Friday, 19 May 2017 09:02

CETA Implementation

Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures, was passed by the Senate on May 11, 2017. The short title of the Bill is the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act. No date of implementation is available but it could be as early as June 1. Excerpted fromCSCB Website- May 15 2017
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:20


The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada's trade with the world’s second-largest market. CETA is a progressive free trade agreement which covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. For example, prior to CETA’s entry into force, only 25 percent of EU tariff lines on Canadian goods were duty-free. Upon CETA’s entry into force, the EU will remove tariffs on 98 percent of its tariff lines. Once CETA is fully implemented, the EU will have eliminated tariffs on 99 percent of its…
Effective July 29, 2016, the following HS Codes will apply for the importation of Tableware and Kitchenware, of wood:   The commodities classified under the following HS code are "Approved":   Tableware and kitchenware, of wood - without bark and less or equal to 1.5 cm in thickness   The commodities classified under the following HS codes "Refer to CFIA-NISC"    Tableware and kitchenware, without bark and exceeding 1.5 cm in thickness    Tableware and kitchenware, with bark   Originating from countries other than the continental United States: - Phytosanitary Certificate or a Phytosanitary Certificate…
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 09:00


Importers that are suffering  financially from costs and delays due to an exam have the option to file a complaint, if they choose, via an online complaint mechanism.   Online Complaints: If the importer would like to also fax the CBSA President, contact information is below Linda Lizotte-MacPherson / CBSA President 191 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L8  The importer may also wish to copy this to their MP and MLA. 
Are you importing a product that is subject to the Energy Efficiency regulations?   Please take the time to review the attached list.  If you are importing goods affected by these regulations this is a friendly reminder that in order to ensure a smooth clearance process we do need some additional information before your shipment can be released.   Import Information requires these data elements be transmitted to customs when we release your shipment:  ·         The name of the product using one of the names identified on the attached list. ·         The model number of the product, including motors; (please…
Health Canada regulates a diverse range of products.  These currently include but are not limited to ·         Food ·         Drugs ·         Cosmetics ·         Infant toys   If you import any product that is regulated please be aware that in the very near future your customs broker will be required to submit additional information.  We have also been advised that Health Canada is phasing out all of their PDF forms and is changing over exclusively to HTML so you will need to update your forms as soon as possible.  Health Canada Responsibilities;                               ·         Health Products   (example: medical…
The governments of Canada and eleven other countries announced that they have successfully concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. The TPP will eliminate or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers across substantially all trade in goods and services and cover the full spectrum of trade, including goods and services trade and investment. Once in force, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be the most comprehensive trade agreement in the world. It currently comprises 12 countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) representing a combined market of nearly 800…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:13

New Airport Office Opening

We are very proud to announce that we have tripled our office space at the Vancouver airport and have added additional staff to enhance our service level to our expanding customer base.  This is an exciting time of growth and change at Davidson & Sons and we are looking forward to where this new opportunity takes us in the future.   Thank you to all of our clients for their continued support.  
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We are proud to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017 & look forward to the next century of serving our valuable clients. #100years #D&S

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