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CBP Publishes “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know: Reasonable Care”
November 16, 2017
US Customs updated their Informed Compliance Publication covering “Reasonable Care.”  Not only does this publication cover topics such as merchandise ......

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CBP Fees set to increase January 1st, 2018
November 16, 2017
In accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), US Customs fees will be increasing to coincide with ......

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STOP! For Meat Inspection
November 16, 2017
If your company ships meat or products containing meat to the United States, please be sure to inform your carriers ......

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New Roll-Out of CFIA Food Export Web Pages – All Food Commodities
November 16, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Please be advised that the CFIA is revising the food export ......

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New and Updated Customs Notices
November 16, 2017
The following are available in their entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 17-35, Inclusion of certain Other Government ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties (Copper Pipe Fittings)
November 16, 2017
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Copper Pipe Fittings - Initiation of Investigations The Canada Border Services ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties (Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin)
November 16, 2017
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin - Notice of Preliminary Determinations On November ......

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CETA Origin Declaration
November 16, 2017
The purpose of the origin declaration is to certify that the goods are of CETA preferential origin.  Simply stating “EU ......

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ADD and CVD Final Determinations on Softwood Lumber
November 10, 2017
On Wednesday, the Final Determination of anti-dumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on softwood lumber from Canada were published ......

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US Customs Issues Guidelines for Wood Packaging Material for Non-Compliance Penalties
November 10, 2017
In previous editions of Willson eNews, we reported that US Customs will be increasing the frequency of penalties related to ......

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FCC Discontinues use of Form 740
November 10, 2017
Effective November 2nd, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially discontinued the requirement of the FCC740 form for radiofrequency devices.  This ......

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US Department of Commerce Initiates ADD/CVD Investigation on Forged Steel Fittings
November 10, 2017
On November 1st, US Customs released CSMS message 17-000687 notifying importers and the trade that the US Department of Commerce ......

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CBP Fees set to increase January 1st, 2018
November 10, 2017
In accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), US Customs fees will be increasing to coincide with ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 9, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website Silicon Metal, Inquiry No. NQ-2017-001 The Canadian International ......

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CN 17-34, Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program and 2018 Version Release
November 9, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. CN 17-34, Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) ......

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Notice to Importers – Extension of the Steel Monitoring Program 2017
November 9, 2017
On November 2, 2017, the Government of Canada concluded the regulatory process to amend the Import Control List (ICL).  Amendments ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
November 2, 2017
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Copper Pipe Fittings - Notice of Initiation of Investigations  The Canada ......

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First Annual Summary Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Foreign Verification Office
November 2, 2017
The Foreign Verification Office (FVO) was created by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in 2016 to enhance Canada’s overall ......

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Edition 3 of The CFIA Chronicle
November 2, 2017
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Edition 3 of The CFIA Chronicle is Here! For the latest on ......

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CFIA New and Updated Advisories
November 2, 2017
The following are provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Blueberry Maggot: Requirements for blueberry plants Please be advised that the Canadian ......

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Due to Expire on December 31, 2017
November 2, 2017
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to certain goods of designated beneficiary countries.  To qualify for this ......

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Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
November 2, 2017
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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CBP to Increase Wood Packaging Material Treatment Enforcement
November 2, 2017
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000609 stating that enforcement and frequency of penalty action for violations to the wood packaging ......

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FDA Creates New Webpage and Infographic for FSMA Compliance
October 26, 2017
This week, the FDA published a new webpage and a timeline infographic that illustrates the compliance dates for the Food Safety ......

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Anti-Dumping Investigation opened for Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin (PET)
October 26, 2017
US Customs released CSMS message 17-000670 this week advising of the initiation of an anti-dumping duty investigation on Polyethylene Terephthalate ......

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ACE Outage Planned for Tuesday, November 7th
October 26, 2017
Per CSMS message 17-000678, US Customs ACE System will be undergoing an extended maintenance period from 12:00 am Eastern Time ......

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CFIA proposes amendments to Regulations on Administrative Monetary Penalties
October 26, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary ......

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CETA Originating Status – Q & A
October 26, 2017
Canada Border Services Agency answered the following question Q - If EU originating goods are shipped to Canada from Italy, then ......

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Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Rules of Origin
October 26, 2017
The following is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website, D11-5-15​​​​​​​, Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Rules ......

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CETA Origin Declaration
October 26, 2017
Canada Border Services Agency has confirmed that the statement "CANADA/EU or CM must appear on the "origin declaration".  Nothing else ......

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NAFTA and TPL
October 26, 2017
Under a revised NAFTA, the U.S. is proposing the eventual elimination of NAFTA’s TPL regime. Anyone with an interest or ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
October 26, 2017
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) website. Oil Country Tubular Goods, Interim Review No. RD-2017-001 The Canadian ......

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Service Fee Cap Renewed for Certain Animal Health Export Certificates
October 26, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) renewed a cap fee for certain animal health export certificates.  To learn more about this ......

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