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…

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…

Wheat Gluten Notice of Preliminary Determination

On December 23, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping concerning certain wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania. The subject goods are usually imported under the following tariff classification numbers: 1109.00.10.00 1109.00.20.00 Provisional duties will now be payable on…

Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Oman & Russia—Initiation of an Investigation

On September 22, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a dumping investigation, referred to as Rebar III, with respect to certain concrete reinforcing bar (commonly known as rebar) originating in or exported from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Following the initiation of this investigation, there was a surge of imports…

Customs Notice 20-34, GST/HST Relief for the Importation of Face Masks and Face Shields

This notice provides information on the  Proposal to Amend the Excise Tax Act, where, in support of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada proposes to temporarily relieve (i.e., zero rate) supplies of certain face masks and face shields from the Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST).  This proposed temporary relief is applicable for goods that…