IMPORTERS OF NEW PRODUCTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY

 

When sourcing new products, importers should be aware of whether or not the product is subject to anti-dumping or countervailing actions under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), and if so, whether their vendors have been assessed normal values.

 

Dumping occurs when goods are sold to Canadian


CBSA CUSTOMS OFFICE CLOSINGS & REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA has announced plans to close customs offices that have insufficient volumes to justify the cost of operation.  The closures and reduced hours of operation are scheduled to take place April 1, 2011.

 

The three Ports of Entry (POEs) identified for closure are:


CBSA CUSTOMS OFFICE CLOSINGS & REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA has announced plans to close customs offices that have insufficient volumes to justify the cost of operation.  The closures and reduced hours of operation are scheduled to take place April 1, 2011.

 

The three Ports of Entry (POEs) identified for closure are:


WHEEL HUB BEARING ASSEMBLIES ARE RULED BY THE CITT TO BE DUTIABLE

 

In appeal# AP-2009-005, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruled that wheel hub bearing assemblies are classified under HS tariff item 8708.99.99 as other parts for motor vehicles of heading Nos. 87.01 to 87.05.  This item is 6% under MFN and GPT.

 

The appellant claimed


·         The September launch of eManifest in the highway mode has been delayed until October 31, 2010.

·         eManifest will require the pre-arrival transmission of electronic information from highway carriers, freight forwarders and importers at least 1 hour prior to arrival (2 hours for rail freight).

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued the following notice


·         The CBSA has published a list of 10 national priorities for compliance verification.

·         Problems discovered in compliance verifications include lack of internal controls, product description, origin and valuation issues.

·         Omnitrans consultants prepare importers for compliance audits.

 

The following message is from the manager of the CBSA’s Compliance Unit.

 

The Canada Border Services


CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE MONETARY PENALTY REGULATIONS
  • Health Canada has proposed Administrative Monetary Penalty Regulations related to Consumer Product Safety Violations.

Health Canada is seeking views on Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations under clauses 49 – 66 of the proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).  The CCPSA (Bill C-36) is legislation that would replace Part I of the Hazardous


WOOD PACKAGING NON-COMPLIANCE (IMPORTS) STATISTICS
 
The CFIA has provided statistical information on Wood Packaging Non-compliance for Imports, for the period January 1 to March 31, 2010.
 
The following information is from a Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) eBulletin.
 
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided the following statistical information on Wood Packaging Non-compliance for Imports,