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Canada to require Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in 2021
June 17, 2019
The following is available in its entirety on Canadian Shipper.com. Canada to require ELDs in 2021 Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) ......

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Refunds of Safeguard Surtax
June 14, 2019
CBSA has advised that Detailed Adjustment Statements (DASs) will be issued for refunds of the safeguard surtax.  Refunds are automatic ......

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Temporary Imports: Statement of Use Requirements
June 13, 2019
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule United States (HTSUS) and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations allow for the temporary ......

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Section 301 Duties: Update
June 13, 2019
On Monday, U.S. Customs released CSMS message 19-000296 extending the window for goods that were exported to the United States, ......

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Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ from the FDA
June 13, 2019
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document published for produce safety ......

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Access to TRQ Allocations (Steel)
June 13, 2019
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has agreed with the CSCB’s request to allow customs brokers the ability to view their clients’ ......

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Moving Forward with Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
June 13, 2019
The following is provided by Natural Resources Canada. This is to inform you that Amendment 15 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations ......

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Changes in the regulation of nitrification and urease inhibitors
June 13, 2019
Nitrification and urease inhibitors imported into or sold in Canada are now subject to registration as supplements under the Fertilizers ......

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Order Amending the US Surtax Remission Order – Update
June 13, 2019
The Order Amending the United States Surtax Remission Order No. 2019-1, entered into force on April 15, 2019, made changes ......

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Updates to the CBSA Export Webpages
June 13, 2019
The Canad Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised that the Export webpage content has been improved to be more user ......

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Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Statement of Reasons
June 13, 2019
Steel Plate originating in and/or exported from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania The Canada Border Services Agency has completed its review ......

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India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP
June 6, 2019
On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS message 19-000275 regarding two trade issues surrounding importation of India ......

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ADD on China Aluminum Wire & Cable
June 6, 2019
The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) made an preliminary determination that imports of aluminum wire and cable from China are ......

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Implementation of Mexico Tariffs Still Unclear
June 6, 2019
The White House announced that beginning June 10th, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all ......

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and SFCR import licence
June 6, 2019
The information included in this notice is a helpful reminder that an importer who holds certain valid registrations or licences ......

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Government Introduces Legislation to Temporarily Remove the Two-Year Prohibition against Imposing Additional Rounds of Safeguard Measures on the Same Steel Products
June 5, 2019
... [On June 3, 2019] the Government introduced a Notice of Ways and Means Motion that would temporarily amend the Customs ......

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India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP
June 4, 2019
India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
May 30, 2019
Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing (Shandong Molong) The Canada Border Services Agency ......

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BCMEA to lockout longshore employees
May 30, 2019
The following is provided by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) BCMEA to lockout longshore employees The British Columbia Maritime Employers ......

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Mexico Tomato Anti-Dumping Duty Bond Impact
May 30, 2019
The ripple effects of anti-dumping duties on tomatoes will impact all companies that are involved in the industry.  We would ......

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U.S. Southern Border Crisis Update
May 30, 2019
As we continue to follow the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis on the Southwest border of the United States, a ......

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U.S. Customs Establishes a Trade Statistics Webpage
May 30, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established a webpage with statistical information on the previous two fiscal years.  This ......

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Update to Customs Notice 18-17 – Refund of Provisional Safeguard Surtax
May 30, 2019
CN 18-17, Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods What's New: Update on Refunds This update provides information ......

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“Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” labelling consultation
May 28, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is consulting with Canadians on proposed changes to the guidelines for "Product of Canada" and ......

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Remission Applications on Goods Subject to Countermeasures
May 27, 2019
The Department of Finance has confirmed that they are no longer accepting remission applications on goods previously subject to countermeasures. Additional ......

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ILWU to take “Limited job action” today at GCT Deltaport and Vanterm
May 27, 2019
ILWU to take “Limited job action” today at GCT Deltaport and Vanterm The International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada ( ......

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USTR Proposes Additional China Tariffs
May 23, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative has issued a ‘modification’ to the current Section 301 investigation.  This modification adds 3,805 full and ......

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Section 232 and Section 301 News Roundup
May 23, 2019
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of trade news surrounding the additional duties the U.S. government has levied ......

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FDA Hours: Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2019
The local FDA offices have notified the trade community of their hours for the Holiday weekend: Peace Bridge Buffalo Saturday, May 25th ......

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Customs Notice 19-09 (Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum)) – Confirmation of Date
May 21, 2019
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)  has confirmed the May 19th date referred to in Customs Notice 19-09 is the date ......

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Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)
May 21, 2019
In follow-up to the Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum, the Canada ......

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Canada and the United States agree to eliminate tariffs on steel and aluminum related to Section 232
May 17, 2019
Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum After extensive discussions on trade ......

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