Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

Global Affairs Canada has advised that the barley products tariff rate quota (TRQ) will be filled on January 30, 2020. Consequently, January 30, 2020 (at 11:59 pm local time) will be the cut-off date for accounting for imports of all barley products classified under a “within access commitment” tariff item number. All imports of barley…

Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas on Heavy Plate & Stainless Steel Wire

A new Notice to Importers has been published on the procedures governing the administration of safeguards on heavy plate and stainless steel wire for the period beginning on February 1, 2020 and ending after October 24, 2021. The new Notice also contains information on applications for a quota application. Applications for a quota allocation for…

U.S. and China Confirm an Initial Trade Agreement Has Been Reached

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that U.S. and China have reached an initial or ‘Phase One’ agreement on trade. Many agreement details, including an implementation timeline, are yet to be confirmed. The Phase One agreement will also require formal signing by both parties. Subject to confirmation, U.S. government and…

USDA to Introduce Electronic Import Requirements Under APHIS Core Program

In late 2019 or early 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to introduce new import procedures which will require the filing of additional data elements or documents electronically through Customs & Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Once formally introduced, USDA and CBP are expected to provide a minimum six-month Informed…

USTR Announces 32 Exclusions for China Section 301 List 3 Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional (5th) set of 32 product exclusions from U.S. Section 301 List 3. The 32 exclusions are product specific based on the applicable description provided. The exclusions are effective September 24, 2018 through August 6, 2020. Post entry refunds may be submitted to recover…