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Canada Customs & Other Regulatory Trade Updates: November 2017

Posted November 10, 2017

A summary of recent 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

Memorandum D18-2-1: Imported Tobacco Products and the Return of Canadian Manufactured Tobacco Products
Technical update to provide the BIS line number as the contact for information.

Customs Notice 17-34: CAED Program and 2018 Version Release
Notification to exporters that the 2018 version of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program software will be available and ready for download on December 11, 2017; and that the CBSA is developing a new system to replace CAED by January 2020.

CPF2 2017 IN: Certain Copper Pipe Fittings
Statutory notice that the CBSA has initiated investigations under SIMA respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam following a complaint filed by Cambridge, ON based Cello Products Inc.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Web Update 20171031: Export Requirements for Fish and Seafood
Updated CFIA requirements for exporting fish and seafood products to the following countries: Bahrain, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Appeal AP-2016-052: J.F. Allard v. President of the CBSA
The issue in this appeal is whether a handbag with a brass knuckle handle imported by the appellant is properly classified under tariff item No. 9898.00.00 as a prohibited weapon, and therefore forbidden from importation into Canada. The appellant argued that the CBSA’s determination was “absurd” owing to the article’s unsuitability as a weapon, but the CITT dismissed the appeal, finding that the good in issue meets the conditions stated in section 15 of Part 3 of the schedule of the Regulations, and as such is a prohibited weapon within the meaning of subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.

Inquiry NQ-2017-001: Silicon Metal
Notification of a finding by the CITT under the provisions of SIMA that the dumping and/or subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand have not caused injury and are not threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

Preliminary Injury Inquiry PI-2017-003: Copper Pipe Fittings
Statutory notice under SIMA that the CITT has initiated a preliminary injury inquiry to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain pressure pipe fittings and drainage, waste and vent pipe fittings, made of cast copper alloy, wrought copper or copper alloy for use in heating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, originating in or exported from Vietnam have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury to domestic industry.

Environment Canada

Government Notice: Salamanders
Notice of intent to amend Schedule II of the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations to temporarily ban the importation of all salamanders into Canada for a period of one year in order to prevent the spread of Batrachochytrium sala (Bsal), a disease-causing fungus.