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…

U.S. Trade Representative Confirms Increase in Chinese Section 301 Tariffs

Further to President Trump’s announcement earlier this week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will formally publish a notice of increased Section 301 tariffs. The increased tariffs will be effective Friday, May 10, 2019. They will increase from 10% to 25% and will impact $200 billion of Chinese imports. Section 301 tariffs are assessed in addition…