HOUSEHOLD SMOKE ALARMS MUST MEET NEW ULC STANDARDS

The Hazardous Products Act has been amended to reflect updated standards applicable to household smoke alarms. The following residential detectors must meet the following standards:

  • Smoke detectors: CAN/ULC-S529-02, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems
  • Heat-actuated fire detectors: CAN/ULC-S530M, Standard for Heat Actuated Fire Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems
  • Smoke alarms:

VOC CONCENTRATION LIMITS FOR AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING PRODUCTS

The Ministry of Environment has issued Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The regulations are intended to reduce ground-level ozone which results in the formation of smog, and were implemented because voluntary measures have not been successful in achieving significant reductions in


CBSA EVALUATION OF SUFFERANCE & BONDED WAREHOUSE PROGRAMS

The CBSA Program Evaluation Division conducting a survey of Sufferance Warehouse Operators and Customs Bonded Warehouse Operators.

The purpose of this survey is to solicit feedback from warehouse operators about their relationship with Canada Customs warehouse programs, policies and procedures.

The final evaluation report on the Sufferance Warehouse and the Customs Bonded


CBSA EVALUATION OF SUFFERANCE & BONDED WAREHOUSE PROGRAMS

The CBSA Program Evaluation Division conducting a survey of Sufferance Warehouse Operators and Customs Bonded Warehouse Operators.

The purpose of this survey is to solicit feedback from warehouse operators about their relationship with Canada Customs warehouse programs, policies and procedures.

The final evaluation report on the Sufferance Warehouse and the Customs Bonded


IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CANADA-PERU FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AUGUST 1, 2009

The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Peru will be implemented on August 1, 2009. Most goods released on or after August 1 will benefit from duty-free entry to Canada under the following conditions:

  • Goods must be produced or manufactured in Peru and satisfy the rules of origin requirements.
  • Goods

ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON WOOD SLATS HAS EXPIRED

Anti-dumping duty on wood slats originating in or exported from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China has expired.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on June 18, 2004 have expired based on investigation results showing that the dumping of wood slats from Mexico and China was


REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON POLYESTER CANVAS FABRIC

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

  • Plain woven fabric, from yarns of different colours, containing 70% or more by weight of polyester staple fibres in the weft, and 20% or more by weight of polyester filament yarns in the warp,

  • GST DOES NOT APPLY TO PUBLICATIONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE ADVERTISING MATERIAL REMISSION ORDER

    The CBSA has updated Memorandum D8-3-1 to reflect when trade advertising material classified under HS Tariff Item 4911.10.10 and Tariff Code 9929 is exempt from GST under the Advertising Material Remission Order.

    Currently, the following advertising material is duty-free and GST-exempt under OIC 74-2522:

    • Freight rates,

    CANADA-PERU FTA CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

    The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) Origin Policy Division has advised that the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement is scheduled for implementation on August 1, 2009.

    The CBSA is to provide the format for the Canada-Peru FTA certificate of origin prior to implementation.

    We will continue to monitor this agreement and advise of any changes.

    Additional


    TPL ON COTTON & MAN-MADE APPAREL FROM THE U.S. IS 100% UTILIZED

    Each year there are 9 million SME’s of cotton and man-made apparel under TPL allocated to importers on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The U.S. TPL pool is a calendar-year quota that re-opens each year on January 1.

    Information on this and other recent developments can be obtained from