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Willson News Archive


Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Final Safeguards)
May 16, 2019
The Final Safeguards Order applies to Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire (goods) imported from all countries except for: a) ......

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Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate, Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
May 16, 2019
On May 9, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping of hot rolled ......

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What we heard in the Fertilizers Regulations consultations
May 16, 2019
Did you participate in Canadian Food Inspection Agency's consultation on proposed changes to the Fertilizers Regulations earlier this year? The ......

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Customs Notice 19-05 – Clarification
May 16, 2019
Customs Notice 19-05 advised of increases to specific AMPS contraventions, taking effect on April 1, 2019.  CBSA has since clarified ......

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Government of Canada announces new Administrative Monetary Penalties for companies that break federal food safety rules
May 16, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) of up to $15,000 can now be issued ......

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China Tariffs: Section 301 Frequently Asked Questions
May 16, 2019
Section 301 Background: Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation ......

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Mexico Tomato Anti-Dumping Duty Case Numbers & Bond Impact
May 16, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had notified the trade of the latest developments in the assessment of anti-dumping (AD) ......

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USTR Proposes Additional China Tariffs
May 16, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative has issued a ‘modification’ to the current Section 301 investigation.  This modification adds 3,805 full and ......

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Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Certain Steel Goods
May 10, 2019
This message pertains to imports of certain steel goods (heavy plate and stainless steel wire) subject to the Order Imposing ......

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Continuation of Safeguards on Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire
May 10, 2019
This message is to provide you with an update that final safeguards on heavy plate and stainless steel wire will ......

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Incorporating organic import requirements into the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
May 10, 2019
The organic import requirements in Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will be incorporated into the Automated ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
May 9, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued CSMS message 17-000330 regarding their regulatory authority over light emitting diodes (LED) ......

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China Tariffs: Section 301 Frequently Asked Questions
May 9, 2019
Section 301 Background: Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation ......

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Mexico Tomato Anti-Dumping Duty Case Numbers & Bond Impact
May 9, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had notified the trade of the latest developments in the assessment of anti-dumping (AD) ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 9, 2019
Hollow Structural Sections - Notice of Expiry Review Decision The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine ......

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Standard container sizes for potatoes
May 9, 2019
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the Standard container sizes section of the Fresh fruits ......

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Food additives in ready-to-eat meat products
May 9, 2019
Please be advised that the new "Notice to Industry – The use of food additives in certain ready-to-eat meat products" is ......

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Surtax no longer applicable
May 9, 2019
CBSA is planning to issue a revised Customs Notice regarding the following tariff items 8903.10.00, 8903.91.00, 8903.92.00 and 8903.99.90 that ......

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Released U.S. FDA documents and information
May 9, 2019
The following notice is from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada In the last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and ......

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It’s Official: List 3 China Tariffs Rise from 10% to 25%
May 9, 2019
Early this morning, the Federal Register notice was published officially increasing Tranche 3 of the China 301 tariffs from 10 ......

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Opening of the application period for Dairy Year CPTPP tariff rate quotas (TRQ)
May 6, 2019
Opening of the application period for Dairy Year CPTPP tariff rate quotas (TRQ), August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 The ......

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U.S. Southern Border Crisis – Update
May 2, 2019
As we continue to follow the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis on the Southwest border of the United States, U.S. ......

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U.S. Customs Plans to Issue Penalties for ISF-5 Noncompliance
May 2, 2019
On March 15th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will began enforcement of mandatory ISF-5 filing for shipments that dock in ......

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Mexico Tomato Antidumping Duty – UPDATE
May 2, 2019
Overview The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the intent to terminate the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes ......

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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Change for Cucumbers!
May 2, 2019
As a reminder, on May 1st, the seasonal tariff number for cucumbers changed from 0707.00.4000 to 0707.00.5010 (Greenhouse grown) or ......

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CFIA – New Administrative Monetary Penalties
May 1, 2019
The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining a strong food safety system.  Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) ......

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Simplified plant import permit application process
May 1, 2019
Beginning June 1, 2019, importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can submit their application electronically to the ......

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Dairy Export Certificates will be added to My CFIA
April 30, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Beginning in June 2019, Dairy Export Certificates will be available ......

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Notice to Importers – Steel Goods
April 30, 2019
Global Affairs Canada has posted Notice to Importers No. 944. This notice informs importers of the procedures governing the administration ......

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Final Safeguards to be Imposed to Protect Canadian Steel Workers
April 29, 2019
On April 29, 2019, the Government of Canada announced its' intent to enact final safeguards on these two categories of ......

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FDA Food Facility Registration
April 25, 2019
Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every even numbered year between October 1st and December 31st.   The ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
April 25, 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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Anti-Dumping Duties Possible on Mexico Tomatoes – UPDATE
April 25, 2019
The U.S. Department of Commerce notified Mexico of the intent to withdraw from the 2013 agreement suspending antidumping duties on ......

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Copper Tube – Notice of Expiry Decision
April 25, 2019
Copper Tube - Notice of Expiry Review Decision The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether ......

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Surtax and CITT Recommendations
April 25, 2019
Recent reports have correctly stated that surtax on certain goods will continue to apply on goods released up to and ......

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Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Subject to Remission of Countermeasures – Revised
April 25, 2019
Customs Notice 18-16, dated October 11, 2018, provided details of the United States Surtax Remission Order, 2018-1272, that allowed the ......

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CPTPP Declarations of Origin from Vietnam
April 25, 2019
Some exporters from Vietnam are using a formal declaration of origin that does not comply with Annex 3-B of the ......

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United States Surtax Remission Order 18-1272 – Update
April 25, 2019
The United States Surtax Remission Order 18-1272, published in October 2018, provided a remission of surtax on the following items: ......

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Mandatory Use of Most Recent Version of CFIA/ACIA 4159 for Meat Exports to China
April 22, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been informed that an older version of form CFIA/ACIA 4159 "Certificate of Inspection ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon
April 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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U.S. Southern Border Crisis Update
April 18, 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. May Impose Additional Duties on Products of the EU
April 18, 2019
On April 12th, a notice was issued by the U.S. Trade Representative in the Federal Register outlining a preliminary list ......

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Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods Customs Notice 18-17
April 17, 2019
Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods - Customs Notice 18-17 On April 3, 2019, the Canadian International ......

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REVISED Lists of Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Imported from the U.S. Subject to Remission of Countermeasures
April 17, 2019
Revised April 15, 2019 - Lists of Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods Imported from the U.S. Subject to Remission of ......

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FDA to begin ‘Cracking Down’ on the FSVP ‘UNK’ Declaration
April 12, 2019
The National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) has learned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ......

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CFIA – Open and Transparent Agency Framework and Policy
April 12, 2019
The final versions of the Open and Transparent Agency Framework and Policy are now available on the CFIA Transparency website.  ......

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Mexican Tomato Growers Propose Price Increase to Prevent ADD
April 12, 2019
This week, the Mexican tomato industry made a proposal to the U.S. Department of Commerce in hopes of preventing the ......

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FDA and CBP Agree to Increase Inspections
April 12, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) signed an agreement to “maximize ......

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Plant Protection Policy Directive D-12-01 has been revised
April 11, 2019
Please be advised that the Plant Protection Policy Directive D-12-01: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as ......

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CPTPP Origin Declaration – Update
April 11, 2019
Under the CPTPP, although no longer a requirement, the CBSA will accept a completed certificate of origin [rather than a ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
April 11, 2019
Certain Copper Pipe Fittings - Extension of Re-investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has  extended the re-investigation to update the normal ......

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Trade Shows: Temporary Import Bond or Dutiable Consumption Entry?
April 5, 2019
Trade show season presents a number of unique challenges for importers and exporters. Of course, you have goods that you ......

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FDA Updates Guidance on Section 321
April 5, 2019
Certain shipments with a value of less than $800 can be released from U.S. Customs without an entry.  However, not ......

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Declaring Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulated goods as ‘Canadian Goods Returning’
April 5, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is to inform commercial importers and customs brokers of ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
April 5, 2019
Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners - Notice of Re-investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has  initiated a re-investigation to update the normal ......

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CITT Publishes Report on Steel Safeguards
April 5, 2019
This message is to inform you that, today, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal published its findings and recommendations following its ......

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Safeguard Inquiry into the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
April 5, 2019
On October 10, 2018, Her Excellency the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to ......

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Changes to Canada’s import requirements for live Koi carp from the U.S.
March 29, 2019
Please be advised that as of April 15, 2019, all imports of live Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio koi) for aquarium ......

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ADD/CVD Investigation: Wooden Cabinets & Vanities from China
March 29, 2019
On March 26, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated its anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (CV) duty investigations on wooden ......

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TSCA Required on Certain Wood Products
March 29, 2019
Importers of certain types of composite wood products will need to certify that their imported products comply with the formaldehyde emissions ......

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection begins use of new Form 5106: Create/Update Importer Identity
March 29, 2019
On March 17th, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) began using its new version of the Form 5106. This form ......

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Businesses with expiring meat permissions need SFCR licence
March 27, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) meat permissions issued to businesses, under the now-repealed Meat Inspection Regulations, will expire on ......

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Businesses with expiring dairy permissions need SFCR licence
March 27, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) dairy permissions issued to businesses, under the now-repealed Dairy Inspection Regulations, will expire on ......

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Record Keeping Requirements in Canada
March 21, 2019
Importers including non-resident importers are obligated to maintain records pertaining to goods imported into Canada. Regulations specify that every person who is ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
March 21, 2019
Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value and Export Price Review The Canada Border ......

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Upcoming changes to energy efficiency requirements for EPS
March 21, 2019
External power supplies Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II and modifies the requirements ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
March 21, 2019
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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U.S. Customs Plans to Issue Penalties for ISF-5 Noncompliance
March 21, 2019
On March 15th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection  enforcement of mandatory ISF-5 filing for shipments that dock in the United States ......

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SIM Program: Entry Filings for Shrimp and Abalone Products
March 21, 2019
Seafood import Monitoring Program (SIMP) establishes permitting, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for imports of certain seafood products. The list of HTS ......

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ITC Finds Injury on Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico
March 21, 2019
Previously in Willson eNews, we reported on the ADD/CVD petition that was filed by The American Institute of Steel Construction, ......

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