Livingston International http://www.canzi41.icu Simplify Trade Thu, 28 May 2020 15:35:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 14th Round of Exclusions to China Section 301 List 3 Products Approved http://www.canzi41.icu/14th-round-of-exclusions-to-china-section-301-list-3-products-approved/ Thu, 28 May 2020 15:35:37 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50339 May 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted their fourteenth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3. Seventeen ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 0713.33.1040 0713.50.1000 1207.70.0020 1207.70.0040 1209.30.0090 1209.91.6010 1209.91.8010 1209.91.8020 1209.91.8040 1209.91.8060 1209.91.8070 2916.19.1000 5603.14.9090 5603.92.0090 5603.93.0090 9403.70.4002 61 product specific... Read more »

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May 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted their fourteenth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3.

Seventeen ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded:

0713.33.1040 0713.50.1000
1207.70.0020 1207.70.0040
1209.30.0090 1209.91.6010
1209.91.8010 1209.91.8020
1209.91.8040 1209.91.8060
1209.91.8070 2916.19.1000
5603.14.9090 5603.92.0090
5603.93.0090 9403.70.4002

61 product specific exclusions were also granted.

Combined, these new exclusions cover 103 separate exclusion requests. ?They are effective September 24, 2018, through August 6, 2020, and will use HTS number 9903.88.48.

Annex B in the notice modified six previously approved List 3 product specific exclusions to make technical corrections for exclusions in HTS 2926.90.5050, 5501.20.0000, 5501.40.0000, 8302.50.0000, 8414.20.0000, and 8504.40.9550.

Another USTR notice removed two exclusions for List 4A products, that had been granted in Tranche 4. Removed are:

  • Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities (of HTS 3924.10.4000)
  • Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders (of HTS 8479.82.0080)

Exclusions are available for any product that meets the description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

Refunds for duties previously paid, which are now excluded, may be applied for using a Post Summary Correction (PSC) for unliquidated entries; or a Protest for entries liquidated within the past 180 days.

Importers should contact their Livingston Service representative to request any applicable PSCs or Protests be filed.

If you have any questions regarding Section 301 Exclusions for Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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Update on the Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold for Goods Imported into Canada http://www.canzi41.icu/update-on-the-increase-to-the-low-value-shipment-lvs-threshold-for-goods-imported-into-canada/ Thu, 28 May 2020 14:52:13 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50334 May 28, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised Customs Notice CN20-15 on May 21, 2020 which provides information on regulatory changes for new low value shipment (LVS) thresholds that will be implemented at the time of entry into force of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Effective on 1... Read more »

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May 28, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised Customs Notice CN20-15 on May 21, 2020 which provides information on regulatory changes for new low value shipment (LVS) thresholds that will be implemented at the time of entry into force of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Effective on 1 July 2020, CBSA will increase its Low Value Shipment (LVS) thresholds for all commercial importations (in addition to those for express shipments) to an estimated value for duty not exceeding CAD $3,300.00. CBSA further advises on the amendment on the applicable threshold amount and proof of origin certification requirements on low value shipments.

In addition to the amendments to the LVS thresholds, paragraph 6(4)(b), 9.1(4)(b), 10(4)(b) and 12.1(4)(b) of the Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations will be repealed for eligible goods claiming preferential treatment under all of Canada’s free trade agreements currently in force, in addition to CUSMA.

Importers and owners of commercial goods, for which the estimated value for duty does not exceed the CAD 3300.00 amount, and for which the benefit of preferential treatment under a free trade agreement is claimed, will no longer be required to provide a (written) statement certifying that the goods are originating to be exempt from the requirements of subsection 35.1(1) of the Customs Act.

This update means the threshold amount $3300.00 will apply to all of Canada’s free trade agreement that are currently in force. The current low value threshold in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA’s) will be amended to $3300.00 CAD as of July 1st, 2020 and a written statement will not be required certifying the goods are originating when claiming preferential treatment.

However, the importer is required to maintain records (e.g. commercial invoice, B3, etc.) even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.

Learn more on the low value threshold changes effective 1 July 2020 available on CBSA’s webpage.

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Government of Canada initiates expiry review of photovoltaic modules and laminates http://www.canzi41.icu/government-of-canada-initiates-expiry-review-of-photovoltaic-modules-and-laminates/ Thu, 28 May 2020 14:41:00 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50330 May 28, 2020 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised on May 21, 2020, the initiation of an expiry review of its finding made on July 3, 2015, concerning the dumping and subsidizing photovoltaic modules and laminates originating in or exported from China. Concurrently, on May 22, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)... Read more »

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May 28, 2020 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised on May 21, 2020, the initiation of an expiry review of its finding made on July 3, 2015, concerning the dumping and subsidizing photovoltaic modules and laminates originating in or exported from China.

Concurrently, on May 22, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the above finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods.

The CBSA will make a determination no later than October 16, 2020 and will issue a Statement of Reasons by October 30, 2020.

For detailed product descriptions including exclusions, and the tariff classifications of the subject goods, please refer to the case in the Measures in Force.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers and exporters. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter and wish to provide a response to the questionnaire or have additional questions concerning the expiry review are advised to contact:

Shawn Ryan: 902?943?1849

Jacob Saulnier: 613?957?0025

Or by e-mail to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by June 29, 2020.

The complete CITT Notice of Expiry Review containing additional information and an expiry review schedule is available on the CITT website.

The CBSA Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation is available on the CBSA website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

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CBP Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban until June 22nd, 2020 http://www.canzi41.icu/cbp-extends-non-essential-travel-ban-until-june-22nd-2020/ Wed, 27 May 2020 20:19:45 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50328 May 27, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the non-essential travel ban at U.S. land borders with both Canada and Mexico, from May 22, 2020 to June 22, 2020 due to COVID-19. Essential travel includes, but is not limited to: Traveling for medical purposes Traveling to attend educational institutions Traveling to work... Read more »

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May 27, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the non-essential travel ban at U.S. land borders with both Canada and Mexico, from May 22, 2020 to June 22, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Essential travel includes, but is not limited to:

  • Traveling for medical purposes
  • Traveling to attend educational institutions
  • Traveling to work in the U.S.
  • Traveling for emergency response and public health purposes
  • Engaged in in lawful cross-border trade
  • Engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, returning to the U.S.
  • Engaged in military-related travel or operations

Non-essential travel includes traveling for tourism purposes.

If you have any questions regarding CBP’s extension of the non-essential travel ban, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

 

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13 of 40 Exclusions Extended for China Section 301 List 1 Products http://www.canzi41.icu/13-of-40-exclusions-extended-for-china-section-301-list-1-products/ Thu, 21 May 2020 23:03:12 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50296 May 21, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended thirteen of forty Section 301 exclusions applicable to Chinese origin products appearing on List 1, Tranche 4 which were due to expire on May 14, 2020. Originally approved on May 14, 2019, they were effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on... Read more »

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May 21, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended thirteen of forty Section 301 exclusions applicable to Chinese origin products appearing on List 1, Tranche 4 which were due to expire on May 14, 2020.

Originally approved on May 14, 2019, they were effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 6, 2018, using exclusion Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number 9903.88.08.

The exclusions, extended through December 30, 2020 include:

HTS

  • 8481.10.0090 – All classified there
  • 8483.50.9040 – All classified there
  • 8421.21.0000 – Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment
  • 8421.39.8015 – Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg
  • 8481.90.9040 – Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves
    • Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
    • Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
    • Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
    • Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
    • Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
  • 9011.10.8000 – Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit
  • 9011.90.0000 – Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks, all the foregoing designed for use with compound optical microscopes

Twenty seven exclusions expired on May 14, 2020. Expired exclusions, when entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after this date are no longer excluded and the 25% additional Section 301 duties are due.

If you have any questions regarding Section 301 Exclusions for Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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New Section 232 Investigation Initiated http://www.canzi41.icu/new-section-232-investigation-initiated/ Wed, 20 May 2020 13:25:28 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50282 The Secretary of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation on imports of electrical transformers, transformer regulators, and articles to be incorporated into transformers (including laminations for stacked cores, stacked cores, and wound cores). They will investigate whether products are being imported into the U.S. in such quantities, or under such circumstances, as to threaten to... Read more »

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The Secretary of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation on imports of electrical transformers, transformer regulators, and articles to be incorporated into transformers (including laminations for stacked cores, stacked cores, and wound cores).

They will investigate whether products are being imported into the U.S. in such quantities, or under such circumstances, as to threaten to impair the national security of the U.S., with their findings reported to the President if impairment is found.

Commence is accepting comments on this proposed rule through June 9, 2020, in the Federal eRulemaking Portal using Docket BIS-2020-0015.

Further information may be obtained from the Industrial Studies Division of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), at (202) 482-4952, or ESproducts232@bis.doc.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this new Section 232 Investigation, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs department at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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CFIA Guidance on Importing Broth, Flavour And Extract of Meat Origin http://www.canzi41.icu/cfia-guidance-on-importing-broth-flavour-and-extract-of-meat-origin/ Wed, 20 May 2020 13:15:49 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50278 May 20, 2020 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into Canada on the Food-specific import requirements web page. These products must be imported using: a Foreign Competent Authority issued Official Meat Inspection Certificate (OMIC) or an export certificate issued by Food... Read more »

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May 20, 2020 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into Canada on the Food-specific import requirements web page.

These products must be imported using:

  • a Foreign Competent Authority issued Official Meat Inspection Certificate (OMIC) or
  • an export certificate issued by Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) ?or
  • a food certificate negotiated and approved by the CFIA for countries other than the USA.

The USDA-FSIS or FDA-CFSAN export certificates replaces the CFIA model “importer’s attestation” and all CFIA issued “Letters of Exemption”. These CFIA documents are accepted until October 31, 2020.

For imports from the United States, the CFIA accepts as the official document either an Official Meat Inspection Certificate (OMIC) issued by the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) or a certificate of export issued by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

For imports from all other countries (other than the United States) the CFIA accepts an Official Meat Inspection Certificate (OMIC) or a negotiated food certificate approved by the CFIA.

The FDA-CFSAN export certificate is to import these products from the United States into Canada:

  • Bulk broth, flavour or extract (of beef, pork or poultry origin) manufactured in an FDA establishment
  • Consumer prepackaged broth, flavour or extract (of beef, pork or poultry origin) manufactured in an FDA establishment

The FDA-CFSAN export certificate is valid for a maximum period of one year and can be used repetitively to import the same products shipped together. Obtain a new FDA-CFSAN export certificate when changing the description of the products covered by the document (for example: the quantity and the number of products, shipping a new product, change if the exporter, the importer or any other changes).

For food containing meat ingredients of poultry origin, the export certificate must state that the product has been heat-treated.

View the guide for detailed information on document requirements, labelling and import process.

If you have any questions, please contact the local CFIA area office or contact the CFIA National Import Service Centre at 1-800-835-4486 or 1-289-247-4099.

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Decommissioning of Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Extended? http://www.canzi41.icu/decommissioning-of-canadian-automated-export-declaration-caed-extended/ Wed, 20 May 2020 13:06:41 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50271 May 20, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSA and Statistics Canada have agreed to extend the decommissioning of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system and the onboarding window to register with CERS to September 30, 2020 for exceptional cases where the client cannot meet the original June 30, 2020 timeline. Summary... Read more »

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May 20, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSA and Statistics Canada have agreed to extend the decommissioning of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system and the onboarding window to register with CERS to September 30, 2020 for exceptional cases where the client cannot meet the original June 30, 2020 timeline. Summary reports however must be submitted via the CERS portal as of June 30, 2020.

The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system is being replaced by the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS). CERS is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) developed web-based, self-service portal enabling exporters to continue to submit electronic export declarations (including bulk load and summary reporting) to the CBSA.

CBSA Customs Notice CN 19-14 is updated to reflect the change.

For questions regarding CERS, please email the CBSA at CBSA.CERS_Inquiries-Renseignements_SCDE.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or visit the website at Client support and contact information

More information on CAED and FAQ’s visit Statistics Canada webpage here.

For a detailed listing of the export Harmonized System codes, please consult the Canadian Export Classification.

CBSA webpage on exporting commercial goods provides detailed information on exporting, an exporting checklist, CERS system and requirements.

View the Canadian Export Reporting System Portal on the new reporting system for Canadian exporters and the reference guide.

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CBP Launches USMCA Center http://www.canzi41.icu/cbp-launches-usmca-center/ Fri, 15 May 2020 13:29:01 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50260 May 15, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to help coordinate the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) which enters into force on July 1, 2020. The USMCA Center will serve as a central communication hub for CBP and the private sector community to ensure a smooth... Read more »

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May 15, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to help coordinate the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) which enters into force on July 1, 2020.

The USMCA Center will serve as a central communication hub for CBP and the private sector community to ensure a smooth and efficient transition from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to USMCA.

The USMA Center will consist of CBP’s experts on the trade provisions of USMCA.? They will provide guidance to private and public sector stakeholders, as well as, coordinate and schedule outreach events, respond to training requests, develop and distribute information resources, and update CBP regulations on pending USMCA topics/issues.? The Center experts will also provide clear and transparent technical guidance on USMCA’s new compliance obligations.

If you have any questions regarding the USMCA Center Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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4th Round of Exclusions for China Section 301 List 4A Products Granted http://www.canzi41.icu/4th-round-of-exclusions-for-china-section-301-list-4a-products-granted/ Tue, 12 May 2020 19:13:15 +0000 http://www.canzi41.icu/?p=50249 May 12, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fourth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 4A. Three ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 3306.20.0000 6506.10.6030 8512.10.4000 Five product specific exclusions were granted: 3924.10.4000 -Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics,... Read more »

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May 12, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fourth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 4A.

Three ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded:

  • 3306.20.0000
  • 6506.10.6030
  • 8512.10.4000

Five product specific exclusions were granted:

  • 3924.10.4000 -Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities
  • 3926.90.9990? -Disposable identification wristbands of plastics, designed to be worn by patients during medical procedures, each consisting of a plastics strip with an integrated window for inserting paper with relevant patient identification information, such bracelets measuring 0.95 cm or more but not more than 3.2 cm in width and having a secure closure
  • 8479.82.0080 -Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders
  • 8517.62.0090 -Tracking devices, each device measuring not more than 86 mm on a side (if rectangular) or 28 mm in diameter (if circular) and not more than 7.5 mm in thickness, not weighing more than 15 g, designed to be attached to another article and to establish a Bluetooth connection with another device for the purposes of providing relative location information
  • 8517.62.0090 -Wireless communication apparatus capable of receiving audio data to be distributed to wireless speakers

These new exclusions represent 27 separate exclusion requests. ?They are effective September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020, and will use HTS number 9903.88.47.

This notice also modifies an exclusion description for ‘Face masks, single-use and particulate facepiece respirators, of textile fabrics’ (HTS 6307.90.9889), removing the words ‘single-use’.

In addition, technical amendments were made to exclusions for China List 1 and List 2 products, including one correcting the HTS for Zener diodes from 8541.10.0080 to 8541.10.0050.

Exclusions are available for any product that meets the description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

Refunds for duties previously paid may be recovered if within time constraints.? A Post Summary Correction (PSC) is used for unliquidated entries, and a Protest is used for entries liquidated within the past 180 days.? Importers should contact their Livingston Service representative to request any applicable PSCs or Protests be filed.

If you have any questions regarding Section 301 Exclusions for Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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