January 2014

At the December 3-4, 2013 Plenary meeting of the signatories to the The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (the “Wassenaar Arrangement), the parties agree to additions to the List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.

The newly added export controls relate to surveillance technology.  The Public Statement

It is not a good idea to intentionally evade the payment of anti-dumping and countervailing duties by conspiring with a manufacturer in a subject country to transship goods (in an unchanged condition without any modification) through a third country.  A U.S. importer learned an expensive lesson for their actions in the United States.

Canadian importers

On January 17, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency posted Form BSF728 “”Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process“. This form is required pursuant to section 95 of the Customs Act (Canada),  which requires “all goods that are exported shall be reported at such time and place and in such manner as may

A detailed adjustment statement (also called a “DAS”) is the term used by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) for an assessment or reassessment of duties (customs, excise, anti-dumping, countervailing) or penalties.  A DAS may be issued with respect to the original assessment/reassessment by the CBSA or after a request for redetermination.  The same form

Yesterday, we published “The ABCs of Canada’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Laws – Part 1”.  Today, we are providing the second part of the blog post.

M = Minister Approvals = Canada’s Minister of International Trade and/or the Minister of Foreign Affairs may issue a Ministerial Authorization to permit certain transactions with designated persons

As 2014 begins, we want exporters in Canada to succeed in their export trade activities.  Here is an alphabetical guide to some the relevant Canadian export controls and economic sanctions issues.

A = Area Control List – Canada’s Area Control List (ACL) is a list of countries in respect of which Canada requires export permits

On January 15, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) commenced a reinvestigation of of the normal values and export prices of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the United States of America, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China (China) and the amounts of subsidy of the same

On January 14, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a revised version of D-Memo D-13-4-9 “Royalties and License Fees”.  The revisions do not involve extensive changes to the CBSA’s existing policies.  The revised version of the D-Memo includes only minor amendments of a housekeeping nature.

This presents an opportunity for importers of