09-04-2019

Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Extension of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices, and the amounts of subsidy
Certaines raccords de tuyauterie en cuivre des États-Unis, de la Corée du Sud et de la Chine. Prorogation du réexamen des valeurs normales et des prix à l’exportation, et des montants de subvention

Attention Required: Anticipated access to EICS II. (…estimated range of the number of individual users within your organization that will require access to the new system)
Attention requise : Accès anticipé au SCEI-II. (…estimation du nombre d’utilisateurs individuels de votre organisation qui auront besoin d’accéder au nouveau système)

EXCOL/EICS Bulletin CEED/SCEI – Maintenance Interruption – Interruption pour entretien

Government of Canada working group on canola collaborating to restore market access for Canada’s canola seed to China.
Le Groupe de travail du gouvernement du Canada sur le canola s’emploie à rétablir l’accès au marché chinois pour les graines de canola du Canada.

The Bahamas injects renewed energy into goal of joining WTO by next ministerial conference. WTO members welcomed The Bahamas’ commitment to make rapid progress with its WTO accession process
Les Bahamas réaffirment leur objectif d’accéder à l’OMC pour la prochaine Conférence ministérielle. Les Membres de l’OMC se sont félicités de l’engagement des Bahamas en faveur d’une progression rapide de leur processus d’accession à l’Organisation

IMO: Electronic information exchange mandatory for ports from 8 April 2019. The requirement, mandatory under IMO’s Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention), is part of a package of amendments under the revised Annex to the FAL Convention, adopted in 2016

European Commission releases detailed information on requirements for EU goods exported to the UK in case of a hard Brexit 

Trump Upends Homeland Security Department in Mass Removal of Top Staff. Experts and former officials call the bulk turnover unhealthy, unprecedented and “enormously disruptive (Govexec.com)

USTR Proposes Products for Tariff Countermeasures in Response to Harm Caused by EU Aircraft Subsidies. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) begins its process under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to identify products of the EU to which additional duties may be applied until the EU removes those subsidies

U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service – FSIS Notice 10-19 – New FSIS Security Paper and Seven Digit Export Stamp for use with the Export Module of the Public Health Information System – Phase Two

08-04-2019

Message to industry – Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas
Message aux parties de l’industrie – Les contingents tarifaires pour les sauvegardes de l’acier

CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-047 Tri-Pac Inc. Whether the goods in issue are entitled to duty-free treatment under tariff item No. 9908.00.00
TCCE Appel no AP-2017-047 Tri-Pac Inc. Déterminer si les marchandises en cause peuvent bénéficier d’un traitement tarifaire préférentiel en vertu du numéro tarifaire 9908.00.00

CITT Notice No. HA-2018-032 Appeals
TCCE Avis no HA-2018-032 Appels

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. CBP to collect cash deposits equal to the dumping margin. Further, as a result of the affirmative final CVD determination, if the USITC makes an affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to resume collection of CVD cash deposits

USITC Votes To Continue Investigations On Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand. As a result of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations

U.S. CBP CSMS #19-000183 Update to NMFS Rule: Designated Official List and Certification of Admissibility Form (National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS))

05-04-2019

CBSA – SIMA – Certain nitisinone capsules from Sweden – Final Determination Statement of Reasons
ASFC – LMSI – Certaines capsules de nitisinone de Suède – Décision définitive – Énoncé des motifs

CBSA – Audit of the Commercial Program in the Marine Mode. The Agency faces constraints in its capacity to manage the growing volumes of commercial marine shipments
ASFC – Vérification du programme commercial dans le mode maritime. L’Agence dispose de capacités limitées pour gérer les volumes croissants d’expéditions commerciales par voie maritime

CFIA Directive D-12-01 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada – Updated: February 1, 2019
Directive ACIA D-12-01 Exigences phytosanitaires visant à prévenir l’introduction de végétaux réglementés comme étant des organismes nuisibles au Canada – Mis à jour : le 1 février 2019

U.S. no longer needs ‘improper’ metal tariffs as negotiating tactic: Freeland. Foreign Affairs Minister says removal of U.S. steel and aluminum duties was top of mind at her meeting with U.S. Secretary of State (canadianmanufacturing.com)

WTO Members advance work on new import licensing website and database. As part of overall efforts to improve transparency, WTO members advanced work to put into place a new import licensing website and database expected to be launched in late 2019 or early 2020
Les Membres de l’OMC font avancer les travaux sur le nouveau site Web et la nouvelle base de données sur les licences d’importation. Dans le cadre de l’ensemble des efforts destinés à améliorer la transparence, les Membres de l’OMC ont fait avancer les travaux pour la mise en place d’un nouveau site Web et d’une nouvelle base de données sur les licences d’importation qui devraient être lancés à la fin de 2019 ou début de 2020

Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain Injures U.S. Industry, says USITC. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping duty investigations concerning imports of this product from Belgium, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain. The Commission terminated the antidumping duty investigation of acetone from Saudi Arabia.

FDA and CBP bolster collaboration to protect public health and safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement today to maximize inspection and detection capabilities

U.S. CBP CSMS #19-000181 Trade Webinar – 2019 Procedures and Requirements for CBMA

U.S. CBP: Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation

04-04-2019

TCC19-030- CADEX exchange rate report sent with some wrong rates for April 2, 2019
TCC19-030 – Rapport SAED de taux de change émis avec certains taux erronés pour le 2 avril 2019

Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
Certaines pièces d’attache en acier au carbone provenant de Chine et du Taipei chinois. Avis de réexamen afin de mettre à jour les valeurs normales et les prix à l’exportation

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports – Updated 2019-04-01
Textiles et vêtements – ALE utilisation des niveaux de préférence tarifaire 2019 Importations – Mise à jour 2019-04-01

Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports – Updated 2019-04-01
Textiles et vêtements – ALENA utilisation des niveaux de préférence tarifaire 2019 Exportations – Mise à jour 2019-04-01

CFIA Automated Import Reference System Verification Service. The Automated Import Reference System Verification Service (AVS) is designed to validate the coding of multiple Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) commodities in a single request for importers/brokers
ACIA- Service de vérification du Système automatisé de référence à l’importation. Le Service de vérification (SVS) du Système automatisé de référence à l’importation (SARI) conçu pour valider la catégorisation de plusieurs marchandises du SARI en une seule demande pour les importateurs et les courtiers en douane

Résumé des commentaires du public dans le cadre de l’initiative volontaire de participation du public, concernant le saumon AquAdvantageMD – Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
Summary of the public comments for the Voluntary Public Engagement Initiative concerning AquAdvantage® Salmon – Environment and Climate Change Canada

CITT Inquiry No. GC-2018-001 Safeguard Inquiry into the Importation of Certain Steel Goods. Tribunal’s determinations and recommendations
TCCE Enquête no GC-2018-001 Enquête de sauvegardesur l’importation decertains produits de l’acier. Les conclusions et recommandations du Tribunal

Canadian Trade Panel Recommends Reducing Safeguard Tariffs on Steel. In a decision published Wednesday, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal recommended tariff rate quotas on two types of steel — heavy plate and stainless steel wire — among seven that the government had already applied provisional levies to. On the five other products, it either found no spike in imports or found that Canadian producers hadn’t been harmed (Bloomberg)

Air Freight Demand Continues Downward Trajectory in February 2019. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same period in 2018
Le fret aérien maintient sa tendance à la baisse en février 2019. L’Association du transport aérien international (IATA) a publié ses statistiques sur les marchés mondiaux de fret aérien, qui indiquent que la demande, mesurée en tonnes-kilomètres de marchandises (FTK), a diminué de 4,7 % en février 2019

Livingston Announces Collaboration with TradeLens for Blockchain Pilot – Canada NewsWire (press release)

Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade rift. The two sides will meet for the ninth time, with analysts expressing optimism that an agreement is within reach (canadianmanufacturing.com)

EU Delays Start to U.S. Trade Talks, Risking Trump Escalation. European Union ambassadors put off giving the green light for trade talks with the U.S. as France continues to withhold its consent, according to two officials familiar with the deliberations (ajot.com)

Brands, maritime operators and US law enforcement seek to stop maritime transportation of counterfeits. Representatives from major global brands, maritime companies and US law enforcement agencies met in Washington DC today to determine how to work together to stop the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods

CBP Reduces Lanes at Otay Mesa POE, Businesses Brace for Full Closure. Lanes will be reduced at the busy commercial port in Otay Mesa and businesses on the American side of the border are bracing for the impact of a potential closure of the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump Administration (NBC)

Following yesterday’s posting of:
U.S. CBP Transcript of the March 1, 2019, 21st Century Custom Framework Public Meeting
Please note that:
– Public comment period will remain open through April 11, 2019

03-04-2019

CBSA Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review – Oil Country Tubular Goods from Indonesia 2 – Citra Tubindo
ASFC Avis de conclusion de la révision des valeurs normales – Fournitures tubulaires pour puits de pétrole de l’Indonésie 2 – Citra Tubindo

CFIA Notice to industry: Changes to import requirements for unprocessed grains and oilseeds, as well as associated meals destined for use in livestock feed
ACIA Avis à l’industrie : Modifications aux exigences d’importation pour les céréales et oléagineux non transformés, ainsi que pour leurs farines respectives destinées à l’alimentation du bétail

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Aluminum Wire and Cable from China. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits from importers of aluminum wire and cable from China based on preliminary rates

Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous From Canada; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation

Possible Modifications to the International Harmonized System Nomenclature. The Commission is requesting proposals from interested persons and agencies to amend the International Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System or HS) in connection with the Seventh Review Cycle of the World Customs Organization

USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, Korea, And Turkey. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue: antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey; a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Korea; antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Canada, Korea, and Turkey; and a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Korea and Turkey

U.S. APHIS Proposes Criteria for Recognizing Livestock Compartments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing criteria that will be used to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries. Compartmentalization is an important tool animal health officials can use to protect against disease spread and support continued trade during a disease outbreak

Customs Bulletin and DecisionsVol. 53, No. 9, April 3, 2019
General Notices
– Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Three Styles of Women’s Sandals
– Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Greek Yogurt Dips
– Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Wallpaper Strippers
– Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Surgical Tray
– Revocation of Nine Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Articles of Soapstone or Steatite
– Proposed Revocation of Six Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Men’s Shorts, Men’s Sweaters,Men’s Shirts, Tunic-Type Garments and Dust Skirts
– Withdrawal of Proposed Revocation of Eleven Ruling Letters, Proposed Modification of Five Ruling Letters, and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Certain Sheep’s Milk Cheeses
– Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Plastic Play Food Packaged in a Plastic Backpack
– Proposed Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Plastic Spray Actuators
– Modification of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Certain Men’s Woven Shirt and Men’s Woven Suit as Articles for the Handicapped
Agency Information Collection Activities:
– Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Trusted Trader Program
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
– Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering Co.,Ltd., Yuanda USA Corp., Plaintiffs Jangho CurtainWall Americas Co. Ltd., Permasteelisa North AmericaCorp., Permasteelisa South China Factory,Permasteelisa Hong Kong Limited, Plaintiffs-Appellants v. United States, Architectural Glass &Aluminum Company, Walters & Wolf, BagatelosArchitectural Glass Systems, Inc., Defendants-Appellees
U.S. Court of International Trade
– Jinxiang Huameng Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. and CS FarmingProducts, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, andHarmoni International Spice, Inc., Zhengzhou Harmoni SpiceCo., Ltd., Fresh Garlic Producers Association, ChristopherRanch, L.L.C., The Garlic Company, Valley Garlic, andVessey and Company, Inc., Defendant-Intervenors

U.S. CBP: Receipt of Domestic Interested Party Petition Concerning the Tariff Classification of Steel Special Profiles for the Manufacture of Forklift Truck Masts and Carriages

U.S. CBP Transcript of the March 1, 2019, 21st Century Custom Framework Public Meeting

U.S. CBP CSMS #19-000173 Harmonized Schedule Update (HSU) 1905 created on April 1, 2019

U.S. CBP CSMS #19-000172 2019 Procedures and Requirements: Implementing CBMA