Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar

Notice of initiation of investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September 22, 2020, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar from the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Indonesia, the Italian Republic, the Federation…

Reminder: CBSA Confirms Transition to Single-Window Requirements on August 17, 2020

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has confirmed its intent to decommission certain legacy electronic cargo release options in favor of those required under its Single-Window Initiative (SWI) program. This decommissioning process was previously delayed from April 2020 due to considerations around the COVID-19 health emergency. Effective August 17, 2020, Canadian imports regulated or co-regulated by…

CUSMA proof of origin requirements for shipments valued under $3,300.00

Under the new Canada / US / Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA) shipments valued under $3,300.00 CAD will no longer require a Certification of Origin to claim the preferential tariff treatment when being imported into Canada, provided the origin is declared as Canada, USA, or Mexico. When Delmar has shipments that meet the above criteria,…

CBSA Reporting Systems Issues Causing Marine Cargo Delays

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has reported systems issues, which began last week, and to- date, is not resolved.  This is impeding the timeliness of importing marine (ocean) cargo. Over the past several days, CBSA has been unable to process some ocean carrier documents as a result of issues around their national marine cargo…

Canada Waives Duties on Expanded List of Medical and Non-Medical PPE Imports

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, there is an increase in the importation of disinfectants, sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as protective masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns into Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has enacted emergency measures to facilitate and expedite access to licensing and registration requirements for…

CBSA Delays Roll-out of CARM Program

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is delaying the roll-out of its CBSA Assessment & Revenue Management (CARM) program indefinitely due to the challenging trade environment resulting from the COVID-19 health emergency. The notice can be found here. CARM’s first major phase was scheduled to deploy during Summer 2021. No new dates have been provided. CBSA…