Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

The Department of Commerce (DOC) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) announcing a final rule adopting the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system. The AIM system will consist of an online aluminum import license application platform and will require importers, customs brokers or their agents to apply for and obtain an import license for…

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…

eManifest Reporting of Canadian House Bill Data Mandatory January 4, 2021

Further to the recent Customs Notice 20-28, Canada’s Customs and Border Services Agency (CBSA) has mandated all filers, including NVOCCs and freight forwarders, to transmit house bill (eHBL) data electronically by January 4, 2021. Since November 1, 2020, CBSA has promoted this updated capability allowing for a transition to a fully electronic manifest processing environment. Beginning…

Canada Updates Import Requirements for Leafy Green Vegetables from California and Arizona

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided updated guidance on the import of leafy green vegetables from the U.S. specifically from California and Arizona, due to previous outbreaks around foodborne illnesses.   CFIA will continue to allow the import of leafy green vegetables from the USA if the following criteria are followed:  The importer clearly indicates the state of origin of the produce.  Produce…

DELMAR WEBINAR SERIES – THE NEW USMCA IS ALMOST HERE! ARE YOU READY?

Join Delmar’s Customs Experts for an important webinar series (free!) about the new USMCA, June 9 and 11 at 1PM EDT. Learn valuable pointers and get answers in real time. USMCA? CUSMA? T-MEC? Call it whatever you want but make sure your organization is ready for it. Recently ratified by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, this updated North…

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…