Importing a Vessel into Canada | Canada’s Coasting Trade

September 1, 2020

Importing a Vessel into Canada’s Coasting Trade There are many rules and regulations that vessel owners/operators must consider when importing a vessel into Canada. The operation of foreign vessels in Canada is regulated by the Government of Canada’s Coasting Trade Act and enforced by several federal and provincial departments and agencies. Below we provide an

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Canada Responds to U.S. with Aluminum Surtax

August 26, 2020

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

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Welcome Craig Button, Warehouse Manager!

July 3, 2020

PFC Welcomes New Warehouse Manager, Craig Button! PF Collins congratulates Gord Young on his recent retirement and welcomes Craig Button as the new Warehouse Manager. In his 39 years with PF Collins, Gord was instrumental in growing our warehousing division and providing world class warehousing, inventory management, and local trucking services to Newfoundland and Labrador’s

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CUSMA | Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

April 27, 2020

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

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Temporarily Reduced Hours at Canadian Border Crossings

April 17, 2020

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

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Duty Relief for COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies

April 6, 2020

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

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