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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Text Now Available
December 7, 2018
The text of the CUSMA, otherwise known as USMCA, is now available on the Government of Canada’s website, in both ......

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Importation of Vaping Products – under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)
December 7, 2018
This Customs Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-05, Importation of Vaping Products ......

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Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
December 7, 2018
This Customs Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 18-22, Implementation of the Comprehensive ......

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Additional webinar dates to be added: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Webinars for Industry
December 7, 2018
Due to high demand, registration has reached capacity for some of the webinar sessions on the Safe Food for Canadians ......

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Technical Bulletin on the Proposed Prescriptive Path To Meet Fan Energy Rating (FER)
December 7, 2018
Technical Bulletin on the Proposed Prescriptive Path To Meet Fan Energy Rating (FER) Standards In Amendment 15  On October 20, 2018, ......

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Amendment to the import conditions for romaine lettuce harvested in California (USA) and salads from the USA
December 7, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to add a date of signing ......

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FDA Biennial Registration is now open!
December 7, 2018
Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every even numbered year between October 1st and December 31st.  The ......

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CBP Guidance on Non-Reimbursement Certificates for ADD/CVD
December 7, 2018
Importers and non-resident importers are required to file a non-reimbursement certificate stating that they are not being reimbursed for any ......

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China 301 Tariffs Update: Tranche 3 of Tariffs to Remain at 10%
December 7, 2018
On Saturday, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a deal to keep Tranche 3 of the China ......

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USTR Issues Updated Report on the China 301 Investigation
November 30, 2018
This week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a report updating the Section 301 investigation of China’s ......

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Buffalo FDA Issues Memorandum Regarding Border Crossing Procedures
November 30, 2018
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Port of Buffalo, NY issued a memorandum reminding exporters, carriers, brokers, ......

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FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Resources
November 30, 2018
Food facilities must renew their registration this year between October 1 and December 31, 2018.  On October 25th, FDA hosted ......

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Restrictions on imported romaine lettuce harvested in California (USA) and salads from all of the USA
November 29, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to add additional import controls following ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 29, 2018
Certain sucker rods - Statement of Reasons Based on the available evidence, the CBSA is satisfied that certain sucker rods originating ......

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Opening of the application period for the new CPTPP tariff rate quotas (TRQ)
November 29, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act received Royal Assent on October 25th, 2018. As per Canada’s commitments under the ......

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Romaine lettuce E. coli O157 outbreak
November 29, 2018
The Government of Canada's food safety partners (Canadian Food Inspection Agency [CFIA], Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC], Health Canada ......

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Opening of the application period for the new CPTPP tariff rate quotas
November 26, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act received Royal Assent on October 25th, 2018.  As per Canada’s ......

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CBSA – Single Window Initiative
November 22, 2018
The Single Window Initiative (SWI) is a single point for advance reporting of import information to CBSA and is the ......

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ARL – Fact Sheet on NEW Client Account Offsetting Rules – ARL Fall 2018 Release
November 22, 2018
The CBSA has made changes to the way transactions are offset on a client account by changing the prioritization in ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 22, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website Copper Tube - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On ......

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CFIA Chronicle – Fall 2018
November 22, 2018
For the latest on CFIA initiatives, services, research and other news – check out the latest edition of The CFIA ......

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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
November 22, 2018
The details of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have been posted in the Canada Gazette. CPTPP Rules ......

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U.S. Department of Commerce determines Shakes & Shingles Subject to ADD/CVD
November 22, 2018
In a recent ruling on the scope of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders (A-122-857/ C-122-858) covering softwood lumber, the ......

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APHIS to begin sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
November 22, 2018
The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin notifying importers and customs brokers when Lacey Act declarations ......

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FDA Offers Webinar to Help Food Facilities with the 2018 Biennial Registration Renewal Period
November 22, 2018
This week, the FDA sent an email to all stakeholders announcing a webinar that will be held on October 25, ......

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CORRECTION of the ‘Coming into Force’ date for Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
November 15, 2018
This is to inform you of a correction of the ‘Coming into Force’ date of Amendment 14 to Canada’s Energy ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 15, 2018
The following information is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Liquid Dielectric Transformers - Notice of Initiation of ......

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One month until your food business may need a licence – Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
November 15, 2018
In one month, many businesses will require a licence when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force.  ......

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Coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and SFCR import licence
November 15, 2018
The Government of Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are coming into force on January 15, 2019 and ......

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SIM Program: Entry Filings for Shrimp and Abalone Products
November 15, 2018
Seafood import Monitoring Program (SIMP) establishes permitting, reporting, and record-keeping requirements for imports of certain seafood products.  On December 31, ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
November 15, 2018
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods Returning under tariff code ......

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FDA Biennial Registration is now open!
November 15, 2018
Food facilities are required to renew their registration in every even numbered year between October 1st and December 31st.  The ......

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