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Canada extends COVID-19 travel and border measures to May 21, 2021

The Government of Canada announced the extension of COVID-19 travel restrictions, from the United States as well as all other countries, until May 21, 2021. The ban on crossing the border by land, air and sea for leisure and tourism is therefore maintained until May 21 and all testing and quarantine measures will continue to…

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Port of Montreal dockworkers begin strike on Monday

Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) issued the following news release: Negociations between the dockworkers’ union and the MEA Most recent update: April 23, 2021 The dockworkers’ union CUPE Local 375 sent a 72-hour notice of an unlimited general strike to the Maritime…

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Tribunal amends injury finding on welded large diameter steel line pipe

Federal bImports of certain goods will not cause material injury to the domestic industry The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has completed the interim review of its finding made on October 20, 2016 in respect of certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from China and Japan. Having found…

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Canada’s trade surplus still over $1.0 billion in February

However, worldwide shortage in semiconductor chips hit country’s exports and imports of motor vehicles & parts Statistics Canada announced that the country’s trade surplus with the world narrowed from $1.2 billion in January to $1.0 billion in February, as merchandise exports decreased by 2.7%, while imports fell 2.4%. The federal agency notes that due to…

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Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $955 million in August

Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.8% while imports were up 1.0%.  Statistics Canada announced that the country’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.4 billion in July to $955 million in August. The Federal agency says total exports increased 1.8% to reach $50.6 billion in August. Exports of energy products rose 3.9% and…

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Reinvestigation of values of oil country tubular goods and seamless casing

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices of certain certain oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine…

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The EU remains the largest global exporter of agri-food products

The United States, China, Switzerland, Japan and Russia were the main destination of EU agri-food exports. The European Union’s (EU) agri-food trade reached a value of €254 billion in 2018 – €138 billion of exports and €116 billion of imports. This means that the EU remain for yet another year the largest global exporter and…

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U.S. Customs will automate vessel manifest confidentiality request process

Companies will manage their own confidentiality requests via an online process. In the United States there are a number of private sector media services that are permitted by the “privacy statute” to collect maritime vessel manifest data at every port of entry. “Reporters” collect and publish names of importers and exporters from vessel manifest data…

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Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1059

Exports of Refined Sugar to the United States under World Trade Organization Commitments Read More

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CBSA initiates dumping investigation on container chassis from China

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched investigations to determine whether container chassis from China are being sold at unfair prices in Canada and whether these goods are being subsidized. The investigation follows a complaint filed by a Canadian manufacturer in Quebec. Two other…

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Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

Customs Notice 19-20 General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products Customs Notice 19-18 Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) – Minor Processing Operations. Memorandum D3-4-2 Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements Memorandum D10-15-26 Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere Available Quantities for Reallocation under Trans-Pacific Partnership CPTPP Supply Managed Goods TRQs…

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