Tariff Rate Quotas under the new CPTPP Agreement

Applications for an allocation under the new CPTPP TRQs may now be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by email. The deadline for submitting an application is December 12th, 2018. Allocations will be issued on December 21, 2018. Please note that any applications submitted for a TRQ administered on a calendar year for the 2019 TRQ…

UPDATE: Provisional Safeguard surtaxes on certain steel products

Further to our initial alert on this matter (Provisional Safeguard Measures), what are known as “tariff rate quota” (TRQ) permits will be required on those steel goods subject to the 25% safeguard measure. Once quotas or TRQ volumes have been met, the 25% safeguard surtax will be imposed. Importers will be well-advised to periodically monitor…

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…