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U.S.I.T.C. Tariff Classification Online Course – FREE!
October 23, 2020
Tariff classification in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) can be daunting at first glance.  However, with ......

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FDA Proposes Additional Record Keeping for ‘High Risk Products’
October 23, 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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DUNS Number required for 2020 FDA Food Facility Registration
October 23, 2020
The 2020 FDA biennial FDA registration requires that food facilities provide a Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) when registering with FDA ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 21, 2020
Hot-Rolled Steel Plate - Conclusion of normal value review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a normal value ......

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Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) – Have you registered?
October 21, 2020
The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a free, web-based, self-service portal for submitting electronic export declarations. It replaced the ......

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Health Canada – Corded Window Coverings Regulations
October 19, 2020
The following is provided by the Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate. Notice to Stakeholders - Corded Window Coverings Regulations (CWCR) Requirements ......

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DUNS Number required for 2020 FDA Food Facility Registration
October 15, 2020
The 2020 FDA biennial FDA registration requires that food facilities provide a Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) when registering with FDA ......

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Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal
October 15, 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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APHIS Core Begins January 25th!
October 15, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program will ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 15, 2020
Carbon Steel Fasteners - Notice of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a normal value review ......

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FDA Thanksgiving & Columbus Day Holiday Hours
October 8, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Saturday, October 10th: ......

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Section 301 Investigation Initiated against Vietnam
October 8, 2020
On October 2nd, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated a Section 301 Investigation on the trade practices ......

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China 301 Lawsuit Update: There may still be time to join!
October 8, 2020
A lawsuit was filed in the Court of International Trade (CIT) alleging that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 7, 2020
Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September 22, 2020, ......

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New import requirement: romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli
October 2, 2020
New import requirement: E. coli testing for some California romaine Effective October 7, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will introduce ......

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Delay of requirement to upload organic certificates for organic products – CFIA
October 2, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has delayed the implementation of the requirement to upload a copy of the organic ......

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Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal
October 1, 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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APHIS Core Begins January 25th!
October 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program will ......

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Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Scheduled to Increase Again
October 1, 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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UPDATE – Organic Products Certificates
October 1, 2020
Digital copies of the 'organic products certificate" will not be required to be transmitted with the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) ......

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New Notices to Importers for 2021 Calendar Year TRQs
October 1, 2020
Global Affairs Canada has prepared new Notices to Importers for the 2021 calendar year TRQs with an application period starting ......

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Beef and Veal TRQ application process for 2021
October 1, 2020
Please note the application process for a share of the tariff rate quota for beef and veal for 2020 is ......

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Environment and Climate Change Canada – Notice for Importers of Off-Road Diesel Engines
October 1, 2020
The following is a message from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is reaching out ......

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Import Permit section of the Animal Products Policy takes effect September 30, 2020
September 30, 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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Anti-Dumping Duties
September 28, 2020
Certain Dry Wheat Pasta -Notice of Resumption of Re‑Investigation On September 28, 2020 the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) resumed the ......

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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