Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the February 15, 2019 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced by ocean freight carriers at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, has been postponed to March 1, 2019. General Rate Increase (GRI) effective March 1, 2019•…

Rappel : Renseignements additionnels requis en 2019 – Importations de produits de la mer des É.-U.

Nous rappelons aux importateurs de produits de la mer des États-Unis (É.-U.) qu’à compter du 31 décembre 2018, les expéditions de crevettes et d’ormeaux devront comprendre des données précises relatives à la source et au débarquement aux fins d’entrée de douane. Les importateurs doivent également tenir des dossiers de « chaîne de possession » pour ces importations. Du 31 décembre 2018…

Reminder: U.S. Seafood Imports Require Additional Information in 2019

U.S. seafood importers are reminded that effective December 31st, 2018, shipments of shrimp and abalone must include specific harvest and landing data for customs entry purposes. Importers must also maintain ‘chain of custody’ records for these imports. From December 31, 2018 to March 1, 2019, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and Customs &…

Important SFCA Update for Canadian Food Importers and Exporters

Canada’s Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced its MY CFIA portal is now able to process licences as required by the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) in keeping with the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SCFA). For many food businesses regulated by SFCR, having a licence will be a requirement to import or export…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI & PSS Update

Please be advised that the January 1, 2019 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 above measure into account will be published as soon…