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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 4, 2020
Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Notice of Review On April 30, 2020, pursuant to paragraph 76.1(1)(b) of the Special Import Measures ......

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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
June 4, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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U.S. Trade Representative Publishes Final USMCA Regulations
June 4, 2020
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative posted both the implementing regulations and the rules of origin for the US-Mexico-Canada ......

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APHIS CORE: On Schedule for August 3rd
June 4, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified the trade community that The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health ......

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Use of Incorrect SFCR Licence Numbers (CFIA)
June 1, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is sending notices to importers who have declared an incorrect Safe Food for Canadians ......

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FDA Recommends Use of ITACS
May 28, 2020
CSMS #42253103 was issued advising that the FDA Recommends Use of ITACS During COVID-19 Outbreak.  Previously, CSMS #42118616 was issued ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
May 28, 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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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
May 28, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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FDA System Scheduled Downtime on Tuesday
May 28, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the trade community that their computer interface with U.S. Customs & Border ......

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Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements for Goods Imported into Canada
May 28, 2020
Customs Notice 20-15 - Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements ......

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Update to information regarding certain labelling requirements for foodservice products during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 28, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated its notice to industry regarding certain labelling requirements for foodservice products during the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 28, 2020
Hot‑Rolled Carbon Steel Heavy Plate and High‑Strength Low‑Alloy Steel Heavy Plate The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on ......

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USMCA, CUSMA, & T-MEC: Certificates Needed
May 27, 2020
On July 1st, 2020, the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada-U.S. Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), and Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá ......

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Egg labelling requirements during COVID-19
May 25, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is providing temporary flexibility for certain labelling requirements for ......

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Temporary Imports: Statement of Use Requirements
May 21, 2020
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule United States (HTSUS) and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations allow for the temporary ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Aluminum Import Licensing
May 21, 2020
The Department of Commerce has now proposed new regulations that would create an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System that ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Expansion of Steel Import Licensing
May 21, 2020
The Department of Commerce issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would expand steel import licensing requirements to ......

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APHIS Plans to Move Fruit and Vegetable Import Permits to eFile this Fall
May 21, 2020
The Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency’s (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division announced that this fall, fruit and vegetable ......

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FDA Memorial Day Weekend Hours
May 21, 2020
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the Holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Saturday, May 23rd ......

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Importing broth, flavour and extract of meat origin
May 15, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into ......

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CUSMA/USMCA Certification of Origin – Forms Available for Download!
May 15, 2020
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)/United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force as a hard cutover from the longstanding North ......

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APHIS CORE Still Expected in August
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released CSMS #41839060 notifying the trade community that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal ......

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CBP Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods ......

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CBP Announces USMCA Implementation Center
May 14, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Center to aide in ......

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CUSMA/USMCA Information
May 14, 2020
CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) have announced a United States-Mexico-Canada Center to coordinate the implementation of USMCA.  The announcement ......

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COVID-19: Temporary suspension of service at select Canadian border services locations
May 14, 2020
Further to the reduction of service at some Canadian land border ports of entry on April 15, the Canada Border ......

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D11-4-27 (Revised) – Canada–Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA): Costa Rica Free Zone Regime
May 7, 2020
This memorandum contains the regulations and information for determining whether Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) originating goods imported from Costa Rica and ......

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Lacey Act Form Required on 29 New Tariff Numbers
May 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that, beginning October 1st, the form ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
May 7, 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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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information
May 7, 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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Government provides tariff relief to importers of certain medical goods
May 7, 2020
News release May 6, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada continues to take immediate, significant ......

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CN 20-19 -Goods eligible for relief under the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19)
May 7, 2020
Customs Notice 20-19 - Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19) This Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services ......

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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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