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…

Canadian Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold Increasing Under CUSMA

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), through Notice CN20-15, has confirmed a future increase to the estimated value for duty threshold for Low Value Shipments (LVS) transactions entering Canada. Upon the effective date of the pending Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the threshold for LVS imports will increase to CAD$3,300. This new LVS threshold will apply to all…

CBSA Confirms Transition to Single-Window Requirements on April 1, 2020

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published a notice confirming its intent to decommission certain legacy electronic cargo release options in favor of those required under its Single-Window Initiative (SWI) program. Effective April 1, 2020, Canadian imports regulated or co-regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada (TC) or Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)…