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Canada Customs & Other Regulatory Trade Updates: Sept-October 2017

Posted October 06, 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

AD1396/4214-36 & CV132/4218-34: Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe
Notice of the CBSA’s decision to terminate the dumping investigation regarding certain carbon steel welded pipe exported to Canada from Chinese Taipei by Chung Hung Steel Corporation and Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd.

PLA3 2017 ER: Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate
Notification that the CBSA has initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of an order concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel plate originating in or exported from China is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of the subject goods.

SM2 2017 IN: Certain Silicon Metal
Notice that the CBSA has terminated its dumping investigation concerning certain silicon metal exported to Canada from Brazil, as the goods were not dumped, and from Norway, as the margin of dumping was insigificant. Another investigation concerning subsidies in respect of the subject goods exported from Thailand was also terminated as they the amounts of subsidy were determined to be insignificant. The CBSA also made final determinations of dumping and subidization in respect of the subject goods and is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry.

Customs Notice 17-30: Implementation of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Notification regarding the implementation of CETA on September 21, 2017 along with links to relevant CBSA information dealing with: Tariff Provisions; Proof of Origin; Shipping Requirements; and Refunds.

Customs Notice 17-29: Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Regulatory amendments and new regulations proposed by the CBSA in support of CETA including: Certification of Origin of Goods Exported to a Free Trade Partner Regulations; Exporters’ and Producers’ Records Regulations; Free Trade Agreement Advance Rulings Regulations; Tariff Item Nos. 9971.00.00 and 9992.00.00 Accounting Regulations; Refund of Duties Regulations; Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations; CETA Verification of Origin of Exported Goods Regulations; CETA Verification of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations.

Customs Notice 17-28: Changes to CBSA Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
Updated delivery requirements for consolidated, unreleased cargo that has been reported and authorized to move inland to a Type CW sufferance warehouse, modifying the prior restriction that prohibited direct delivery to such warehouses.

Customs Notice 17-27: Reporting of Counterfeit or Pirated Goods that are Dangerous
Information about the CBSA’s toll-free Border Watch Line, which accepts tips on Canada-bound shipments of counterfeit or pirated goods that are potentially dangerous (i.e. a health, safety or security threat).

Customs Notice 17-26: Liability of Advance Commercial Information
Clarification regarding the responsibility to provide pre-arrival/pre-load Advance Commercial Information by cargo carriers in a business agreement (consortium, interline, brokered load, etc.) in all transport modes.

Customs Tariff 2017
Updated with new data to reflect the September 21, 2017 implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

MHD 2017-52/53/54/58: Meat Hygiene Directives for 2017

Various updates to the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures for Mexico, European Union, Japan and Argentina.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Inquiry NQ-2017-002: Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
Notice of commencement of inquiry under SIMA following a preliminary determination made by the CBSA respecting the dumping of certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from South Korea.

Expiry Review RR-2017-004: Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate
Statutory notice under SIMA that the CITT has initiated an expiry review of a finding made on January 8, 2013, in Expiry Review No. RR-2012-001, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high‑strength low-alloy plate originating in or exported from China.