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Shrimp and Abalone Imports Will Require SIMP Reporting
June 21, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a final rule determination that shrimp and abalone will require SIMP ......

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Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective July 6th
June 21, 2018
United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods made in China.  These additional duties ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 21, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of China 301 tariffs on 818 commodity classifications that become effective July 6th, ......

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Consultation: Openness and Transparency at the CFIA
June 21, 2018
How can the Canadian Food Inspection Agency be more transparent? As part of maintaining trust in Canada's regulatory system for food, ......

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Fee Increase ~ Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program
June 21, 2018
CN 18-06, Fee Increase - Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program The Canada Border Services Agency has been notified by Transport ......

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Tutorial Video for the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is pleased to announce the release of the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) tutorial ......

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Pre-publication of proposed regulatory changes to Canada’s beer compositional standards
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to amend the beer compositional standards under the Food and Drug Regulations ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 21, 2018
The following are available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Notice of Initiation of Investigation - 54-inch Gypsum Board The Canada Border ......

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Section 301 Tariffs on China Origin Goods Effective July 6th
June 18, 2018
It was recently announced that the United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods ......

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Implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
June 15, 2018
The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying and expanding market access opportunities that will help Canadian businesses grow and ......

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Webinars for Vaping Industry on Regulatory Requirements under the CCPSA
June 15, 2018
The following is provided by Health Canada Invitation: Webinars for Vaping Industry on Regulatory Requirements under the CCPSA On May 23, 2018, ......

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Copper Pipe Fittings threatening to cause injury
June 15, 2018
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal finds the dumping and subsidizing of pressure pipe fittings and drainage, waste and vent pipe ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
June 15, 2018
The following information is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Oil Country Tubular Goods - Notice of Initiation ......

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 15, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, we would like to remind ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
June 15, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued CSMS message 17-000330 regarding their regulatory authority over light emitting diodes (LED) ......

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Comprehensive List of Retaliatory Tariffs
June 15, 2018
The coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users posted a “comprehensive list of retaliatory tariffs” that are either currently effective ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
June 13, 2018
On Jun 13, 2018, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Cold-Rolled Steel
June 7, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on May 25, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the ......

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ABCs of Seed Importation into Canada
June 7, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the ABCs of Seed Importation into Canada document. If you have any questions, please contact ......

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The CFIA Chronicle
June 7, 2018
For the latest on CFIA initiatives, services, research and other news – check out the latest edition of The CFIA ......

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REMINDER: USDA Import Permits
June 7, 2018
As a reminder, please remember to send the import permits with your drivers.  Produce from origins other than Canada will ......

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CBP Centers Validating Claims of US Origin on Steel Products and Aluminum Products
June 7, 2018
U.S. Customs & Border Protection has begun issuing requests to substantiate claims of U.S. origin steel and aluminum products for ......

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U.S. Section 232 Tariffs & Canadian Countermeasures
June 7, 2018
On May 31st, The United States ended the Canadian exemption from the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum articles. The ......

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs: Bond Saturation
June 6, 2018
As we continue to follow the effects of Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, we would like to remind ......

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Canada Bolsters Prevention of Transshipment and Diversion of Steel and Aluminum Products Through Country of Origin Marking Regime
June 1, 2018
The following is available in its entirety on the Department of Finance Canada website. The Government of Canada is taking action ......

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Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232
June 1, 2018
Yesterday, CSMS 18-000372 was issued by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) officially ending the exemptions of Canada, Mexico, and ......

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Trump Ends Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions for Largest U.S. Trading Partners
May 31, 2018
The United States has ended the exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. The 25 percent tariff on steel ......

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Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products
May 31, 2018
The following appears on the Department of Finance Canada website. On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition ......

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FDA Releases Updated Small Business Guide for Food Facility Registration
May 31, 2018
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated ‘Small Entity Compliance Guide” to help businesses comply with food ......

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Trump, Whitehouse Resume Plan for Increased China Tariffs
May 31, 2018
On May 29th, a week after the administration stated the tariffs were on hold, the white House announced that they ......

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FDA’s VQIP Program will not be ready for 2019
May 31, 2018
In a constituent update this week, the FDA has advised that the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) will not be ......

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Industry Labelling Tool updates
May 31, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Industry Labelling Tool (ILT) to reflect the December 14, 2016 amendments ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
May 31, 2018
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 31, 2018
Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation On May 24, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ......

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Union and Canadian Pacific Railway reach tentative agreement
May 31, 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway and Teamsters Canada, the union representing conductors and locomotive engineers, have reached a tentative agreement to end ......

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Canadian Pacific Railway workers go on strike
May 30, 2018
More than 3,000 locomotive engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific Railway went on strike on Tuesday night, labour union Teamsters ......

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