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Canada Customs & Other Regulatory Trade Updates: July 2017

Posted July 17, 2017

A summary of regulatory updates, notifications, and technical bulletins from the Canada Border Services Agency and other federal government departments, agencies and administrative entities concerning Canadian imports and exports.

Canada Border Services Agency

Customs Notice 17-23: Implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
Information concerning the implementation of CUFTA that will come into effect on August 1, 2017, including tariff provisions, proof of origin, shipping requirements and refunds.

Customs Notice 17-22: Interim Process for Electronic House Bills
New information regarding the requirements for electronic house bills during the interim voluntary period as indicated in Customs Notice 17-15, Changes to the Implementation Timeline for Electronic House Bills.

Memorandum D9-1-15: CBSA’s Policy on the Classification of Hate Propaganda
Revised to reflect legislative amendments, particularly the expanded definition of “identifiable group” to include “gender identity or expression” in reference to suspect hate propaganda.

Memorandum D2-6-1: Residential Status of Travellers Arriving in Canada
Minor editorial corrections and updated issuing office information.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Bulletin: “Product of Israel” Wine Labelling
Clarification that products from two wineries labelled as “Product of Israel” can be sold as currently labelled, despite an opinion from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario that had originally indicated otherwise.

Notice to Industry: CFIA Services Online
The agency is now offering access to more online services to additional industry sectors through the second release of the My CFIA web portal.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

AP-2016-019: Hydraulic Source Inc. v. President of the CBSA
The issue of the appeal concerned whether several models of “pullers” are properly classified under tariff item No. 8205.59.90 of the schedule to the Customs Tariff as Other Hand Tools, Not Elsewhere Specified or Included, as determined by the CBSA, or under tariff item No. 8207.90.90 as Other Interchangeable Tools for Hand Tools, Whether or Not Power-Operated, as claimed by the appellant. The CITT determined that the subject goods are properly classified in heading No. 82.07 and therefore allowed the appeal.

Expiry LE-2017-002: Steel Piling Pipe
Statutory notice under SIMA that a finding made by the CITT on November 30, 2012, in Inquiry No. NQ-2012-002, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain carbon and alloy steel pipe piles, commonly identified as piling pipe, originating in or exported from China is scheduled to expire on November 29, 2017.

Inquiry NQ-2017-001: Silicon Metal
Notice of an inquiry under the provisions of SIMA respecting the dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand, and subsizing of the subject goods by the aforementioned countries except Laos.

Inquiry NQ-2016-004: Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components
Affirmative findings of an inquiry by the CITT pursuant to the provisions of SIMA determining whether the dumping of certain fabricated structural steel and plate-work components of various structures for specified industrial uses originating in or exported from China, South Korea and Spain, and the subsidizing of the subject goods by China, have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to Canadian producers.

Global Affairs Canada

Export Control Regulation: Order Amending the Export Control List
The Government of Canada last month finalized the regulatory process to amend the Export Control List and accordingly, the updated December 2015 version of the “A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls List” will formally come into effect on August 11, 2017.

Notice to Exporters: Amendment to the Area Control List (Removal of Belarus)
Formal removal of Belarus from the list of countries to which the government deems it necessary to control the export or transfer of any goods and technology.