Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar – Notice of Preliminary Determination

On February 4, 2021, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The subject goods are usually imported under the following tariff classification numbers: 7213.10.00.00 7214.20.00.00 In some instances, the subject…

Bureau of Industry and Security Issues Revisions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions

On December 14 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a fourth interim final rule (IFR) which will revise aspects of the process for requesting exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs and quantitative limits on imports of steel and aluminum.  The Federal Register Notice (FRN) is available here. Those wishing to comment on the changes in this IFR must do so by February 12, 2021, information on how…

CUSMA proof of origin requirements for shipments valued under $3,300.00

Under the new Canada / US / Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA) shipments valued under $3,300.00 CAD will no longer require a Certification of Origin to claim the preferential tariff treatment when being imported into Canada, provided the origin is declared as Canada, USA, or Mexico. When Delmar has shipments that meet the above criteria,…

CUSMA / USMCA is almost here!

Time is running out for importers to request updated certificates, replacing the NAFTA certificates that are set to expire on June 30th.    The new trade agreement between Canada-US-Mexico (CUSMA / USMCA) comes into effect July 1st, and unless importers have obtained new certificates of origin from their suppliers, those products may be subject to duty under the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Tariff Treatment.  We…

U.S. Announces 5% Increase to Chinese Section 301 Tariffs

On August 23rd, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) confirmed the U.S. Administration’s intent to increase Section 301 tariffs (duties) on Chinese origin products by 5%. Administration statements indicated the increase would apply to both Chinese products presently under existing Section 301 tariffs and those announced for future implementation. Such an action would increase existing…