International Trade Compliance

CBSA Message re: Deferral of Customs Duty and Sales Tax for Importers until June 30

March 28, 2020

Further to our earlier messages, here is CBSA’s daily update which contains reference to the payment deferral announcement as well as the annex of issues under review.

[U.S.] 90-Day Tariff Suspension Sought as Part of COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

March 26, 2020

[U.S.] Companies are beginning to push for legislation directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend all import tariffs for 90 days as part of broader efforts now underway to aid the U.S. economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic...

WCO COVID-19 Notice: counterfeit medical supplies and introduction of export controls on personal protective equipment

March 25, 2020

The WCO reminds the general public to exercise extreme caution when purchasing critical medical supplies from unknown sources, particularly online. The use of these goods may cost lives.

CBSA Message: TCC20-036 TCCU Operations Update Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic / Mise à jour opérations USTCC Pandémie du Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Clients Affected: All clients and service providers who transmit trade data using EDI and /or eManifest Portal

Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Approved

March 19, 2020

On March 13, 2020, Bill C-4, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act was approved by the House of Commons, the Senate and received Royal Assent, the last step in formal ratification of the tri-lateral agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA