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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Expiry Review Decision
October 10, 2019
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Expiry Review Decision On October 4th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency completed its expiry review ......

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Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
October 10, 2019
D10-15-29, Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02 This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services ......

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Incoterms 2020 update
October 10, 2019
The following was posted in the 4 October 2019 edition of InsideLogistics. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the ......

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MUST READ if importing food with milk or egg ingredients, vitamins, feeds, and fertilizers
October 10, 2019
Notice to industry: Implementation of guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal ......

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USDA proposes Eliminating Restrictions on Christmas Tree Importations
October 10, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has proposed to “eliminate the restrictions ......

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Section 232 PSC Processing ‘Slowed’
October 10, 2019
U.S. Customs and Broder Protection has reported that the CBP base Metals Center of Excellence and Expertise is experiencing an ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
October 10, 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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Tariffs for EU Airbus Subsidies set to begin October 18th
October 3, 2019
The United States will impose $7 billion of retaliatory tariffs on the European Union for the subsidies to Airbus.  This ......

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Michigan’s Food & Agriculture Border Gateway Summit
October 3, 2019
On November 13th, The Michigan Food & Agriculture Border Gateway Summit will be held at the VistaTech Center in Livonia, ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Tariff Lists and Exclusions
October 3, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China.  These tariffs have ......

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FDA Publishes FSVP Importer List
October 3, 2019
A key element to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)/Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations is the reporting of the ......

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November 1st change: Import of mixtures containing animal ingredient
October 3, 2019
Notice to industry: Implementation of guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of ......

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Simplification of documents and information related to TRQ administration for supply-managed products
October 3, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada In the light of the increased number of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs), the ......

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Circular Copper Tube, Expiry Review No. RR‑2018-005
October 3, 2019
Circular Copper Tube, Expiry Review No. RR‑2018-005 The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has completed its expiry review of certain circular ......

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Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG I & II) and Certain Seamless Casing Notice of Re-investigations
October 3, 2019
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG I & II) and Certain Seamless Casing - Notice of Re-investigations The Canada Border Services Agency ......

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Requirements that apply to a food containing both meat and shellfish
October 3, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) The following is to inform you of the new documents ......

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Certain Sucker Rods Notice of Initiation of Investigation
October 3, 2019
Certain Sucker Rods - Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September 30, 2019, ......

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U.S. & Japan Reach Trade Deal
September 26, 2019
On Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States and Japan have reached a trade agreement.  Though an ......

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USTR Releases latest China 301 Exclusions
September 26, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of exclusions that pertain to List 1, List 2, ......

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Tomato ADD: Removal of Duties a Possibility
September 26, 2019
On September 19th, the suspension agreement that will temporarily end the assessment of anti-dumping duties on Mexican grown tomatoes.  At ......

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CBP ACE Downtime this Weekend
September 26, 2019
On Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 pm ET to 4:00 am ET Sunday, September 29th, US Customs ACE system will ......

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Border Wait Time (BWT) Service Standard for highway commercial conveyances
September 26, 2019
Commercial Program Directorate (CPD) is pleased to announce that the commercial Border Wait Time (CBWT) Service Standard for highway commercial ......

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CFIA Changes to the Permit to Import Animals Form
September 26, 2019
CFIA would like to announce that the animal health import permit application form 5083 has been replaced by the 3 following application ......

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CFIA Changes to the Permit to Import Plants Form
September 26, 2019
CFIA would like to announce that the current plant health import permit application form 5256 has been updated. The form number 5256 and its ......

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CFIA Phytosanitary Certificates Coming to My CFIA
September 26, 2019
In late fall 2019, plant exporters will be able to start requesting phytosanitary certificates through My CFIA. Benefits of requesting a phytosanitary ......

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Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (D10-15-26)
September 26, 2019
Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere - Memorandum D10-15-26 This memorandum outlines the CBSA’s interpretation of the expression “to be ......

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2019 TRQ quantities for Natural Milk Constituents
September 26, 2019
WTO Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) – Quantities available for reallocation (including for ......

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Bill Introduced to Mandate CBP Staffing Levels along Canadian Border
September 19, 2019
Last week, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to require minimum staffing of U.S. Customs ......

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Certificates of Export Required for Importations of Korean Steel
September 19, 2019
In Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register, the announcement was made that, beginning October 18th, “Certificates of Export” will be ......

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FDA Establishment Identifier Portal Now Available
September 19, 2019
Last Friday, CSMS Message 39785981 notified all subscribers that the FDA has created the “FDA Establishment Identifier (FEI) Portal.”  This ......

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Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
September 19, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada This message pertains to imports of wheat products classified under Customs Tariff headings: ......

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Customs Notice 19-20, General Import Permit 83 Aluminum Products
September 18, 2019
Customs Notice 19-20, General Import Permit 83 Aluminum Products This Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services ......

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Surtax Remission – Summary
September 13, 2019
Surtax (retaliatory) that was collected in Canada in response to additional duties imposed by the US may be subject to ......

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties – Certain Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods
September 13, 2019
Certain Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods The Canada Board Services Agency (CBSA) received an Application for a scope ruling ......

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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties – Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
September 13, 2019
Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a ......

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APHIS sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
September 12, 2019
The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin notifying importers and customs brokers when Lacey Act declarations ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
September 12, 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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China 301 Tariffs Update
September 12, 2019
There is never a dull moment in the U.S./China trade war.  On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted that the U.S. ......

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Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
September 5, 2019
CN 19-19, Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of ......

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Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) – Minor Processing Operations
September 5, 2019
CN 19-18, Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations On May 28, 2018, Canada and Israel signed ......

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Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS)
September 5, 2019
Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a free, web-based, self-service portal for submitting electronic export ......

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Bill C-47 and related regulations are in force
September 5, 2019
Bill C-47, that amends the Export and Import Permits Act to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty, and the related ......

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Reminder: Animal Food Qualified Facility Attestation Opens October 1st
September 5, 2019
FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine encourages all FURLS/FFRM animal facility users to ensure that their accounts are up to date ......

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
September 5, 2019
On October 1st, 2019, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be increasing again. On entries with a value less than $2,500 ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
September 5, 2019
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs, we would like to remind importers of the customs ......

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Lacey Act Declarations: Updated Form
September 5, 2019
As a reminder to all of our clients, if your company ships wood products that require the PPQ 505, commonly ......

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Reminder – Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Tomatoes on September 1st!
August 28, 2019
On September 1st, the seasonal tariff number for tomatoes changes from 0702.00.40 to: 00.2010 – Greenhouse 00.2035 – Field grown ......

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Tomato ADD – Draft Agreement Reached!
August 28, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached a preliminary agreement to suspend the anti-dumping duty levied against tomatoes grown in ......

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
August 28, 2019
On October 1st, 2019, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be increasing again. On entries with a value less than $2,500 ......

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China 301 Tariffs Update
August 28, 2019
The news has been swirling this week regarding the next round of duties that the United States is planning to ......

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Exclusions added to Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire subject to Provisional Safeguards
August 27, 2019
Steel Safeguard Exclusions and Updated CN 19-08 This message is to inform you that Customs Notice 19-08, Final Safeguard Measures Imposed ......

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Government Takes Further Steps to Protect Canada’s Steel and Aluminum Workers and Industries
August 27, 2019
The Government of Canada is continuing to strengthen Canada’s ability to protect steel and aluminum industries, as well as the ......

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Notice to Importers – General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products
August 26, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Notice to Importers – General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products Purpose, Coverage ......

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Notice to Importers – Steel General Import Permits No. 80 and 81 – Carbon and Specialty Steel Products
August 26, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. Notice to Importers - Steel General Import Permits No. 80 and 81 – ......

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Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States
August 26, 2019
General Export Permit No. 47 – Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States 1. The purpose of this ......

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Surtax Remission: Summary
August 23, 2019
Surtax (retaliatory) that was collected in Canada in response to additional duties imposed by the US may be subject to ......

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Implementation of an Aluminum Import Monitoring Regime and Strengthening of the Current Steel Import Monitoring Regime
August 23, 2019
Implementation of an Aluminum Import Monitoring Regime and Strengthening of the Current Steel Import Monitoring Regime General Import Permits (GIPs) No. ......

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CPSC will begin Notification Messaging
August 22, 2019
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will begin participating in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) ACE messaging.  For products ......

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FDA Issues First Warning Letter for FSVP Violations
August 22, 2019
On August 13th, the FDA issued the first warning letter to an importer that was found to have violated the ......

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FDA Downtime Scheduled Saturday to Sunday
August 22, 2019
Due to scheduled system maintenance on Saturday August 24th from 11PM EDT to Sunday August 25th at 1 AM EDT, ......

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Milk protein substances with a milk protein content of 85%
August 22, 2019
Message to industry – Milk protein substances with a milk protein content of 85% or more by weight, calculated on ......

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Declaration of Minor Processing In The Territory Of A Non-Party (CIFTA)
August 21, 2019
Form E669 has been updated. Form E669 is used as additional proof of origin for certain CIFTA originating goods that ......

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Entry into force of the LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016
August 21, 2019
Preclearance in Canada and the United States In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed a new treaty entitled the ......

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Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines
August 20, 2019
D19-7-4, Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines This memorandum has been issued to reflect requirements for the importation of engines, ......

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Certain Aluminum Extrusions, Statement of Reasons
August 20, 2019
Certain Aluminum Extrusions, Statement of Reasons On August 2, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency determined that the expiry of the ......

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Electronic Communication with the Canada Border Services Agency
August 20, 2019
This message is to inform you that, as of August 12, 2019, the CBSA will now offer applicants for Advance ......

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Requirements that apply to a person who prepares food and a fisher
August 15, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Information on the requirements that apply to a person who manufactures, ......

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Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification
August 15, 2019
D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) program for issuing advance rulings for ......

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Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
August 15, 2019
Customs Notice 19-17 - Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest) 1. This notice ......

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Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff – Updated
August 15, 2019
Customs Notice 19-16 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff contained a typographical error in paragraph 8.  The correct ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ from the FDA
August 15, 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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Section 301 Background
August 15, 2019
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation to determine ......

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China 301 Duty Update – Changes to tariff Lists and Effective Dates!
August 15, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative released a modified version of the next round of China tariffs imposed by the United States.  ......

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