Rob Moore

Rob Moore
As Principal of Consulting for Tradewin's Canadian practice, Rob brings expertise in H.S. Classification, Valuation, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT), and General Preferential Tariff (GPT), as well as extensive experience with the automotive and textile industries.

Recent Posts

Here We Go Again With Some Good News

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On August 6, 2020, the U.S. government announced a 10% tariff on aluminum that originates in Canada. The explanation for which was that aluminum is a security threat to the United States.

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Topics: Canada, United States

Here We Go Again - New Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

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On August 16, 2020 the U.S. government imposed a 10% tariff on aluminum that originates in Canada.

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Topics: Canada, United States

Notice of Intent to Impose Countermeasures Against the United States

Canadian Countermeasures Blog

On May 31st, the Canadian Department of Finance issued a notice of intent to impose tariffs on certain product of US origin imported into Canada. I usually impart some humour into my blogs or attempt to at least, however these are some pretty significant and serious countermeasures.

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Topics: Canada

Lumber Tariff Tiff

Canada Lumber Tariff

A message from your Tradewin friends in Canada:

What is softwood lumber? It is lumber from coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, and Douglas fir.

The top six uses for Canadian softwood lumber are:

  1. Decking
  2. Flooring
  3. Paneling
  4. Framing
  5. Furniture
  6. Not hockey sticks

And now, it looks like it’s going to cost American importers as much as an extra 25% if they buy Canadian softwood lumber.

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Topics: Canada

Heads up! CBSA is Stepping up Export Rules Enforcement

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If you grew up as a suburban, middle-class kid in Canada like I did, you probably had some household chores that you were responsible for. One of mine was taking out the trash every week. I’d collect it up and get it ready to put out by the curb. I’d ask my Dad if there was anything else. He would suggest I roll my old car down to see if they would take it. Once it left the end of my driveway, I never gave it a second, though. Our trash, not my car. 

Was it bad for the environment? Could it cause harm to someone else? Could it be used to make a bomb? Ok, maybe a little dramatic.

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Topics: Export Compliance