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How the Proposed Tariffs Affect You in the U.S.-China Trade War

For the second time in July the U.S. government has placed additional tariffs on products exported from China and imported into the U.S.  If the proposed tariffs were actioned, there would be changes for both American and Canadian importers. How will the additional tariffs on Chinese manufactured goods affect trade between the United States

COMMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CANADA’S RETALIATORY TARIFFS; JULY 1, 2018

Notice From our National Association to CBSA The implementation by Canada of retaliatory tariffs on certain United States goods has been managed in a way that imposes a significant compliance burden on Canadian business.  We understand that Canadians are concerned with the “what” of these measures, and that the political impact

Trade Compliance Verifications

The CBSA manages trade compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Origin programs using the following two post-release verification processes: random verifications and verification priorities. Read more here: http://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/verification/menu-eng.html Call us today to review how this target list could effect

UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232

CSMS #18-000315 UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 BACKGROUND: On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended

CIFFA News

CIFFA Applauds FMC Look at Carrier Trucking and Delivery Arrangements – Carriers Taking Advantage   As advised in the eBulletin of April 26, the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement has initiated an expedited inquiry into claims that some ocean carriers are unilaterally changing service contract terms by

How do Your Tariff Classifications Measure Up?

From the Auditor General’s Audit Report on Customs Duties Management by the CBSA, Global Affairs & Finance Canada-March 3, 2017: Non-compliance is occurring due to CBSA controls not working.  Descriptions of goods are incorrect or of poor quality. As a result it is difficult to determine exactly what is imported. The video of the

GST Direct Importers Online Pay

Dear Client: As a part of the ARL (Accounts Receivable ledger) initiative by CBSA, importers are now required to pay their monthly SOA (k84) online through the bill payment option available through the following banks. Below are the confirmed names that appear on their commercial internet banking sites: BMO The name appears as CANADA BORDER

Important Notice for the New ARL Payment Policy

Effective  January 2018 CBSA ARL unit have made several significant changes to the way  they want to receive payments from Importers and Customs Brokers. CBSA will only accept payment by cheque with a valid reason (i.e. you financial institution doesn't support  "bill payment" to CBSA). If you bank with one of these financial

CETA Origin Declaration – UPDATE

CBSA has advised that they have received confirmation from the EU that the Member States in the CETA group will accept the wording European Union for "EU" and CA or CAN for "Canada". Therefore, the following indications are acceptable for the completion of field 3 of the origin declaration : Canada CA CAN EU European Union Canada/EU (or

CETA – Origin Verification by CBSA

The CSCB has once again asked CBSA about the requirement for an exporter in the EU to be registered in the REX program, this time in the event of an audit. Although CBSA maintains that they do not require exporters in the EU to register in the REX program, they have provided the following responses to additional questions on this