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Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from France to Canada
July 13, 2018
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the "List of establishments approved to export live ......

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Updates to the phytosanitary requirements for importing micro-organisms
July 13, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently updated its plant health requirements for importing bacteria, fungi and yeast. The requirements to import ......

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Public consultation: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
July 13, 2018
On July 9th, 2018, Global Affairs Canada opened a public online comment period to seek input on the administration of ......

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ISF & Ocean Shipments: What you need to know
July 13, 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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This Week’s U.S & China Trade Developments
July 13, 2018
On July 6th, the United States began collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods that were made ......

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Revised Customs Notice 18-08 Surtaxes Imposed on Certain Products Originating in the United States
July 12, 2018
CBSA has revised Customs Notice 18-08 to include the official regulations and links to the US Surtax Order for Steel ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 12, 2018
Certain Dry Wheat Pasta The Canada Border Services Agency made final determinations of dumping and subsidizing respecting certain dry wheat pasta ......

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Process for requesting remission of surtaxes that apply on certain goods from the U.S.
July 12, 2018
The Government of Canada is outlining a framework and process for how it will consider remission requests for the surtaxes ......

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Reminder: Goods must be exported timely when AES is filed
July 5, 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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Anti-Dumping Duties -Steel Piling Pipe
July 5, 2018
CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL PIPE PILES ORIGINATING IN OR EXPORTED FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, ......

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Retaliatory Tariffs – Helpful Links
July 5, 2018
Following is a list of links to information about the retaliatory tariffs. Process for requesting remission of surtaxes that apply ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
July 5, 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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CBP Publishes “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Customs Value”
July 5, 2018
The US Customs & Border Protection website contains many valuable resources for importers, exporters, and the trade community.  The Willson ......

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REMINDER: Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective JULY 06 2018
July 5, 2018
USTR Issues Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to Unfair Trade Practices United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on ......

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Surtaxes Imposed on Certain Products Originating in the United States
June 29, 2018
Countermeasures in Response to Unjustified Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products On July 1, 2018, Canada will impose countermeasures (surtaxes) ......

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Global Affairs Canada re: Steel and Aluminum Workers and Industry
June 29, 2018
Canada’s steel and aluminum industries have made North American steel and aluminum more competitive around the world. It is inconceivable ......

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Retaliatory Tariffs – Announcement
June 28, 2018
The Government of Canada has announced that two news conferences will take place on June 29 to present the final ......

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CN 18-07, Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
June 28, 2018
Customs Notice 18-07 - Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff 1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate and High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Plate
June 28, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice that it has initiated an interim review of its order ......

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Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program
June 28, 2018
Health Canada has posted four new Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports: Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Report: the purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Dry Wheat Pasta
June 28, 2018
On June 26, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made final determinations of dumping and subsidizing in respect of ......

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Broader Trade Measures for Imports of Steel and Aluminum
June 28, 2018
The House of Commons Committee on International Trade met on June 26 to discuss the impacts on Canadian businesses and ......

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Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective July 6th
June 28, 2018
United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods made in China.  These additional duties ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 28, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs on 818 commodity classifications that become effective July 6th, ......

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Right to Make Entry: CBP Trade Priority
June 28, 2018
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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Shrimp and Abalone Imports Will Require SIMP Reporting
June 21, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a final rule determination that shrimp and abalone will require SIMP ......

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Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective July 6th
June 21, 2018
United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods made in China.  These additional duties ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 21, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs on 818 commodity classifications that become effective July 6th, ......

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Consultation: Openness and Transparency at the CFIA
June 21, 2018
How can the Canadian Food Inspection Agency be more transparent? As part of maintaining trust in Canada's regulatory system for food, ......

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Fee Increase ~ Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program
June 21, 2018
CN 18-06, Fee Increase - Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program The Canada Border Services Agency has been notified by Transport ......

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Tutorial Video for the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is pleased to announce the release of the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) tutorial ......

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Pre-publication of proposed regulatory changes to Canada’s beer compositional standards
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to amend the beer compositional standards under the Food and Drug Regulations ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 21, 2018
The following are available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Notice of Initiation of Investigation - 54-inch Gypsum Board The Canada Border ......

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Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective July 6th
June 18, 2018
It was recently announced that the United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods ......

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Implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
June 15, 2018
The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying and expanding market access opportunities that will help Canadian businesses grow and ......

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Webinars for Vaping Industry on Regulatory Requirements under the CCPSA
June 15, 2018
The following is provided by Health Canada Invitation: Webinars for Vaping Industry on Regulatory Requirements under the CCPSA On May 23, 2018, ......

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Copper Pipe Fittings threatening to cause injury
June 15, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal finds the dumping and subsidizing of pressure pipe fittings and drainage, waste and vent pipe ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 15, 2018
The following information is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Oil Country Tubular Goods - Notice of Initiation ......

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 15, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, we would like to remind ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
June 15, 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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Comprehensive List of Retaliatory Tariffs
June 15, 2018
The coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users posted a “comprehensive list of retaliatory tariffs” that are either currently effective ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
June 13, 2018
On Jun 13, 2018, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Cold-Rolled Steel
June 7, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on May 25, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the ......

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ABCs of Seed Importation into Canada
June 7, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the ABCs of Seed Importation into Canada document. If you have any questions, please contact ......

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The CFIA Chronicle
June 7, 2018
For the latest on CFIA initiatives, services, research and other news – check out the latest edition of The CFIA ......

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REMINDER: USDA Import Permits
June 7, 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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CBP Centers Validating Claims of US Origin on Steel Products and Aluminum Products
June 7, 2018
U.S. Customs & Border Protection has begun issuing requests to substantiate claims of U.S. origin steel and aluminum products for ......

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U.S. Section 232 Tariffs & Canadian Countermeasures
June 7, 2018
On May 31st, The United States ended the Canadian exemption from the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum articles. The ......

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 6, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, we would like to remind ......

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Canada Bolsters Prevention of Transshipment and Diversion of Steel and Aluminum Products Through Country of Origin Marking Regime
June 1, 2018
The following is available in its entirety on the Department of Finance Canada website. The Government of Canada is taking action ......

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Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232
June 1, 2018
Yesterday, CSMS 18-000372 was issued by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) officially ending the exemptions of Canada, Mexico, and ......

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Trump Ends Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions for Largest U.S. Trading Partners
May 31, 2018
The United States has ended the exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. The 25 percent tariff on steel ......

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Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products
May 31, 2018
The following appears on the Department of Finance Canada website. On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition ......

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FDA Releases Updated Small Business Guide for Food Facility Registration
May 31, 2018
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated ‘Small Entity Compliance Guide” to help businesses comply with food ......

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Trump, Whitehouse Resume Plan for Increased China Tariffs
May 31, 2018
On May 29th, a week after the administration stated the tariffs were on hold, the white House announced that they ......

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FDA’s VQIP Program will not be ready for 2019
May 31, 2018
In a constituent update this week, the FDA has advised that the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) will not be ......

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Industry Labelling Tool updates
May 31, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Industry Labelling Tool (ILT) to reflect the December 14, 2016 amendments ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
May 31, 2018
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 31, 2018
Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On May 24, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ......

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Union and Canadian Pacific Railway reach tentative agreement
May 31, 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway and Teamsters Canada, the union representing conductors and locomotive engineers, have reached a tentative agreement to end ......

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Canadian Pacific Railway workers go on strike
May 30, 2018
More than 3,000 locomotive engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific Railway went on strike on Tuesday night, labour union Teamsters ......

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Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe Expiry Review Determination
May 25, 2018
Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe Expiry Review Determination Concerning an expiry review determination under paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of the Special Import ......

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CBSA initiates investigations respecting the dumping and subsidizing of certain sucker rods
May 25, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on May 18, 2018, respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of ......

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Importation of Vaping Products – under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)
May 25, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-05, Importation of Vaping Products - under the Tobacco ......

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Record Keeping Requirements Reminder
May 25, 2018
As a reminder for all Willson clients, we here at Willson eNews would like to take a moment to address ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
May 25, 2018
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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Commerce will levy ADD on Cold-drawn Mechanical Tubing
May 25, 2018
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ......

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Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Inquiry No. NQ-2017-003
May 18, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has conducted an inquiry into whether the dumping and subsidizing of polyethylene terephthalate resin ......

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Certain Copper Pipe Fittings, Statement of Reasons
May 18, 2018
Concerning the final determinations with respect to the dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported ......

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Exporter Reporting
May 18, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has updated its Departmental Memorandum concerning exporter reporting. D20-1-1, Exporter Reporting This memorandum outlines and explains the obligations, ......

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Importation of Vehicles, Engines, Vessels and Machines
May 18, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has updated its Departmental Memorandum concerning the importation of vehicles, engines, vessels and machines. D19-7-4, Importation of ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate Expiry Review
May 18, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has given notice it will initiate an expiry review of its order made ......

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FDA Releases “Small Entity Compliance Guide” for FSMA Deadlines
May 18, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration released a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” to assist small businesses remain compliant with the extended ......

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Quota Announced for Korean Steel Mill Products
May 18, 2018
U.S. Customs released CSMS message 18-000342 advising the trade community that the quarter year limits of the absolute quota on ......

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Commerce Publishes Fact Sheet for ADD/CVD on Forged Steel Fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan
May 18, 2018
The United States Department of Commerce announced their affirmative preliminary determination in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of ......

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