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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) has changed their website and have added a page listing all the target dates for expiry reviews (5 year sunset reviews) of existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

This is helpful to importers and foreign producers because Canada made changes to the Special Import Measures Act a few years

Direct sellers (also known as network sellers) enter the lucrative Canadian market, often without asking questions about whether there are any Canadian laws they should know about. Canadians sign up as independent sales contractors and start to build their sales networks before all questions are asked and answers are received about compliance with Canadian laws. 

On August 9, 2019, Canada’s Department of Finance announced that “Canada Welcomes Anticipated Construction of One of the World’s Cleanest LNG Facilities” and hidden in the announcement is an unusual exception to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (“CITT”) antidumping order on Fabricated Industrial Steel Components (“FISC”).  On May 25, 2017, the CITT issued

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) has released its H2 2019 customs verification priories.  The valuation verification (also known as an audit) targets are apparel and footwear.  This is the third round of audit targeting for apparel and the second round of audit targeting for footwear.  If you import the items, you should expect

On June 7, 2019, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) confirmed in Chen v. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2019 FCA 170, that the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) cannot seize goods that were imported more than 6 years ago (even if the duties were not paid). In Chen, the

On March 20, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) released its reasons for allowing the “Instant Noodles” tariff classification appeal.  In Anderson Watts Inc. v. The President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2018-003, the CITT held that various Instant Noodles were pasta (tariff item No. 1902.30.20 (within access commitment) or under tariff

In October 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) announced “The CBSA Pilots Blockchain Technology“. The CBSA announced that it is participating in a pilot project being led by IBM and Maersk to evaluate the capacity of TradeLens. The pilot project has been designed to allow the CBSA to determine what role,

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) has the power to issue fines of up to $CDN 1,300 if you fail to report meat in your possession.  The CBSA has the authority to examine goods in the possession on travelers arriving in Canada and airports, land border crossings and at other ports of entry. The CBSA

The use of cannabis is legal in Canada. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, was passed by Canada’s House of Commons on November 27, 2018 and the Senate on June 7, 2018.  Bill C-45 received royal assent on June 21, 2018.  Most provisions of the Cannabis Act entered into force on October 17, 2018.

Be careful what you purchase online on sites such as eBay, Kijiji, Craigslist, etc.  If the goods that are shipped to you by a vendor outside North America are counterfeit, you may receive a letter from Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP”) or the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) notifying you that your NEXUS membership has