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…

CBSA and CBP Guidance for Diverted Cargo at the Northern Border

In light of the trucker protests at the Canada-United States border, we have received a notice from the CSCB entailing the CBSA and CBP guidance for diverted cargo at the northern border.   Border Wait Times  Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, ON is open as of this morning.  Coutts border in Coutts, AB is temporarily closed as…

Protests Continue to Result in Disruptions Along Canada – U.S. Border 

Truckers and their supporters are blocking access to major land ports of entry in protest of vaccine mandates. Major disruption is occurring at the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest crossing between Canada and the United States, which links Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The protests began on Monday, February 7, 2022.  The protests are resulting in decreased…

Renouvellement des certificats d’origine généraux de L’Accord Canada–États-Unis–Mexique (ACEUM) pour 2022 (rappel)

L’année 2021 tirant à sa fin, Delmar International souhaiterait profiter de l’occasion pour rappeler à ses clients de remplir et/ou d’obtenir des certificats d’origine de l’ACEUM pour 2022 (« certificats ») couvrant les produits applicables qui sont importés aux États-Unis, au Canada et au Mexique.  Afin de conserver les avantages de l’ACEUM, y compris le statut d’exonération de…

2022 CUSMA/USMCA Blanket Certificate of Origin Renewal Reminder

With 2021 coming to a close, Delmar International would like to take this opportunity to remind its clients to complete and/or obtain new 2022 CUSMA/USMCA Certificates of Origin (“certificate”) covering applicable products being imported into the U.S., Canada or Mexico.  In order to maintain CUSMA/USMCA benefits, including duty free status, U.S., Canadian and Mexican importers should…

Canadian Import Requirements for Romaine Lettuce Updated By CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an update regarding imports of Romaine Lettuce beginning in September 2021 through December 2021. During this period, a comprehensive sampling and testing program will be reinstated by the agency.  Appropriate licences will be required to import the product during this period. Each importer with an applicable SFC licence to import fresh fruits or vegetables will receive additional information through the MyCFIA portal. As in the previous year, special requirements will be…