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Willson News Archive


EPA Delays Compliance Dates for Composite Wood Certification
May 26, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the compliance dates for formaldehyde emissions standard certification of composite wood products ......

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Fresh Cherries from Ontario Prohibited
May 26, 2017
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued notice that fresh cherries from Ontario will be refused entries at ......

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FSVP begins May 30th, Are you Ready?
May 26, 2017
As we approach an important implementation date of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Willson International would like to provide ......

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FSVP News Brief – Produce Safety Rule Compliance Date
May 25, 2017
As we approach an important implementation date of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Willson International would like to provide ......

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Canada Tariff Finder
May 19, 2017
The new Canada Tariff Finder is a free tool that allows Canadian exporters to check the tariffs applicable to a specific ......

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Silicon Metal – Extension of Investigations & Initiation of Section 20 Inquiry
May 19, 2017
Silicon Metal - Notice of Extension of Investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today extended the investigations with respect ......

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Bill C-30 – CETA Receives Royal Assent
May 19, 2017
Bill C-30, the bill to implement CETA, received royal assent May 17th, 2017.  The agreement provides for entering into force ......

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Anti-dumping Order Issued on Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China
May 19, 2017
On April 3rd the Federal Register published the official notice that antidumping and countervailing duties became effective on stainless steel ......

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FDA Issues FSVP Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages
May 19, 2017
In an effort to ‘spread the word’ on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, the Food and Drug Administration has issued ......

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program Data Requirements begin May 30th!
May 19, 2017
As a reminder, shippers of human and animal feed will be required to report the DUNS number and the contact ......

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CBSA issues final determination concerning Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components
May 12, 2017
The following in now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. On April 25, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency ......

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Global Affairs Canada provides Softwood Lumber updates
May 12, 2017
Global Affairs Canada has provided information in relation to the softwood lumber dispute on its website. The Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute ......

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ITA issues ‘Fact Sheet’ on Preliminary Determination of CVD on Softwood Lumber
May 12, 2017
The International Trade Administration has issued a fact sheet outlining the preliminary determination of countervailing duties on softwood lumber from ......

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ACE Reporting becomes Mandatory May 18th
May 12, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000253 advising that ACE reporting of all EPA required data elements will become mandatory on ......

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CBP Updates Foreign Supplier Verification Program Data Requirements
May 12, 2017
This week, CSMS message 17-000255 was issued with an update on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Data Requirements.  Reporting ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
May 5, 2017
In 2011, the US Government passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The purpose of this legislation is to prevent ......

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) – FAQ
May 5, 2017
What is the FSMA? The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 What is the FSVP? The Foreign Supplier Verification Program As a Canadian company ......

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ITA issues ‘Fact Sheet’ on Preliminary Determination of CVD on Softwood Lumber
May 5, 2017
The International Trade Administration has issued a fact sheet outlining the preliminary determination of countervailing duties on softwood lumber from ......

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Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) ACE Reporting becomes Mandatory May 18th
May 5, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000253 advising that ACE reporting of all EPA required data elements will become mandatory on ......

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CBP Updates Foreign Supplier Verification Program Data Requirements
May 5, 2017
This week, CSMS message 17-000255 was issued with an update on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Data Requirements. Reporting ......

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International Trade Minister concludes successful promotion of Canada’s forest industry during trade mission to China
May 5, 2017
China’s growing middle class represents one of the most dynamic and promising new sources of demand for Canada’s high-quality goods ......

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Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization
May 5, 2017
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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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bars
May 5, 2017
SIMA - Notice of Re-investigation - Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar <link rel="stylesheet" href="/_wb/4.0.20/theme-gcwu-fegc/css/noscript.min.css" /> The Canada ......

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Countervailing Duties (CVD) to be Assessed on Certain Softwood Products From Canada!
April 28, 2017
A Federal Register Notice was published today announcing that the US Department of Commerce has made a Preliminary Determination that ......

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Updates to Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fertilizer Safety web pages
April 28, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the layout of its fertilizer safety web content to make information easier ......

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Fabricated Industrial Steel Components – Notice of Final Determination
April 27, 2017
On April 25, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), made final determinations of dumping in respect of certain fabricated ......

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CBP Publishes Preliminary Cash Deposit Rates on Hardwood Plywood products from China
April 27, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has set new countervailing duty cash deposit requirements for imports of hardwood plywood products from ......

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NCBFAA Co-Chair calls FSVP “A Game Changer”
April 27, 2017
The National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association of America’s RAC Co-Chair, Mike Lahar, spoke out about the FDA’s Foreign ......

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ITA issues ‘Fact Sheet’ on Preliminary Determination of CVD on Softwood Lumber
April 27, 2017
The International Trade Administration has issued a fact sheet outlining the preliminary determination of countervailing duties on softwood lumber from ......

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FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) begins May 30th!!!
April 21, 2017
A key component on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). On May 30th, ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar
April 20, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency made a final determination of dumping with respect to certain concrete ......

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CFIA – FAQs about the proposed Safe Food For Canadians Regulations
April 20, 2017
Following a series of in-person sessions and webinars with stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website now includes answers ......

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CFIA – Final Risk Management Document on Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot) in the southern interior of British Columbia.
April 20, 2017
After consultations with government partners and industry stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has posted a final Risk Management ......

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Blanket TSCA Certification No Longer Accepted by US Customs
April 20, 2017
Effective March 21st, importers are no longer be able to submit blanket TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) certifications.  If your ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 20, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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ADD/CVD Investigation opens on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod
April 20, 2017
The US Department of Commerce initiated an anti-dumping investigation on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, ......

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Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program and the TFA
April 13, 2017
Health Canada has confirmed that the underlined text is correct and that “Consumer products that are found to be non-compliant ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Pup Joints
April 13, 2017
Pup Joints, Expiry Review No. RR‑2016-001 The subject goods are defined as oil country tubular goods (OCTG) pup joints, made of ......

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Duty Rates
April 13, 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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Webinar on U.S. Toy Requirements
April 13, 2017
Subject: Webinar on U.S. Toy Requirements Health Canada would like to inform you of a webinar organized by the U.S. Consumer ......

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FSVP and Shipments to Warehouses
April 13, 2017
As many exporters of food are now aware, the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will become effective on May ......

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Antidumping Order Issued on Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China
April 13, 2017
On April 3rd the Federal Register published the official notice that anti-dumping and countervailing duties became effective on stainless steel ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 13, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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FDA Experiencing Periodic Outages this Week
April 13, 2017
On the heels of the scheduled system maintenance last Saturday (4/8), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been experiencing ......

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Consultation on draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada
April 7, 2017
A draft of the Plant and Animal Health Strategy  is now available online for consultation, and you are invited to ......

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Proposed changes – import requirements – wooden and bamboo products
April 7, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on its updated plant health import requirements for some wooden and ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Concrete Reinforcing Bars (Notice of Final Determination)
April 7, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping with respect to certain ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Stainless Steel Sinks (Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review)
April 7, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks ......

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CFIA Scheduled System Maintenance, 9 April
April 7, 2017
As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will ......

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Executive Order Establishes Enhanced Collection of ADD/CVD Duties
April 7, 2017
US Customs will be acting upon the Executive Order entitled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties ......

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ITA Issues a Fact Sheet on Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate subject to ADD
April 7, 2017
The International Trade Administration issued a fact sheet on Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, ......

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USDA Issues Sunset Review of substances used in Produce/Livestock Production
April 7, 2017
Last week, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) announced the renewal of 187 substances on the list of Allowed ......

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FDA Systems will be down from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday April 8th!
April 7, 2017
Please schedule pickups of your goods accordingly!  The FDA has issued CSMS message 17-000192 that advises the system will be ......

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FAQ’s – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program
April 3, 2017
What is the FSMA? The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 What is the FSVP? The Foreign Supplier Verification Program As a Canadian company ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program
March 31, 2017
In 2011, the US Government passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The purpose of this legislation is to prevent ......

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CFIA – Extension of Phase one consultations – cost recovery initiative
March 31, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the comment period for the phase one consultations on the cost recovery ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List submission process
March 31, 2017
Please be advised that as part of a streamlining effort, regulated parties will now submit CFIA Fish List requests via ......

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Fertilizers and Supplements Export Certificates
March 31, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now issuing export certificates for certain fertilizers and supplements.  These certificates are not ......

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Customs Forms CF28s & CF29s Reportedly being sent directly to Importers
March 31, 2017
This week, a trade industry group reported that Requests for Information (CF28) and Notices of Action (CF29) forms have been ......

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Blanket TSCA Certification No Longer Accepted by US Customs
March 31, 2017
Effective March 21st, importers are no longer be able to submit blanket TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) certifications.  If your ......

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FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) begins May 27th!!!
March 31, 2017
A key component on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP).   On May ......

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