CANADA-PANAMA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED

On August 11, 2009, Canada concluded negotiations on Free Trade, Labour Cooperation and Environment Agreements with Panama.

When the agreements receive Royal Assent and the implementing legislation has been passed, the Canada-Panama FTA will eliminate tariffs on over 90 per cent of the goods imported from Panama. Most of the remaining tariffs


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY IS PAYABLE ON INNERSPRING MATTRESS UNITS FROM CHINA

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made a preliminary determination of injury respecting mattress innerspring units originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. As a result, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will collect provisional duty (as of July 27, 2009) pending the outcome of the


CANADA-PANAMA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED

On August 11, 2009, Canada concluded negotiations on Free Trade, Labour Cooperation and Environment Agreements with Panama.

When the agreements receive Royal Assent and the implementing legislation has been passed, the Canada-Panama FTA will eliminate tariffs on over 90 per cent of the goods imported from Panama. Most of the remaining tariffs


FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS & REQUIRED PROOF OF ORIGIN

In Canada, there are 17 tariff treatments, all represented by a code on the Customs Coding Form, B3. Fifteen of the tariff treatments will lower or remove the rate of duty normally payable on imported goods, as a result of a free trade agreement or other preferential treatment Canada provides to beneficiary


FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS & REQUIRED PROOF OF ORIGIN

In Canada, there are 17 tariff treatments, all represented by a code on the Customs Coding Form, B3. Fifteen of the tariff treatments will lower or remove the rate of duty normally payable on imported goods, as a result of a free trade agreement or other preferential treatment Canada provides to beneficiary


REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON GLASSCLOTH MASKING TAPE

The Department of Finance has invited views on a request for tariff relief on the following glasscloth:

  • • Masking tape, being a glass fibre woven fabric of rovings and having the character of articles of fibre glass, for use in thermal spray applications.
  • This material is currently dutiable at 15.5% under the


    PAPERLESS ELECTRONIC AIR CARGO BOOKINGS IN JAPAN

    Japan has become the 21st e-freight location worldwide to deliver paper-free cargo. IATA e-freight eliminates 13 paper documents with air cargo shipments, and involves carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities.

    Since 2007, e-freight has been operational in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Dubai, France Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New


    CSA SHIPMENTS MAY BE DELIVERED TO INTERMEDIARY LOCATIONS

    The following notice (N09-019) is from the Commercial Border Policy Division, Admissibility Branch of the CBSA.

    Effective immediately, CSA importers can include intermediary locations, as listed on the CSA carriers’ bill of lading, as part of their trade chain partner (TCP) list for delivery of CSA shipments as a consignee. The goods


    OCEAN FREIGHT GENERAL RATE INCREASES & CURRENCY ADJUSTMENT FACTOR

    In an effort to partially reverse the recent erosion of freight rates in the Asia-Canada market, container shipping lines in the Canada Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (CTSA) have agreed on the need for a general rate increase (GRI), effective August, 2009.

    Far East & India Subcontinent (via Vancouver / Prince Rupert):
    Effective