US Surtax Remission Order

By way of background, in response to the section 232 tariffs imposed by the US on Canadian steel and aluminum products, Canada applied reciprocal surtaxes effective July 1, 2018 on certain imports of steel, aluminum and other products from the U.S. However, to protect the competitiveness of businesses affected by these countermeasures, the Government has…

Provisional safeguard measures on certain steel goods

Effective October 25, Canada is imposing an initial provisional surtax of 25% on seven categories of steel goods irrespective of origin, when the levels of imports from trading partners exceed historical norms. These measures are being put in place to protect Canadian steel workers and producers. Exemptions will be provided to certain countries such as…

Advisory alert – Canadian surtax on US origin goods – possible remission order

Retaliatory surtax remission request Through submissions to the Department of Finance, the Canadian government could potentially waive or refund recently imposed surtaxes on US-origin product. The process as well as the template to use for these submissions can be found at the following link. For additional assistance and guidance on the remission process, please do…

Canada-US Trade War – Consultation Period Ends June 15

Advisory alert Further to our trade alert (see here) issued on June 1, the Canadian trade community and potentially impacted importers have until June 15 to submit comments to the Department of Finance. As outlined in the consultative notice comments should include the following information: 1.  Canadian company/industry association name, address, telephone number, and contact…

Fourth Nor’easter to Disrupt Logistics Operations in US Northeast

Snow, wind, and coastal flooding is anticipated in the Northeast US as a result of Winter Storm Toby. Accumulation of 12 to 16 inches and some ice is expected, impacting logistics operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Terminals in New York and New Jersey are advising closure tomorrow, March 21st. Additionally, the Pennsylvania…