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Provisional safeguards are intended to provide Canadian steel producers and workers relief from the harm caused by excessive imports of steel products into Canada. The Government is requesting that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) conduct an inquiry to determine whether final safeguards are warranted. The provisional safeguards will be in place for 200 days pending the CITT's findings. The provisional safeguards will apply to imports of seven products: heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar (rebar), energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire and wire rod. The provisional safeguards will come into force on October 25, 2018.  The Order…
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico [have] announced an agreement to modernize the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is expected to be signed by Dec. 1, which could bring it up for congressional consideration in early 2019. According to fact sheets from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the USMCA includes the following provisions. Agriculture - Canada will provide new-tariff rate quotas exclusively for U.S. fluid milk, cheese, cream, skim milk powder, butter and cream powder, concentrated and condensed milk, yogurt and buttermilk, powdered buttermilk, products of natural milk constituents, ice cream and ice cream mixes, whey,…
As published by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers:   We have prepared hightlights of the new NAFTA Agreement for our members, as follows: The new agreement is named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA); To qualify for preferential treatment, automobiles will require 75% North American content, up from the existing 62.5% (by 2020, in all countries); At least 30% of the workers producing a vehicle must earn $16.00 USD per hour (by 2020); by 2023, this raises incrementally to 40% (in all countries); The US is introducing a quota system to protect Mexico and Canada from any future tariffs applied to…
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:12

Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

This message pertains to imports of wheat products classified under Customs Tariff headings: 11.01, 11.03, 11.04, 11.08, 11.09, 19.01, 19.02, 19.04, 19.05 and 23.02. The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2018-2019 Wheat Products tariff rate quota will be filled as of 11:59 p.m. local time on October 19, 2018, and that the within access commitment tariff items will be closed at that time. Once the TRQ level is reached, General Import Permit No. 20 – Wheat and Wheat Products and Barley and Barley Products (GIP No. 20) will be suspended in respect to the relevant goods…
In four months food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records. Find out what requirements will apply to your business when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January 15, 2019. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has interactive tools and timelines to help you. Sign up for My CFIA now so you can apply for the licence when it becomes available: inspection.gc.ca/MyCFIA. To learn more about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, visit inspection.gc.ca/SafeFood.   If…
From the CBSA: Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding FISC 2018 SP Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding Ottawa, July 26, 2018 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a scope proceeding on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting certain fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) from China, South Korea and Spain. This is the CBSA’s first scope proceeding since they were enacted into law as a result of changes to the SIMA and the Special Import Measures Regulations that came into force on April 26, 2018. The scope proceeding is…
From the CBSA: Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding FISC 2018 SP Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding Ottawa, July 26, 2018 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a scope proceeding on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting certain fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) from China, South Korea and Spain. This is the CBSA’s first scope proceeding since they were enacted into law as a result of changes to the SIMA and the Special Import Measures Regulations that came into force on April 26, 2018. The scope proceeding is…
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet - Notice of Initiation of Investigation: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. The complaint is suported by Stelco Inc.     COR 2018 IN Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet Notice of Initiation of Investigation Ottawa, July 26, 2018 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the…
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