CONSUMER PRODUCTS CONTAINING LEAD (CONTACT WITH MOUTH) REGULATIONS

 

Health Canada has published a report on the proposed Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations under the Hazardous Products Act.

 

Products affected by these regulations include:

  • Products, other than kitchen utensils, that are brought into contact with the user’s mouth in the course of normal use; (kitchen utensils

OMNITRANS CONSULTING SERVICES

 

Expert consulting and comprehensive trade advisory services can be critical to the success and overall profitability of our clients’ import activities.  Our professional and knowledgeable team provides leading customs and trade consulting services.

 

Over the last several years, the CBSA has undergone considerable changes in regulations and increased importer accountability.  In addition, the


NÉGOCIATIONS DE L’ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE CANADA-INDE

 

Le Canada et l’Inde ont convenu de commencer des négociations en vue d’un accord de libre-échange.  Les pays ont accepté d’explorer la possibilité d’un accord de partenariat économique approfondi au mois de novembre 2009.

 

En 2008, le commerce bilatéral avec l’Inde se chiffrait à 4 milliards USD.  Les importations de


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY CONTINUES ON SUGAR FROM THE U.S.

 

On February 17, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated a review to determine if the expiry of Special Import Measures for the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and


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.

 


EMANIFEST FOR TRUCK SHIPMENTS IS OPERATIONAL

 

Implementation of eManifest in the highway mode took place on November 1, 2010.  Electronic data interchange (EDI) systems are available for highway carriers who can now transmit their pre-arrival cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA before arriving at the border.

 

As a reminder, Advance Commercial Information (ACI) transmissions will be


AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT AFFECTS IMPORTERS

 

The 2010 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada, tabled in the House of Commons October 26, 2010, contains findings that may cause concern about systems related to the release and accounting of imported goods.

 

Key findings from the chapter entitled Facilitating the Flow of Imported Commercial Goods—Canada Border Services Agency include:


IMPORT TPL STILL AVAILABLE FOR MAN-MADE APPAREL CONTAINING WOOL

 

Importers should note that TPL is still available on the following man-made fibre apparel containing wool even though TPL has run out.  Utilization for this category is currently at 8%.

  • Knitted garments with a composition of over 50% man-made fibres and at least 23% of wool qualify under a

REDUCTION OF 10-DIGIT HS TARIFF CLASSIFICATIONS

 

Statistics Canada is planning to eliminate over 8,000 10-digit HS classification codes.

 

The HS classifications that are proposed for elimination are seldom used and the goods that are currently classified in these 10-digit codes will be moved to a related 10-digit classification.

 

The list of classification numbers proposed for elimination is


ECONOMIC & TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE EU

 

Canada’s Minister of International Trade has launched the fifth round of negotiations toward a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU).  Negotiations towards the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU began October 2009.

 

The Minister stated that a Canada-EU agreement will give Canada