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Whitby Economic Development to host a CME Durham Chapter Information Session

Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

Whitby Economic Development in collaboration with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) are excited to invite you to participate at the launch of CME’s inaugural chapter in the Durham Region.  During the Durham chapter launch, we will discuss: 

- The structure of the chapter
- The chapter’s goals and objectives
- A plan for professional development and social events

Join your fellow industry professionals for a light breakfast and networking event:

When:  Friday, May 31, 2019 

Where: 416 Centre Street South in the Centennial Building, Whitby, Ontario 

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Anyone interested in attending the Durham Chapter launch briefing, becoming a CME member, or participating as part of the Chapter Board, please contact Beverly Benjamin, Manager, Member Services, at 647-556-5540 ext. 3344 |
We look forward to seeing you at the launch!


“On July 1, 2018 Seaside Paper Products was faced with surtaxes on some of its raw material inputs when the Government of Canada applied reciprocal countermeasures on imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S. The situation was exacerbated as competitive products made from the raw materials were imported into Canada under a different HS Tariff code which was not subject to any surtax. Seaside contacted the CME to highlight the situation to see if they could raise the issue through the consultation/advocacy process they have with the government. CME responded promptly with information that lead to a submission to the Department of Finance requesting the remission of surtax on the raw materials.

On December 20, 2018 we were delighted to receive notification that the surtax on the raw materials had been given remission and Seaside would be able to have any surtax paid under the HS Tariff code refunded and future imports of the raw materials would not be subject to surtax. We like to think that this ruling was at least in some part the result of the surtax remission request submitted by Seaside. Without the guidance of the CME it is doubtful Seaside would have identified the opportunity to request the remission of surtaxes. We believe this is an excellent example of how CME can provide direct value to its members in addition to the advocacy efforts they make on behalf of Canadian manufacturers.” – Seaside Paper Products


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