PENALTIES TO BE ISSUED FOR INCORRECT OR MISSING MID NUMBERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued the following warning pertaining to Manufacturer’s Identification Numbers (MIDs).

If the importer cannot provide the name of the manufacturer who produced the goods when those goods are subject to quota/visa admissibility issues, the goods can be denied entry. The MID number is


RE-INVESTIGATION INTO ANTI-DUMPING DUTY RATES ON STEEL FASTENERS (SCREWS)

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). The subject goods include:

  • Wood Screws #4 to #24 3/8 to 8” (0.112” to 0.386”)
  • Square and

PAPERLESS ELECTRONIC AIR CARGO BOOKINGS

The Air Transport Association (IATA) has selected Swiss World Cargo for a pilot project that records cargo bookings electronically.

The new ‘e-freight’ facility is to start in early 2009 and is part of IATA’s goal to handle all air cargo consignments electronically online by the end of 2010.

Since 2007, e-freight has been operational in


CANADIAN ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST ZIMBABWE

The following notice was issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on September 8, 2008.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, under the Special Economic Measures Act, has invoked economic sanctions against Zimbabwe, in response to increasing human rights violation, violence against the political opposition, and the denial of a peaceful democratic transition.


PRINCE RUPERT ROUTING SERVICE OPTION

Omnitrans is pleased to extend our current service offering of FCL to include LCL ocean shipments to Canada via the new container port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Omnitrans currently offers this service for FCL cargo originating in several northern Chinese ports, and we are happy to now include an option for LCL cargo from …


EXTENSION OF TEXTILE REMISSION ORDERS

The government of Canada has extended the textile remission orders which were scheduled to expire December 31, 2009. These orders include the Shirt, Blouse & Coordinate Sets, and Outerwear remission programs.

The textile remission orders were extended previously on December 14, 2004 and were to be gradually phased-out from 2007-2009, with the current remission at


PROVISIONAL DUTY IS PAYABLE ON THERMOELECTRIC COOLERS & WARMERS FROM CHINA

The Canada Border Services Agency made a preliminary determination of dumping and a preliminary determination of subsidizing respecting thermoelectric containers originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Thermoelectric containers that provide cooling and/or warming with the use of a passive

POSSIBLE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM CHINA

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Aluminum extrusions produced via an extrusion process, of alloys having metallic elements falling within the alloy designations

THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PROPOSES ELIMINATION OF DUTY ON MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

The Department of Finance is seeking views respecting the elimination of Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariff rates on a wide range of machinery and electrical equipment. The proposal is as a result of a report by the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.

The proposed elimination of MFN