THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVITED VIEWS REGARDING TARIFF REMOVAL ON MANUFACTURING INPUTS & MACHINERY

The Department of Finance has invited views on the proposed elimination of Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariff rates on a wide range of manufacturing inputs, machinery and equipment. The measure is part of the Economic Action Plan and the government’s intention is to remove the tariffs for a period


VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOOD & DRUGS ACT

Recently, a conviction was registered against an olive oil distribution company in the Toronto Court of Justice for two counts of violating the Food and Drugs Act, and the company was fined a total of $7,500.

The charges were as a result of a consumer complaint filed in


VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOOD & DRUGS ACT

Recently, a conviction was registered against an olive oil distribution company in the Toronto Court of Justice for two counts of violating the Food and Drugs Act, and the company was fined a total of $7,500.

The charges were as a result of a consumer complaint filed in


DUTY DRAWBACK OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Companies that pay duty on imported goods are eligible for a refund (drawback) of that duty if the goods were:

• exported in the same condition
• exported after having been further manufactured or processed

Drawback on “same-condition” goods is applicable even if the goods are exported to the United States and Mexico.


PORT CONGESTION IN PRINCE RUPERT IS CAUSING DELAYS

Unexpectedly high volumes have caused a backlog of containers at rail loading terminals in Prince Rupert, B.C.

A combination of factors such as late vessels due to tropical storms, increased peak season volumes and holidays are causing 4-7 day delays.

For additional information and/or shipment status, please contact your Client Representative.

OMNITRANS


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY CONTINUES ON WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4, 2009 we advised that provisional anti-dumping duty applies to dumped waterproof footwear constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and/or plastic originating in or exported from China and Vietnam.

On August 26, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency made a final determination of


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY CONTINUES ON WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4, 2009 we advised that provisional anti-dumping duty applies to dumped waterproof footwear constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and/or plastic originating in or exported from China and Vietnam.

On August 26, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency made a final determination of