November 2015

Christmas TurkeyBecause Canada has imposed an import ban on all poultry products from certain U.S. States.  On November 26, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) posted a News Release entitled “Let’s talk turkey: know the restrictions on poultry products before crossing the border”.  In this News Release, the CBSA notifies Canadians, residents and travelers

A graphic image depicting the measurement of risk in business.
A graphic image depicting the measurement of risk in business.

Many clients call me to inform me of a “disagreement” with a Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officer relating to goods from Canada that they took with them on a trip.  Often the problem relates to an expensive ladies purse or

Good BadOn November 26, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its notice of preliminary determination of dumping and subsidization in the Certain Line Pipe case against China.  The preliminary margins, which could change in the final determination, are as follows:

Exporter Estimated Margin of Dumping* Estimated Amount of Subsidy* Total Provisional Duties Payable*

Problems solutionsOn November 16, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued Customs Notice 15-035 “Voluntary Disclosure of Unreported Goods Transiting Through the United States to a Subsequent Country” is which it starts by stating “It has come to the CBSA’s attention that a large number of businesses have been exporting goods to Mexico and other

Canada CustomsCanada has implemented a voluntary Trusted Trader/secure supply chain program similar to the U.S Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”). Canada’s program is called “Partners in Protection” or PIP.

On November 12, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released D-Memorandum 23-1-1 “Partners in Protection Program”.  This is a new D-Memorandum and it is very

Christmas TurkeyThanksgiving is a time of year for families to get together.  There is a lot of food.  If your family is anything like my family, we exchange gifts with people we will not see over the Christmas holidays.

Border crossings get backed-up during important holidays, such as Thanksgiving.  This year, in 2015, due to the

Canada CustomsI hate to say it – A Canadian female NEXUS cardholder was caught by US Customs and Border Protection importing illegal crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills (more than 200 oxycodone pills) and other drug paraphernalia into the United States at the Peace Bridge borer crossing. She was arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department.

4378694036_b58f5081de_bWhen I say that the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement “should be ratified in 2016”, it is an opinion that it would be beneficial for ratification to occur.  I do not have any inside knowledge about the new Trudeau Government’s plans. In fact, we have heard very little from PM Justin Trudeau or Canada’s new Trade

Cyrstal Ball MoneyOn November 11, 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that Ukraine is going to accede to the Agreement on Government Procurement.  On November 11, 2015, Ukraine’s terms of accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement were approved.  Ukraine will formally accede to the GPA 30 days after it has deposited its instrument

Canadian parliamentOn November 4, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn into office by the Governor General.  Immediately thereafter, each member of Cabinet was sworn into office.  After the ceremonies, the Cabinet met and decisions were made.  Orders-in-Council were sent to the Privy Council Office. In PC Number: 2015-1260, the Minister of Industry, a member