On November 8, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency initiated an antidumping and subsidy case against certain corrosion resistant (galvanized) steel from Turkey, the united Arab Emirates and Vietnam.  This is the second corrosion resistant steel case in 18 months.  The last corrosion resistant steel case was against China, Taiwan, South Korean and India.  In

On October 25, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) announced that they were modernizing NEXUS kiosks across Canada, starting with Vancouver airport, to use facial recognition technology.  Hidden in the announcement is the following significant NEXUS Program rule change:

“It is also important to note that declarations will not be completed at the new

The answer is “possibly”.  It is possible that the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) will confiscate your NEXUS membership if the Primary CBSA Officer or a Secondary CBSA Officer smells cannabis in your vehicle.  Even though cannabis can be sold legally in Canada and in many U.S. states, it is not legal to import cannabis

On October 29, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency announced the start of the expiry review (Canada’s sunset review process) of the antidumping and countervailing duty order against carbon steel fasteners from China (AD/CVD) and Taiwan (only AD). The AD/CVD duties have been in effect since January 2005.  We were involved in the original investigation

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