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July 24, 2015

Canada and Israel announce enhancements to free trade agreement. Modernizing market access, rules of origin, institutional provisions and dispute settlement. More...

WTO concerned by increase in trade-restrictive measures. Over 100 new trade-restrictive measures were put in place in the past seven months. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2015. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

New consultations on the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement Negotiations. Ottawa is seeking views regarding the potential tariff elimination on new products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-028 Mandatory electronic notification of cargo at sufferance warehouses
  • Customs Notice 15-027 Mandatory electronic notification of conveyance arrival (air, marine and rail)
  • Customs Notice 15-026 Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program
  • CBSA reminds travellers about restrictions on poultry imports from certain U.S. states
  • Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN49 Surge Charge - Alberta Region (June 2015)
  • DFATD Message to Industry: Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products Tariff Rate Quotas 2015-2016
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Removes First Avian Influenza Control Zone
  • CFIA Updates to areas regulated for Emerald ash borer. Appendix 1 of Directive D-03-08
  • Transport Canada's Air Cargo Security Program - Shipper fact sheet


July 17, 2015

Canada and Ukraine conclude a free trade agreement. The two countries will now complete their respective domestic processes to put the Agreement in force. More...

U.S. to host Trans-Pacific Partnership trade ministers' meeting in Hawaii. Late July ministerial will be preceded by a meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators. More...

Certain steel grating from China assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies of steel sheet and strip from 5 countries. Revised amounts could change rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Steel Grating from China. New normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Flat Hot-rolled Carbon and Alloy Steel Sheet and Strip from Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine. Re-investigation of values, export prices and subsidy
  • Reminder: eManifest Requirements for Highway Carriers. From July 10, 2015 zero-rated penalties for non-compliance
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - Export measures will apply from August 1st to 31st
  • DFATD Export Controls Handbook - Revised June 2015
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MOP) Chapter 11 - Introduction - Ractopamine-free Programs - Export requirements
  • CFIA Directive D-02-04 The Blueberry Certification Program and domestic phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax) within Canada
  • CFIA Directive D-08-04 Plant protection import requirements for plants and plant parts for planting
  • CFIA Notice to industry - expansion of regulated area for blueberry maggot


July 10, 2015

Tribunal finds dumping of chinese photovoltaic modules and laminates threatens domestic industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties now apply to the subject goods. More...

Additions to the verification priorities of the Canada Border Services Agency. Certain commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

FTA with the European Union will add $1.4 billion to Canadian exports by 2022. Conference Board publication outlines sectors that are expected to benefit the most. More...

Canadian trade deficit grew to $3.3 billion in May. Exports declined 0.6% to $42.0 billion while imports edged up 0.2% to $45.3 billion. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications July 2015
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-003 Certain photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Finding issued. Tribunal finds that the dumping and subsidizing are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry


July 3, 2015

Talks on environmental trade agreement progressed in June. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Approved shippers will soon be able to screen air cargo. New rules will reduce delays and costs associated with shipping air cargo on passenger aircraft. More...

Canada announces additional sanctions against Russia, Crimea. New sanctions include a ban on imports and exports from and to the Crimea region of Ukraine. More...

Canadian exporters more confident about international opportunities. EDC survey respondents find low Canadian dollar and U.S. economy resurgence help exports. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-025 GST Status Code "57" to Include Certain Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Customs Notice 15-024 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Notice 15-023 Interim eManifest Requirements Respecting Empty Highway and Rail Conveyances and In-transit Highway and Rail Conveyances
  • Memorandum D8-2-1 Canadian Goods Abroad Program
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • New WCO Guide to Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing


June 26, 2015

Duties on steel grating from China could expire in April 2016. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada implements United Nations sanctions on South Sudan. UN sanctions follow the enforcement of other Canadian sanctions in October 2014. More...

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on sugar from the U.S. and Europe. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

WTO reports modest growth of world trade in first quarter of 2015. World exports increased by 0.4% in the first quarter of this year while imports grew by 0.9%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Refined sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Expiry Review Decision
  • Customs Notice 15-022 New Import Prohibitions and Requirements for Commercial Importers of Aquatic Species and for Travellers Under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
  • Customs Notice 15-021 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Tariff 2015 - T2015-1
  • Memorandum D10-14-37 Determining the Composition of Uppers of Footwear
  • Memorandum D8-3-8 Canadian Civil Aircraft, Canadian Aircraft Engines and Flight Simulators Repaired Abroad
  • Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN48, Surge Charge - Alberta Region (May 2015)
  • Canada implements UN sanctions on South Sudan
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Importing horses from the United States
  • Ratification of UPOV'91. Canada has ratified the UPOV '91 treaty to improve the plant variety protection system.
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2015-001 Steel grating from China.
  • WCO: Consequential amendments following the Harmonized System 2017 amendments.
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada and China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders


June 19, 2015

Australia and China formally sign free trade agreement. Both countries are working on final steps to bring the Agreement into force as soon as possible. More...

U.S. maneuvers to delay punitive Canadian duties on American goods. U.S. is seeking WTO arbitration on the amount of damages caused to Canadian producers. More...

Ottawa introduces regulations to address aquatic invasive species. The new regulations prohibit the import, possession, transport and release of significant risk species. More...

Consultations on allowing exports of automatic firearms to Ukraine. The Federal Government wants to add Ukraine to the the Automatic Firearms Country Control List. More...

Export certification and inspection fees for aquatic animals, fish and seafood. CFIA reminds exporters that separate fees are charged for inspection and for certification. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice of Ways and Means Motion Concerning GST/HST and Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - Export measures will apply from July 1st to 31st
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Updates to areas regulated for North American gypsy moth
  • CFIA Update to the list of Fish Import Program - Inspection Offices
  • CFIA Import Policies - Pet Food
  • CFIA Directive Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States
  • CFIA: Export certification and inspection fees for aquatic animals, fish and seafood products
  • Competition Bureau invites feedback on CA Identification Number Service Standards (Label of a consumer textile article in place of a name)
  • U.S. FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods
  • U.S. CPSC Approves New Safety Rule for Seasonal and Decorative Lights


June 12, 2015

Investigation into possible dumping of certain steel plate from India and Russia. The investigation follows complaints filed by a manufacturer from Ontario. More...

U.S. takes first step to avoid punitive Canadian duties on American goods. Following House vote the Senate will now have to introduce and approve a COOL repeal law. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway tonnage down despite rises in grain and general cargo. Grain shipments through the Seaway are up 7% this season, continuing the pace set last year. More...

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on bell peppers from the Netherlands. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

OECD warns of persistently weak global recovery. Global growth in the first quarter of 2015 was weaker than in any quarter since the crisis. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from India and Russia
  • CBSA - SIMA - Greehouse bell peppers from the Netherlands. Expiry Review Decision
  • CBSA and the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games
  • Memorandum D8-2-3 Application of the Non-commercial Importations Remission Order
  • Memorandum D10-17-40 Tariff Classification of Woven Chenille Fabrics
  • Memorandum D17-1-11 Private Printing Policy and Procedures
  • Memorandum D19-6-1 Administration of the Explosives Act
  • DFATD: Powdered Whey Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2015-2016 Allocation
  • DFATD: Specialty Creams Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2015-16 Allocation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-11 Chapter 17 - Annex G - Game meat Preparation
  • CFIA Update to the list of Fish Import Program - Inspection Offices
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Declaration of freedom from Notifiable Avian Influenza for British Columbia
  • WCO Classification Decisions - lastest Session of the Harmonized System Committee
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada. The U.S. Department of Commerce review of the antidumping duty order
  • Revisions to the Electronic Submission of the Import Request of Shell Eggs
  • New FDA Program Will Benefit Both Importers and Consumers. New fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods
  • U.S. GAO Report - Electronic Cigarettes


June 5, 2015

Some U.S. goods may soon be subject to new customs duties. Ottawa seeks to impose over $3 billion in retaliatory measures against U.S. exports to Canada. More...

CBSA finds photovoltaic modules and laminates from China are dumped and subsidized. Tribunal will now determine if the dumping and the subsidizing are harming Canadian industry. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $3 billion in April. The April deficit, the seventh in a row, was the second largest in history after the $3.9 billion reported in March. More...

Consultations on free trade negotiations with the Philippines. Ottawa is seeking views from key stakeholders and the provinces to help identify opportunities and challenges. More...

Two new Foreign Trade Zones created in Alberta. Port Alberta, which serves the Edmonton region, and the Calgary Region Inland Port, have been designated FTZ Points. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates from China. Final determinations of dumping and subsidy
  • Memorandum D4-3-4 Duty Free Shop - Operational Responsibilities
  • Memorandum D10-14-39 Canadian Diamonds Exported and Returned
  • Canada Seeks WTO Authorization in Response to Country of Origin Labelling
  • Consultations on potential free trade agreement negotiations with the Philippines
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • WTO's Appellate Body report on COOL (Country of origin labelling) disputes adopted
  • Seal products: internal market MEPs strengthen EU trade ban


May 29, 2015

WTO's dispute settlement body had a very busy year in 2014. The Organization had to reallocate resources to provide additional support staff. More...

Peace Bridge summer improvement projects will not impact traffic. Bridge authority will widen Canadian plaza approach, re-deck bridge & create scenic overlook. More...

Canadian rail freight volume continued to climb in March. Country's railways carried a total of 30.9 million tonnes in March, up 5.6% from the same month last year. More...

What to expect from a NAFTA verification of origin. The objective of a verification by the CBSA is to confirm that products qualify as originating in accordance with NAFTA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D7-4-3 NAFTA Requirements for the Duty Drawback and the Duties Relief Programs
  • Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN47 Surge Charge - Alberta Region
  • Tax resources for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Testing requirements for corn intended for livestock feed imported from India. Effective immediately CFIA will be detaining all incoming shipments
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-10 Chapter 11 - China - Annex 1.1 (2015-05-08)
  • CFIA Update: Meat and Poultry Products Manual of Procedures Chapter 11 United States of America Annex B
  • CFIA Update: Temporary Certificate for Exports of Fish to Lebanon
  • CFIA: Refuse entry for live Ostrea chilensis (Chilean flat oyster) from New Zealand
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China. USITC maintains countervailing and antidumping duty order


May 22, 2015

Three rounds of talks on the environmental trade agreement were held so far this year. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

WTO Appellate Body finds U.S. meat labelling rules violate trade obligations. Canada and Mexico are seeking authorization to take retaliatory measures against U.S. exports. More...

The new Windsor-Detroit bridge will honour hockey legend Gordie Howe. The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be completed and in service in 2020. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-020 Update to CBSA Break-bulk Exemption - Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Timeframes for Transmission of Break-bulk Cargo - Pre-arrival Marine Mode
  • D15 Memoranda - Special Import Measures Act - Investigations. The D-15 series of memoranda has been eliminated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D-07-05 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand) from the United States and within Canada
  • CFIA: Restriction on imports from US States affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
  • CFIA Directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2010-17-1 Import of used equipment and things from non-designated countries (that is, not free of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease)
  • CFIA Update to the certificate requirements for fish, frogs, crustacea, molluscs, gastropods and their products destined for import in Moldova


May 15, 2015

Resumption of WTO talks to remove duty on information technology goods. The negotiations for expanding the ITA coverage came close to conclusion last December. More...

Canada and the Philippines are considering free trade talks. The two countries announced the launch of exploratory discussions for a free trade agreement. More...

Goods that could be used to make certain weapons are subject to export controls. Exporters are to apply for an export permit if they have any knowledge goods could be used for WMD purposes. More...

OECD indicators point to a stable growth momentum for members. Organization reports signs of easing growth momentum in the United States and Canada. More...

Requests for duty removal on spectacle lenses, aluminum cans and wooden handles. The Department of Finance is reviewing requests for the removal of customs duties. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-17-38 Administrative Policy - Tariff Classification of Marble and Granite Blocks and Slabs
  • Memorandum D11-4-2 Proof of Origin of Imported Goods
  • Customs Notice 15-019 Mandatory electronic notification of conveyance arrival (air, marine and rail)
  • Customs Notice 15-018 Mandatory electronic notification of cargo arrival at sufferance warehouses
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - Export measures will apply from June 1st to 30th
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Update - Import Guide for Trade Show and Exhibitions in Canada
  • CFIA: China - Fish export list
  • WCO publishes the Correlation Tables between the 2012 version and the 2017 version of the Harmonized System


May 8, 2015

eManifest requirement is now mandatory for highway and rail carriers. eManifest requires carriers to electronically transmit advance shipment information. More...

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies of seamless casing, oil country goods and pup joints. Revised amounts could change rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

China ends export tax and restrictions on rare earths. The World Trade Organisation ruled last year against China's export restrictions and duties on rare earths. More...

Canada's trade deficit climbs to $3.0 billion in March. Imports increased 2.2 percent while exports only edged up 0.4 percent. More...

WTO Members consult with Ukraine on its import surcharges. Surcharge of 5% to 10% meant to deal with "exceptional conditions" affecting its balance of payments. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Important update on eManifest regulations
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Seamless Casing, Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods and Certain Pup Joints from China. Re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Customs Notice 15-017 Permanent Importations Using the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Remission Order
  • Customs Notice 15-016 Temporary Importations Using the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Remission Order
  • Customs Notice 15-015 Clarification of Requirements for Non-resident Vessels in Canada for Storage or Repair
  • Customs Notice 15-014 Implementation of the Single Window Initiative
  • Memorandum D10-15-11 Sports Goods of Tariff Item 9984.00.00
  • CFIA - List of Establishments Approved to Export Live or Raw Molluscan Shellfish from France to Canada
  • CFIA: Update on domestic low-level GM presence policy development
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • U.S. CBP Advises of Construction at Eastport, Idaho Port of Entry


May 1, 2015

Tribunal to determine if anti-dumping duties on reinforcing bar are in public interest. Home builders in British Columbia claim that the duties are hurting the market in their province. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were held last week in Maryland. Market access, intellectual property, rules of origin and textiles were among the topics discussed. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up sharply in February. Country's railways carried a total of 25.7 million tonnes in February, up 7.2% from the same month last year. More...

Visitors to Canada will soon require electronic pre-authorization. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals will have to apply for an electronic travel authorization. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D13-3-5 Treatment of Transportation Costs for Goods Delivered to a Location Outside of Canada for Subsequent Importation
  • Memorandum D13-3-4 Place of Direct Shipment
  • CBSA - SIMA - Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in the province of British Columbia. Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D-14-03, May 27, 2015 Phytosanitary import requirements for fresh and dried branches, roots, foliage, flowers, lichens and mosses intended for a use other than propagation and human consumption
  • CFIA Directive D-95-09: Repealed - Importation of Dried Plant Material
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-09 Chapter 11 - Dominican Republic
  • CITT Public Interest Inquiry No. PB-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar from China, the Republic of Korea and Turkey
  • USDA FSIS Directive 9510.1 Importation of Inedible Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products


April 24, 2015

U.S. customs determines that pre-inspection pilot project was a success. Placement of customs inspectors from one country into the other's territory faciliates the flow of goods. More...

EDC forecasts surging U.S. demand will fuel Canadian export growth. Industrial capacity constraints within the U.S. will be a key driver of global economic growth over the next two years. More...

European countries will decide individually whether to allow imports of GMOs. EU member states will decide if they allow any EU-approved GMO to be used in their food chain. More...

U.S. increases assessment rate for honey packers and importers. Increasing the assessment rate from $0.01 per pound to $0.015 per pound on honey and honey products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-013 Changes to Transport Canada's Pre-clearance Program - Appendix G
  • Memorandum D10-14-51 Tariff Classification Policy: Tariff Item 9948.00.00. Revised, see memorandum
  • Memorandum D11-8-6 Interpretation of Section 3 of the Imported Goods Records Regulations. Revised, see memorandum
  • Memorandum D11-8-5 Conditional Relief Tariff Items. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Update to Meat Export Lists (China, Japan)
  • CFIA - Update to the guidance document Importing Live and Raw Molluscan Shellfish
  • Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations - To ensure that Canada's regulatory framework is aligned with that of other Parties to CITES


April 17, 2015

Canada and Chile add new chapter to FTA, modify rules of origin. New chapter on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, changes to government procurement. More...

Global trade will keep growing slowly according to WTO economists. Volume of world merchandise trade will rise from 2.8% in 2014 to 3.3% in 2015 and 4% in 2016. More...

International Chamber of Commerce calls for a reduction of protectionist measures. The global stock of protectionist measures has continued to increase over the past year. More...

Reminder: Goods contaminated with soil are refused entry at the border. Vehicles, equipment and other goods that are contaminated with soil are not admissible into Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-012 Follow-up Notice to the Public Works and Government Services Canada's Cheque Standardization Initiative
  • Customs Notice 15-011 Marine Mode Carrier Code Eligibility
  • Customs Notice 15-010 Streamlining low-value payments to and from the Government of Canada
  • Customs Notice 15-009 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure and Licence Opportunity (Chicoutimi, QC)
  • Memorandum D11-5-13 Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D8-2-6 The Outward Processing Remission Order (Textiles and Apparel) Program
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 13-04-2015 - Export measures will apply from May 1st to 31st
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: New cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in the state of Iowa
  • CFIA Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - State of Montana
  • CFIA Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Suspended imports for the State of North Dakota
  • CFIA Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Suspended imports for the State of Wisconsin
  • CFIA Update to the list of Fish Import Program - Inspection Offices - Montreal
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-06 Chapter 10 - China - Annex A
  • U.S. CBP HPAI Restrictions for Avian Commodities Originating From and Transiting Through the Province of Ontario, Canada
  • U.S.CBP QB 15 - 125 Results Specialty Sugar Period 4
  • USITC Votes to Continue Investigation on Supercalendered Paper from Canada


April 10, 2015

Oil country tubular goods from 9 countries now subject to anti-dumping duties. Taiwan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. More...

U.S. could apply punitive duties on Canadian polyethylene terephthalate resin. Department of Commerce initiates anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations. More...

Canada's trade deficit dropped below $1 billion in February. Country's trade deficit narrowed to $984 million as imports declined 0.7% and exports were up 0.4%. More...

Seychelles to become the 161st member of the WTO. Organization's members had officially approved Seychelles' accession in December. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-008 Clarification of the Business Number Requirements for Exporters
  • Memorandum D10-15-24 Tariff Item No. 9979.00.00 - Goods Specifically Designed to Assist Persons With Disabilities
  • Memorandum D13-4-13 Post-importation Payments or Fees "Subsequent Proceeds" (Customs Act, Section 48)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Restriction on live birds, eggs, raw poultry products, raw pet foods from Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
  • CFIA - Expanded regulated area for brown spruce longhorn beetle
  • CFIA Meat and Poultry Products - Manual of Procedures Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3.2.2 - China Export Requirements
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-002 Oil country tubular goods from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Tribunal finds threat of injury
  • New EU meat labelling rules applicable from April 1st
  • FDA Proposes to Amend Regulation on Registration of Food Facilities
  • 2015 Rates Charged for AMS Services. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service


April 2, 2015

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies on certain steel grating from China. Revised amounts could change amounts of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

U.S. wants WTO to look into antidumping duty "evasion services". The problem has become more pervasive and the parties have become more brazen in their activities. More...

Blue Water Bridge resurfacing project will affect border traffic. The international crossing's westbound span will be closed for the duration of the project. More...

CBSA's eManifest presentations for highway carriers. eManifest will require all carriers to electronically send advance commercial information about their shipments. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Steel Grating from China. Notice of Re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Memorandum D11-4-31 Uniform Regulations - Chapter Four of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
  • Memorandum D6-2-6 Refund of Duties and Taxes on Non-commercial Importations
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D-07-03 Phytosanitary Import Requirements to Prevent the Entry of Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth)
  • CFIA - Update to a Document for Product Inspection of Imported Fish
  • CFIA - Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Suspended imports for the ENTIRE State of Minnesota
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2015-05 Chapter 11 - Belarus - 11.7.3 (2015-02-19)
    - MHD 2015-03 Chapter 10 - Uruguay- Annex A (2015-03-10)
  • U.S. CBP: Terminology and Methods for Marking of Country of Origin on U.S. Imports


March 27, 2015

Canada restores preferential tariff treatments for Burma. The country's eligibility for the GPT and LDCT preferential tariff treatments had been cancelled in 1997. More...

WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement adoption going ahead in several countries. Agreement will streamline customs procedures across the globe and increase transparency. More...

U.S. could apply punitive duties on Canadian supercalendered paper. Department of Commerce initiates a countervailing duty investigation on paper from Canada. More...

Canadian rail freight volume down slightly in first month of the year. Volume of rail freight totalled 25.8 million tonnes in January, down 1.3% from the same month last year. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-25 Canadian Vessels Repaired or Altered in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Israel or Another CIFTA Beneficiary, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Jordan, Panama, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Norway
  • Customs Notice 15-007 Temporary importations using the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Remission Order
  • Customs Notice 15-006 Permanent importations using the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Remission Order
  • Refund of Duties Regulations - To change the period of time for submitting a claim for a refund of duties paid on Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) eligible goods from one to four years
  • Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Extension of General Preferential Tariff to Burma) - Order Amending
  • Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Extension of Least Developed Country Tariff to Burma) - Order Amending
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Implementation of CFIA Horticulture Plant List. A new approach to issuing import permits for commonly traded plants intended for planting and propagation
  • CFIA Update of Potato Inspection Manual. Revised United States import requirements for quality of red-skinned round type potatoes
  • CFIA Update to the EU requirements for shellfish
  • Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
  • USDA-FSIS Notice 20-15 - Survey of Products Exported to Canada
  • USDA- FSIS Notice 19-15 - Requirement for a Special Certification Statement for Export of Raw Poultry and Raw Poultry Product to Canada


March 20, 2015

Canada and the United States sign a preclearance agreement. The objective of preclearance is to improve and expedite the flow of legitimate trade. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were held last week in Hawaii. Market access, intellectual property, rules of origin, and textiles where among the topics discussed. More...

EU and Japan hold 9th round of trade talks to consolidate negotiation texts. The round covered most of the areas to be included in the future agreement. More...

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties: why, and how does it work? The process is set in motion when a Canadian producer submits a complaint to the CBSA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-2 Facilities for Passengers Transiting at Canadian International Airports
  • Memorandum D7-2-3 Obsolete or Surplus Goods
  • Memorandum D7-4-1 Duties Relief Program
  • Memorandum D8-2-19 Application of the Investigation Drugs, Placebos and Emergency Drugs Remission Order
  • Memorandum D11-4-20 Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement
  • Customs Notice 15-005 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prince Rupert, British Columbia)
  • EICS Message - April 2015 Softwood Lumber Quotas Now Available
  • CFIA Update to the status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-009 Classification of  meat and edible offal of the poultry
  • U.S. CBP Recommended Seal Procedures Including Best Practices
  • USDA/FSIS - Effective Date for Foreign Inspection Certificate Requirements


March 13, 2015

WTO panels established to rule on Canada-China and Taiwan-Canada disputes. Cellulose dissolving pulp from Canada and steel pipe from China subject to anti-dumping duties. More...

China's new long-term visa will benefit Canadian business people. The new visa, valid for up to 10 years, will ease travel, reduce costs and cut down on delays. More...

Material or technical help given to a supplier must be added to the value for duty. Engineering and design work undertaken in Canada are not regarded as dutiable assists. More...

Canada's trade deficit widened to $2.5 billion in January. Exports declined 2.8% in January while imports were largely unchanged from December. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-64 Tariff Classification of Goods Using Bluetooth Technology
  • Memorandum D11-4-4 Rules of Origin Respecting the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff
  • Memorandum D11-5-12 Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) Rules of Origin
  • CBSA - SIMA - Preliminary Decisions Respecting Certain Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates
  • Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - The Prevailing Monthly Price for April 2015 is US$ 352. As such, export measures will apply from April 1st to 30th
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 868 Softwood Lumber Exports to the United States: 2015 Export Allocation Methodologies
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • CFIA removes Avian Influenza Primary Control Zone in British Columbia. There continue to be international restrictions
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Mandatory identification and reporting requirements for pigs and farmed wild boars
  • CFIA - Restrictions on live birds, eggs, raw poultry products, raw pet foods from Missouri, Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-003 Certain photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Notice of commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-003 Certain photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Reasons


March 6, 2015

CBSA finds photovoltaic modules and laminates from China are dumped and subsidized. Tribunal will now formally determine if the dumping and the subsidizing is causing prejudice to Canadian industry. More...

Final determinations of dumping on oil country tubular goods from 9 countries. Tribunal will determine if the dumping is causing damage to Canadian producers. More...

Tribunal maintains anti-dumping duty on oil country tubular goods from China. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Global air cargo starts the new year with moderate growth. IATA statistics shows a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers in January 2015. More...

Cheques from the Federal Government no longer include a stub. Cheque Standardization Initiative to save taxpayers money, reduce amount of paper. More...

China restricts imports of Canadian beef following BSE discovery. The CFIA is continuing its investigation and keeps Canada's trading partners informed. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-004 Public Works and Government Services Canada's Cheque Standardization Initiative
  • Memorandum D2-5-12 Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Marine Pleasure Craft
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Final Decisions
  • CFIA - Updates to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta. China has imposed temporary trade restrictions
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-003 Oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from China. Tribunal continues its findings
  • Supercalendered Paper from Canada. International Trade Commission - preliminary phase countervailing duty investigation
  • How do I know if my product is regulated by FDA?


February 27, 2015

Taiwan wants WTO panel to rule on Canada's anti-dumping measures on steel pipe. Claims the anti-dumping measures imposed by Canada are inconsistent with WTO obligations. More...

Tajikistan deemed a "non-market economy" country for SIMA measures. The change provides for a way to calculate anti-dumping duties based on a country's economy. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up sharply in December. Rail freight originating in Canada rose 12.9% and traffic received from the United States rose 1.7%. More...

EU opens new front in WTO dispute with U.S. over subsidies on large aircraft. The European Union claims Washington State subsidy is inconsistent with a WTO Agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-6 Aircrew Reporting
  • Memorandum D2-5-5 Progressive Clearance at Airports
  • Memorandum D2-5-3 Travellers Requiring Mobility Assistance at Canadian International Airports
  • Memorandum D2-5-1 Charter Access to Airports
  • CBSA - SIMA - Refined sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands the United Kingdom, and the European Union
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Updates to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta
  • Exportation of Live Animals, Hatching Eggs, and Animal Germplasm From the United States
  • USITC Seeks Public Comments on Proposals to Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule


February 20, 2015

WTO panel holds hearings on U.S. meat labelling measures. U.S. appealed compliance panel's ruling saying it did not conform to a previous WTO decision. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on sugar from the U.S. and some European countries. Tribunal and CBSA will determine if anti-dumping duties should remain applicable. More...

Financing agreement for U.S. customs facilities at new Windsor-Detroit bridge crossing. The cost of the U.S. inspection plaza will be repaid from future toll revenues. More...

Korea restricts imports of Canadian beef following BSE discovery. CFIA confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a beef cow from Alberta. More...

Ottawa announces further sanctions against Russia and Ukraine. Additional sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-1-7 Use of A.T.A. Carnets and Canada/Chinese Taipei Carnets for the Temporary Admission of Goods
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency Confirms Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2015-04 Chapter 11 – Japan – Annex K and K-1
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-006 Refined sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands the United Kingdom, and the European Union
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strenght low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine
  • U.S. CBP: NAFTA Certificate of Origin Enhancements and Use of Expired Certifications


February 13, 2015

Canada requests WTO panel to rule over China's anti-dumping duty on dissolving pulp. Anti-dumping duty applies to imports of pulp into China from Canada, the United States and Brazil. More...

European Commission issues proposal to revise seal import ban. European Union wants to bring the WTO-illegal aspects of its policy in line with global trade rules. More...

OECD indicators point to a positive change in growth momentum in the euro area. Indicators also point to stable growth in the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Brazil. More...

Trade terms and your American clients and suppliers. The Incoterms differ greatly from the United States' Uniform Commercial Code. More...

Air cargo ended 2014 on a positive note according to IATA statistics. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports a 4.5% demand growth compared to 2013 data. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Tariff Rate Quota for Certain Milk Protein Substances - 2015-16 Allocation
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for March 2015
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Canada publishes the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document. Harmonization between Canada and the United States
  • CFIA - Meat, Manual of Procedures Chapter 11 Updates to Export Lists
  • U.S. Import Declaration to be Required for More Plant Products in August
  • Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese


February 6, 2015

Dumping of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Canada's trade deficit widened in December as imports grew faster than exports. Trade deficit totals $649 million in December as imports increase by 2.3% while exports rise 1.5%. More...

Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, Korea and Mexico assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

CFIA updates requirements for imports of root crops. Changes to import requirements for carrots, parsnips, turnips, green onions, leeks, certain herbs and mushrooms. More...

Tribunal maintains anti-dumping duty on steel plate from Ukraine. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-003 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Memorandum D22-1-1 Administrative Monetary Penalty System
  • CBSA - SIMA - Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Conclusion of Re-investigation of normal values and export prices
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Memorandum 2015-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CFIA Directive D-94-26 Phytosanitary import requirements for root crops (other than potato), mushrooms, and vegetables with attached roots for consumption or processing
  • CITT Expiry No. RR-2014-005 Greenhouse bell peppers originating in or exported from the Netherlands. Tribunal will initiate an expiry review
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-003 Certain photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Determination of injury
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strenght low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. Tribunal Continues Finding
  • USDA FSIS Notice 10-15 - Country of Origin Labeling - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Final Rule
  • U.S. CPSC's Substantial Product Hazard List: Extension Cords


January 30, 2015

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade negotiations set to resume. Preparatory work is currently underway for a full round of negotiations in the near future. More...

Ottawa to allow exports of automatic firearms to Israel and Kuwait. All such exports will remain subject to the Government's case-by-case review process. More...

Canadian rail freight volume down 7 percent in November. Traffic received from the United States decreased 8.8% and domestic rail freight declined 6.8%. More...

Completion of improvements to the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Canadian Plaza. New vehicle access lanes, new inspection booths for truck and passenger vehicle processing. More...

Mexico recognizes Canada's heat treated lumber certification program. Accredited lumber producers will be able to export softwood to Mexico without a phytosanitary certificate. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-002 New Seizure Policy for Significant Undervaluation of Commercial Goods in the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program
  • Memorandum D2-5-11 Administrative and Operational Guidelines for Commercial Air-mode Carriers for the Processing of Prescribed Traveller Information Pursuant to the Requirements of the Canada Border Services Agency
  • Automatic Firearms Country Control List — Order Amending (Israel)
  • Automatic Firearms Country Control List — Order Amending (Kuwait)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for February 2015
  • CFIA - New export requirements for potatoes from PEI
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-061 Classification of golf club head covers made up of textile materials
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Reasons
  • USDA Revises Maple Syrup Grade Standards
  • USDA: Highly Pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza Confirmed in Commercial Turkey Flock in California
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: Sampling imported chicken and turkey for Salmonella and Campylobacter.
  • USDA Proposed New Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Determinations under the Drywall Safety Act


January 23, 2015

Pilot project on pre-inspection of U.S.-bound cargo in Fort Erie now under final review. Pilot project tested the ability of the pre-inspection process to reduce wait times and border congestion. More...

WCO publishes official Harmonized System changes to take effect in January 2017. World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications. More...

Ottawa fights U.S. Buy America restrictions at Port of Prince Rupert. An Order signed this week prohibits any person in Canada from complying with "Buy America" measures. More...

Federal Government funds improvements to the Port of Montreal. Project will improve container handling capacity, marine access for lager ships and road access. More...

WTO Appellate Body confirms Argentina's restrictive import measures are illegal. Non-automatic import licensing and other related measures restrict importations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-001 Treatment of Downward Price Adjustments in Value for Duty Calculations
  • Memorandum D10-17-41 Tariff Classification of Rough Diamonds, Unsorted Diamonds, and Unworked Diamonds
  • Memorandum D10-13-1 Tariff Classification of Goods
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN40 Semi-Annual Reporting Period for Certain Licensees
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • CFIA Changes to Meat and Poultry Products in the Manual of Procedures, Chapter 11, United States of America
  • CFIA Introducing Annex G for Meat Export of High Quality Beef, Removing Annex C and Updating Section 11.7.3.4 of Switzerland
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Reasons
  • U.S. CBP Form 434 - NAFTA Certificate of Origin (Now updated to expire 10-31-2016)
  • USDA Update on Avian Influenza Findings in the Pacific Flyway
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, U.S. Medical Device Single Audit Program Pilot


January 16, 2015

Tribunal finds dumping of reinforcing bar from 3 countries threatens domestic industry. Importations from China, Korea and Turkey now subject to anti-dumping duty measures. More...

Current verification priorities of the Canada Border Services Agency. List shows targeted commodities for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Don't know much about a new foreign client? EDC could protect you. New EDC insurance product allows small Canadian companies to insure their foreign sales in minutes. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway freight volumes increased 7% in 2014. The rebound was principally due to a boom in grain shipments and strong volumes of iron and steel products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications January 2015. Current verification priorities
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 193 Softwood Lumber Exports to the United States: 2015 List of Allocation Holders
  • Softwood Lumber Products - Allocation Method Order (2015)
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 12-01-2015 - The prevailing monthly price for February 2015 exceeds US $355
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • DFATD New Industry Steel Classification - 2015 and New Harmonized System 10-digit Classification 2015
  • CFIA: Restriction on live birds, eggs, raw poultry products, raw pet foods from Oregon and Washington
  • Industry Guide for the Classification of Cribs, Cradles, Bassinets and Related Products. This document provides information for products manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Dumping and subsidizing are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.
  • Exporting Vehicles from the U.S. to Canada (Document supplied by CBP on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Exporting Vehicles From the United States (Document supplied by CBP on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and Related Compounds; Significant New Use Rule. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to end exemption for persons who import or process these chemical substances as part of an article
  • Exemption of Organic Products From Assessment Under a Commodity Promotion Law


January 9, 2015

Tribunal maintains anti-dumping duty on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

CBSA assistance process for rights holders fighting counterfeit goods. Copyright and trademark owners can ask the CBSA to temporarily detain suspected counterfeit goods. More...

A drop in exports of energy products widens Canada's trade deficit. The country's trade deficit amounted to $644 million in November, almost twice the October deficit of $327 million. More...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award gold-headed canes. Port authorities' traditional awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA: Combatting Counterfeit Products (Intellectual Property Rights)
  • CBSA Form BSF738 - Request for Assistance
  • CBSA - SIMA - Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in the province of British Columbia. Initiation of Expiry Review
  • CKFTA (Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement) Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Regulations
  • CKFTA Rules of Origin Regulations
  • CKFTA Tariff Preference Regulations
  • Schedule to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act - Order Amending
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations
  • CFIA: Regulations Amending the Maple Products Regulations
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-02 U.S. & MHD 2015-01 Switzerland
  • Canadian Export Classification, 2015. The 2015 edition of Canadian Export Classification is now available.
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Tribunal continues its order excluding some products


January 2, 2015

The Canada-Korea free trade agreement is now in force. Originating goods with relevant certificate of origin get preferential tariff treatment. More...

Duties on refined sugar from the U.S. and some European countries could expire in 2015. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on certain whole potatoes from the United States. Tribunal and CBSA will determine if anti-dumping duties should remain applicable to these goods. More...

Planning to spend some time in a warmer country this winter? You may want to look at two Canadian Government websites that provide useful traveller information. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-033 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Reasons
  • Excise Duty Memorandum EDM2-2-2 Security Requirements for Certain Licensees and for Prescribed Persons Importing Tobacco Products
  • Excise Duty Memorandum EDM2-2-3 Government of Canada Bonds and Surety Bonds
  • Excise Duty Memorandum EDM2-2-4 Approved Financial Institutions and Acceptable Bonding Companies
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for January 2015
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2014-005 Refined sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands the United Kingdom, and the European Union
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-004 Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in the province of British Columbia
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-060 Classification of roller cabinets
  • Official 2015 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) now available on the USITC website
  • U.S. FDA Issues Final Guidance on Labeling of Certain Beers
  • U.S. Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program
  • U.S. CBP Importation Advisory : Citrus Fruit May Not Be Brought Into the United States from Canada
  • U.S. CBP: Immediate Restrictions on Birds and Poultry Products Due To Bird Flu in British Columbia


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