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Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)

In follow-up to the Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has now issued a customs notice regarding the repeal of the surtax.

Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) – Customs Notice 19-09

Effective May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed.

Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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