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June 26, 2020

Customs Tariff amendments to implement the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement. CBSA also outlines duty reductions on certain goods under the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (Customs Notice 20-20)

Consultations on allowing exports of automatic firearms to Austria, Ireland, Japan, and Switzerland. Canadian exporters could apply to export certain prohibited weapons to the three countries

Certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised the schedule in relation to the investigations into dumping and subsidizing

Oil country tubular goods from Korea and Turkey and hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Korea. Given the difficulties in distributing the archived administrative records to interested parties and delays that ensued, the CBSA has revised the schedule in relation to the review

Opening of the Application Period for Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA: Clarifications on Skim Milk Powder and Milk Protein Concentrate Export Thresholds

Canada Grain Act amendments implemented for 2020-21 crop year as CUSMA comes into effect. The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)


June 19, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation into non-structural plywood from China. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Application period opens for CUSMA dairy, chicken and eggs tariff rate quotas. Sixteen new supply-managed tariff rate quotas under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Textile and apparel Tariff Preferential Levels under CUSMA for imports and exports. Notices set out the administration of the TPLs and identify where import permits / certificates of eligibility are required

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-06-15

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-06-15

Implementation by the CFIA of certain chapters of the Terrestrial animal products and by-products Import policy framework. The implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade

Registrar of Imported Vehicles announces fee increase. Effective August 1, 2020, the RIV Vehicle import fee will be $325 and Parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95)


June 12, 2020

Dumping would resume if duties expired on certain steel plate from Ukraine, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

Duty on certain whole potatoes from the United States could expire in September. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

Canada and Taiwan reach an agreement for trade in organic food. Interim mutual arrangement means certain organic products may be sold as organic in Canada or Taiwan

Total number of import transactions started rising in May. Statistics Canada reports that the import transaction count rose 14.8% in May compared with April

Available Quantities for Reallocation under CPTPP Supply Managed Goods TRQs. Returned quantities of the Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that are now available for reallocation

Opening of the Application Period for the Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA.

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-06-01

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-06-01

Importation of leafy greens from Arizona, USA. CFIA will limit entry into Canada of leafy green products from Arizona to those handled by shippers that are certified members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Import restrictions for live Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) from Hawaii. A result of the detection of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) in broodstock shrimp imported into a CFIA import quarantine

Updates to the plant protection requirements for importing earthworms


June 5, 2020

Canada's trade deficit climbs to $3.3 billion in April. Statistics Canada announced that exports fell 29.7 percent while imports declined 25.1 percent.

Canada to review determinations on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate. Governments of Korea and Turkey requested review in light of WTO dispute settlement decisions.

Trusted trader and traveler programs enrollment in Canada closed until July 6. Customs authorities in Canada react in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Opening of the application period for the CUSMA dairy export thresholds. The Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for the two new CUSMA export thresholds, effective June 3, 2020

CFIA expands the Recognition of Export Grain Analysis program. The Agency expands the program to give exporters more testing options to get their product to market faster.

CITT Review No. NQ-2013-005R Hot-rolled carbon steel plate

CITT Review No. NQ-2014-002R Oil country tubular goods

CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2020-001 Heavy steel plate from Chinese Taipei, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey

CITT Appeal No. AP-2019-004 Classification of flavoured powders used in the manufacture of gelato ice cream and pastry products

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-029 Tariff classification of two remotely operated submersible vehicles


May 29, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation on steel plate from five countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Oil country tubular goods and seamless casing assigned new values. Revisions may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-05-25

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-05-25

Changes to the Certificate for export of Oysters to Japan. At the request of Japan, CFIA has revised the export Certificate of Origin and Hygiene for Live and Raw Oysters for human consumption

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-063 TSC Stores L.P. - Classification of pop-up gazebos


May 22, 2020

Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers. Memorandum D10-14-27 has been updated to reflect changes made in the Customs Tariff

Tariff Classification of Gloves. Memorandum D10-14-29 has been revise to clarify the tariff classification of gloves, reflect changes in the Customs Tariff legislation, and include references to relevant jurisprudence

Chapter Four of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA). Memorandum D11-4-33  is issued to publish the Decision between Canada and the Republic of Peru concerning uniform regulations for the interpretation, application and administration of Article 402(4) of Chapter Four of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Peru

Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 2 (CSWP 2) Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, South Korea, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Representations to request a re-investigation of the normal values

COVID-19 : Temporary suspension of service at Four Falls, New Brunswick land border crossing. The Canada Border Services Agency announced the temporary suspension of service at the Four Falls, New Brunswick port of entry (POE) along the Canada-United States land border

Tariff rate quotas for milk under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Notice to Importers Serial No. 978 replaces Notice to Importers No. 941 dated May 1, 2019 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada's tariff rate quota (TRQ) for milk under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

CFIA - Sending scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates to foreign competent authorities during COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country-specific requirements for sending scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates are subject to frequent changes

CFIA - Importing broth, flavour and extract of meat origin. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into Canada on the Food-specific import requirements web page

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-056 Toolway Industries. Classification of various models of door levers


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