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Willson News Archive


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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Goods Subject to a Remission of Surtax – Further Update
July 11, 2019
The list of goods subject to the United States Surtax Remission order has been updated. The order has now been published ......

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CBP Publishes “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know: Reasonable Care”
July 11, 2019
US Customs updated their Informed Compliance Publication covering “Reasonable Care.”  The term reasonable care is means that a good faith ......

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Sixth Round of Products Excluded from Section 301 Duties
July 11, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register announcing the exclusion requests from the 25 percent duty assessed under ......

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CIT Rules String Lights Not Classifiable as Christmas Tree Lights
July 11, 2019
In an interesting decision this week, the Court of International Trade overturned a previous Customs decision on the classification of ......

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REMINDER: Scheduled Maintenance on Multiple FDA Systems July 13th & 14th
July 11, 2019
From July 13th, 11:00 PM to July14th 5:00 AM there will be a scheduled maintenance of multiple FDA computer systems ......

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CFIA releases results of targeted honey testing
July 10, 2019
As part of its efforts to combat food fraud, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a targeted surveillance strategy ......

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IPPC Member consultation on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures
July 10, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Dear stakeholders and partners, It is that time of year for you ......

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Trade Compliance Verifications
July 9, 2019
Trade Compliance Verifications The CBSA manages trade compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Origin programs using the following two post-release ......

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Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers
July 9, 2019
Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers - D10-14-27 Front-mount mowers, without the mower deck, are to be classified as tractors of subheading 8701.91.00, ......

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Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters
July 8, 2019
Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters - Customs Notice 19-14 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will eliminate the paper reporting process Export ......

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ADD & CVD to be assessed on Certain Steel products from Vietnam
July 3, 2019
On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Commerce stated that they will impose antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CV) duties on corrosion-resistant ......

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Ocean Importers: MSC Vessels may be subjected to Additional Screening
July 3, 2019
Recently, U.S. Customs Officers in the Port of Philadelphia seized 17.5 tons of cocaine from a shipping container aboard the ......

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CBP not Accepting Paper CBPF 7512 Forms for In-Bond Movements
July 3, 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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Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
July 3, 2019
This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) interpretative policy with respect to the tariff classification of suitcases, travelling ......

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Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation – Copper Pipe Fittings
July 3, 2019
Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation - Copper Pipe Fittings The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a re-investigation of ......

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CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand
July 3, 2019
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the signing of two Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with the Hong Kong ......

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Goods Subject to a Remission of Surtax – Update
July 3, 2019
Revised June 25, 2019 - Lists of Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Imported from the U.S. Subject to Remission of ......

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FDA Hours: July 4th Holiday
June 27, 2019
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Thursday, July 4th ......

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Section 301 Exclusion Process: New Portal Opens June 30th
June 27, 2019
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative will open the exclusion process for Tranche 3 of the Section 301 duties ......

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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Cucumbers & Tomatoes
June 27, 2019
As a reminder, on July 1st the seasonal tariff number for cucumbers will change from 0707.00.50 to 0707.00.6010 (greenhouse), 0707.00.6030 ......

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Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
June 27, 2019
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the January 14, 2019 version of the Departmental ......

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Important Information from CBSA (CUSMA, De Minimis, CLVS)
June 27, 2019
Canada Border Services Agency  provided information regarding Canada United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), de minimis, and Courier Low Value Shipment ......

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Goods Subject to a Remission of Surtax
June 27, 2019
Finance Canada has once again amended the list of goods that are subject to a remission of surtax (countermeasures).  These ......

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Notice of a public review of a draft Barbecue grill brush standard by the CSA Group
June 26, 2019
Subject: Notice of a public review of a draft Barbecue grill brush standard by the CSA Group Health Canada would like ......

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New Test Market Authorizations process (Food)
June 24, 2019
Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), test market provisions now apply to all foods. Test marketing food allows ......

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Pre-publication of regulatory changes for Food Labelling Modernization
June 24, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Government of Canada is developing a more modern and ......

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2019 Food Preparations Tariff Rate Quota
June 24, 2019
WTO Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) commitment for food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per ......

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Pest fact sheet on tomato brown rugose fruit virus
June 24, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released a new pest fact sheet on tomato brown rugose fruit virus. If you ......

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Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization
June 21, 2019
Due to exceptional circumstances, a portion of the sugar-containing products (SCP) export quota to the United States is now available ......

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U.S. Customs ACE Processing Maintenance this Weekend
June 20, 2019
U.S. Customs issued CSMS message 19-000316 advising stakeholders that the ACE computer system will undergo an extended maintenance period from ......

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Mexico Tomato Anti-Dumping Duty Bond Impact
June 20, 2019
The ripple effects of antidumping duties on tomatoes will impact all companies that are involved in the industry.  We would ......

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U.S. Customs CSMS Messaging to Undergo Changes
June 20, 2019
U.S. Customs (CBP) issued CSMS message 19-000309 alerting stakeholders that the current CSMS messaging platform discontinued and messaging will move ......

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Excise and GST/HST News
June 20, 2019
Excise and GST/HST News – No. 106 ...

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Surtax Remissions
June 20, 2019
The Department of Finance had advised that with the surtaxes on imports of U.S. products now repealed, the Government will ......

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CN 19-12, Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign
June 20, 2019
Customs Notice CN19-12, Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign The purpose of this notice is to advise that effective June 3, ......

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Moving Forward with Amendments 16 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
June 20, 2019
This is to inform you that Amendment 16 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, ......

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U.S. Surtax remissions
June 18, 2019
The Department of Finance had advised that with the surtaxes on imports of U.S. products now repealed, the Government will ......

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Canada to require Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in 2021
June 17, 2019
The following is available in its entirety on Canadian Shipper.com. Canada to require ELDs in 2021 Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) ......

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Refunds of Safeguard Surtax
June 14, 2019
CBSA has advised that Detailed Adjustment Statements (DASs) will be issued for refunds of the safeguard surtax.  Refunds are automatic ......

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Temporary Imports: Statement of Use Requirements
June 13, 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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Section 301 Duties: Update
June 13, 2019
On Monday, U.S. Customs released CSMS message 19-000296 extending the window for goods that were exported to the United States, ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ from the FDA
June 13, 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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Access to TRQ Allocations (Steel)
June 13, 2019
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has agreed with the CSCB’s request to allow customs brokers the ability to view their clients’ ......

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Moving Forward with Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
June 13, 2019
The following is provided by Natural Resources Canada. This is to inform you that Amendment 15 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations ......

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Changes in the regulation of nitrification and urease inhibitors
June 13, 2019
Nitrification and urease inhibitors imported into or sold in Canada are now subject to registration as supplements under the Fertilizers ......

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Order Amending the US Surtax Remission Order – Update
June 13, 2019
The Order Amending the United States Surtax Remission Order No. 2019-1, entered into force on April 15, 2019, made changes ......

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Updates to the CBSA Export Webpages
June 13, 2019
The Canad Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised that the Export webpage content has been improved to be more user ......

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Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Statement of Reasons
June 13, 2019
Steel Plate originating in and/or exported from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania The Canada Border Services Agency has completed its review ......

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India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP
June 6, 2019
On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS message 19-000275 regarding two trade issues surrounding importation of India ......

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ADD on China Aluminum Wire & Cable
June 6, 2019
The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) made an preliminary determination that imports of aluminum wire and cable from China are ......

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Implementation of Mexico Tariffs Still Unclear
June 6, 2019
The White House announced that beginning June 10th, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and SFCR import licence
June 6, 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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Government Introduces Legislation to Temporarily Remove the Two-Year Prohibition against Imposing Additional Rounds of Safeguard Measures on the Same Steel Products
June 5, 2019
... [On June 3, 2019] the Government introduced a Notice of Ways and Means Motion that would temporarily amend the Customs ......

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India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP
June 4, 2019
India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 30, 2019
Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing (Shandong Molong) The Canada Border Services Agency ......

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BCMEA to lockout longshore employees
May 30, 2019
The following is provided by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) BCMEA to lockout longshore employees The British Columbia Maritime Employers ......

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Mexico Tomato Anti-Dumping Duty Bond Impact
May 30, 2019
The ripple effects of anti-dumping duties on tomatoes will impact all companies that are involved in the industry.  We would ......

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U.S. Southern Border Crisis Update
May 30, 2019
As we continue to follow the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis on the Southwest border of the United States, a ......

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U.S. Customs Establishes a Trade Statistics Webpage
May 30, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a webpage with statistical information on the previous two fiscal years.  This ......

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Update to Customs Notice 18-17 – Refund of Provisional Safeguard Surtax
May 30, 2019
CN 18-17, Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods What's New: Update on Refunds This update provides information ......

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“Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” labelling consultation
May 28, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is consulting with Canadians on proposed changes to the guidelines for "Product of Canada" and ......

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Remission Applications on Goods Subject to Countermeasures
May 27, 2019
The Department of Finance has confirmed that they are no longer accepting remission applications on goods previously subject to countermeasures. Additional ......

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ILWU to take “Limited job action” today at GCT Deltaport and Vanterm
May 27, 2019
ILWU to take “Limited job action” today at GCT Deltaport and Vanterm The International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada ( ......

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