2020 NAFTA Blanket Certificate of Origin Renewal Reminder

With 2019 coming to a close, Delmar International would like to take this opportunity to remind its clients to complete and/or obtain new 2020 NAFTA Certificates of Origin (‘certificate’) covering applicable products being imported into the U.S., Canada or Mexico. In order to maintain NAFTA benefits, including duty free status, U.S., Canadian and Mexican importers…

U.S. Announces Section 301 Tariffs on Certain Products from EU Countries

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced new Section 301 tariffs, or duties, on specific European Union (EU) products, effective October 18, 2019. This announcement is a result of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) decision to award the U.S. $7.5 billion in trade countermeasures against the EU for subsidies provided to Airbus. In response, the U.S….

Les douanes canadiennes reportent l’utilisation obligatoire de l’Initiative du guichet unique jusqu’en avril 2020

L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a reporté au 1er avril 2020 l’utilisation obligatoire de l’Initiative du guichet unique (IGU). L’ASFC avait auparavant indiqué que le recours à l’IGU serait requis à partir de l’automne 2019 pour de nombreuses importations, alors qu’elle prévoyait déclasser certaines de ses anciennes options de mainlevée. Ce retard est…

U.S. and Japan Reach Partial Trade Agreement

The United States and Japan announced a trade agreement between the countries covering specific agricultural and industrial products. The new agreement will eliminate or reduce tariffs (duties) and is expected to be effective January 1, 2020. Japan has agreed to allow 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products duty free or preferential tariff access…