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Willson News Archive


Beef and Veal (Items 114 to 116 on the Import Control List) – Quantities available for reallocation
October 19, 2017
Quota is currently available for reallocation under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). Section 7.4 of the Notice to ......

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eManifest and the benefits of electronic notices for highway carriers
October 19, 2017
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency eManifest and the benefits of electronic notices for highway carriers As part ......

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CN 17-33, Publication of Memorandum D17-5-1 on Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods
October 19, 2017
CN 17-33, Publication of Memorandum D17-5-1 on Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods 1. This Customs Notice is ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 19, 2017
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) website. Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI‑2017-002 The Canadian ......

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Seafood Import Monitoring (SIM) Program Becomes Mandatory on January 1, 2018
October 19, 2017
NOAA Fisheries published the final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring (SIM) Program on December 9, 2016. This program establishes ......

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National Marine Fisheries Import/Export Program Reminder
October 19, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued CSMS 17-000568. This message was issued to remind brokers, importers, and exporters ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
October 19, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods Returning under tariff code ......

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ISF & Ocean Shipments: What you need to know
October 12, 2017
Regardless if the final destination is the United States or Canada, if your ocean shipment is docking in the United ......

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FDA Outage Scheduled for Saturday October 14th
October 12, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000651 notifying importers and the trade that the FDA will not be able to receive ......

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CBSA – Systems Maintenance (October 14 and October 15)
October 12, 2017
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency. TCC17-197 – Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) SCHEDULED Maintenance Outage For maintenance ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) – Special Edition!
October 12, 2017
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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CETA Cheese Quotas
October 5, 2017
The following are available in their entirety on the Global Affairs Canada website. CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 ......

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CETA Origin Declaration
October 5, 2017
There is no Certificate of Origin required for goods that originate under CETA.  According to the Agreement, an origin declaration, ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 5, 2017
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Notice of Initiation of Expiry ......

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Due to Expire on December 31, 2017
October 5, 2017
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to certain goods of designated beneficiary countries.  To qualify for this ......

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National Marine Fisheries Import/Export Program Reminder
October 5, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued CSMS 17-000568. This message was issued to remind brokers, importers, and exporters ......

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Seafood Import Monitoring (SIM) Program Becomes Mandatory on January 1, 2018
October 5, 2017
NOAA Fisheries published the final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring (SIM) Program on December 9, 2016.  This program establishes ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
September 29, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - ......

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Tariff Rate Quotas
September 29, 2017
Milk Protein Substances with a Milk Protein Content of 85% or more by Weight, Calculated on the Dry Matter, that ......

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Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Closure for Renovations
September 29, 2017
The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel crossing will be closed for renovations beginning at 8 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 and will ......

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA negotiations Statements
September 29, 2017
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer ......

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New EU Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations: Amendments to Veterinary Certificates
September 29, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Please be advised that due to the new Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy ......

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CETA in the Canada Gazette
September 29, 2017
Importers may wbe interested in the following CETA information, recently posted in the Canada Gazette: CETA Rules of Origin Regulations SOR/2017-175 CETA Rules ......

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ISF & Ocean Shipments: What you need to know
September 29, 2017
Regardless if the final destination is the United States or Canada, if your ocean shipment is docking in the United ......

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ADD Investigation: Tool Chests from China and Vietnam
September 29, 2017
This week the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) issued a notice that the investigation into the dumping of tool ......

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CBP to Increase Wood Packaging Material Treatment Enforcement
September 29, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000609 stating that enforcement and frequency of penalty action for violations to the wood packaging ......

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Duty Rates
September 21, 2017
The table of contents to the text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is available. Importers wishing to determine ......

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Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
September 21, 2017
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be provisionally implemented on September 21 2017. Canadian importers may benefit ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
September 20, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 20, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to ......

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Trade Shows: Temporary Import Bond or Dutiable Consumption Entry?
September 20, 2017
Trade show season presents a number of unique challenges for importers and exporters. Of course, you have goods that you ......

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Stainless Steel Sinks – Expiry Review Determination
September 20, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Stainless Steel Sinks - Expiry Review Determination ......

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) set to take effect September 21 2017
September 20, 2017
EU and Canada agree to set a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) The ......

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Canada Considering FTA With ASEAN Countries
September 15, 2017
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada At today’s 6th ASEAN Economic Ministers-Canada Consultation in Manila, representatives of all 10 ......

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Customs Tariff (UPDATE)
September 15, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency has updated the Customs Tariff (T2017-5) on its website.                                                         ...

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FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule
September 15, 2017
This week, the FDA released a small entity compliance guide for the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Produce Safety Rule. ......

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ADD and CVD Investigations begin on Stainless Steel Flanges
September 15, 2017
In this week’s Federal Register, The US Department of Commerce announced that anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations have been initiated ......

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US Customs ACE System Outage this Weekend
September 15, 2017
Per CSMS message 17-00561, US Customs ACE System will be undergoing an extended maintenance period from Saturday 9/16 8:00 PM ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Stainless Steel Sinks
September 7, 2017
The following is available ion its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Stainless Steel Sinks - Expiry Review ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin - Initiation of ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Concrete Reinforcing Bar
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Notice of Conclusion ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - ......

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EICS Bulletin – Opening of the application period (CETA) – (TRQ) FOR CHEESE
September 7, 2017
Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, September 8, 2017. Opening of the application period for the new ......

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Commerce Postpones ADD/CVD final Determination on Softwood Lumber
September 7, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has postponed the final ADD and CVD determinations on softwood lumber from Canada until, no ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 7, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to ......

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Cotton Fees set to Increase in November of 2017
September 7, 2017
The USDA Agricultural marketing service has announced that they plan to increase the fees levied on imports of cotton into ......

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FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule
September 7, 2017
This week, the FDA released a small entity compliance guide for the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Produce Safety Rule. ......

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CETA – Confirmed Implementation Date/Origin Quotas
September 5, 2017
The Minister of International Trade has established the administration of the origin quotas and related Notices to Importers and Exporters ......

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Commerce Postpones ADD/CVD final Determination on Softwood Lumber
September 1, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has postponed the final ADD and CVD determinations on softwood lumber from Canada until, no ......

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CBSA – ACI Compliance Evaluation Period Extended
September 1, 2017
On June 1 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented a 90 day evaluation period allowing drivers in the ......

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Information in Relation to the Softwood Lumber Dispute
September 1, 2017
The following notice is available in its entirety on the Global Affairs Canada website. The United States Customs and Border Protection has ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
September 1, 2017
Certain Steel Piling Pipe, Notice of Expiry Review Investigation The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its ......

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CFIA – Web Update to Export requirements (Fish and Seafood)
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is in the process of updating its website to harmonize ......

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Update to Establishment Requirements for Export of Poultry Meat to the United States
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that Canada and Argentina are negotiating the conditions to permit the import of poultry meat products from ......

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CFIA – Web Update to Export requirements for Fish and Seafood
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is in the process of updating its website to harmonize ......

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Import requirements for wooden and bamboo products
September 1, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its phytosanitary import requirements for wooden and bamboo products. D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements ......

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Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Rules of Origin
September 1, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. D11-5-14, Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Rules ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 1, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to inspect ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
September 1, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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Consultations in QC, PEI, BC, SK and ON on NAFTA modernization
August 24, 2017
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Trade is about creating the best possible conditions for the middle class and ......

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Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Notice of Initiation of Investigations
August 24, 2017
Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, Notice of Initiation of Investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on August 18, 2017, ......

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CBSA’s Customs Verification Priorities for H2 2017
August 24, 2017
In July, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released “Tariff Compliance Verifications – July 2017”.   The listed tariff classification ......

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Recent Developments on GM labeling in the United States
August 24, 2017
Please find attached the Government of Canada’s official comments on the 30 questions for stakeholder input regarding the establishment of ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
August 24, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA issues a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” for FSMA
August 24, 2017
This week, the FDA issued a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” to assist small businesses comply with the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA Soliciting Feedback on Produce sampling Assignments
August 24, 2017
Per CSMSW message 17-000508, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) is requesting feedback from stakeholders on the methods ......

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‘Wide Lane’ on Blue Water Bridge Closed in September
August 24, 2017
CBP has advised the trade that the ‘wide lane’ (5a) of the Blue Water Bridge will be closed from September ......

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