CBSA Confirms Transition to Single-Window Requirements on April 1, 2020

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published a notice confirming its intent to decommission certain legacy electronic cargo release options in favor of those required under its Single-Window Initiative (SWI) program. Effective April 1, 2020, Canadian imports regulated or co-regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada (TC) or Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2020

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) released a list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2020. Although the CBSA audits a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities should be…

List 4A Section 301 Tariffs Reduced Under Phase One U.S. – China Trade Agreement

The U.S. and Chinese governments signed an initial (Phase One) trade agreement in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 2020. This overall framework includes a number of individual agreements governing various aspects of trade between the two countries, including technology transfer, intellectual property and financial services. Included within the overall agreement is a commitment to reduce…