OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES – INFORMATION FROM CBSA AND TRANSPORT CANADA

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is working closely with the Vancouver Organizing Committee to help ensure that entries are processed expeditiously and goods arrive on time for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games taking place February 12 to March 21, 2010.

To facilitate this process the CBSA


CAPACITY CRUNCH FROM ASIA

The following is from CIFFA eBulletin dated January 28, 2010.

With only a few weeks to go before the Chinese New Year and its two week factory closures, ocean containers are backing up on the docks of Asia. Space is tight and carriers, coming off the worst market in decades, are capitalizing on the moment of

OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES – INFORMATION FROM CBSA AND TRANSPORT CANADA

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is working closely with the Vancouver Organizing Committee to help ensure that entries are processed expeditiously and goods arrive on time for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games taking place February 12 to March 21, 2010.

To facilitate this process the CBSA


COMPETITION BUREAU ENFORCEMENT OF INCORRECT TEXTILE LABELS FOR BAMBOO

The Competition Bureau has announced that more than 450,000 textile articles have been ordered to be re–labelled and over 250 websites corrected as a result of incorrect labelling and advertising of textile articles derived from bamboo.

Increased enforcement is occurring because of concerns over potentially misleading labelling and advertising of textile


VALIDATION OF DESTINATION ADDRESS FOR IMPORTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that starting February 1, 2010, the consignee / destination will be validated, and admission to Canada will be based on a complete and correct address. The enforcement applies to imported fresh fruit & vegetable, processed products, dairy & honey.

The Canadian destination of a shipment is


CN SERVICE UPDATE – CANADIAN PRAIRIES

The following message is from the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA).

As a result of the recent cold weather and blizzard throughout the Canadian Prairies, cold weather restrictions are in effect between Winnipeg and Edmonton, AB, Winnipeg and Toronto, ON, and between Winnipeg and Superior, WI. According to current estimates, the restrictions will


TRANSPACIFIC CARRIERS ANNOUNCE CAF SURCHARGE

Effective March 1, 2010, CTSA carrier members will increase the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF) to 6% on ocean freight from Asia and the Indian sub-continent to Canada. The surcharge is calculated on the total ocean freight charges excluding fuel recovery (BAF) and is reviewed on a monthly basis.

Surcharges are implemented by steamship lines CTSA


CP – SHIPMENTS DURING THE VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

The following Rail and Ground Updates are from the Canadian International Freight Forwarder’s Assocation (CIFFA).

CP is expecting minimal, if any, impacts to carload traffic and domestic intermodal traffic. International container traffic into Vanterm and Centerm will have some restrictions on regulated commodities, which will be in effect from January


APPAREL SECTOR CONSULTATION

The Department of Industry has financed an online survey on behalf of the Canadian Apparel Federation, the Apparel Human Resources Council and the Fur Council of Canada to understand how companies have changed their business strategies, the impact on their workforce and the challenges they face.

Companies invited to participate include designers, developers of collections, licensors, private


THE OMNITRANS LIBRARY CONTAINS REFERENCE MATERIAL & FORMS USEFUL TO IMPORTERS

Reference material, information on government programs and requirements, compliance tips, and forms are available in the Omnitrans website library. Information in the Library section of omnitrans.com includes:

• Emanifest / Advance Commercial Information and Cargo Reporting
• Free and Secure Trade / Partners in Protection
• Custom Self-Assessment (CSA) …