International Trade Compliance

WCO and UPU take action to facilitate the sharing of information on the global postal supply chain in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2020

On 15 April 2020, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) sent a joint letter to inform their respective Members of the actions taken by the WCO and the UPU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, emphasizing that coordination between Customs administrations and designated postal operators (DOs) is critical to the continued facilitation of the global postal suppl

[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...