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…

U.S. Increases Section 232 Duties on Steel Products from Turkey

Further to a presidential proclamation, U.S. Customs has confirmed that additional Section 232 duties will apply to imports of certain steel products from Turkey. The Section 232 duty rate for these products will increase from 25% to 50% for all applicable articles entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 AM August…