TPL ON KNITTED FABRICS FROM THE U.S. IS 100% UTILIZED

 
As of May 16, 2011 the TPL utilization for knitted fabrics from the United States is 1,999,878 square meter equivalents (SME’s), or 100%.
 
Since the utilization level has reached 100%, shipments of cotton and man-made fibre fabrics knitted in the U.S. from non-NAFTA yarns and fibres are subject

 

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Health Canada has posted Frequently Asked Questions on the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act at:

CCPSA FAQs

The CCPSA, which is to be implemented on June 20, 2011, introduces several measures to protect consumers from a wide variety of unsafe consumer products including children’s toys and equipment, children’s jewellery, textiles,


MANDATORY EDI CLEARANCES – UPDATE

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a notice (N11-004) to importers, customs brokers, carriers, and service providers to announce the phased-in time frames to increase the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for release purposes.  Currently, 93% of all release requests are transmitted electronically to the CBSA.

 

The notice is


ISSUES DISCOVERED IN CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE VERIFICATIONS – HOW TO AVOID PENALTIES & ASSESSMENTS

 

Companies are encouraged to check their business systems related to the declaration of imported goods.  Failure to correct errors in classification, origin / tariff treatment and valuation results in penalties and assessments from the CBSA, and importers are required to pay back any duty and


U.S. TARIFF PREFERENCE LEVEL ALERT – KNITTED FABRIC IS AT 96%

 

As of May 9, 2011, import TPL utilization for cotton or man-made fibre KNITTED FABRICS was at 1,915,546 of 2 million square metre equivalents (SMEs) or 96%. Last year, TPL utilization for these goods was fully utilized on April 23.

 

Each year there are 2 million


CROSS-BORDER DISCUSSIONS WITH OMNITRANS CONSULTANTS

 

Increased trade in non-NAFTA goods within North America, specifically between Canada and the United States raises several customs issues that companies may or may not be taking advantage of.

 

Issues to consider include:

 

·         Canadian and U.S. duty drawback

·         Valuation of imported goods both into Canada and the U.S.


TPL ON COTTON & MAN-MADE APPAREL FROM THE U.S. IS 100% UTILIZED

 

As of May 5, 2011, the TPL utilization for cotton and man-made apparel produced in the United States from non-originating materials is fully utilized.

 

Since the utilization level has reached 100%, shipments of these goods are subject to MFN duty rates (17-18%).

 

Last year at


TPL ON COTTON & MAN-MADE APPAREL FROM THE U.S. IS 100% UTILIZED

 

As of May 5, 2011, the TPL utilization for cotton and man-made apparel produced in the United States from non-originating materials is fully utilized.

 

Since the utilization level has reached 100%, shipments of these goods are subject to MFN duty rates (17-18%).

 

Last year at


WOOD PACKAGING IMPORT REQUIREMENTS – CHANGES TO CROSS-BORDER SHIPMENTS

 

International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No.15 requires that wood packaging (e.g. pallets) either be heat-treated or fumigated and marked with an internationally recognized International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) stamp.  The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) enforce the requirements in order to