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


OMNITRANS SERVICE TEAMS INCLUDE AFTER-HOURS CONTACTS

To reach an Omnitrans representative outside of regular business hours, please contact the following numbers:

Omnitrans Customs Brokers: 1-866-677-9541
Metro Customs Brokers: 1-518-298-4553
Omnifreight: 1-514-776-7845
Omnitrans International Freight: 1-514-951-2251

Please also visit our website at omnitrans.com and view our various electronic tracking tools that can further facilitate your after-hours needs.


TRANSPACIFIC CARRIERS ANNOUNCE INCREASE IN CAF SURCHARGES

Effective October 1, 2009, CTSA carrier members will increase the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) to 3% on ocean freight from Asia and the Indian sub-continent. The surcharge is calculated on the total ocean freight charges excluding fuel recovery (BAF) and is reviewed on a monthly basis.

Surcharges are implemented by steamship lines and


NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN CHINA

Please be advised that mainland China will be celebrating its National holidays from October 1 to October 8, 2009.

All shipments will resume on October 9, 2009.

Clients are encouraged to contact their Client Representative to assist in planning urgent shipments accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support.

OMNITRANS INC.


COMPETITION BUREAU WARNING ABOUT INCORRECT TEXTILE LABELS FOR BAMBOO

The Competition Bureau of Canada has reaffirmed its position that whenever an article is made of man-made rayon fibres derived from bamboo, the generic fibre name must first make reference to “rayon” or the corresponding chemical process as outlined in the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations.

The label may state