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CUSMA – Update
February 20, 2020
While CUSMA is not yet ratified, it is expected that the tariff treatment codes for CUSMA will be: • English: UST ......

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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information
February 20, 2020
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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House Passes Bill to Increase Agriculture Staffing
February 20, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019.  This authorizes U.S. Customs and ......

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NCBFAA Offers APHIS Core Webinar Series– Animal Products on February 20th
February 20, 2020
NCBFAA's Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) invites you to the first of a series of in-depth Webinars featuring APHIS officials and ......

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Minister Ng launches public consultations on possible modernization of Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and ......

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Canada Revenue Agency – Technical Publications
February 13, 2020
GST/HST Memorandum 18-2 EDN62 Adjusted Rates of Excise Duty on Spirits and Wine Effective April 1, 2020 EDBN27 Excise Duty Notice under ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
February 13, 2020
Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - Conclusion of Normal Value and Export Price Review The Canada Border Services Agency ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
February 13, 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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U.S. President’s Day & Canadian Family Day FDA Hours
February 13, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the U.S. President’s Day & Canadian Family ......

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Phase 1 of US/China Trade Deal Signed: List 4a Duties to Decrease
February 13, 2020
As expected, Phase 1 of the US/China trade deal was signed on Wednesday, January 15th.  This deal  lowers the List ......

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CBSA – Exporter Reporting
February 11, 2020
Exporter Reporting - Memorandum D20-1-1 This Memorandum outlines and explains the obligations, guidelines, and procedures for reporting goods that are exported from ......

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New Product Exclusions Issued for China 301 List 3
February 6, 2020
The Office of the U.S Trade Representative issued another round of product exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs for List ......

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Mexican Tomato Inspection Begins April 6th
February 6, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a notice advising the trade that inspection requirements for Mexican tomatoes will begin on ......

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NCBFAA Offers APHIS Core Webinar Series– Are you ready for August 3rd?
February 6, 2020
NCBFAA's Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) invites you to the first of a series of in-depth Webinars featuring APHIS officials and ......

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February 5, 2020
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) We're on a mission to increase our subscribers on our ......

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Updated CBSA Forms
February 5, 2020
The following forms have been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website: BSF329-1 - Application to Transact Air Operations ......

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CBSA Information Sessions on the new Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS)
February 4, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be hosting a series of 90 minute information sessions via video conference (i.e., ......

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Memorandum 2020-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
February 4, 2020
This memorandum serves as a renewal reminder for holders of Canadian veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and Import permits. ......

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UK notifies WTO on implications of withdrawal from the EU for itself and other members
February 4, 2020
The United Kingdom has notified the other 163 WTO members of its status in the organization given its withdrawal from ......

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Canada-European Union agreements to continue to apply to the United Kingdom during Brexit transition period
February 1, 2020
January 31, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “The United Kingdom of ......

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Brexit – Summary information for Canadian companies – CETA
January 31, 2020
Brexit – Summary information for Canadian companies If a Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU is approved, there is ......

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Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet 2 – Notice of Extension of Investigations
January 30, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today extended the time period for making preliminary determinations with respect to the ......

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NCBFAA Supports Bill to Increase Agriculture Staffing
January 30, 2020
The National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), along with many other trade groups, have urged House ......

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NCBFAA Offers APHIS Core Webinar – Are you ready for August 3rd?
January 30, 2020
NCBFAA's Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) invites you to the first of a series of in-depth Webinars featuring APHIS officials and ......

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Transport Canada – Canadian Vehicles Returning
January 29, 2020
CBSA has provided the following information regarding Transport Canada’s (TCs) – Canadian Vehicle Returning (By Original Owner) Program. This program should ......

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Canada US Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Origin Declaration
January 29, 2020
There is no prescribed format for the certification of origin, rather it consists of a set of minimum data requirements ......

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Proof of Origin for Free Trade Agreements
January 29, 2020
Proof of Origin for the different free trade agreements is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website.  The information ......

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Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe – Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review
January 29, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value and export price review to update all normal ......

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CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities January 2020
January 29, 2020
CBSA has posted its verification priorities for tariff classification, valuation and origin for January 2020. New rounds for certain items that ......

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FSVP Enforcement Increasing
January 28, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starting increasing enforcement of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) to include all importers ......

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Turkey and turkey products 2020 WTO Tariff rate quota: Quantities available for allocation
January 28, 2020
Turkey and turkey products (Items 105 to 113 on the Import Control List) 2020 Tariff rate quota:  Quantities available for allocation A ......

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U.S. to Issue Additional Duty on Articles of Steel and Aluminum February 8th Update
January 28, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative published President Trump’s latest installment in U.S. tariffs on foreign goods.  The “Proclamation ......

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U.S. to Issue Additional Duty on Articles of Steel and Aluminum February 8th
January 27, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative published President Trump’s latest installment in U.S. tariffs on foreign goods. The “Proclamation ......

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CN 20-02, Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
January 24, 2020
CN 20-02, Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff This is to advise of an amendment to the Departmental Consolidation ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 24, 2020
Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a scope proceeding ......

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Excise Duty Notice Under the Excise Act, 2001 EDN61
January 24, 2020
The following revised document is now available on the Canada.ca website Excise Duty Notice Under the Excise Act, 2001 EDN61 ...

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2020 Canadian Tariff Schedule Available
January 23, 2020
The 2020 Canadian Tariff Schedule is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website.   The Customs Tariff is ......

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U.S. FDA Focusing on FSVP Compliance
January 23, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released their inspection statistics relating to the Foreign Supplier Verification importer compliance.  According ......

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2020 U.S. Tariff Schedule Released
January 23, 2020
The U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule: 2020 Basic Edition is released and available online.  The HTSUS changes throughout the year, so ......

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NCBFAA Offers APHIS Core Webinar – Are you ready for August 3rd?
January 23, 2020
NCBFAA's Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) invites you to the first of a series of in-depth Webinars featuring APHIS officials and ......

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