16-04-2019

Statement on WTO panel ruling against U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Canada will be appealing the WTO panel’s separate findings on the U.S. practice of zeroing and its use of the differential pricing methodology
Déclaration concernant la décision du groupe spécial de l’OMC contre les droits imposés par les États‑Unis sur le bois d’œuvre résineux canadien. Le Canada interjettera appel des autres conclusions du groupe spécial de l’OMC concernant la pratique de réduction à zéro et l’application de la méthode de fixation de prix différenciés que les États‑Unis ont utilisées

Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela
Le Canada impose des sanctions supplémentaires au régime Maduro au Venezuela

CTA issues determination on freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area: CN breached its service obligations. The CTA found that Canadian National Railway Company (CN) breached its level of service obligations by announcing its intention to impose embargoes on wood pulp shipments in September 2018
L’OTC rend sa détermination concernant les problèmes liés aux services de transport ferroviaire de marchandises dans la région de Vancouver : CN a manqué à ses obligations de service. L’OTC a conclu que la Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada (CN) avait manqué à ses obligations en matière de niveau de services en annonçant son intention d’imposer des embargos sur les wagons de pâte de bois expédiés en septembre 2018

Marrakesh milestone – 25th anniversary of the WTO’s founding agreements. Twenty-five years ago, on 15 April 1994, representatives from more than 120 nations gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco, to sign what was described at the time as the “greatest trade agreement in history”
Étape cruciale de Marrakech – 25ème anniversaire des accords fondateurs de l’OMC. Il y a 25 ans, le 15 avril 1994, des représentants de plus de 120 nations se sont rassemblés à Marrakech (Maroc), pour signer ce qui a été décrit à l’époque comme le “plus grand accord commercial de l’histoire”

EU agrees terms for limited trade talks with U.S.  The new trade deal will focus exclusively on eliminating tariffs on industrial goods (canadianmanufacturing.com)

Designation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer John Sanders to Serve as Senior Official Performing the Functions and Duties of the Commissioner of CBP

15-04-2019

CBSA – SIMA – Thermoelectric Containers from China. Expiry Review Decision – Statement of Reasons
ASFC – LMSI – Certains conteneurs thermoélectriques de la Chine. Décision concernant le réexamen relatif à l’expiration – Énoncé des motifs

Publications récentes dans le cadre du Plan de gestion des produits chimiques du Gouvernement du Canada – Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
Recent Publications under the  Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan– Environment and Climate Change Canada

CITT  Notice No. HA-2019-001 Appeals
TCCE Avis no HA-2019-001 Appels

CITT Report: Certain steel goods
TCCE Rapport: Certains produits de l’acier

Will Peace Bridge ridge backups result from plan to shift 300 Customs officers south?U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to transfer at least 300 officers next month from the nation’s airports and northern border to southern border outposts, raising concerns that it could leave U.S-Canada border crossings short-staffed at the start of the heavy summer travel season

Sault Ste. Marie Bridge traffic down by more than 13 per cent. Traffic for the calendar year-to-date at March 31, 2019, is 271,778. This represents a year-to-date decrease of 13.1 per cent (SooToday)

EU tariffs to target 20 billion euros of U.S. imports – diplomats. The European Commission has drawn up a list of U.S. imports worth around 20 billion euros (17.3 billion pounds) that it could hit with tariffs over a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute, EU diplomats said on Friday (Reuters)

12-04-2019

TCC19-031 – EDI/Portal SCHEDULED Maintenance Outages
TCC19-031 – Interruptions de service prévues pour les systèmes EDI/Portail de l’ASFC

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports – Updated 2019-04-08
Textiles et vêtements – ALE utilisation des niveaux de préférence tarifaire 2019 Importations – Mise à jour 2019-04-08

Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports – Updated 2019-04-08
Textiles et vêtements – ALENA utilisation des niveaux de préférence tarifaire 2019 Exportations – Mise à jour 2019-04-08

HC’s Consumer Products Program – Canadian Product Category – Age Ranges. Health Canada has submitted a Request for Change that will remove the age categories that needs to be submitted for their Consumer Products Program

WTO´s Trade Policy Review Mechanism turns 30. The Trade Policy Review Mechanism contributed to ensuring and facilitating the smooth functioning of the multilateral trading system by enhancing the transparency of WTO members’ trade policies
Le Mécanisme d’examen des politiques commerciales de l’OMC fête ses 30 ans. Le Mécanisme d’examen des politiques commerciales a contribué à assurer et à faciliter le bon fonctionnement du système commercial multilatéral en améliorant la transparence des politiques commerciales des Membres de l’OMC

WTO: Members make progress towards improving how tariff and import data is collected by the WTO
OMC: Des progrès ont été accomplis par les Membres pour améliorer la façon dont les données tarifaires et les statistiques d’importations sont collectées par l’OMC

New Royalty Reporting and Declaration to China Customs. China Customs recently issued a notice providing its first official clarification on the reporting and declaration of royalties in connection with imported goods (Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg)

11-04-2019

CBSA Regional Director General announcement – Southern Ontario Region

European leaders agree to postpone Brexit to October 31. The UK is set to remain in the EU until 31 October and take part in next month’s European elections, after Theresa May accepted a new extension granted by EU leaders in the early hours of Thursday morning (11 April) that will prevent the UK crashing out of the bloc at the end of the week
Les dirigeants européens repoussent le Brexit au 31 octobre. Le Royaume-Uni devrait rester dans l’UE jusqu’au 31 octobre et prendre part aux élections européennes de mai, Theresa May ayant obtenu une nouvelle prolongation afin d’éviter une sortie sans accord (Euractiv.com)

Proposed U.S. auto tariffs would have a significant negative impact on key East-West trade routes. Key US ports, leading global container lines and specialist car carriers will all be adversely impacted should the proposed US auto tariffs be implemented in the second quarter of 2019, according to an impact analysis published by global shipping consultancy Drewry

White House Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 53, No. 10, April 10, 2019
General Notices
– Accreditation and Approval of NMK Resources, Inc. (Roselle, NJ) as aCommercial Gauger and Laboratory
– Accreditation and Approval of NMK Resources, Inc. (Kenner, LA) as aCommercial Gauger and Laboratory
Agency Information Collection Activities:
– Certificate of Registration
– Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containersor Holders
U.S. Court of International Trade
– American Institute for International Steel, Inc., Sim-Tex, LP,and Kurt Orban Partners, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. United Statesand Kevin K. McAleenan, Commissioner, United StatesCustoms and Border Protection, Defendants
– United States, Plaintiff, v. Univar USA Inc., Defendant
– Severstal Export GmbH and PAO Severstal, Plaintiffs, v.United States, Defendant

10-04-2019

Memorandum D2-5-13 International to Domestic Connections Process. Revised, see memorandum
Mémorandum D2-5-13 Processus pour les transferts d’un vol international à un vol intérieur. Révision, voir le mémorandum

CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Brazil,Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Reasons – Publication Date Tuesday, April 9, 2019
TCCE Réexamen intermédiaire no RD-2016-002Tôles d’acier au carbone et tôles d’acier allié résistant à faible teneur, laminées à chaud originaires ou exportées Bulgarie, de la République tchèque, de la Roumanie, d’Ukraine, du Brésil, du Danemark, de l’Indonésie, de l’Italie, du Japon et de la République de Corée. Motifs –
Date de publication Le Mardi 9 Avril 2019

Canada looks at fresh tariffs on U.S. goods, silent on details revealed by envoy. David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to Washington, told U.S. agricultural reporters on Monday that Canada could announce a new list of targets as soon as next week, the Progressive Reporter and Politico websites reported (Reuters)

WTO delivers mixed ruling in US-Canada lumber dispute. The World Trade Organization on Tuesday said the U.S. violated international trade rules in the way it calculated tariffs on Canadian imports of softwood lumber in a key dispute ruling published on the WTO website (bloomberg.ca)

WTO issues panel report regarding US dumping duties on Canadian lumber
L’OMC publie le rapport du Groupe spécial concernant les droits antidumping appliqués par les États-Unis aux importations de bois d’œuvre canadien

First EU-Japan Joint Committee meeting sets tone for successful implementation of Economic Partnership Agreement. Sectoral specialised committees and working groups will address areas such as product standards, customs procedures, public procurement markets, or trade and sustainable development priorities

EU plans for own retaliation in aircraft dispute with U.S.  The EU has begun preparations to retaliate over Boeing subsidies, an EU official said on Tuesday, a day after Washington listed EU products it plans to hit with tariffs in their aircraft dispute (Euractiv.com)

Rubber Bands from Thailand Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC. As a result of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Thailand

UNIVAR USA Inc. to pay US $62.5 million to resolve allegations that it evaded $36 million in antidumping duties on imported Chinese saccharin. Transshipment resulted in the evasion of approximately $36 million in antidumping duties

APHIS Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for Importing Plants in Approved Growing Media

U.S. CBP CSMS #19-000185 Issue with Manifesting Split Shipments across Multiple Trucks