GULF OF ADEN SECURITY SURCHARGE

To All Valued Customers:

Due to the increasing cost of operating through the area of the Gulf of Aden regarding security and insurance issues, carriers will be establishing a “Gulf of Aden Surcharge” as detailed below for both Dry and Refrigerated Cargo:


$ 41/20
$ 82/40
$ 82/HC40
$ 82/LD45

Thank you for your continue


2010 QUEBEC SPRING THAW PERIOD & ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

We would like to bring to your attention that effective March 15th the province of Quebec will enter into its annual road weight restriction which imposes the following weight restrictions during the period March 15th to the May 29th; exact dates vary depending on geographic zone locations:

Dry containers:

• 20’


BICYCLES FROM CHINA & TAIWAN – REVIEW OF ANTI-DUMPING RATES

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of certain bicycles originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei and the People’s Republic of China (China).

The subject goods are described as bicycles, assembled or unassembled, with wheel diameters of 16 inches


2010 QUEBEC SPRING THAW PERIOD & ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

We would like to bring to your attention that effective March 15th the province of Quebec will enter into its annual road weight restriction which imposes the following weight restrictions during the period March 15th to the May 29th; exact dates vary depending on geographic zone locations:

Dry containers:

• 20’


BICYCLES FROM CHINA & TAIWAN – REVIEW OF ANTI-DUMPING RATES

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of certain bicycles originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei and the People’s Republic of China (China).

The subject goods are described as bicycles, assembled or unassembled, with wheel diameters of 16 inches


CBSA IS CRACKING DOWN ON FOLLOW-UP COMPLIANCE AUDITS

The final report in a compliance assessment review (audit) will contain instructions on how to avoid future errors; importers should review and follow them in order to avoid penalties in future audits.

Currently, CBSA auditors are following up on past audits to determine if previous and subsequent errors have been corrected, and


VALUATION OF IMPORTED SAMPLES

Importers of samples must ensure that the values declared to Customs reflect either what was actually paid for them, or a reasonable equivalent value such as the value of identical or similar goods subsequently ordered.

Some suppliers may be of the mistaken opinion that declaring reduced values of mutilated or commercial samples will benefit the importer.


STRIKE AT LUFTHANSA

Lufthansa has stated that due to strike contingency plans, they are able to operate over 80% of its freighter schedule and all important destinations can be served with almost no limitations.

Furthermore, Lufthansa Cargo is conducting two additional freighter flights to JFK and one additional freighter to ORD. On all intra-German and intra-European passenger flights, urgent freight


AUTOMATED CLEARANCE SELF-SERVE KIOSKS AT VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who have a valid Canadian passport or permanent resident card have the option of using an Automated Border Clearance kiosk to clear the border upon returning to Canada. The self-serve kiosks involve no registration process or fee.

The Automated Border Clearance kiosks will be available