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Canada Customs & Other Regulatory Trade Updates: November 2019

Posted November 15, 2019

A summary of recent 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

COR2 2019 IN: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet
Statutory notice pursuant to SIMA, that follow a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the CBSA has initiated investigations respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Memorandum D19-7-2: Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon
Memorandum updated to reflect requirements under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, including an amendment that came into force last year.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Web Bulletin 20191107: Certification Problems – Live Swine to USA
Notification warning that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported to CFIA problems with the export certificate HA1938 and therefore may refuse entry to those shipments accompanied by non-compliant documentation.

Web Bulletin 20191108: Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Q&A Sessions
Notification that the CFIA will be holding a series of expert-led question-and-answer sessions on various dates in November/December to help businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables sector prepare for the preventive control requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), which are set to come into force on January 15, 2020.

Notice to Industry: Changes to Plant and Animal Import Permit Application Forms
Notification that as of November 4, 2019, it is mandatory to use new plant and animal health import application forms pertaining to the the following: animal pathogens; animal products/by=products; live animals, hatching eggs and animal germoplasm; plants, etc., covered by the Plant Protection Act; and other plants.

Web Bulletin 20191031: Import of Mixtures Containing Animal Ingredients
Notification that starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal origin containing multiple ingredients come into effect. These guidelines affect, for example, feeds, fertilizers, food with milk or egg ingredients, vitamin and mineral supplements, and commodities containing products of a rendering plant or other animal-origin ingredients.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

PI-2019-002: Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet
Statutory notice pursuant to SIMA, that the CITT has initiated a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of corrosion-resistant flat‑rolled steel sheet products of alloyed carbon steel products originating in or exported from Turkey, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury to domestic industry.

LE-2019-003: Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate and High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Plate
Statutory notice pursuant to SIMA that a 2015 finding concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine is scheduled to expire on January 29, 2020, unless the CITT has initiated an expiry review.

Global Affairs Canada

Memorandum: Export Permits to Saudi Arabia
Memo providing an update on the on-going assessment and the impact of the Canadian Government’s moratorium on new export permits for arms and other controlled items destined to Saudi Arabia in light of the conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and the 2018 killing of dissident author Jamal Khashoggi.

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