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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Expiry Review Decision
October 10, 2019
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Expiry Review Decision On October 4th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency completed its expiry review ......

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Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
October 10, 2019
D10-15-29, Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02 This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services ......

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Incoterms 2020 update
October 10, 2019
The following was posted in the 4 October 2019 edition of InsideLogistics. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the ......

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MUST READ if importing food with milk or egg ingredients, vitamins, feeds, and fertilizers
October 10, 2019
Notice to industry: Implementation of guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal ......

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USDA proposes Eliminating Restrictions on Christmas Tree Importations
October 10, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has proposed to “eliminate the restrictions ......

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Section 232 PSC Processing ‘Slowed’
October 10, 2019
U.S. Customs and Broder Protection has reported that the CBP base Metals Center of Excellence and Expertise is experiencing an ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
October 10, 2019
Willson International encourages our clients to pursue participation in Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) CTPAT program. CBP has launched the CTPAT ......

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Tariffs for EU Airbus Subsidies set to begin October 18th
October 3, 2019
The United States will impose $7 billion of retaliatory tariffs on the European Union for the subsidies to Airbus.  This ......

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Michigan’s Food & Agriculture Border Gateway Summit
October 3, 2019
On November 13th, The Michigan Food & Agriculture Border Gateway Summit will be held at the VistaTech Center in Livonia, ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Tariff Lists and Exclusions
October 3, 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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FDA Publishes FSVP Importer List
October 3, 2019
A key element to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)/Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations is the reporting of the ......

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November 1st change: Import of mixtures containing animal ingredient
October 3, 2019
Notice to industry: Implementation of guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of ......

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Simplification of documents and information related to TRQ administration for supply-managed products
October 3, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada In the light of the increased number of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs), the ......

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Circular Copper Tube, Expiry Review No. RR‑2018-005
October 3, 2019
Circular Copper Tube, Expiry Review No. RR‑2018-005 The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has completed its expiry review of certain circular ......

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Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG I & II) and Certain Seamless Casing Notice of Re-investigations
October 3, 2019
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG I & II) and Certain Seamless Casing - Notice of Re-investigations The Canada Border Services Agency ......

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Requirements that apply to a food containing both meat and shellfish
October 3, 2019
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) The following is to inform you of the new documents ......

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Certain Sucker Rods Notice of Initiation of Investigation
October 3, 2019
Certain Sucker Rods - Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September 30, 2019, ......

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U.S. & Japan Reach Trade Deal
September 26, 2019
On Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States and Japan have reached a trade agreement.  Though an ......

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USTR Releases latest China 301 Exclusions
September 26, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of exclusions that pertain to List 1, List 2, ......

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Tomato ADD: Removal of Duties a Possibility
September 26, 2019
On September 19th, the suspension agreement that will temporarily end the assessment of anti-dumping duties on Mexican grown tomatoes.  At ......

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CBP ACE Downtime this Weekend
September 26, 2019
On Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 pm ET to 4:00 am ET Sunday, September 29th, US Customs ACE system will ......

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Border Wait Time (BWT) Service Standard for highway commercial conveyances
September 26, 2019
Commercial Program Directorate (CPD) is pleased to announce that the commercial Border Wait Time (CBWT) Service Standard for highway commercial ......

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CFIA Changes to the Permit to Import Animals Form
September 26, 2019
CFIA would like to announce that the animal health import permit application form 5083 has been replaced by the 3 following application ......

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CFIA Changes to the Permit to Import Plants Form
September 26, 2019
CFIA would like to announce that the current plant health import permit application form 5256 has been updated. The form number 5256 and its ......

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CFIA Phytosanitary Certificates Coming to My CFIA
September 26, 2019
In late fall 2019, plant exporters will be able to start requesting phytosanitary certificates through My CFIA. Benefits of requesting a phytosanitary ......

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Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (D10-15-26)
September 26, 2019
Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere - Memorandum D10-15-26 This memorandum outlines the CBSA’s interpretation of the expression “to be ......

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2019 TRQ quantities for Natural Milk Constituents
September 26, 2019
WTO Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) – Quantities available for reallocation (including for ......

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Bill Introduced to Mandate CBP Staffing Levels along Canadian Border
September 19, 2019
Last week, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to require minimum staffing of U.S. Customs ......

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Certificates of Export Required for Importations of Korean Steel
September 19, 2019
In Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register, the announcement was made that, beginning October 18th, “Certificates of Export” will be ......

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FDA Establishment Identifier Portal Now Available
September 19, 2019
Last Friday, CSMS Message 39785981 notified all subscribers that the FDA has created the “FDA Establishment Identifier (FEI) Portal.”  This ......

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Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
September 19, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada This message pertains to imports of wheat products classified under Customs Tariff headings: ......

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Customs Notice 19-20, General Import Permit 83 Aluminum Products
September 18, 2019
Customs Notice 19-20, General Import Permit 83 Aluminum Products This Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services ......

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