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Cannabis in Canada - A Changing Legal Landscape: International Trade

Cannabis, similar to any other commodity, is subject to Canada’s customs laws respecting international trade in goods. However, in the case of cannabis, additional rules apply regarding the fact that trade in cannabis is...more

CBSA Announces 2017 Trade Verification Priorities

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As has become its customary practice at this time of the year, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published its trade verification (audit) priorities for the coming year. The audits will cover three programs that...more

The Bri-Chem Trilogy: Federal Court Affirms Tribunal

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On November 16, 2015, we described important substantive and procedural issues that would be addressed by the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) in an appeal from a decision of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)....more

New Rebar Anti Dumping Investigation May Carry Major Implications for Canada’s Construction Industry

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On August 19, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) initiated an anti-dumping investigation into concrete reinforcing bar (also known as rebar) imported from Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and...more

Final FY 2017 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Payment and Policies Rule, Payment Matters

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On August 1, 2016, CMS published the FY 2017 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) – Rate Update notice. Some of the key changes are highlighted below....more

Gypsum Industry Hit with New Canadian Duty Case

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On June 8, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an anti-dumping investigation against gypsum board originating in or exported from the USA into Canada. The case was filed by Gypsum Canada Inc. of...more

There’s No Place Like Home: CITT Rules Hotels Are Not Domestic Settings

Whether an imported good is for “domestic” or for “other” purposes is an important distinction for customs because importers of goods “for domestic purposes” must pay customs duties ranging from eight per cent to 9.5 per cent...more

Legal Trends: International Trade

The TPP is an ambitious economic and free trade agreement between Canada and 11 other countries — including the United States, Australia and Japan — who represent one-third of all international trade and over 775 million...more

CBSA Encourages Delinquent Exporters to Review Export Practices

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On November 16, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice 15-035 in response to its growing concern that goods transiting through the United States to a subsequent destination are going unreported....more

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Declares CBSA Abusive and Directs CBSA to Follow its Decisions

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On September 18, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) released three decisions concurrently (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy) that instruct the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to apply...more

CMS Publishes Final FY 2016 Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Rule

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Today CMS published its final rule updating payment policies and rates for the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for FY 2016. The final rule provides a 1.5% increase to IPF PPS...more

CBSA Updates its 2015 Trade Verification/Audit Targets

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This month, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) updated its customs compliance verification priorities for 2015. Trade program verifications of tariff classification, customs valuation and origin are not limited to...more

Skechers, Cost Sharing Arrangements, and Canadian Customs Appraisal

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In the first three months of 2015, importers have witnessed major Canadian customs valuation law and policy changes. On January 19, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice 15-001, “Treatment of...more

CBSA CLVS Seizure Policy Targets Exporters and Ups the Ante on Non-Resident Importers

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Background to the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program - When goods are purchased through e-commerce or mail order, conventionally Canadian consumers or non-resident importers (i.e., the exporters in most cases)...more

Transfer Pricing Customs Duty Refund Applications – Let’s Do it Right

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has informed the Canadian importing community that importers may be entitled to obtain customs duty refunds in connection with downward transfer pricing adjustments having the effect...more

Canada makes Changes to its Customs Administrative Monetary Penalty System

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On January 20, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued revisions to its Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS), found in Memorandum D22-1-1 Administrative Monetary Penalty System....more

Canadian Customs Authority Shifts Gears on Import Duty Refunds

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The CBSA has made a long-sought-for change in its policy to allow duty refunds in the event of qualifying downward transfer price adjustments by importers. The change comes on the heels of victory by Bennett Jones in a test...more

Canadian Importers May Now Seek Import Duty Refunds

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Since the introduction of the Transaction Value System of customs valuation by Canada on January 1, 1985, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has maintained a stated policy of denying refund claims of related party...more

CBSA Announces Mid-2014 Audit Targets

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As is its practice, the Canada Border Services Agency recently announced its semi-annual trade verification targets for the balance of 2014. Many targets continue from the past, while new ones have been added....more

The Comity of Nations in a Technological World: Beyond the Border Action Plan

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Canada and the United States share the world’s longest international border – more than 5,500 miles coast to coast and more than 7,000 miles when Alaska is included. In 2013, Canada and the United States engaged in more than...more

CMS's Proposed Adoption of New Geographic Areas Likely to Have Significant Reimbursement Effects

by Baker Ober Health Law on

In its proposed FY 2015 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule, CMS asserts its intent to adopt the most recent labor market area delineations issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which utilize 2010...more

CBSA Transforms Client Outreach

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The Canada Border Services Agency quietly used the summer snooze period to quietly float a transformation of client outreach to importers that were paying attention. In its Customs Notice 13-017, it notified the importing...more

Summer Musings about Canadian Customs Regulations

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These are relatively quiet times for new, impactful Canadian customs regulations, but a few recent postings are of note....more

E-Mails Sink Employer In Safety-Retaliation Case: “Carefully Chosen Ruse” Found

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An employer’s internal e-mails showed that a “professional standards investigation” conducted on an employee was actually a retaliation for the employee’s work refusal, an adjudicator has held, finding a violation of the...more

The Duty to Accommodate Family Status (and Potentially Lifestyle Choices Too)

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In an update last October (Accommodating Family Status – Needs vs. Preferences) we advised you that the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal established a new test for an employer’s duty to accommodate on the basis of family status...more

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