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 –…

U.S. and Japan Reach Partial Trade Agreement

The United States and Japan announced a trade agreement between the countries covering specific agricultural and industrial products. The new agreement will eliminate or reduce tariffs (duties) and is expected to be effective January 1, 2020. Japan has agreed to allow 90 percent of U.S. food and agricultural products duty free or preferential tariff access…

Update: List 4 (A + B) Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published an advance Federal Register notice regarding upcoming Section 301 tariffs on List 4 products. The notice can be found here and confirms products on List A and List B. The notice also confirms that the effective dates for the application of List 4 tariffs (duties) on September 1,…

U.S. Announces Extension of China Section 301 List 3 Entry Deadline

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will extend the entry deadline for Chinese Section 301 List 3 imports. They were previously required to enter the U.S. prior to June 1, 2019. To maintain the existing 10% Section 301 tariff rate, the new entry deadline announced by the USTR is June 15,…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2019

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) have released a list of their Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2019. Although the CBSA audit a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities…