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Extension of Time Limits for the Storage of Goods

In certain cases, the CBSA may extend the maximum storage time limit for goods held in a CBSA office, a highway frontier examining warehouse, a sufferance warehouse or a customs bonded warehouse pursuant to subsection 37(3) of the Act. Requests for extensions to maximum storage time limits will be considered by the CBSA on a […]

Application of Seasonal Duty on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

1. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and/or the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) may activate certain tariff items and suspend others to give effect to seasonal rates of duty on the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables. 2. Each tariff item specifies the total time within each 12 month […]

Refined Sugar – Application of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty

Refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom is subject to anti-dumping duty. Refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union is subject to countervailing duty. These duties are applied as a result of orders made by the Canadian International Trade […]

Beyond the Border Agri-food pilot for onions

Under the Beyond the Border (BtB) Action Plan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for exploring an “agri-food pilot” aimed at lowering inspection rates for grade verification for US grown apples, onions and potatoes imported from the United States (US).

Sky-high Chinese tariffs block Canadian access to market

Canada’s trade deficit with China is widening amid a slowing of raw materials exports to China, while Canadians continue to import $50 billion a year of Chinese products. According to Industry Canada, the 2012 trade deficit with China was $31.7 billion in 2012, four times the deficit a decade ago. And while China exports manufactured […]

New rules for heat-treated wood packaging

The federal government is revamping the regulations pertaining to heat-treated wood packaging products. Starting in January 2015, a new set of rules will be in place. Known as D-13-01, the Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program will be the guideline for every business in the country. Currently there are two separate programs: one for […]

CFIA website update

Please be advised that Chapter 10 has been removed from the Manual and that the Live Lobster Certification Protocol (LLCP) is now obsolete: Fish Products Inspection Manual – Chapter 10 (Export Certification)

Ottawa to assess Canada-U.S. data sharing project

The federal government is commissioning an independent review of a data sharing project with the United States that aims to track every man, woman and child travelling across the border. The Canada Border Services Agency said Monday it will require an independent assessment of the Entry/Exit Initiative, a $139-million project announced as part of the […]

Canada to Remove Tariff Preferences from 72 Countries

The government of Canada announced recently a number of significant changes concerning the tariff preferences the country extends to developing countries. These changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2015, and include the following. Beneficiaries. Benefits under the General Preferential Tariff are being withdrawn with respect to all goods that originate in the following countries: Algeria, […]