AMPS PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT & REMOVAL OF DIRECT SECURITY OPTIONS

Importers are required to pay their duty and GST in full by the last business day of the month.

Please be advised of the following CBSA procedures for late payment by importers.

• Payment history is monitored by CBSA HQ in Ottawa. After the second late payment, a warning


DUTY DIVERSIONS MUST REFLECT UPDATED ORIGINAL TRANSACTION NUMBERS

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 number.

It is important


AMPS PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT & REMOVAL OF DIRECT SECURITY OPTIONS

Importers are required to pay their duty and GST in full by the last business day of the month.

Please be advised of the following CBSA procedures for late payment by importers.

• Payment history is monitored by CBSA HQ in Ottawa. After the second late payment, a warning


CHINA HAS OPENED ITS LARGEST FREE-TRADE HARBOUR AREA

China’s largest free-trade harbour area has started operation in the northern port city of Tianjin.

The area is designed to benefit from the most favourable policies in taxation and foreign exchange policies and offers comprehensive services in international shipping, distribution, purchase, transit trade and export processing businesses following the practices of international


ASEAN & CHINA OPEN THE WORLD’S LARGEST FREE TRADE AREA

On December 30, 2009, China and Southeast Asia established the world’s largest free trade area covering a market of 1.7 billion consumers.

Under the agreement, China and the six founding ASEAN countries – Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – are to eliminate barriers to investment and tariffs on


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY IS PAYABLE ON THERMAL INSULATION BOARD FROM THE U.S.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made a preliminary determination of injury respecting faced rigid cellular polyurethane-modified polyisocyanurate thermal insulation board originating in or exported from the United States of America. As a result, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will now collect provisional duty of up to


HEALTH CANADA PROPOSES NEW TOY SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Health Canada recently initiated a consultation regarding its proposals for toy safety requirements on the following subjects:

• toys with magnets or magnetic components
• sound-emitting toys
• the size and shape of certain toys
• plastic film or plastic bags used in toys or toy packaging, and
• toy labelling for age


FRENCH CONTAINER TRAFFIC STOPS

“JOC Online” has reported that container handling came to a standstill Monday at France’s seven largest ports as dockworkers staged the first of two 24-hour strikes to protest government reforms of box terminal operations. Around 3,300 dockworkers and port workers walked off the job at Le Havre,