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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 16, 2018
The following is now available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet - Initiation of Investigation (Statement of Reasons) The ......

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New from Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program
August 16, 2018
Safety of teething necklaces worn by children under three years of age in Canada The purpose of this notice is to ......

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Gov’t Takes Further Steps to Prevent Diversion of Steel Products Into Canada
August 16, 2018
The following can be found in its entirety on the Department of Finance Canada website. The Government of Canada continues to protect ......

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Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Duty – Rates double for Turkey Origin
August 13, 2018
CSMS 18-000477 has been issued in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation signed on Friday. This officially doubles the Section 232 ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Carbon Steel Welded Pipe
August 10, 2018
Carbon Steel Welded Pipe - Statement of Reasons The Canada Border Services Agency initiated an investigation on July 20, 2018, respecting ......

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Important regulatory information on small containers of architectural coatings
August 10, 2018
Environment and Climate Change Canada have sent the following message regarding the manufacture, import or sale of architectural coating products, ......

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Retaliatory Tariffs – Surtax Payable Twice
August 10, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency has provided a response to the following question. Can the same goods be subject to surtax more ......

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CBP Fees increased October 1st, 2018
August 10, 2018
Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated ......

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This Week’s U.S & China Trade Developments
August 10, 2018
On July 6th, the United States began collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods that were made ......

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Section 301 – US China Tariffs
August 10, 2018
Section 301 FAQ Section 301 Background: Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated ......

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Proposed CCPSA General Prohibition Enforcement Webinars
August 3, 2018
The Consumer Product Safety Program of Health Canada wishes to introduce a new approach to communicate with stakeholders about its ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
August 3, 2018
Oil Country Tubular Goods - Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review (CITRA TURBINDO) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated ......

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CBP Publishes “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Customs Value”
August 3, 2018
The US Customs & Border Protection website contains many valuable resources for importers, exporters, and the trade community.  The Willson ......

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TSCA Required on Composite Wood Products in March 2019
August 3, 2018
Beginning on March 22nd, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin requiring the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ......

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USDA Changes Requirements for Chrysanthemums from Canada – UPDATE!
August 3, 2018
This week, it came to our attention that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had changed the requirements for ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
July 26, 2018
US Customs issued CSMS message 17-000046 clarifying the documentation requirements for the claim of US Goods Returning under tariff code ......

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FDA Releases “Small Entity Compliance Guide” for FSMA Deadlines
July 26, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration released a “Small Entity Compliance Guide” to assist small businesses remain compliant with the extended ......

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FDA Releases Updated Small Business Guide for Food Facility Registration
July 26, 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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REMINDER: USDA Import Permits
July 26, 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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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 26, 2018
Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a scope proceeding ......

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Canada Border Services Agency announces retroactive ADD on importations of steel rebar from Turkey
July 26, 2018
CBSA assesses $1.8 million in anti-dumping duty to help protect Canadian Steel Producers The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today ......

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Safe Food for Canadians: new licensing regime
July 26, 2018
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 45-day consultation on certain changes required as a result of the ......

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Frequently Asked Questions concerning Sections 232, 301 and Surtaxes
July 20, 2018
As a result of these initiatives we have received a number of inquiries how the importer will be affected.   The ......

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Reminder – Consultation: Openness and Transparency at the CFIA
July 20, 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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Anti-Dumping Duties
July 20, 2018
Certain Gypsum Board -  Notice of Conclusion of Re-Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has concluded a re-investigation to update ......

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TSCA Required on Composite Wood Products in March 2019
July 20, 2018
Beginning on March 22nd, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin requiring the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ......

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U.S & China Trade Developments
July 20, 2018
On July 6th, the United States began collecting 25 percent tariffs on 818 different classifications of goods that were made ......

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Reminder: Seasonal Produce Tariff Number Changes for Cucumbers & Tomatoes
July 20, 2018
As a reminder, on July 1st the seasonal tariff number for cucumbers changed from 0707.00.50 to 0707.00.60.  On July 14th, ......

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