GHY Technical Update: A Summary of Recently Published Government Memorandums, Notices, Regulations and Decisions

Aug 27, 2010 | Corporate Member News

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For the week of August 27, 2010, the summaries include: 

Canada Border Services Agency

  • Message from CBSA re: CFIA HS Codes. Changes to the list of HS codes subject to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency requirements
  • SIMA – Greenhouse Bell Peppers – Notice of Undertaking Proposal

Canada Revenue Agency

  • Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN28 Surge Charge – Alberta Region (July 2010).

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  • Message from CFIA September 6 2010 Holiday
  • Meat Hygiene Directives – Updates
  • Directive D-08-01, May 6, 2010 (1st Revision) Pilot Certification Program for Heat-Treated/Dehydrated Shredded or Chopped Forage Products Of or Containing Hessian Fly Host Material Produced in Canada for Export to Japan. Revised to update the review date, as well as minor administrative changes. The content of this directive has not changed
  • Appendix 1 – Summary of Plant Health Import Requirements for Temperate Fresh Fruit Approved for Entry into Canadaヤ of Directive D-95-08 “General Import Requirements for Fresh Temperate Fruits from the World” has been revised
  • Appendix 2 – List of Tropical Lumber Species that are Exempted from Treatmentヤ of Directive D-02-12 “Import requirements for non-processed wood and other non-propagative wood products, except solid wood packaging material, from all areas other than the continental United States” has been revised
  • Appendix 1 – List of Plants Regulated for Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak Death)ヤ of Directive D-01-01 “Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Phytophthora ramorum” has been revised
  • Appendix 2 – Ports Considered a High Riskヤ of Directive D-95-03 “Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria Dispar L.) – Plant Protection Policy for Marine Vessels” has been revised

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 173, August 23, 2010 Softwood Lumber Exports to the United States: Additional Export Charge on Softwood Lumber Products Originating from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • EICS Message – September 2010 Softwood Lumber Quotas Now Available
  • DFAIT / EICB Imports: Textiles and clothing – NAFTA Tariff Preference Level Utilization. Updated August 23

Health Canada

  • Notice: Canadian Prohibition of Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation. Notice to manufacturers, importers, distributors and installers of foam insulation
  • Regulatory Consultation – Proposal for the making of Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) Regulations under the proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

United States

  • U.S. CBP Entry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported from Any Country into United States. This document adopts as a final rule the interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) that prescribe special entry and documentation requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States.
  • U.S. CBP CSMS# 10-000200 – Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010. CBP is announcing changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) by the Manufacturing Enhancement of 2010.
  • USITC 2010 HTSA Revision 2 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The effective date of Revision 2 is August 26, 2010.
  • USDA Fiscal Year 2011 Veterinary Import/Export Services, Veterinary Diagnostic Services, and Export Certification for Plants and Plant Products User Fees – APHIS

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About GHY International:

One Border – One Broker 

Founded in Winnipeg in 1901 by George Henry Young, GHY International is one of Canada’s oldest brokerage companies, and is family owned and managed by the fourth-generation great grandson of Mr. Young, Richard Riess. 

Over the years, the company has grown to become national and international in scope, with more than 100 employees providing Canadian importers and exporters with a full range of superior international trade services leveraged around our core competency of transborder customs brokerage.

In addition to Canadian and U.S. customs brokerage, GHY International provides clients with services and expertise in:

  • Canadian and U.S. Trade Consulting
  • Web-based Services & Software for Trade Documentation 
  • Small Package Logistics Services between Canada and the USA
  • Regular Trade Updates — Online and through our TradeLines Newsletter
  • Warehouse Consolidation and Deconsolidation 

We’ve Got You Covered

Our Head Office is in Winnipeg, Manitoba where all key business functions are located, including the executive, consulting, management, operations, finance and accounting, information services, human resources and training areas.

Other key regional locations include Toronto and Vancouver with branch release offices and a network of affiliates providing coast-to-coast coverage across Canada.

Our wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, GHY USA, Inc. is based in Pembina, North Dakota, with satellite offices in Fargo, North Dakota.

We are proud of our reputation as one of the country’s leading providers of trade services, which we view as a tribute to the confidence that our clients continue to place in us, to the quality service provided by our outstanding staff, and to the quality and attention to detail in the way we carry our our role as trade facilitator for our clients.  

To find our more about GHY International visit its website here

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