U.S. Customs Advisory: USTR Reinstates Some Chinese Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

In October 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the public that it would consider reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 549 Chinese products imported into the U.S.   Today, the USTR announced it is reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 352 of the 549 products under review. These products will be allowed entry to the…

2022 Upcoming Canada Organic Regime Import Requirements

With 2022 around the corner, Delmar International would like to remind its clients about the upcoming Canada Organic Regime import requirements. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) had advised that starting in 2022, importers of organic commodities for which the import requirements are included in AIRS will be required to submit a digital copy of the…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2021

The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) released a list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities, as done in previous years. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2021.  Although the CBSA audits a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities should be…

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. Announces Increase in Importer Cotton Fee as of December 16, 2019

Effective December 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will increase the fee paid by U.S. importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The current rate of $0.011905 per kilogram will increase to $0.012222 per kilogram; an increase of $0.000317 per kilogram or 2.7%. The…