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Canada Customs & Other Regulatory Trade Updates: May 2017

Posted May 30, 2017

A summary of regulatory updates, notifications, and technical bulletins from the Canada Border Services Agency and other federal government departments, agencies and administrative entities concerning Canadian imports and exports.

Canada Border Services Agency

Customs Notice 17-17: Import Restrictions on Salamanders
To prevent the introduction of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into Canada’s ecosystems and to protect native species of salamanders, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is implementing import restrictions on all species of salamanders for a one year period.

Customs Notice 17-16: Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Burnaby, BC)
The company located at 7867 Express Street, Burnaby, BC has surrendered their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence and the CBSA has decided not to advertise for a new highway sufferance warehouse at this port.

Customs Notice 17-15: Changes to the Implementation Timeline for Electronic House Bills - Flying Trucks
New information regarding the eManifest implementation timeline for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within the prescribed mode-specific time frames.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Fish and Seafood Update - Export Requirements for Taiwan
For bivalve shellfish products (oyster, clams, scallops, mussels, etc.) destined for Taiwan, information on harvest area must now be included on the Sanitary Certificate (CFIA/ACIA 5431).

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004: Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components
Finding: Pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Special Import Measures Act, the CITT finds that the dumping of certain fabricated structural steel and plate-work components of buildings, etc. originating in or exported from China, Korea and Spain, and the subsidizing of the subject goods from China, have caused injury to the domestic industry.

Related: FISC 2016 IN CBSA - Statement of Reasons

Parliament of Canada

Senate Adopts Bill C-31: Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Following its unanimous approval by the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Bill C-31, the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, was tabled in the Senate on May 19 and was unanimously adopted.

Royal Assent - Bill C-30: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
Legislation implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union received royal assent on May 16, 2017. The provisions of the legislation are set to come into force by order of the Governor in Council.  Implementing regulations have not yet been released, but are expected soon given the government’s stated intention to have the treaty implemented provisionally by 1 July 2017.