International Trade Compliance

CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand

July 3, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the signing of two Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department and with the New Zealand Customs Service regarding their respective Trusted Trader programs. The signings took place on the margins of the World Customs Organization Council Sessions in Brussels, Belgium.

Trade Policy Review: Canada

June 18, 2019

The eleventh review of the trade policies and practices of Canada takes place on 12 and 14 June 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Canada.

Documents are available on the World Trade Organization website.

Canada appeals WTO ruling on U.S. lumber duties: official

June 6, 2019

Canada has appealed against a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruling in a case it lost in April that would allow the United States to use “zeroing” to calculate anti-dumping tariffs on lumber, a WTO official said on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Entry filing guidance for Section 232 FTZ entries covered by Canada and Mexico duty exemption

June 4, 2019

On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018.

[US] CBP confirms 301 duty raise time frame

May 15, 2019

...The Trump administration [last] week increased the duty rate on a third list of goods from China from 10% to 25%.

Filings for imports both exported and entered into U.S. commerce [on May 10, 2019] or later must include Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers 9903.88.03 and 9903.88.04, denoting a 25% duty rate, the CSMS message says.