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Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian aluminum products
August 11, 2020
Canada intends to impose retaliatory countermeasures in response to the United States announced intention to impose  tariffs of 10 per ......

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10 Percent Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Imminent
August 7, 2020
US Trade Representative (USTR) Lighthizer previously acknowledged that, in a Senate Finance Committee hearing, there have been recent surges in ......

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Canada to retaliate ‘dollar for dollar’ after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum
August 7, 2020
Ottawa will impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in response to President Donald Trump's decision to restore a 10 per cent ......

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CFIA update on unsolicited packages of seeds
August 7, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is committed to protecting the health of Canada's plant resources, our environment and our economy. To ......

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Tomato & Peppers: Brown Rugose Fruit Virus Certification Requirements
August 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has imposed restrictions on the imports of ......

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USMCA: MPF Not Refundable
August 7, 2020
As many of our clients know, on July 1st the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement ......

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APHIS Core Set for January 2021 – Preparation is Paramount
August 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program has ......

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Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States
July 31, 2020
Since July 24, there have been 55 additional illnesses in Canada reported in the ongoing investigation. Investigators have determined that ......

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Foreign Greenhouse Certification Program Announced
July 30, 2020
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that a “Offshore Greenhouse Certification Program” will be established.  This ......

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New Import Certification Requirements for Organic Products
July 30, 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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AMS Filing Requirements Begin September 2nd
July 30, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has made September 2nd the mandatory date for filing of ......

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin
July 30, 2020
D11-5-17, Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin This new memorandum describes the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ......

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CFIA statement on unsolicited packages of seeds
July 30, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating reports of un-requested seeds.  If you received a seed package that you ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 30, 2020
Whole potatoes - Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border ......

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Hong Kong No Longer Valid Country of Origin: Update!
July 23, 2020
On July 14th, President Trump issued an Executive Order ending Hong Kong’s special trade status. Goods from Hong Kong must ......

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FDA Commissioner Unveils “New Era for Smarter Food Safety Blueprint”
July 23, 2020
This week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis debuted the much-anticipated “New ......

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Detroit Field Office Issues Information Pipeline on Brown Rugose Fruit Virus
July 23, 2020
On Wednesday, the Detroit Field office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued an “Information Pipeline” document regarding ......

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2020-2021 Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products
July 23, 2020
This message pertains to imports of wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by Items 161 to 191 of ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 23, 2020
Oil Country Tubular Goods 2, Notice of expiry review determination The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has completed its investigation,  concerning ......

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Important information for importers using CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System
July 23, 2020
The following is provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is an important message to help food importers of ......

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SFC Licences now required for Manufactured Food Sector (effective JULY 15 2020)
July 17, 2020
On July 15, 2020, new requirements relating to licensing, preventive controls and traceability under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations ......

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APHIS Core Implementation Delayed
July 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the APHIS Core program has ......

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U.S.I.T.C. Tariff Classification Online Course – FREE!
July 16, 2020
Tariff classification in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) can be daunting at first glance.  However, with ......

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Hong Kong No Longer Valid Country of Origin
July 16, 2020
On July 14th, President Trump issued an Executive Order ending Hong Kong’s special trade status. Goods from Hong Kong must ......

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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Tomatoes
July 15, 2020
On July 14th, the seasonal tariff number for tomatoes changed from 0702.00.20 to 0702.00.40. in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of ......

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Health Canada – Updated industry guide for vaping products
July 15, 2020
NEW from Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program Health Canada is notifying interested parties that an updated industry guide for vaping ......

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CBSA ARL updates regarding Commercial payments and accounts
July 14, 2020
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Good afternoon, Over the last few months you reached out ......

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CUSMA and NAFTA Criterion E
July 14, 2020
Under NAFTA, Criterion E applied to certain automatic data processing goods and their parts, specified in Annex 308.1. Under CUSMA,  there ......

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CBSA resumes Trade Compliance activity
July 13, 2020
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is resuming a full ......

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CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities July 2020
July 13, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has posted its verification priorities for tariff classification, valuation and origin for July 2020. New ......

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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
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Willson International

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