VALUE FOR DUTY COMPLIANCE – ENSURE DISCOUNTS ARE ACCURATELY REPORTED

Importers should be aware that trade discounts applicable to imports are deductible. However, if those discounts apply to previous imports, they are not deductible – a refund should be filed against the applicable transaction.

Additional information on how to achieve compliance with valuation regulations is available from our technical consulting


EXPANDED PRINCE RUPERT ROUTING SERVICE

Omnitrans announced on September 9th that we had extended our Prince Rupert service to include LCL shipments. We are happy to announce that this new service is working well. In reaction to the success of this service, we would like to inform our loyal customers that we offer this service from several additional origins. We


CBSA IS AUDITING DESIGNERS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE DESIGNER REMISSION ORDER

The CBSA is auditing companies that utilize tariff relief for fabrics imported under the Designer Remission Order.

Failure to comply with all conditions may result in removal from the program, after which duty will be payable on imported fabrics (generally 10-14%). Retroactive assessments can apply up to 4 years


THE OUTWARD PROCESSING REMISSION PROGRAM

On May 9, 2008, we advised that the government of Canada implemented an outward processing remission program that removes all or part of the import duties on certain wearing apparel produced in a developing General Preferential Tariff (GPT) country using certain Canadian material inputs. The program is intended to benefit both Canadian textile manufacturers and


CBSA IS INCREASING INSPECTIONS OF IMPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS THAT MAY CONTAIN MELAMINE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising all importers of food products from China containing milk or milk-derived ingredients that the Agency will require documentation demonstrating certain safety and compliance for these products.

For infant formula and baby food that contains milk or milk-derived ingredients, documentation


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