Livingston International http://www.wenwen31.com Simplify Trade Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:16:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Excise Duty Rates Increasing on Alcohol, Beer and Cigarettes Effective April 1, 2020 http://www.wenwen31.com/excise-duty-rates-increasing-on-alcohol-beer-and-cigarettes-effective-april-1-2020/ Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:16:17 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49716 March 6, 2020 – Effective April 1, 2020 the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) advises that the excise duty rates will increase on spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products and cannabis products. Under the Excise Act, 2001 the rates of excise duty on beer, spirits, wine, tobacco are adjusted annually every April 1 based on changes to... Read more »

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March 6, 2020 – Effective April 1, 2020 the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) advises that the excise duty rates will increase on spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products and cannabis products. Under the Excise Act, 2001 the rates of excise duty on beer, spirits, wine, tobacco are adjusted annually every April 1 based on changes to the Consumer Price Index.

View the following excise duty notices:
EDN62 for excise duty rates on spirits and wine.

EDN63 for excise duty on tobacco products.

EDBN27 for excise rates on beer.

EDN64 Cigarette Inventory Tax.

The complete list of new excise duty rates is listed in CRA EDRATES Excise duty rate and also provides historical excise duty rates for previous years.

For additional inquiries contact the regional excise offices on Excise Duties, Excise Taxes, Fuel Charge and Air Travellers Security Charge.

 

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2020 CBP Trade Symposium in Anaheim, CA, on March 10-11, 2020 Postponed http://www.wenwen31.com/2020-cbp-trade-symposium-in-anaheim-ca-on-march-10-11-2020-postponed/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 14:38:02 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49707 March 5, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced they are postponing the 2020 Trade Symposium that was to be held in Anaheim, California, on March 10-11, 2019, at the Hilton Anaheim. The postponement of this year’s Trade Symposium is due to the number of cancellations received by trade partners and attendees and... Read more »

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March 5, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced they are postponing the 2020 Trade Symposium that was to be held in Anaheim, California, on March 10-11, 2019, at the Hilton Anaheim.

The postponement of this year’s Trade Symposium is due to the number of cancellations received by trade partners and attendees and the more than two-dozen company travel restrictions that would impact the number of those able to participate.

CBP believes that by postponing the event to maximize attendance is the most beneficial course of action at this time.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 CBP Trade Symposium postponement,? please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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Review of the Administration of the CETA Origin Quota for Vehicles Exports http://www.wenwen31.com/review-of-the-administration-of-the-ceta-origin-quota-for-vehicles-exports/ Wed, 04 Mar 2020 19:04:07 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49702 March 4, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has announced the launch of consultations to review the allocation policy for the Origin Quotas for vehicles for export to the European Union (EU) under the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The purpose of this consultation is to inform the decision of the Minister of Small... Read more »

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March 4, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has announced the launch of consultations to review the allocation policy for the Origin Quotas for vehicles for export to the European Union (EU) under the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The purpose of this consultation is to inform the decision of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade regarding a revision to the allocation policy for the Origin Quota for vehicles. GAC is seeking input and comments by April 22, 2020.

There are various ways in which this Origin Quota can be allocated and administered. In order to administer this Origin Quota in an effective manner, the minister is seeking the views of stakeholders with an interest in Canada’s automotive sector. A review of the allocation policy for this Origin Quota is being undertaken as per the Notice to Exporters – Vehicles for Export to the European Union and its Member States (Item 5210 on Canada’s Export Control List).

  • Global Affairs Canada would like to hear from all sectors of Canadian society and international stakeholders with an interest in the Origin Quota for vehicles, including:
  • Producers, manufacturers, distributors, exporters, and industry associations;
  • ?Small, medium and large enterprises;
  • Provincial and territorial governments;
  • National, regional, provincial, and territorial associations;
  • Trade partners; and
  • The general public.

To participate in the consultation, interested parties are encouraged to review the background information and provide feedback through the online questionnaire. Please submit your responses by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on April 22, 2020. Should you prefer to provide your comments directly to Global Affairs Canada, please contact TIN.Consultations@international.gc.ca.

Contact information
Non-supply managed trade controls (TIN)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
E-mail: TIN.consultations@international.gc.ca

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Government of Canada initiates expiry review concerning oil country tubular goods (OCTG 1) http://www.wenwen31.com/government-of-canada-initiates-expiry-review-concerning-oil-country-tubular-goods-octg-1/ Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:05:26 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49685 The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised on February 24, 2020, that they have initiated an expiry review of its finding made on April 2, 2015, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) originating in or exported from Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Concurrently, on... Read more »

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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised on February 24, 2020, that they have initiated an expiry review of its finding made on April 2, 2015, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) originating in or exported from Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Concurrently, on February 25, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the above finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of the subject goods

The CBSA will make a determination no later than July 23, 2020 and will issue a Statement of Reasons by August 7, 2020.

For detailed product descriptions, including exclusions and the tariff classifications of the subject goods, please refer to the Measures in Force.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has forwarded questionnaires to Canadian importers, producers and exporters. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter and wish to provide a response to the questionnaire or have additional questions concerning the expiry review are advised to contact:

Aaron Maidment: 613-948-4415

Or by e-mail to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by April 2, 2020.

The complete CITT Notice of Expiry Review containing an expiry review schedule is available on the CITT website.

The CBSA Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation is available on the CBSA website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

 

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CBSA Initiation of Normal Value Review – Concrete Reinforcing Bar 2 http://www.wenwen31.com/cbsa-initiation-of-normal-value-review-concrete-reinforcing-bar-2/ Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:49:26 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49680 March 2, 2020 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on February 25, 2020, the initiation of a normal value and export price review respecting certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar (rebar) exported to Canada from Spain by Nervacero, S.A. (Nervacero). Further product details as well as the applicable tariff classification numbers of the subject goods... Read more »

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March 2, 2020 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on February 25, 2020, the initiation of a normal value and export price review respecting certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar (rebar) exported to Canada from Spain by Nervacero, S.A. (Nervacero).

Further product details as well as the applicable tariff classification numbers of the subject goods are contained in Appendix 1 of the Notice of Normal Value Review.

If the exporter (Nervacero) decides to participate in the normal value review, they are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by April 2, 2020.

Should the exporter not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, any previous normal values issued to the exporter will be immediately revoked.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

Robert Wright: 613-954-1643

Paul Pomnikow: 613-952-7547

Or by Email to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

The CBSA Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review containing additional details is found on CBSA’s website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

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Consultations on the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products http://www.wenwen31.com/consultations-on-the-allocation-and-administration-of-tariff-rate-quotas-for-dairy-poultry-and-egg-products/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:38:59 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49669 February 28, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada is conducting public consultation on a comprehensive review on the allocations and administration of tariff rate quotas for dairy, poultry and egg products. The objective of the comprehensive review is to create long-term policies to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of Canada’s tariff rate quotas (TRQs). Global... Read more »

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February 28, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada is conducting public consultation on a comprehensive review on the allocations and administration of tariff rate quotas for dairy, poultry and egg products. The objective of the comprehensive review is to create long-term policies to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of Canada’s tariff rate quotas (TRQs). Global Affairs has developed new policy options for the second phase of these consultations.

The policy options on Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of TRQs for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products – Phase II is documented:

Your feedback and comments to submit is open till April 3, 2020 when the consultation will close.

Background information on Canada’s TRQ policies can be viewed here.

Please provide your comments directly to the department, either as an individual or on behalf of an organization to: TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@international.gc.ca.

Contact information

Supply-Managed Trade Controls Division
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa ON K1A 0G2

E-mail: TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@international.gc.ca

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CBP Re-Aligns Texas Ports of El Paso and Ysleta on March 16, 2020 http://www.wenwen31.com/cbp-re-aligns-texas-ports-of-el-paso-and-ysleta-on-march-1-2020/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:44:27 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49666 February 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #41799886 designating the Port of Ysleta, Texas, as port code 2401, effective March 16th, 2020. Adding Ysleta as a separate and distinct port of entry within CBP’s El Paso Field Office improves their proactive responses in the growing El Paso metropolitan area. Members... Read more »

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February 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #41799886 designating the Port of Ysleta, Texas, as port code 2401, effective March 16th, 2020.

Adding Ysleta as a separate and distinct port of entry within CBP’s El Paso Field Office improves their proactive responses in the growing El Paso metropolitan area.

Members of the Trade Community are instructed to transmit as follows:

  • E-Manifest – When arriving at Ysleta, port code 2401 must be used.
  • Entry – Entry and Entry Summary transmission will continue to use port code 2402 (El Paso).
  • In-Bond– For cargo arriving at Ysleta from Mexico, moving in-bond, the origination port will be 2401.

-The destination port for in-bond merchandise will be either 2402 for El Paso, or 2401 for Ysleta, depending on where destined.

  • FIRMS Code – A new Facilities Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS) code of ‘SCN9’ was established for Ysleta’s Cargo Lot Facility.
  • Exports – Port 2401 will be active for Electronic Export Information (EEI) submissions in the Automated Export System (AES), for modes road and hand-carried.

If you have any questions regarding CBP’s re-alignment of El Paso and Ysleta, Texas, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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Consultations on Modernization of Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement http://www.wenwen31.com/consultations-on-modernization-of-canada-ukraine-free-trade-agreement/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:15:04 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49656 February 27, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada recently announced the launch of public consultations on the possible modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The consultation deadline to comment and provide feedback ends on March 16, 2020. Publication and details on the consultations to modernize the Canada-Ukraine FTA is also published in the Canada... Read more »

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February 27, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada recently announced the launch of public consultations on the possible modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The consultation deadline to comment and provide feedback ends on March 16, 2020.

Publication and details on the consultations to modernize the Canada-Ukraine FTA is also published in the Canada Gazette Part 1:vol 154 February 15, 2020.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced their mutual interest in expanding the existing CUFTA in July 2019. A modernization of the CUFTA provides an opportunity to increase the Agreement’s benefits for Canadians by further diversifying and expanding Canada’s preferential access to Ukraine and advancing an inclusive approach to trade in order that the benefits of trade are widely shared.

The entry into force of CUFTA on August 1, 2017, was an important milestone in the Canada-Ukraine bilateral relationship. It has generated significant growth in bilateral trade over the past few years and has created commercial benefits for Canadians and Ukrainians alike.

Consultations on modernizing this agreement will provide businesses, industry and all Canadians the opportunity to help Canada define its interests in its negotiations with Ukraine. They will inform how the government diversifies and expands Canada’s preferential access to Ukraine while ensuring that this creates opportunities that will benefit everyone.

All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the consultation, which will take place from February 15 to March 16, 2020.

To share your views or concerns on a potential modernization of the CUFTA, please visit Global Affairs Canada consultations. Additional information on Canada’s relationship with Ukraine can be found on the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) web page.

Contacts

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Consultations
Global Affairs Canada
Trade Policy and Negotiations (TCE)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A?0G2
Email: CUFTA-Consultations@international.gc.ca

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Progress Made for U.S. Agricultural Product Exported to China http://www.wenwen31.com/progress-made-for-u-s-agricultural-product-exported-to-china/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:38:22 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49644 February 26, 2020 – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that China has begun to implement numerous actions to facilitate progress toward meeting its Phase One purchase commitments. The actions include: Signing a protocol to allow the importation of U.S. fresh chipping potatoes; Lifting the ban on imports of... Read more »

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February 26, 2020 – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that China has begun to implement numerous actions to facilitate progress toward meeting its Phase One purchase commitments.

The actions include:

  • Signing a protocol to allow the importation of U.S. fresh chipping potatoes;
  • Lifting the ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including pet food containing poultry products;
  • Lifting restrictions on imports of U.S. pet food containing ruminant material;
  • Updating lists of facilities approved for exporting animal protein, pet food, dairy, infant formula, and tallow for industry use to China;
  • Updating the lists of products that can be exported to China as feed additives;
  • Updating an approved list of S. seafood species that can be exported to China;
  • Announcing tariff exclusions for imports of U.S. agricultural products subject to retaliatory tariffs; and
  • Announcing a reduction in retaliatory tariff rates on certain U.S. agricultural goods.

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CFIA Notice on ID Number Changes When Exporting Animal Products and By-Products http://www.wenwen31.com/cfia-notice-on-id-number-changes-when-exporting-animal-products-and-by-products/ Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:08:53 +0000 http://www.wenwen31.com/?p=49640 February 25, 2020 –?The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is changing the identification number for establishments approved to export inedible animal products and by-products. Starting February 5, 2020, establishments will receive an ID number based on geographic location or address. The new ID number will start with the letters ABP (Animal by-product). This replaces the... Read more »

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February 25, 2020 –?The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is changing the identification number for establishments approved to export inedible animal products and by-products. Starting February 5, 2020, establishments will receive an ID number based on geographic location or address. The new ID number will start with the letters ABP (Animal by-product).

This replaces the previous system that allowed multiple identification numbers, based on commodity or product manufactured, for an individual establishment. This practice often led to confusion for trading partners.

For exports of animal products and by-products to the United States, the CFIA will provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a list of new numbers and their corresponding numbers from the old system. Companies that already have an import permit will be able to continue using the old number until their permit is renewed.

For exports of animal products and by-products to the European Union, the European database (TRACES) will be updated so that the new number does not interfere with exports for which certificates have already been issued.

Pet food establishments that currently export to Russia and China will continue to use the old number to avoid trade disruptions and will not be affected by this change for now.

Any new establishment will automatically be assigned an ABP number as of February 5, 2020.

The CFIA is providing a transition period of at least one year based on the type of establishment and importing countries.

If you are planning an export, please contact the Animal health offices in your area for more information.

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