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Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to Contain these Substances
November 7, 2019
D19-7-2, Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to ......

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November 1st change: Import of mixtures containing animal ingredients/
November 7, 2019
Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal origin containing multiple ingredients come into effect (section 9 of the Terrestrial animal ......

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Updates to the CFIA Fish List
November 7, 2019
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added or modified the common names for the following ......

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CFIA Notice to Industry: Changes to plant and animal import permit application forms
November 7, 2019
CFIA Notice to Industry: Changes to plant and animal import permit application forms This is a reminder that the application process for ......

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CFIA – Chronicle 360 launches November 14
November 7, 2019
CFIA Chronicle 360 launches November 14 On November 14, get ready for Chronicle 360 – an online multimedia hub featuring stories that cover ......

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China List 4 Tariff Exclusion Requests
November 7, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, starting October 31st, exclusions from duties for commodities on List ......

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CBP Issues “Three Strike” Policy on Wood Packaging Violations
November 7, 2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection released new guidelines for penalty mitigation in the event of violation to the wood packaging ......

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Duty Free Treatment under GSP Modified
November 7, 2019
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a free trade program that allows for duty free treatment of certain commodities ......

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Notice of Intent on Amendment to Beef, Bison and Veal Carcass Grade Requirements
October 31, 2019
The Canadian Beef Grading Agency (CBGA), a private, non-profit corporation accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to deliver ......

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CFIA Annual fertilizer regulatory workshop
October 31, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be hosting its annual fertilizer regulatory workshop on January 14, 2020, in Ottawa.  The ......

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Carbon Steel Fasteners – Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review
October 31, 2019
Carbon Steel Fasteners - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review On October 28, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), initiated ......

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NRCan Permit Data
October 31, 2019
We have been advised that NRCan is unable to receive explosive permit data that is sent to them by CBSA ......

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USDA APHIS CORE on the Horizon for 2019-2020
October 31, 2019
At the National Customs Broker’s and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) national conference this week, a USDA representative stated ......

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APHIS sending ‘Letters of Non-Compliance’ for Lacey Act Declaration Errors
October 31, 2019
The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin notifying importers and customs brokers when Lacey Act declarations ......

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Tomato Anti-Dumping Duties to be Refunded by Customs
October 31, 2019
The Department of Commerce has instructed U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries associated with the importation of ......

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CFIA suspends SFCR licence for non-compliance
October 24, 2019
CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of St. Ann's Foods Inc., for non-compliance related to control measures Effective September ......

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African Swine Fever
October 24, 2019
Although there have been reported cases of African swine fever in China and parts of Europe, there have been no ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate
October 24, 2019
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a normal ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties – Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
October 24, 2019
Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe - Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ......

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Canadian Seafood Wholesaler Faces Jail Time, Fine
October 24, 2019
A Canadian seafood wholesaler faces a year in prison after importing fish that was previously refused by the U.S. Food ......

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China List 4 Tariff Exclusion Requests
October 24, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, starting October 31st, exclusions from duties for commodities on List ......

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ADD/CVD Possible on Forged Steel Fittings from India & Korea
October 24, 2019
The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) will review a petition filed on finished and unfinished ......

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China 301 Exclusions: New Exclusions issued for List 3 Commodities
October 24, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative issued the third round of product exclusions for goods on List 3 of the China 301 ......

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Quantities available for reallocation – Yogurt
October 17, 2019
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. WTO Yogurt (Item 158 on the Import Control List) - Quantities available for ......

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Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
October 17, 2019
Message to Industry: Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada Please be advised that the ......

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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review
October 17, 2019
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review he Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a ......

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Certain Sucker Rods – Statement of Reasons
October 17, 2019
Certain Sucker Rods - Statement of Reasons For the purpose of this investigation, subject goods are defined as: Sucker rods, including pony rods, ......

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Tariffs for EU Airbus Subsidies set to begin October 18th
October 17, 2019
The United States will impose $7 billion of retaliatory tariffs on the European Union for the subsidies to Airbus.  This ......

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Certificates of Export Required for Importations of Korean Steel
October 17, 2019
The announcement was made that beginning October 18th, “Certificates of Export” will be required for Korean Steel imported into the ......

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China 301 Tariffs: Tariff Lists and Exclusions
October 17, 2019
As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China. These tariffs have ......

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