Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the December 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…

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…

Produits contenant des hydrochlorofluorocarbures interdits par le Canada à compter du 1er janvier 2020

À compter du 1er janvier 2020, le Canada interdira l’importation de produits qui contiennent ou qui sont conçus pour contenir des hydrochlorofluorocarbures (HCFC). Actuellement, la plupart des produits à base de HCFC sont contrôlés à des fins d’importation et d’exportation. Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC) permet aux parties d’importer ou d’exporter des substances appauvrissant la…

Products Containing Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Prohibited by Canada as of January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, Canada will prohibit the importation of products containing or designed to contain hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). Currently, most HCFC products are controlled for import and export purposes. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) allows parties to import or export ozone-depleting substances (ODS), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and related products containing or designed to contain such…

U.S. Announces Increase in Importer Cotton Fee as of December 16, 2019

Effective December 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will increase the fee paid by U.S. importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The current rate of $0.011905 per kilogram will increase to $0.012222 per kilogram; an increase of $0.000317 per kilogram or 2.7%. The…