Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on November 8, 2019, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.


A section 146 means you owe outstanding funds to CBSA. Once determined what the outstanding amount is for it can be paid at a customs office and your goods can clear into Canada.

Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)

Please note that effective September 1, 2019, the amended Declaration of Minor Processing (Form E669) must be completed for CIFTA-eligible goods that have undergone minor processing in the territory of a non-Party prior to entering Canada.

Milk protein substances with a milk protein content of 85% or more by weight.

Imports of milk protein substances (MPS) with a milk protein content of 85% or more by weight, calculated on the dry matter, that do not originate in a NAFTA country, an EU country or other CETA beneficiary, Chile, Costa Rica or Israel into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s Export Import Permit Act.

The purpose of this message is to inform importers that only products that qualify as “originating products” within the meaning of the concerned trade agreement are exempted from Canada`s import permit requirements for MPS.

Entry into force of the LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016

The LRMA and Preclearance Act, 2016 entered into force on August 15, 2019.

In March 2015, Canada and the United States signed a new treaty entitled the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States (LRMA), which was a commitment of the 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan.

The LRMA provides for preclearance operations to be conducted in all modes of transport (i.e. land, rail and marine as well as air) as well as for cargo operations. Like the previous Air agreement, the LRMA permits either country to establish preclearance operations in the territory of the other country (i.e. Canada in the U.S. or the U.S. in Canada).

Canada’s treaty obligations under the Air agreement were implemented in Canadian law through the Preclearance Act of 1999. Similarly, Canada’s treaty obligations under the LRMA have been implemented in Canada through the modernized Preclearance Act, 2016.

Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification

This memorandum has been revised to include:

– updates on the policy regarding the postponement of the effective date of an advance ruling and situations where an advance ruling will not be issued and the request rejected;

– new policies on the retention, disposal and the returning period of the advance ruling request (and/or supporting literature and/or sample) to the applicant;

– clarification on the 120 day service standard when the CBSA requests samples for laboratory analysis;

– clarification on an advance ruling request for a conditional relief tariff item; and,
new procedures for the exchange of information by email between the applicant or their agent and the CBSA.

CETA Origin Declaration

Only the following seven identifiers are acceptable: Canada, CA, CAN, EU, European Union, CANADA/EU (or their short/long form versions), or CM (for products that originate in whole or in part in Ceuta or Melilla).

ARGO Customs Brokers: Certain Copper Pipe Fittings, Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation,

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices respecting certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China and the amounts of subsidy of certain copper pipe fittings from China, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

This re-investigation was initiated on January 31, 2019, as part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s order dated November 28, 2016.