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CBSA’s Turnaround Interim Policy Has Expired: What Does This Mean?

In an October 2020 release by CBSA, it was announced that the Turnaround Interim Policy would be expiring the following month. This policy is relevant to importers that use highway carriers to move their goods.  Now, it is required that highway carriers must be in compliance with CBSA’s commercial reporting requirements for the movement and control of unreleased goods in Canada. (Read the CBSA release here: Sunsetting of the CBSA Turnaround...

Import of Forced Labour Goods Banned By Canada: What Will Change?

Along with many changes to trade legislation that took place when CUSMA/USMCA/T-Mec was enacted in July 2020 -- Canada has also agreed to prohibit goods that were produced by forced labor. Canada joins the ranks of other nations taking a stand against forced labour: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and many others!  In an article by Stephen Pike, Partner and trade expert at Gowling WLG, he covered the various impacts that this regula...

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Customs Clearance

With online shopping continuing to boom (even throughout a pandemic!), more and more individuals are taking on importing commercial goods. The reality is that not everyone in the supply chain / global trade space has a good foundation of knowledge on customs clearance.  Having a handle on the specifics regarding all things customs will help your business thrive - as a misstep here can lead to delays, fines, and seizure of goods. As such, we f...

CBSA Wants to Verify Customs Compliance: Now What?

Customs compliance verification, or audits, are conducted periodically by CBSA, with the importer being the responsible party. Verifying an importer’s customs compliance is one of the ways that Canada customs ensures that regulations and requirements are being respected.  As much of the documentation is self reported -- more so in the advent of CUSMA! More info below -- CBSA has committed to auditing importers on: customs duties, excise dut...

Trade Compliance: 5 New Orders & Regulations for CUSMA

In continuing our series about CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC, we’re taking a closer look at the orders and regulations published through the Canadian Government in the Canada Gazette at the end of July.  It’s been a little over a month since CUSMA’s official enactment, for which we’ve been covering various elements that those in the logistics/supply chain space need to be apprised of. For example, here are the pieces we’ve put out on the topic:...