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Mandatory Electronic Reporting Policy for Exporters

1. This notice provides information on the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA’s) new Mandatory Electronic Export Reporting Policy for exporters and explains how to report export data electronically when exporting goods by any mode of transportation. 2. In order to fulfill its mandate, the CBSA requires exporters to declare their export shipments destined to non-US […]

Importation of ash (Fraxinus spp.) regulated articles from New Hampshire, US

Effective July 8, 2013, the following requirements will apply for the importation of ash regulated commodities from New Hampshire, US: A Phytosanitary Certificate will be required for the following commodities: – Foliage, branches – dried – Ash (Fraxinus spp.) – < 1.5 cm in diameter – Ash – wood chips – Ash […]

Amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations

1. The purpose of this notice is to inform importers and exporters of the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations that came into force on May 29, 2013. These amendments impose a complete ban on imports from Iran and exports to Iran, subject to certain exemptions. 2. Exemptions include consumer communication technologies that […]

Top 10 cross-border GST and customs issues for Canadian businesses

1. -GST paid on importation should be recoverable and should not become a sunk cost. 2. -In the case of exports, GST should not be applicable, but an exporter should nevertheless pay close attention to whether or not its export meets the necessary requirements to be “zero rated.” 3. -Identifying the best party to act […]

Automation of Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST)

All importers and brokers of US meat: In April 2011, the CFIA implemented an automated web tool, known as the Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool, or ASISST, to aid the import community in identifying the inspection status of shipments containing US meat. As a result, the 1-877-682-5191 line to contact the CFIA Meat Import […]

Certain Copper Tube, Initiation of Investigations – Statement of Reasons

The Statement of Reasons concerning the initiation of investigations into the dumping of Certain Copper Tube originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the United Mexican States and the subsidizing of Certain Copper Tube originating in or exported from […]

Know before you go to simplify your border crossings this summer

Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 14, 2013 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to simplify your return to Canada this summer. The Victoria Day long weekend traditionally marks the beginning of heavier traffic volumes at the Southern Ontario border crossings. Additional staff will be available to process the anticipated higher volumes of travellers. […]

The Canada Border Services Agency reminds travellers to plan ahead this Victoria Day weekend

Ottawa, Ontario, May 15, 2013 — Spring brings increased numbers of travellers crossing the border. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to providing the possible service, which includes reducing wait times by helping you know what to expect when you arrive at the Canadian border. Have proper identification readily available Ensure that you […]