AMPs: Update

Further to a scathing report issued by the Auditor General and in order to increase importers’ compliance levels, the CBSA has seen fit to increase penalties under its Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) regime on 22 current contraventions. Customs Notice 19-05, which provides additional information on these changes to AMPs can be found here.  For most…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2019

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) have released a list of their Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2019. Although the CBSA audit a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities…

Canada’s Single Window Initiative Becomes Mandatory April 1, 2019

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), in partnership with Participating Government Agencies (PGA), including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada (TC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), is mandating the use of its Single Window Initiative (SWI) effective April 1, 2019 for applicable import transactions. SWI is intended to simplify the import process and…

Certain Nitisinone Capsules

Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on September 21, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain nitisinone capsules from Sweden. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Laboratoires KABS Inc. and MendeliKABS Inc. The subject goods are usually imported under…

Cold-Rolled Steel

Notice of Preliminary Determinations On August 23, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain cold-rolled steel in coils or cut lengths from China, South Korea and Vietnam. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers: 7209.15.00.00 7209.16.00.00 7209.17.00.00 7209.18.00.00 7209.25.00.00…