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On November 2, 2017, the US Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.   Please see the below link for all related information.   https://www.commerce.gov/sites/commerce.gov/files/softwood_lumber_canada_ad_cvd_final_fact_sheet.pdf   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.     Information supplied by the International Trade Administration. 
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:27

Global Affairs Canada Consulting on TPP-1

On September 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada commenced a consultation process with Canadians about on entering into a TransPacific Partnership Agreement with the remaining 11 counties (“TPP-1”).  An announcement was published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, Volume 151, No. 39 (September 30, 2017) concerning the consultations.  On page 3759, Global Affairs published a notice entitled “Consultations on Canada’s discussions with the remaining members of what was previously the Trans-Pacific Partnership”. The TransPacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) was multi-lateral free trade agreement originally concluded on October 5, 2015 with 12 countries (including the United States). However, on January 30, 2017, the…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:48

ARE YOU READY FOR CETA?

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Is your new market somewhere from Europe or in Europe? Take advantage of CETA Provisional implementation is scheduled for Sept 21, 2017. CETA will eliminate duty on 98 percent of EU tariff lines. Make sure you know what goods will qualify and what you need to do. Contact your trade professional at Davidson & Sons Customs Brokers Ltd.
Do you have any thoughts on how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) can better protect our plant resource base against the introduction and spread of new plant pests? Now is your chance to let us know. Each year, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) conducts consultations on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). As the Canadian representative to the IPPC, the CFIA is responsible for gathering and submitting comments on behalf of all Canadians. Let us know any thoughts you have on this year's proposed ISPMs, available on our website under Canada's role in international plant protection. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1307387838940/1307388138219…
The Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) will be implemented on August 1, 2017 Please see the link to the CBSA Customs Notice 17-23 for all details -  http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn17-23-eng.html
Monday, 10 July 2017 09:49

CETA- Provisional Implementation Date

September 21 2017 is the date that has been set as the provisional implementation of CETA.     For more information, please see the link provided.  http://www.canada-usblog.com/2017/07/08/the-date-has-been-set-ceta-provisional-implementation-to-happen-september-21-2017/
Do you import components of aluminum railings, such as top and bottom rails, posts, pickets, gates, brackets, spacers and bracers? Are you paying 6.5% duty on those? There is a recent CITT decision that may allow you to import these goods into Canada duty free.    The CITT has ruled that aluminum disassembled railings, or parts of railings, cannot be included in heading No. 76.10 (6.5% duty-MFN), and that they are properly classified in heading 76.04 - duty free.   **This does not exempt the goods from the possibility of SIMA (anti-dump and countervailing duty) being applied to them if…
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
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