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CBSA issues regulations and amendments for CUSMA rules and procedures. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is in effect starting July 1, 2020

Tribunal makes a re-determination on certain fabricated industrial steel components. The Tribunal revised its finding to exclude certain fabricated industrial steel components.

WTO says trade facilitation measures outpace restrictions during pandemic. Several G20 members initiated moves to facilitate imports, including products related to COVID-19

Global air cargo shows slight pickup in May despite continuing capacity crunch. IATA says capacity is unable to meet demand due to the loss of belly cargo holds on passenger aircraft

Sales Tax and Duty Payment Deferral ended as planned on June 30. The government allowed businesses to defer all Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) payments, as well as customs duty payments owed for imports, until the end of June

Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour. CUSMA establishes an obligation for each Party to prohibit the importation of goods that have been produced in whole or in part by forced or compulsory labour (Customs Notice 20-23)

Importation of certain poultry and egg products and the Import Control List (ICL). New Memorandum D10-18-8 is a revision of the information pertaining to poultry and egg products

Importation of certain dairy products and the Import Control List (ICL). New Memorandum D10-18-7 is a revision of the information pertaining to dairy product

Furniture "for domestic purposes". CBSA's interpretation of the term "For domestic purposes" under several tariff items in headings 94.01 and 94.03 in the Customs Tariff (Memorandum D10-15-30)

Update to Notices for Tariff Preference Level Apparel Goods. Three Notices to Importers and Exporters have been updated to include goods classified under heading 96.19 that are of textile material other than wadding in the definition of tariff preference level apparel goods

Global Affairs Canada Updates to the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes for CUSMA-related Tariff Rate Quotas and Export Thresholds. New codes for all 16 new tariff rate quotas for supply-managed products and 2 new dairy export thresholds created under the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement.

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under CUSMA. This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - US 10 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Sugar for Export to the United States under CUSMA. This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in TRQ - US 09 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Updates to the phytosanitary requirements for importing micro-organisms. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its plant health requirements to make it easier to import certain micro-organisms that are already present in Canada

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