NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR GARMENTS WITH SHOULDER PADS & PADDED UNDERGARMENTS

As we advised August 8, 2008, the Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) will include garments with padding in its labelling and licensing requirements beginning July 1, 2009.

This change affects a wide range of intimate and fashion apparel including padded undergarments and garments with shoulder pads.

The


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STAINLESS STEEL WIRE – EXPIRY NOTICE

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on July 30, 2004, concerning the dumping of cold drawn and annealed stainless steel round wire originating in or exported from India, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Switzerland and the United States of America, are scheduled to expire


BLANKET CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN FOR 2009

Blanket certificates of origin under free trade agreements (e.g. NAFTA, CIFTA, CCFTA, CCRFTA) are valid for a maximum of 12 months.

  • NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. 
  • CIFTA is the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement 
  • CCFTA is the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement 
  • CCRFTA s the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement

All free trade …


REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON WOVEN POLYESTER FABRIC

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has commenced an investigation as a result of request number TR-2007-007 for the removal of customs duty on the following polyester fabric:

  • Woven fabric, satin weave, dyed, of yarns of non-textured polyester filaments in the warp and of textured polyester filaments and elastomeric yarn in the

NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR GARMENTS WITH SHOULDER PADS & PADDED UNDERGARMENTS

As we advised August 8, 2008, the Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) will include garments with padding in its labelling and licensing requirements beginning July 1, 2009.

This change affects a wide range of intimate and fashion apparel including padded undergarments and garments with shoulder pads.

The


PENALTIES TO BE ISSUED FOR INCORRECT OR MISSING MID NUMBERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued the following warning pertaining to Manufacturer’s Identification Numbers (MIDs).

If the importer cannot provide the name of the manufacturer who produced the goods when those goods are subject to quota/visa admissibility issues, the goods can be denied entry. The MID number is


RE-INVESTIGATION INTO ANTI-DUMPING DUTY RATES ON STEEL FASTENERS (SCREWS)

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). The subject goods include:

  • Wood Screws #4 to #24 3/8 to 8” (0.112” to 0.386”)
  • Square and

PAPERLESS ELECTRONIC AIR CARGO BOOKINGS

The Air Transport Association (IATA) has selected Swiss World Cargo for a pilot project that records cargo bookings electronically.

The new ‘e-freight’ facility is to start in early 2009 and is part of IATA’s goal to handle all air cargo consignments electronically online by the end of 2010.

Since 2007, e-freight has been operational in


CANADIAN ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST ZIMBABWE

The following notice was issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on September 8, 2008.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, under the Special Economic Measures Act, has invoked economic sanctions against Zimbabwe, in response to increasing human rights violation, violence against the political opposition, and the denial of a peaceful democratic transition.