COVID-19 Relief of Customs Duties – Expires May 7, 2022

Effective May 7, 2022, importers will be impacted by the expiry of the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19): SOR/2020-101 and Customs Notice 20-08: Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19. All importers will be required to pay duty on these commodities.  These orders were put in place to support Canada’s response COVID-19 as there…

CARM Release 2 – DELAYED TO JANUARY 2023

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project successfully launched its first two releases in January 2021 (Release 0) and May 2021 (Release 1).  These releases represented the foundation on which the third release (Release 2) was being built.  It should be noted that Release 2 is the largest, most complex CARM release and requires…

Avis d’ouverture d’enquête de l’ASFC – Matelas en provenance de Chine

L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a émis un avis d’ouverture d’enquête, qui touche les importateurs de matelas en provenance de Chine.  L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a ouvert des enquêtes le 24 février 2022, en vertu de la Loi sur les mesures spéciales d’importation concernant les présumés dumping et subventionnement dommageables…

CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigations – Mattresses from China

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a notice of initiation of investigations, which affects importers of mattresses from China.  The CBSA initiated investigations on February 24, 2022, under the Special Import Measures Act, respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of mattresses from China. The investigations follow a complaint filed by Restwell Mattress Co. Ltd. and the…

CBSA and CBP Guidance for Diverted Cargo at the Northern Border

In light of the trucker protests at the Canada-United States border, we have received a notice from the CSCB entailing the CBSA and CBP guidance for diverted cargo at the northern border.   Border Wait Times  Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, ON is open as of this morning.  Coutts border in Coutts, AB is temporarily closed as…

Manuel sur le classement tarifaire de l’ASFC des importations canadiennes 

L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a publié un manuel pour la communauté des importateurs commerciaux. Il fournit des renseignements concernant la façon de classer les marchandises importées au Canada. Il aide les utilisateurs à comprendre :  Les principaux éléments et le rôle du Système harmonisé de désignation et de codification des marchandises (SH); …