NRCAN PROPOSAL TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking views concerning a proposal to strengthen the minimum energy performance standards and update testing procedures for self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers. The new standards would be equivalent to the Direct Final Rule in the U.S.

The proposal affects the following commercial refrigerators


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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made a preliminary determination of injury respecting waterproof footwear or rubber and thermoplastic originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and from Vietnam. As a result, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will now collect provisional duty pending the


CITT RECOMMENDS TARIFF RELIEF ON POLYESTER FABRIC OF HS# 5407.69.90

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has recommended tariff relief on polyester fabric currently classified under HS # 5407.69.90. This recommendation was approved by the Minister of Finance on May 28, 2009 and the order in council will be published in the Canada Gazette on June 10, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION:

The


HEALTH CANADA PROPOSAL TO LOWER ALLOWABLE LEAD LEVELS IN KETTLES

In 1974, the Canadian Department of Health determined that in some kettles, the lead level in the water boiled in them exceeded the standard recommended by Health Canada for drinking water. As a result, these kettles were added to the List of Hazardous Products and the maximum level was set


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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made a preliminary determination of injury respecting waterproof footwear or rubber and thermoplastic originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and from Vietnam. As a result, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will now collect provisional duty pending the


CHANGES TO CLEARANCE PROCESS FOR “HAND-CARRIED” COMMERCIAL SAMPLE IMPORTS AT MONTRÉAL’S PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated new release procedures for “hand-carried” samples arriving at Montréal’s Trudeau Airport.

Under the previous process, the CBSA allowed customs brokers to submit declarations for arriving passengers using the Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD) process. Effective immediately,


CHANGES TO CLEARANCE PROCESS FOR “HAND-CARRIED” COMMERCIAL SAMPLE IMPORTS AT MONTRÉAL’S PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated new release procedures for “hand-carried” samples arriving at Montréal’s Trudeau Airport.

Under the previous process, the CBSA allowed customs brokers to submit declarations for arriving passengers using the Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD) process. Effective immediately,


WHTI (WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE)

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is a U.S. law that requires all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, to present a valid passport or other approved secure document when entering the United States from within the western hemisphere. It is being implemented in two stages:

 

  • For air travel, the law came into effect