International Trade Compliance

[U.S.] Kudlow: Tariff payment deferrals rejected as ‘too complicated’

April 7, 2020

The Trump administration has decided not to postpone tariff payments as part of its response to the pandemic, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said on Friday.

March 30: CBSA COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders | Rapport commercial aux intervenants de l’industrie

March 31, 2020

CBSA has provided a commercial update addressing questions raised following last Friday’s announcement and the publication of Customs Notice 20-11, Extension of Timeframes for Payment of Customs Duties and GST (COVID-19):

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.