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Posted: Sep 21, 2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that all food facilities update their registration every even-numbered year.  This is the year! The 2016 Food Facility Registration Biennial Renewal period begins October 1, 2016, and ends December 31, 2016.  Failure to renew your registration during this specified time frame will result in cancellation of your Food… Read more »

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Posted: Sep 27, 2016

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) openings that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced for imports of raw cane sugar, refined sugar, specialty sugar, and the TRQ country specific allocation and 2017 TRQ for sugar-containing products that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced are approaching. The 2017 FY covers the period… Read more »

Posted: Sep 23, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Memorandum D3-3-1 outlines and explains the requirements and administrative policies regarding the transmission of pre-load and/or pre-arrival house bill data, the house bill close data and supplementary data to the CBSA for goods being imported to, or transiting through Canada. It also outlines and explains the CBSA’s requirements and administrative… Read more »

Posted: Sep 21, 2016

Global Affairs Canada has issued a notification pertaining to tariff rate quota (TRQ) on wheat and barley products advising on the closing of the “within access tariff commitment” levels and General Import Permit (GIP) 20 as of October 14, 2016. On October 15, 2016 the over access tariff at the higher rate of duty will… Read more »

Posted: Sep 21, 2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that all food facilities update their registration every even-numbered year.  This is the year! The 2016 Food Facility Registration Biennial Renewal period begins October 1, 2016, and ends December 31, 2016.  Failure to renew your registration during this specified time frame will result in cancellation of your Food… Read more »

Posted: Sep 16, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Entry in Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., has stated an extensive construction project may create cross-border delays after commercial operations are reduced to one lane for several months starting Monday, September 19th. While stressing the need for commercial and passenger vehicle operators to exercise patience, CBP encourages… Read more »

Posted: Sep 16, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the Canadian Export Requirements for Processed Products which covers fruits, vegetables and maple products. Processed fruit and vegetables include those that are canned, frozen, concentrated, pickled, hot-filled, aseptically-produced or otherwise prepared to ensure their preservation.  These products are regulated by the Processed Products Regulations under the Canada Agricultural… Read more »

Posted: Sep 14, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, the Province of Prince Edward Island will increase the provincial component of the harmonized sales tax (HST). The new HST rate will consist of the provincial component of 10 per cent and the federal component of five (5) per cent for a combined rate of 15 per cent. On April 19,… Read more »

Posted: Sep 14, 2016

On September 12, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it had launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain fabricated industrial steel components originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Spain, the United… Read more »

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Government of Canada proposed order amending Schedule VI to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and regulations amending the schedule to the Precursor Control Regulations to add chemicals used in the production of fentanyl. The proposed six chemicals to be added to as a Class A precursors to Schedule VI to the Controlled Drugs… Read more »

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that effective September 20, 2016, a new consolidated International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP) will be required for the import, export, or re-export of goods subject to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tuna Tracking Program. In addition, the International Fisheries Trade Permit will be used to replace the… Read more »