REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON POLYPROPYLENE YARN

The Department of Finance has invited views on a request for tariff relief on the following polypropylene yarn:

Textured multifilament single yarn, solely of polypropylene measuring 715 decitex or more but not exceeding 2,290 decitex, for use in the manufacture of woven fabrics.

This yarn is currently dutiable at 8% under tariff


AMPS STATISTICS

The Canada Border Services Agency has released statistics related to the monitoring of the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) program. The top ten penalties in the calendar years 2006 – 2008 were:

• C336 Person failed to pay duties on accounted goods: 6,790, $1,920,900

• C005 Person failed to provide true, accurate and complete information: 4,962, $677,900


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON LAMINATE FLOORING – EXPIRY NOTICE

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on June 16, 2005, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of laminate flooring originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and from France are scheduled to expire on January 6, 2010.

The subject goods are defined as:


TARIFF RELIEF RECOMMENDED ON WIDE-WIDTH COTTON, FLAX & RAYON FABRICS

In request number TR-2008-002, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommended to the Minister of Finance that tariff relief be granted on importations from all countries on the following fabrics for use in the manufacture of bed linen, duvet covers, pillow shams, cushions and cushion covers:

• Woven fabric, solely


PIP & C-TPAT MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT – UPDATE

On June 28, 2008 the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed an arrangement that enhances the compatibility of the Canadian Partners in Protection (PIP) and the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programs.

The arrangement is intended to allow both countries to apply similar security standards and


TARIFF RELIEF RECOMMENDED ON WIDE-WIDTH COTTON, FLAX & RAYON FABRICS

In request number TR-2008-002, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommended to the Minister of Finance that tariff relief be granted on importations from all countries on the following fabrics for use in the manufacture of bed linen, duvet covers, pillow shams, cushions and cushion covers:

• Woven fabric, solely


WHITE FLOUR AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING WHITE FLOUR MUST BE ENRICHED

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada has issued a letter to industry in order to clarify the requirements related to the manufacture, importation and sale of white flour and foods containing white flour.

The mandatory enrichment of white flour with B vitamins, iron and folic acid is


PIP & C-TPAT MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT – UPDATE

On June 28, 2008 the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed an arrangement that enhances the compatibility of the Canadian Partners in Protection (PIP) and the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programs.

The arrangement is intended to allow both countries to apply similar security standards and


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STAINLESS STEEL WIRE HAS EXPIRED

Anti-dumping duty on wood slats originating in or exported from India, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland and the United States has expired.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on August 3, 2004 have expired based on investigation results showing that the dumping of stainless steel wire


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY IS PAYABLE ON INNERSPRING MATTRESS UNITS FROM CHINA

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made a preliminary determination of injury respecting mattress innerspring units originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. As a result, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will collect provisional duty (as of July 27, 2009) pending the outcome of the