ANTI-DUMPING, COUNTERVAILING & PROVISIONAL DUTY BONDS

When goods are subject to remedy actions under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), they are assessed provisional duty, pending the outcome of dumping and injury investigations conducted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT). If injury to Canadian industry is found, anti-dumping duty is assessed. Countervailing


ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA – UPDATE

On March 12, 2009 we advised that the government of Canada was seeking comments concerning a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with India which may lead to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Asia-Pacific Gateway, and India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry have now established a joint study group to


ANTI-DUMPING, COUNTERVAILING & PROVISIONAL DUTY BONDS

When goods are subject to remedy actions under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), they are assessed provisional duty, pending the outcome of dumping and injury investigations conducted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT). If injury to Canadian industry is found, anti-dumping duty is assessed. Countervailing


BLANKET CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN FOR 2010

Blanket certificates of origin under free trade agreements (e.g. NAFTA, CIFTA, CCFTA, CCRFTA, CEFTA, CPFTA) 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


RE-INVESTIGATION INTO ANTI-DUMPING DUTY RATES ON COPPER PIPE FITTINGS

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the United States of America, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China. The subject goods are defined as:

• solder joint pressure


HARMONIZED SALES TAX FOR ONTARIO AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

The 2009 Ontario Budget proposed a harmonized sales tax (HST), which would come into effect on July 1, 2010. In British Columbia (B.C.) the HST would also come into effect on July 1, 2010. This HST will be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), similar to HST currently collected in Nova


CP RAIL NOTICE – HOLIDAY EMBARGO

 Please be advised that CP Rail will be suspending protected inland perishable service effective December 15, 2009 through December 27, 2009. Refrigerated containers that discharge in Vancouver during this period will not be loaded on rail for inland transport. Should any refrigerated containers arrive during this period; any associated storage charges will be


POSSIBLE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON OIL COUNTRY TUBULAR GOODS

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has determined that the dumping and subsidizing of the oil country tubular goods has caused injury to the Canadian industry.

Oil country tubular goods are pipes and tubes used in the petroleum industry e.g. drill pipe, pipe casings, oil pipes, and are normally classified under tariff item


REMINDER – COMMENTS CONCERNING PROPOSED TARIFF REMOVAL ARE DUE NOVEMBER 6

As part of the Government of Canada ‘s Economic Action Plan, the Department of Finance is seeking comments regarding the elimination of duty on manufacturing inputs, machinery and equipment.

Interested parties wishing to comment on the proposed tariff elimination must submit their views to the department of Finance by


TRANSPACIFIC CARRIERS ANNOUNCE INCREASE IN CAF SURCHARGES


Effective December 1, 2009, CTSA carrier members will increase the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) to 5% 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