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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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