COVID-19 Relief of Customs Duties – Expires May 7, 2022

Effective May 7, 2022, importers will be impacted by the expiry of the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19): SOR/2020-101 and Customs Notice 20-08: Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19. All importers will be required to pay duty on these commodities.  These orders were put in place to support Canada’s response COVID-19 as there…

Canada Waives Duties on Expanded List of Medical and Non-Medical PPE Imports

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, there is an increase in the importation of disinfectants, sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as protective masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns into Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has enacted emergency measures to facilitate and expedite access to licensing and registration requirements for…

U.S. ITC Recommends Duties on Imports of Large Residential Washers

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has made available a December 2017 report whereby it determined the volume of imports of large residential washers (‘residential washing machines’) into the United States is causing serious injury or are a threat to domestic producers. Complete information on this determination and its history is available here. The investigation…

U.S. To Eliminate Duties on Imports of Uncoated Canadian Groundwood Paper

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced that U.S. producers have not been materially injured or threatened by imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper often used as newsprint. The specific USITC product scope in this case included: Paper not coated on either side and has 50 percent or more of its cellulose fiber content…