Carbon Steel Welded Pipe

Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on July 20, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Novamerican Steel Inc. The goods in…

U.S. EPA Requirements for Import of Composite Wood Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in its role as a Partner Government Agency (PGA) with U.S. Customs, recently shared additional information with regard to the import of composite wood products and corresponding formaldehyde emission standards. Composite wood products include hardwood plywood, medium–density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard as well as finished goods made from these…

U.S. Announces Comment Period and Hearings on China Section 301 ‘List 3’

On July 17th, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a comment period and public hearings concerning its third list (‘List 3’) of products identified for additional import tariffs or duties of 10% under its ongoing Section 301 Chinese trade action. The USTR notice is available here. List 3 covers over…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2018 (Updated)

The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) have recently updated their 2018 list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2018. New additions to the list are indicated in red Although the CBSA audit a wide variety of products above and beyond this…