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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – Duty Rates
September 21, 2017
The table of contents to the text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is available. Importers wishing to determine ......

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Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
September 21, 2017
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be provisionally implemented on September 21 2017. Canadian importers may benefit ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
September 20, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 20, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to ......

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Trade Shows: Temporary Import Bond or Dutiable Consumption Entry?
September 20, 2017
Trade show season presents a number of unique challenges for importers and exporters. Of course, you have goods that you ......

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Stainless Steel Sinks – Expiry Review Determination
September 20, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Stainless Steel Sinks - Expiry Review Determination ......

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) set to take effect September 21 2017
September 20, 2017
EU and Canada agree to set a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) The ......

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Canada Considering FTA With ASEAN Countries
September 15, 2017
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada At today’s 6th ASEAN Economic Ministers-Canada Consultation in Manila, representatives of all 10 ......

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Customs Tariff (UPDATE)
September 15, 2017
The Canada Border Services Agency has updated the Customs Tariff (T2017-5) on its website.                                                         ...

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FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule
September 15, 2017
This week, the FDA released a small entity compliance guide for the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Produce Safety Rule. ......

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ADD and CVD Investigations begin on Stainless Steel Flanges
September 15, 2017
In this week’s Federal Register, The US Department of Commerce announced that anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations have been initiated ......

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US Customs ACE System Outage this Weekend
September 15, 2017
Per CSMS message 17-00561, US Customs ACE System will be undergoing an extended maintenance period from Saturday 9/16 8:00 PM ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Stainless Steel Sinks
September 7, 2017
The following is available ion its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Stainless Steel Sinks - Expiry Review ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin - Initiation of ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Concrete Reinforcing Bar
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Notice of Conclusion ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
September 7, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - ......

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EICS Bulletin – Opening of the application period (CETA) – (TRQ) FOR CHEESE
September 7, 2017
Please note the deadline for submitting an application is Friday, September 8, 2017. Opening of the application period for the new ......

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Commerce Postpones ADD/CVD final Determination on Softwood Lumber
September 7, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has postponed the final ADD and CVD determinations on softwood lumber from Canada until, no ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 7, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to ......

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Cotton Fees set to Increase in November of 2017
September 7, 2017
The USDA Agricultural marketing service has announced that they plan to increase the fees levied on imports of cotton into ......

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FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule
September 7, 2017
This week, the FDA released a small entity compliance guide for the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Produce Safety Rule. ......

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CETA – Confirmed Implementation Date/Origin Quotas
September 5, 2017
The Minister of International Trade has established the administration of the origin quotas and related Notices to Importers and Exporters ......

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Commerce Postpones ADD/CVD final Determination on Softwood Lumber
September 1, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has postponed the final ADD and CVD determinations on softwood lumber from Canada until, no ......

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CBSA – ACI Compliance Evaluation Period Extended
September 1, 2017
On June 1 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented a 90 day evaluation period allowing drivers in the ......

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Information in Relation to the Softwood Lumber Dispute
September 1, 2017
The following notice is available in its entirety on the Global Affairs Canada website. The United States Customs and Border Protection has ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
September 1, 2017
Certain Steel Piling Pipe, Notice of Expiry Review Investigation The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its ......

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CFIA – Web Update to Export requirements (Fish and Seafood)
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is in the process of updating its website to harmonize ......

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Update to Establishment Requirements for Export of Poultry Meat to the United States
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that Canada and Argentina are negotiating the conditions to permit the import of poultry meat products from ......

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CFIA – Web Update to Export requirements for Fish and Seafood
September 1, 2017
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is in the process of updating its website to harmonize ......

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Import requirements for wooden and bamboo products
September 1, 2017
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its phytosanitary import requirements for wooden and bamboo products. D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements ......

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Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Rules of Origin
September 1, 2017
The following is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website. D11-5-14, Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Rules ......

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FDA begins FSVP Compliance Activities
September 1, 2017
It has come to our attention that the FDA has been contacting food importers and advising that they intend to inspect ......

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FDA Creates “Food Safety Plan Builder” Tool
September 1, 2017
The FDA has created the “Food Safety Plan Builder” to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization ......

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