Aug 26, 2020

Canada Responds to U.S. with Aluminum Surtax


Canada Responds to U.S. With Aluminum Surtax Effective August 16, 2020, the United States (U.S.) applied a 10% tariff on imports of certain aluminum products imported from Canada. In response, the Government of Canada has issued a notice stating they will countermeasure with their own 10% surtax on imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from

Apr 27, 2020

CUSMA | Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement


What is CUSMA? The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is free trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. CUSMA maintains the key aspects of the trading relationship between Canada, United States, and Mexico while incorporating new provisions to address current trade

Apr 17, 2020

Temporarily Reduced Hours at Canadian Border Crossings


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the temporary reduction of service hours at Canadian border crossings along the Canada-United States border. The changes go into effect on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:59 EDT and will remain in effect until the Government of Canada’s restrictions on entry into

Apr 6, 2020

Duty Relief for COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies


Duty Relief for COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, only first response organizations could claim duty relief on PPE and medical supplies. However, duty relief is now available to all importers of PPE and medical supplies.  On May 6, 2020, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) released Customs Notice 20-19, Certain Goods

Feb 3, 2020

Importing Vehicles from the U.S. into Canada


Importing Vehicles from the U.S. into Canada Transport Canada’s Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) is a national program allowing Canadians to import vehicles purchased at retail from the U.S. into Canada. Upon import, vehicles are registered, inspected and certified for compliance with requirements under Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations. Types of vehicles subject

May 22, 2019

Canada and U.S. Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs


Canada and United States Agree to Remove Steel and Aluminum Tariffs In a joint statement on May 17, Canada and the United States announced they have reached an agreement to lift tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum products in 2018. Effective May 19, 2019, the agreement applies to the tariffs imposed by the United States