International Trade Compliance

The Incoterms 2020 update

October 9, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the long-awaited 2020 update of their international trade terms for the sale of goods, the Incoterms. The new version takes effect January 1, 2020, and the release was timed to coincide with the ICC’s 100th anniversary.

[US] CBP provides trade policy guidance on Drawback Claims under ACE

September 17, 2019

A complete drawback claim shall consist of a successful claim acceptance in ACE and the successful upload of mandatory documents into the Digital Image System (DIS).  Documents must be uploaded within 24 hours of claim acceptance in order to maintain the claim date generated by the ACE submission. Otherwise, the claim date is subject to change.

Surtax Remission Period – Update

September 6, 2019

As indicated in a message sent on June 18, 2019, the CSCB has made representations to the Department of Finance voicing our dissatisfaction with Finance’s decision to no longer consider requests for a remission of surtax.

Consultation workshop on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures

July 26, 2019

CFIA invites you to participate in a workshop either in person or remotely via webex to comment on the following draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) recently distributed for country consultation by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The draft ISPMs and presentations for the second consultation can be accessed from the