animal Food Qualified Facility Attestation Opens October 1st
September 5, 2019
FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine encourages all FURLS/FFRM animal facility users to ensure that their accounts are up to date ......

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
September 5, 2019
On October 1st, 2019, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be increasing again. On entries with a value less than $2,500 ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
September 5, 2019
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs, we would like to remind importers of the customs ......

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Lacey Act Declarations: Updated Form
September 5, 2019
As a reminder to all of our clients, if your company ships wood products that require the PPQ 505, commonly ......

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Reminder – Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Tomatoes on September 1st!
August 28, 2019
On September 1st, the seasonal tariff number for tomatoes changes from 0702.00.40 to: 00.2010 – Greenhouse 00.2035 – Field grown ......

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Tomato ADD – Draft Agreement Reached!
August 28, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached a preliminary agreement to suspend the anti-dumping duty levied against tomatoes grown in ......

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
August 28, 2019
On October 1st, 2019, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be increasing again. On entries with a value less than $2,500 ......

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China 301 Tariffs Update
August 28, 2019
The news has been swirling this week regarding the next round of duties that the United States is planning to ......

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Exclusions added to Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire subject to Provisional Safeguards
August 27, 2019
Steel Safeguard Exclusions and Updated CN 19-08 This message is to inform you that Customs Notice 19-08, Final Safeguard Measures Imposed ......

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Government Takes Further Steps to Protect Canada’s Steel and Aluminum Workers and Industries
August 27, 2019
The Government of Canada is continuing to strengthen Canada’s ability to protect steel and aluminum industries, as well as the ......

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Notice to Importers – General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products
August 26, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Notice to Importers – General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products Purpose, Coverage ......

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Notice to Importers – Steel General Import Permits No. 80 and 81 – Carbon and Specialty Steel Products
August 26, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Notice to Importers - Steel General Import Permits No. 80 and 81 – ......

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Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States
August 26, 2019
General Export Permit No. 47 – Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States 1. The purpose of this ......

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Surtax Remission: Summary
August 23, 2019
Surtax (retaliatory) that was collected in Canada in response to additional duties imposed by the US may be subject to ......

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Implementation of an Aluminum Import Monitoring Regime and Strengthening of the Current Steel Import Monitoring Regime
August 23, 2019
Implementation of an Aluminum Import Monitoring Regime and Strengthening of the Current Steel Import Monitoring Regime General Import Permits (GIPs) No. ......

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CPSC will begin Notification Messaging
August 22, 2019
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will begin participating in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) ACE messaging.  For products ......

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FDA Issues First Warning Letter for FSVP Violations
August 22, 2019
On August 13th, the FDA issued the first warning letter to an importer that was found to have violated the ......

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FDA Downtime Scheduled Saturday to Sunday
August 22, 2019
Due to scheduled system maintenance on Saturday August 24th from 11PM EDT to Sunday August 25th at 1 AM EDT, ......

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Milk protein substances with a milk protein content of 85%
August 22, 2019
Message to industry – Milk protein substances with a milk protein content of 85% or more by weight, calculated on ......

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Declaration of Minor Processing In The Territory Of A Non-Party (CIFTA)
August 21, 2019
Form E669 has been updated. Form E669 is used as additional proof of origin for certain CIFTA originating goods that ......

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Entry into force of the LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016
August 21, 2019
Preclearance in Canada and the United States In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed a new treaty entitled the ......

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Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines
August 20, 2019
D19-7-4, Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines This memorandum has been issued to reflect requirements for the importation of engines, ......

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Certain Aluminum Extrusions, Statement of Reasons
August 20, 2019
Certain Aluminum Extrusions, Statement of Reasons On August 2, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency determined that the expiry of the ......

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Electronic Communication with the Canada Border Services Agency
August 20, 2019
This message is to inform you that, as of August 12, 2019, the CBSA will now offer applicants for Advance ......

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Requirements that apply to a person who prepares food and a fisher
August 15, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Information on the requirements that apply to a person who manufactures, ......

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Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification
August 15, 2019
D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) program for issuing advance rulings for ......

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Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
August 15, 2019
Customs Notice 19-17 - Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest) 1. This notice ......

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Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff – Updated
August 15, 2019
Customs Notice 19-16 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff contained a typographical error in paragraph 8.  The correct ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ from the FDA
August 15, 2019
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document published for produce safety ......

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Section 301 Background
August 15, 2019
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation to determine ......

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China 301 Duty Update – Changes to tariff Lists and Effective Dates!
August 15, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative released a modified version of the next round of China tariffs imposed by the United States.  ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 9, 2019
Certain Aluminum Extrusions - Notice of Expiry Review Decision On March 8, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry ......

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New on the CFIA website
August 9, 2019
New items have been added to the CFIA website (JULY 01 to JULY 31 2019) August dubbed "Tree Check Month" ......

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Excise Technical Publications – Excise Stamping Regime – Transition to New Contract
August 9, 2019
The following document is now available on the Canada.ca website: EDN61 Excise Stamping Regime – Transition to New Contract The purpose ......

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FDA Prepares for Increased FSVP Enforcement
August 9, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 99.41 this week which strengthens their stance on FSVP enforcement.  ......

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Eighth Round of Products Excluded from Section 301 Duties (Tranche 3)
August 9, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 39268267 advising the trade that the decision to grant the eighth round ......

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FDA Downtime Scheduled Saturday Night to Sunday Morning
August 9, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 39266153 advising that the interface between CBP and the FDA will be ......

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WTO issues 2019 editions of flagship statistical publications
August 2, 2019
The WTO issued today (29 July) the latest editions of its annual statistical publications, the “World Trade Statistical Review” and ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 2, 2019
Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - Notice of Close of Record and Updated Schedule – Normal Value and Export Price ......

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CBSA – National Customs Rulings
August 2, 2019
D11-11-1, National Customs Rulings This memorandum has been revised to update the sections as to who may apply for a valuation, ......

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CETA – Update
August 2, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. To date, 13 Member States have completed national ratification of the Canada-EU Comprehensive ......

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Temporary Imports: Statement of Use Requirements
August 1, 2019
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule United States (HTSUS) and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations allow for the temporary ......

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CBP not Accepting Paper CBPF 7512 Forms for In-Bond Movements
August 1, 2019
As of July 29th, 2019, CBP will no longer accept paper copies of the CBPF 7512 to perform arrival and ......

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CBP & FDA Server Maintenance this Weekend
August 1, 2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will be conducting maintenance on their ......

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USTR Proposes Additional China Tariffs
August 1, 2019
Today, President Trump tweeted that the United States plans on levying additional tariffs on Chinese origin goods.  This a ‘modification’ ......

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CBP & FDA Aware of ACE Processing Delays
July 25, 2019
CSMS #38970050 was issued this week acknowledging that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Food & Drug Administration ......

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2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Updated
July 25, 2019
The 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule was updated on Sunday July 21st.  We encourage our clients to periodically review the tariff ......

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APHIS Releases Core FAQ Document
July 25, 2019
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a frequently asked questions document relating to the ACE system and ......

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CBSA Verification Priorities – July 2019
July 25, 2019
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has now published the list of verification priorities for July. This website also includes a link ......

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2019-2020 Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products
July 25, 2019
This message pertains to imports of wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by Items 161 to 191 of ......

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CFIA – Invitation to consultation workshop on draft ISPMs
July 25, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. You are invited to participate in a workshop either in person ......

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties
July 25, 2019
The following is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Liquid dielectric transformers - Notice of Conclusion of Expedited Review Liquid ......

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Further Measures to Protect Canadian Steel Workers and Industry
July 25, 2019
Finance Canada has announced further measures to protect Canadian steel workers and industry.  These measures affect goods that are subject ......

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Updates to directive D-18-01 (Phytosanitary import requirements for propagative material of Rubus and Ribes species from all origins)
July 25, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's import directive, D-18-01: Phytosanitary import requirements for propagative material of Rubus and Ribes species from ......

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Australia: Seasonal Measures related to Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
July 25, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. The purpose of this message is to inform you that Australia has submitted ......

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CFIA Regulatory amendments – Flavoured purified alcohol /
July 25, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Please be advised that Health Canada has amended Division 2 (Alcoholic ......

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Re-investigation and Normal Value Review Policy – Special Import Measures Act (SIMA)
July 25, 2019
D14-1-8, Re-investigation and Normal Value Review Policy – Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) Revisions were made in this memorandum to explain ......

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Transport Canada and Remolded Tires
July 25, 2019
Remolded tires (tires manufactured by remolding new tread and sidewall rubber to a used tire carcass) have been the subject ......

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CFIA now posting alerts when an import system is under maintenance or out of service
July 18, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. In the past, an email would be sent to Canadian Food ......

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Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) – United States Surtax Remission Order
July 18, 2019
Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) - United States Surtax Remission Order 1. This notice provides information on the introduction and application of ......

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WTO issues panel reports regarding US measures on Canadian, Mexican steel and aluminium
July 18, 2019
The WTO has issued has issued its panel reports concerning the disputes filed by Canada, Mexico and the USA concerning ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
July 18, 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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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Cucumbers & Tomatoes
July 18, 2019
As a reminder, on July 1st the seasonal tariff number for cucumbers changed from 0707.00.50 to 0707.00.6010 (greenhouse), 0707.00.6030 (if ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
July 18, 2019
Willson International encourages our clients to pursue participation in Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) CTPAT program. CBP has launched the CTPAT ......

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CFIA Chronicle – Summer 2019
July 18, 2019
Stay in touch with what's happening at the CFIA! Read the CFIA Chronicle summer edition Did you know that this is ......

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