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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
September 24, 2020
On October 1st, 2020, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be increasing again. On entries with a value less than $2,500 ......

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FSIS Publishes Guidance Documents on Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
September 24, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a comprehensive guidance document for stakeholders ......

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FDA Proposes Additional Record Keeping for ‘High Risk Products’
September 24, 2020
The FDA has proposed new record-keeping requirements for foods that they deem high risk.  Notably, foods included on this list ......

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Updates for importers: Information about the organic certificates accompanying imported product
September 24, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published new Information about the organic product certificates accompanying imported products on the CFIA ......

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Export Reporting – Amending or Voiding Export Declarations
September 22, 2020
Customs Notice 20-30 (Export reporting – amending or voiding export declarations) outlines the obligations and processes to amend and void ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
September 22, 2020
Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September ......

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Reminder to Fish and Seafood sector to update their Additional Establishment Information
September 22, 2020
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) A message was recently sent to remind Safe Food for ......

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Marine Mammal Protection Act restrictions for fish exported to U.S.
September 22, 2020
Please be advised that a notice by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been incorporated into the Export Library page for ......

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Many China 301 Exclusions set to Expire on September 20th
September 17, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative granted extensions on a small number of exclusions from the China 301 duties.  ......

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China 301 Lawsuit Filed: Refunds Possible – Deadline Today
September 17, 2020
A lawsuit was recently filed in the Court of International Trade (CIT) alleging that the Office of the U.S. Trade ......

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After Canada threatens retaliatory tariffs, U.S. Ends 10 Percent tariffs on Unwrought Aluminum
September 17, 2020
US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the 10 percent duty on non-alloyed unwrought aluminum that began on August 16th will ......

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New Steel License Requirements Begin October 13th
September 17, 2020
On September 11th, The U.S. Department of Commerce published a final rule in the Federal Register modifying the requirements for ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet
September 17, 2020
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet - Schedule revision in relation to investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised the schedule ......

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Import Permit section of the Animal Products Policy takes effect
September 17, 2020
Starting September 30, 2020, section 8.1 "Import permit" from the Terrestrial animal products and by-products: Import policy framework comes into ......

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China 301 Lawsuit Filed: Refunds Possible – Deadline this Friday
September 16, 2020
A lawsuit was recently filed in the Court of International Trade (CIT) alleging that the Office of the U.S. Trade ......

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New Steel License Requirements Begin October 13th
September 14, 2020
On September 11th, The U.S. Department of Commerce published a final rule in the Federal Register modifying the requirements for ......

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Canadian tariffs on U.S. products coming within days
September 14, 2020
Canada will retaliate within days against American aluminum tariffs, with plans to announce a series of counter-tariffs early next week. Officials in Ottawa ......

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APHIS Core Set for January 2021 – Preparation is Paramount
September 10, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program has ......

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New Marking Rules for Goods Made in Hong Kong
September 10, 2020
On August 11th, CSMS 43633412 was issued offering guidance on the new marking rules for goods made in Hong Kong.  ......

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Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal
September 10, 2020
The FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration is upon us again. Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties Copper Pipe Fittings
September 10, 2020
Copper Pipe Fittings - Normal value and export price review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today closed the record ......

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Updates for importers: Organic fresh fruits and vegetable
September 8, 2020
Any food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  Producers ......

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CFIA – Labelling and packaging requirements
September 8, 2020
Extended labelling flexibility for certain prepackaged products On September 4, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) extended the enforcement flexibility ......

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CPSC Import Surveillance Ongoing
September 3, 2020
The Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Office of Import Surveillance (EXIS) works directly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ......

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FDA Hours – Labour Day Weekend
September 3, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the Holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Saturday, September 5th ......

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Reminder – Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Tomatoes & Cucumbers!
September 3, 2020
On September 1st, the seasonal tariff number for tomatoes changed from 0702.00.40 to: 00.2010 – Greenhouse 00.2035 – Field grown ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 31, 2020
Wheat Gluten - Statement of Reasons (Initiation of Investigation) On August 14, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an ......

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New Marking Rules for Goods Made in Hong Kong
August 27, 2020
On August 11th, CSMS 43633412 was issued offering guidance on the new marking rules for goods made in Hong Kong.  ......

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Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal
August 27, 2020
The FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration is upon us again. Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every ......

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to Host Filing Requirement Webinar
August 27, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has made September 2nd the mandatory date for filing of ......

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to Host Filing Requirement Webinar
August 20, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has made September 2nd the mandatory date for filing of ......

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Collection of Assessments on Imported Softwood Lumber
August 20, 2020
This week CSMS #42894478 was issued regarding the “New Process for the Automated Collection of Assessments by CBP on Imported ......

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Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal
August 20, 2020
The FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration is upon us again. Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 19, 2020
Heavy plate - Extension of investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today extended the preliminary phase of the the ......

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Certain oil country tubular goods and certain hot rolled steel plate, Notice of conclusion of the review of final determinations of dumping
August 14, 2020
On August 7, 2020, pursuant to paragraph 76.1(2)(b) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continued ......

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Courier Imports Remission – D8-2-16 Updated
August 14, 2020
This memorandum was revised to update the exceptions of the Courier Imports Remission Order (CIRO) to reflect the changes resulting ......

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AMS Filing Requirements Begin September 2nd
August 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has made September 2nd the mandatory date for filing of ......

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Airbus Tariff List Revised
August 14, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative updated the list of goods that will be impacted by the Airbus Tariffs ......

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Most China 301 List 3 Exclusions Expired
August 14, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative chose not to extend nearly three quarters of the China 301 duty exclusions ......

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New Marking Rules for Goods Made in Hong Kong
August 14, 2020
On August 11th, CSMS 43633412 was issued offering guidance on the new marking rules for goods made in Hong Kong. ......

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Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian aluminum products
August 11, 2020
Canada intends to impose retaliatory countermeasures in response to the United States announced intention to impose  tariffs of 10 per ......

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10 Percent Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Imminent
August 7, 2020
US Trade Representative (USTR) Lighthizer previously acknowledged that, in a Senate Finance Committee hearing, there have been recent surges in ......

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Canada to retaliate ‘dollar for dollar’ after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum
August 7, 2020
Ottawa will impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in response to President Donald Trump's decision to restore a 10 per cent ......

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CFIA update on unsolicited packages of seeds
August 7, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is committed to protecting the health of Canada's plant resources, our environment and our economy. To ......

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Tomato & Peppers: Brown Rugose Fruit Virus Certification Requirements
August 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has imposed restrictions on the imports of ......

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USMCA: MPF Not Refundable
August 7, 2020
As many of our clients know, on July 1st the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement ......

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APHIS Core Set for January 2021 – Preparation is Paramount
August 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program has ......

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Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States
July 31, 2020
Since July 24, there have been 55 additional illnesses in Canada reported in the ongoing investigation. Investigators have determined that ......

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Foreign Greenhouse Certification Program Announced
July 30, 2020
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that a “Offshore Greenhouse Certification Program” will be established.  This ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
July 30, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is expected to release the new rules for submitting ......

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AMS Filing Requirements Begin September 2nd
July 30, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has made September 2nd the mandatory date for filing of ......

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin
July 30, 2020
D11-5-17, Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin This new memorandum describes the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ......

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CFIA statement on unsolicited packages of seeds
July 30, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating reports of un-requested seeds.  If you received a seed package that you ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 30, 2020
Whole potatoes - Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border ......

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