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Aluminium Association Welcomes Action by Canadian Government

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

  The Aluminium Association of Canada welcomes the announcement by the Government of Canada that it will add aluminium products to the Import Control List under the Export and Import Permits Act. Mr Jean Simard President and CEO of the Aluminium Association of Canada said that "These additions to the ICL will allow the government to track and monitor imports of aluminium and help ensure that Canada does not become an entry point for transshipment or circumvention of Canadian or US trade measures.”

  As of September 1, under the Export and Import Permits Act, importers must cite the appropriate General Import Permit number to import a range of aluminium products and will be subject to reporting obligations to the Canada Border Services Agency. The accuracy of these reports will be verified by Global Affairs Canada and the CBSA and penalties will be applied for inaccurate or fraudulent filings.
  In their Joint Statement on May 17, 2019, Canada and the US agreed on measures to prevent transshipment of aluminium through Canada and for monitoring aluminium trade between the two countries. Today's announcement is consistent with Canada's commitments in the Joint Statement.
  The AAC remains committed to working with the Canadian government to ensure import monitoring measures are implemented consistent with the May 17th Joint Statement.

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