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Friday, 08 June 2018 11:07

China’s New Manifest Requirements

On May 28 the CSCB sent a message about China’s new manifest requirements for imports to and exports from that country. Customs brokers who are a “Notify Party” on a To Order export from China will now need to include their Business Number and Phone Number in the Notify Party field of a Bill of Lading. Note that this is only required on a To Order Bill of Lading. CIFFA has provided Qs and As for their members and have kindly shared them with the CSCB. Q: Is there a possibility that the implementation date of June 1, 2018 will…
If you have any questions after reading the following, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .     From the Dept of Finance Canada:   Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products Background On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively).  In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products…
28 May 2018 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching an investigation into whether or not certain cold-rolled steel in coils or cut lengths originating in or exported from China, South Korea and Vietnam is being sold at unfair prices in Canada. It will also investigate whether or not subsidies are being applied to cold-rolled steel originating in or exported from China, South Korea and Vietnam. This news release is available in its entirety on the CBSA website. Notice of Initiation of Investigations ***   Disclaimer: The CSCB cannot guarantee that links to external websites…
The Canada Border Services Agency demands to be told of your prescriptions Posted: 29 Apr 2018 05:02 AM PDT Are Canadians, residents of Canada and visitors to Canada required to report prescription medications to the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”)? The answer appears to be “YES”. The CBSA takes the position that you must declare all legally prescribed medications to them upon your return to or entry into Canada.  I am not kidding.  I have a client who lost his NEXUS card because legally prescribed medications were in his baggage. The CBSA bases the requirement to declare prescription medications on…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:07

Possible CP Rail Strike

Two unions representing 3,400 workers at CP Rail have formally serverd the company with 72 hr notice of their intent to strike.  Read more here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-unions-serve-cp-rail-with-72-hour-strike-notice/ We will keep you updated as information becomes available. 
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
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