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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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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
January 16, 2020
The official notice instituting APHIS-CORE is expected to be published in the Federal Register this January. APHIS-CORE is the program ......

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Update
January 16, 2020
As a reminder to our clients, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has advised of their hours at the ports: Buffalo Peace ......

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USMCA Update
January 16, 2020
The United States Senate voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The agreement has now passed both the ......

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Phase 1 of US/China Trade Deal Signed: List 4a Duties to Decrease
January 16, 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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Certain Steel Goods, Notice of Commencement of Exclusions Inquiry
January 16, 2020
On May 9, 2019, by the Order Referring to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, for Inquiry into and Reporting on, the ......

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CFIA – Read the latest Chronicle 360
January 15, 2020
Today, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) begin Year Two with new requirements for various food sectors. While it's an ......

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Improvements to CFIA AIRS and ASISST tools
January 15, 2020
As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is making improvements to the ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 15, 2020
Aluminum Extrusions - Expiry Review The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) conducted an expiry review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of ......

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CPMA and PMA announce plan to end issuing of generic UPCs
January 15, 2020
The following is excerpted from a 13 November 2019 release by the Produce Marketing Association As of December 31st, 2019, Canadian Produce ......

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Importing, Exporting or Transhipping consumer products and cosmetics into Canada for commercial purposes
January 15, 2020
New summary guide available on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program web page. Summary overview for the Importing, exporting or transhipping consumer ......

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Softwood Lumber – Instructions for requesting an administrative review are now available
January 9, 2020
The following message is from Global Affairs Canada. To customs brokers representing softwood lumber companies, we would be grateful for onward ......

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N 20-01, Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada
January 9, 2020
CN 20-01, Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada This Customs Notice replaces CN 19-01 Canadian Food Inspection ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
January 9, 2020
Oil Country Tubular Goods - Notice of Expiry of Finding The Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection ......

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FIRM Reports – Update
January 9, 2020
FIRM is an information retrieval system that allows CBSA to generate reports related to all of the Canada Customs Coding ......

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U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
January 9, 2020
CSMS #41149692 was released instructing stakeholders on the requirements for claiming duty free treatment under the new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. In ......

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US/China Trade Dispute Agreement Reached – List 4a Tariffs Reduced & List 4b Tariffs Suspended
January 9, 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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New Product Exclusions Issued for China 301 List 3
January 9, 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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USMCA Update
January 9, 2020
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley stated that it may take three to four days for the agreement to pass ......

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2020 U.S. Tariff Schedule Released
January 3, 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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Phase 1 of China Deal Expected to be signed on January 15th
January 3, 2020
On January 15th, 2020, President Trump has stated that he expects to sign “Phase 1” of the China trade deal.  ......

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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information
December 26, 2019
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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New Year’s Holiday FDA Hours
December 26, 2019
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for New Year’s Day: Peace Bridge Buffalo 12/31/2019: 8:00 AM ......

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Has your Company Reviewed your Tariff Classifications Recently?
December 26, 2019
It’s no secret that the current administration has levied record amounts of duty on imports since 2016, which makes tariff ......

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