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Willson News Archive


Notice to Industry – CFIA AIRS update on pasteurized/unpasteurized cheese
March 23, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) database to distinguish between cheese manufactured from pasteurized ......

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UPDATE – New information on Steel & Aluminum Tariffs released
March 23, 2018
Late last night, U.S. Customs issued CSMS 18-000240 regarding the implementation of the new steel and aluminum tariffs that became ......

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REMINDER – Steel & Aluminum Tariffs increase Friday
March 23, 2018
As a reminder, 25 percent tariff on steel articles and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum articles manufactured in all ......

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Kevin McAleenan confirmed as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
March 23, 2018
The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Kevin McAleenan as the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  ......

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Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duty confirmed on Shingles and Sawn Shakes
March 23, 2018
Per CSMS 18-000223, anti-dumping/countervailing cuty has now been officially included in the scope of ADD case A122-857 and CVD case ......

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REMINDER – USDA Import Permits
March 23, 2018
As a reminder, please remember to send the import permits with your drivers.  Produce from origins other than Canada will ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
March 23, 2018
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate, Statement of Reasons The Canada Border Services Agency determined that the expiry of the Canadian International ......

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Update on the Blended in Canada wine labelling consultation
March 23, 2018
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. From June 1 to June 30, 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection ......

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New requirement to reduce Salmonella to below detectable amounts in frozen raw breaded chicken products
March 23, 2018
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Please be advised that effective immediately, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ......

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Update to industry concerning FSVP developments and adoption
March 22, 2018
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided guidance on how Canadian food businesses can support ......

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Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
March 16, 2018
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, today issued the following statement following the signature of the Comprehensive and ......

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CETA Originating Goods and U.S. FTZs
March 16, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a response regarding CETA originating goods that are entered into an FTZ in ......

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Evidence of Dumping – Dry Wheat Pasta
March 16, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, has conducted a preliminary injury inquiry into whether the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that ......

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Tariff Classification of Footwear, Covering the Ankle
March 16, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website. D10-15-28, Tariff Classification of Footwear, Covering the Ankle This memorandum ......

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CVD Rates for Forged Steel Fittings from China now in Effect
March 16, 2018
The International Trade Administration (ITA) has made their preliminary determination on countervailing duties (CVD) for Forged Steel Fittings from China. The ......

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US Customs to Host Commodity Specific Webinars
March 16, 2018
U.S. Customs & Border Protection will be offering commodity specific webinars hosted by national import specialists for the commodities. This information ......

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Update
March 16, 2018
As many readers know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed proclamations that levied a 25 percent tariff on steel articles and ......

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Trump Authorizes Heavy Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
March 9, 2018
Thursday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump signed proclamations that levied a 25 percent tariff on steel articles and a 10 ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Expiry Review Decision
March 9, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Expiry Review Decision On October 3, ......

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Catfish from Certain Countries No Longer Admissible
March 9, 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has notified the trade that effective March 1st, ......

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FDA Issues Small Business Compliance Guide for Labelling
March 9, 2018
The FDA issued a compliance guide for small businesses that explains the changes to food nutrition facts.  This guide explains ......

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In-Bond Regulations Enforcement Postponed
March 9, 2018
As a reminder, CSMS 18-000013 announced a six month delay in enforcement of new in-bond regulatory changes.  The largest change ......

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ACI (eManifest) requirements for commercial shipments – detailed cargo description
March 2, 2018
Under Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) and eManifest initiatives, carriers must provide electronic cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA in ......

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US Tariff Schedule Changes set for March 1st
March 2, 2018
The most notable change will be to crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells as a result of the safe guard tariffs ......

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ADD/CVD Investigations on Rubber Bands
March 2, 2018
The US Department of Commerce has initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on rubber bands from China (A-570-069/C-570-070), Sri Lanka ......

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TSCA Certificates Required for Composite Wood Products in December 2018
March 2, 2018
As previously covered in the Willson eNews, the EPA delayed the requirement for TSCA requirements on composite wood products until ......

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Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin – Final Determinations
March 1, 2018
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin - Final Determinations - ......

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Food Labelling Modernization Phase III
March 1, 2018
The following is available in its entirety on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. Please be advised that the Canadian ......

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New Excise Duty Rates on Spirits, Wine, and Beer
February 22, 2018
The following new documents are now available on the Canada.ca website: EDN46 Excise Duty Rates on Spirits and Wine Effective April ......

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CBSA FIRM Reports
February 22, 2018
CBSA has provided updated information regarding requests for FIRM reports. Updated information follows; paragraphs 6 and 7 have been changed. FIRM ......

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Winter 2018 Edition of The CFIA Chronicle
February 22, 2018
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Winter 2018 Edition of The CFIA Chronicle is here! This issue includes ......

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Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
February 22, 2018
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations We have updated ......

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Reminder: Goods must be exported timely when AES is filed
February 22, 2018
US Customs has been enforcing penalties on exports that were not completed timely and in accordance with the date of ......

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GSP Bill Approved in House, moves to Senate
February 22, 2018
The renewal of the bill that re-authorizes GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) passed through the House of Representatives by a ......

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Trade Shows: Temporary Import Bond or Dutiable Consumption Entry?
February 22, 2018
Trade show season presents a number of unique challenges for importers and exporters.  Of course, you have goods that you ......

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Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement – Certificate of Origin
February 16, 2018
The following form has been updated and is available on the CBSA website: B240 – Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement – Certificate ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
February 16, 2018
The following are available in their entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin - Notice of Final ......

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HTSUS Tariff Heading 9813: Is a TIB right for me?
February 16, 2018
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 Publishes “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Customs Value”
February 16, 2018
The US Customs & Border Protection website contains many valuable resources for importers, exporters, and the trade community.  The Willson ......

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US Customs Ends ‘Informed Compliance Approach’ to NMFS SIMP
February 16, 2018
CSMS message 18-000124 was issued this week announcing the end of US Customs ‘informed compliance approach’ to the Seafood Import ......

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CORRECTION: Tariffs on Washing Machines & Solar Cells set to Increase
February 12, 2018
In the January 26th and February 2nd editions of Willson eNews, we ran an article that contained incorrect information. The ......

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CBSA – Updated Departmental Memornadum(s)
February 9, 2018
The following have been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website D11-5-3, Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of ......

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Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Quantities of Tariff Rate Quota still available)
February 9, 2018
This message is to inform industry stakeholders that following the completion of the allocation process for products of natural milk ......

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Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe, Inquiry No. NQ-2017-002
February 9, 2018
The following is available in its entirety on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Carbon and alloy steel line pipe, Inquiry No. ......

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Safeguard Tariffs against Solar Panels and Washing Machines take Effect
February 9, 2018
This week, the United States began levying ‘safeguard’ tariffs on washing machines and solar panels.  The tariff on large industrial ......

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US Customs Clarifies Anti-dumping Duty Order on Certain Softwood Lumber from Canada
February 9, 2018
US customs has issued a clarification regarding the scope of anti-dumping case A-122-857 that covers certain softwood lumber products from ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
February 9, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued CSMS message 17-000330 regarding their regulatory authority over light emitting diodes (LED) ......

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K90 – Duties Relief Application
February 2, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has updated the following form K90 – Duties Relief Application               ...

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What you need to know if you plan to travel with certain animals and return to Canada
February 2, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulates the importation of certain animals in order to prevent animal diseases of concern ......

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CETA Origin Declaration – UPDATE
February 2, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised that they have received confirmation from the EU that the Member States in ......

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CFIA Industry Labelling Tool Update – Meat and Poultry Products
February 2, 2018
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has provided additional guidance on the Labelling Requirements for Meat and ......

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FDA Accredited Third-Party Certification Program under FSMA
February 2, 2018
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has established the first accreditation body under the FSMA.  The first accreditation was issued ......

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ADD to be assessed on Tapered Roller Bearings from South Korea
February 2, 2018
The US Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination for anti-dumping duties on certain tapered roller bearings from South ......

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Have you updated your contact information lately?
February 2, 2018
In this fast paced world, businesses are continually evolving.  Willson International wanted to take a moment to remind our clients ......

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Excise and GST/HST News – No. 103 (January 2018)
January 26, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Revenue Agency website. Excise and GST/HST News – No. 103 (January 2018)               ...

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Transshipment and CETA
January 26, 2018
The Canada B0rder Services Agency has clarified what is required when originating goods are sent from the EU to the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 26, 2018
The following are now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Seamless Casing - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review ......

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ISF & Ocean Shipments: What you need to know
January 26, 2018
Regardless if the final destination is the United States or Canada, if your ocean shipment is docking in the United ......

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Tariffs on Washing Machines & Solar Cells set to increase in 2018
January 26, 2018
On January 22, US Trade Representative Lighthizer announced plans for increased tariffs on large residential washing machines and solar energy ......

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FDA Releases Guidance on FSMA Standards
January 26, 2018
This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent an email containing links to guidance publications related to the ......

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