Notice of Initiation of Re-investigation – Refined Sugar 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re‑investigation of the normal values and export prices of refined sugar, originating in or exported from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and amounts of subsidy of refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union.  The subject goods are…

Yantian Port Halts Entry for Export Containers due to Congestion

Severe congestion has resurfaced at Hutchison’s Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in Shenzhen, prompting the port to stop accepting laden export containers last night. Imports and empty container movements will carry on as normal, YICT added, laden exports were expected to resume on Friday however the latest update is that the export container gate-in resumption…

Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs

As follow-up to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for 16 new supply-managed Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for dairy, chicken and eggs and egg products effective June 15, 2020: CUSMA – Milk;CUSMA – Cream;CUSMA –…

China’s Ministry of Commerce Announced New Policy to Export PPE

China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced a new policy to export PPE and other necessary goods to fight COVID19. The new policy is in effect as of April 26th, 2020. Please see details below: Exports of Non-medical Use Face Masks should be compliant with China’s quality standards or the quality standards of the importer country. The exporter…

CETA UPDATE: Exporter Origin Declaration requirements

There appears to be considerable misunderstandings as to how an importer can take advantage of CETA duty free rates.  CETA regulations require an exporter’s origin declaration on the invoice and not a certificate of origin.  In fact, the latter animal does not exist. Specifically, the CETA regulations – as supported by recent CBSA commentary to the trade…

Canada and South Korea Free Trade Agreement – Who Benefits?

Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and South Korean President Park Geun-hye signed a landmark free trade agreement between the two countries. The agreement marked the end of a ten-year process and the first such free trade deal for Canada with an Asian country. South Korea isn’t a new market for Canadians, it’s currently…