CRA SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL IMPROVES MANAGEMENT OF GST/HST ADMINISTRATION

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued a GST/HST Administration Checklist, a self-assessment tool for the management of GST/HST.

This document provides tips and checklists that can help organizations improve their management of the GST/HST administration. It can also help companies meet organizational and compliance objectives.


ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM CHINA SUBJECT TO ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTIES

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has determined that the dumping and subsidizing of aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Aluminum extrusions produced via

EXPIRY REVIEW OF ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON STAINLESS STEEL WIRE FROM INDIA, KOREA, SWITZERLAND, AND THE U.S.

The Canada Border Services Agency has determined that the expiry of the finding made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on July 30, 2004, concerning certain stainless steel wire originating in or exported from India, Korea, Switzerland and the United States is


CHINA HAS INCREASED TAX REBATES AGAIN

China has increased tax rebates once again. The new rates, effective April 1, 2009, are intended to stimulate exports and maintain growth.

Sectors affected by the changes include textiles, iron and steel, nonferrous metal, petrochemical, electronic information and light industrial products. For textiles and apparel, the tax rebate is 16%, up from 15%.

Importers


DUTY DIVERSIONS MUST REFLECT UPDATED ORIGINAL TRANSACTION NUMBERS

Starting April 1, 2009, companies filing diversion reports to pay duty on goods diverted to Canadian consumption must ensure the B2 reflects the new original transaction number.

Every year the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) sends notices to Duty Deferral participants advising of their new “Dummy B3” number which replaces the previous


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STEEL FASTENERS (SCREWS & BOLTS) – EXPIRY NOTICE

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on January 7, 2005, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and stainless steel fasteners (screws and bolts originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) are scheduled to expire on


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STEEL FASTENERS (SCREWS & BOLTS) – EXPIRY NOTICE

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on January 7, 2005, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and stainless steel fasteners (screws and bolts originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) are scheduled to expire on


ONLINE DATABASE FROM HEALTH CANADA HELPS COMPANIES OBTAIN APPROVAL OF NEW PRODUCTS

Health Canada has launched the first phase of Online Solution, a secure online system for processing natural health product submissions, site licences, and clinical trial authorizations for natural health products in Canada.

The online database includes 7,000 acceptable medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients. Natural health product manufacturers can


CANADA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AGREEMENT TO PROMOTE TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

The Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, has signed an Agreement on Economic Cooperation, Trade and Investment with the United Arab Emirate’s Minister of Economy.

This agreement is expected to generate new economic activities between Canada and the U.A.E.

The U.A.E. is Canada’s largest export market in the


PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CANADA’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR LARGE AIR CONDITIONERS, HEAT PUMPS & CONDENSING UNITS

The following bulletin was provided by NRCan and the CSCB.

Large air conditioners, heat pumps and condensing units (large AC) with cooling capacities between 65,000 Btu/h and 240,000 Btu/h are prescribed as regulated products under Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. NRCan proposes to amend the