Trade News

Posted: Sep 4, 2019

September 4, 2019 – Global Affairs Canada (GAC) recently issued a Notice to importers, advising of a new aluminum import monitoring program. Under this program, certain aluminum products have been added to the Import Control List (ICL) as item 83, and General... Read more >

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Posted: Aug 16, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border protection is initiating a voluntary pilot project effective Sept. 28, 2019 that will allow shippers to submit to CBP advanced electronic data related to cargo that falls within the de minimis threshold of $800 under Section... Read more >

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently updated their webpage to advise that you can now apply for an Advance Ruling and a National Customs Ruling (NCR) by email to the appropriate regional CBSA office. Tariff classification can be very complex... Read more >

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to modernize the Feeds Regulations, 1983 to: safeguard feeds and the food production continuum, reduce overlap and redundancy in regulatory requirements, increase regulatory responsiveness to industry changes, address regulatory gaps, weaknesses and... Read more >

Posted: Aug 14, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced updates regarding Section 301 duties of 10 percent for List 4 Chinese origin products, originally proclaimed as a presidential tweet. This USTR announcement on Tranche 4 tariffs on U.S. Imports from China involved three... Read more >

Posted: Aug 12, 2019
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This article was originally published in Global Trade Magazine on August 9, 2019 By JC Pachakkil, Senior Consultant, Global Trade Management Global businesses exporting to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will soon have some relief from the burdensome export documentation... Read more >

Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Health Canada has recently amended Division 2 (Alcoholic Beverages) of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) regarding flavoured purified alcohol to define this new class of alcoholic beverage and to set restrictions on its alcohol content. The Regulations Amending the... Read more >

Posted: Aug 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted instructions on applying for annual import licenses for the 2020 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2020.  Individuals must apply between September 3, 2019 and October... Read more >

Posted: Aug 8, 2019

The Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) announced they have amended the Iranian Financial Sanction Regulations to rename as the Iranian Sector and Human Rights Abuses Sanctions Regulations in order to implement Executive Order 13871 (E.O. 13871) of May 8,... Read more >

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), posted notice of the below-noted increase(s) in user fees, which are effective October 1, 2019.  CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) ‘User Fees’ by 7.167 per­cent to adjust for inflation in... Read more >

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau posted their monthly June 2019 Trade in Goods and Services reports. Data on exports, imports and trade balances is available based by trade partner country, product category sectors (i.e. automotive, food and beverage,... Read more >