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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
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:20

CETA

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":   44.19.00.0100.01   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"    44.19.00.0100.02    Tableware and kitchenware, without bark and exceeding 1.5 cm in thickness 44.19.00.0100.03    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

CEF EXAM DELAYS:

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:  http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/contact/com-eng.html 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…
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