Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI/PSS Update

Please be advised that the previously announced January 15, 2021 General Rate Increase (GRI) and/or Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent to Canada & USA trade lanes, has been postponed to February 1, 2021 at the following levels : USD 20.00 per cbm or 500 kg USD 900 per 20′…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2021

The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) released a list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities, as done in previous years. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2021.  Although the CBSA audits a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities should be…

Renewing Your Safe Food For Canadians License

Select Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license holders will need to act now to ensure they renew them before they expire. Some SFC licenses expire on January 15, 2021, while others will expire in the days and weeks that follow. If you have an SFC license, it can be renewed online through your My CFIA account….

Daily Notices Schedule Delay Due to CARM Implementation

Please be advised that Daily Notices (DN) will not be produced Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16, 2021 to allow for the ARL system shutdown to implement CARM Release 0. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, the last DN, prior to system shutdown, will be delivered. On Monday, January 18, 2021, DNs will resume once…

Certain Upholstered Domestic Seating

Notice of Initiation of Investigations The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on December 21, 2020, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. The investigations stem from a complaint filed by Palliser Furniture Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB).  The subject goods are usually classified…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the January 1, 2021 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, will be implemented at mitigated levels. Updated rates taking the abovementioned measure into account will be published as soon…