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Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Expiry Review
April 20, 2018
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website. Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate - Expiry Review ...

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CBSA Departmental Memorandum (REVISIONS)
April 20, 2018
The following has been updated on the Canada Border Services Agency website  Memorandum D11-5-6 - Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of ......

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Trade Show Season: Know Before You Go!
April 20, 2018
This is the time of year when companies are preparing to be an exhibitor at a trade show in the ......

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GSP Refund Processing Begins April 22nd
April 20, 2018
As many of our readers have been following, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program lapsed on January 1st, 2018.  ......

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CN 18-03, Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471
April 13, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the intention to decommission the legacy release service options (SO) Other Government Departments ......

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Tariff Rate Quota for Food Preparations containing Dry Milk Solids
April 13, 2018
The following is provided by Global Affairs Canada. This message pertains to imports of food preparations containing more than 10 per ......

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Notice to Industry – United States of America – Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
April 13, 2018
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the United States (U.S.) issued a final regulation requiring U.S. importers to establish Foreign Supplier ......

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Preliminary Determinations for Dry Wheat Pasta
April 13, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website. Preliminary Determinations - Statement of Reasons (Dry Wheat Pasta) On March ......

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Reminder: FDA Reporting on LED Lighting
April 13, 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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FDA Warns Foreign Facilities Preventing Inspection will result in Refusal of Entry
April 13, 2018
The FDA published a draft guidance document outlining their authority to refuse the entry of food from facilities that have ......

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Televisions Covered in Proposed Chinese Tariff Increases
April 13, 2018
As many people have been following, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a list of tariff numbers ......

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Regulatory changes regarding the use of medically important anti-microbials in animals and livestock feed
April 6, 2018
The responsible use of antimicrobials is essential to the protection of Canadians' health, as well as the health and safety ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
April 6, 2018
The following is available on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal website. Carbon Steel Welded Pipe, Expiry No. LE-2018-001 The Canadian International Trade ......

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Shrimp and Abalone to Become Part of SIMP by the End of the Year
April 6, 2018
Under the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 23rd, Shrimp ......

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ADD/CVD Investigation: Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam
April 6, 2018
This week the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on laminated woven sacks from Vietnam.  These ......

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U.S. Trade Representative Releases Proposed Tariff List on Chinese Products
April 6, 2018
This week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice of proposed Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers for the Section 301 ......

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US Customs Issues Guidance on US Goods Returning Duty-Free
March 29, 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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Informed Compliance Publication: U.S. Rules of Origin
March 29, 2018
As part of our continuing series covering the U.S. Customs Informed Compliance publications, we would like to cover the Rules ......

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GSP Renewed Retroactively
March 29, 2018
Last week, President Trump signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. This bill includes a provision to renew Generalized System of Preferences ......

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Decommissioning of OGD Service Options PARS & RMD
March 28, 2018
The following is provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Decommissioning of OGD Service Options PARS & RMD The CBSA ......

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Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria
March 28, 2018
Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria The CBSA is pleased to announce that ......

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Anti-Dumping Duties
March 28, 2018
The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website. Dry Wheat Pasta - Notice of Preliminary Determination On March 28, ......

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