CFIA Processing Delays at the Canadian Border

Please note that there are release delays at the Canadian border due to processing times. The delays affect shipments or items that are subject to clear through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), with delays in some cases of up to 24 hours. This delay could impact importers monetarily, as carriers could possibly charge waiting…

U.S. Removes Turkey from Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program

Following a previously announced review and citing its developed economy, the U.S. has announced the removal of Turkey from its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program effective May 17, 2019. This action eliminates preferential access to the U.S. market for Turkey under the program. Applicable imports from Turkey will now be subject to any existing…

Safeguard Surtax to remain for Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire

The CBSA has announced that tariff rate quotas will remain in place for imports of certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire. Global Affairs Canada will be accepting applications for quota allocation for these products between May 10 and May 24, 2019. Applications must be submitted by email. A link to Customs Notice 19-08 with…