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August 19, 2016

Tribunal modifies anti-dumping duty orders on on steel sheet and strip. Ruling on goods from from Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine. More...

Over $2 billion in anti-dumping duties short-paid to U.S. Customs since 2001. The uncollected bills were concentrated among a very small number of importers. More...

CBSA eManifest presentations for highway carriers. eManifest requires carriers to electronically send advance commercial information about shipments. More...

Canadian manufacturers' sales were up 0.8% in June. Higher sales of machinery and transportation equipment were largely responsible for the gain. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-18-1 Tariff Rate Quotas. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex A Chile - New Set of OMIC's
  • CFIA - Provisional OMICS for Beef and Pork Shipments from Mexico
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2015-002 Flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip from Brazil, China, Chinese Tapei, India and Ukraine. Tribunal partially continues its orders


August 12, 2016

Tribunal finds dumping of gypsum board from the U.S. injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Governments to explore possibility of an FTA between Canada and the ASEAN. As a group, ASEAN member economies are Canada's seventh-largest merchandise trading partner. More...

Canada's trade deficit reaches a record $3.6 billion in June. Trade surplus with the United States narrowed from $2.6 billion in May to $1.8 billion in June. More...

Fifteenth round of talks on environmental trade agreement held in July. A group of WTO members negotiates elimination of tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-001 Gypsum board from the United States. Preliminary determination of injury
  • WCO: Corrigendum amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition
  • WCO: Harmonized System classification of sodium sulphate


August 5, 2016

Tribunal initiates expiry review of duties on pup joints from China. Finding will expire in April 2017 unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Global air cargo volume growth accelerated in June. The International Air Transport Association announces that global air cargo volumes were up 4.3% in June. More...

Mandatory electronic travel pre-authorization for visitors starts September 30th. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals will have to obtain an electronic travel authorization. More...

WTO issues useful reference documents on global trade. Documents provide information on market access information and on global trade statistics. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Pup Joints from China - Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • CBSA - SIMA - Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China - Expiry Review Decision - Reasons
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2016-001 Oil country tubular goods pup joints from China
  • CITT Appeal No. EA-2015-003 Whether certain goodsare subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties


July 29, 2016

Mexico, Peru and Saudi Arabia ratify the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement. Over 80% of the ratifications needed to bring the TFA into force have now been received. More...

Consultation on changes to international phytosanitary measures standards. IPPC establishes a common approach to preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests. More...

Canadian rail freight volume was down by 8.2% in May. Rail freight originating in Canada declined 7.7% and freight received from the United States fell 12%. More...

Global trade-restrictive measures on the rise according to new report. The overwhelming majority of new trade-restrictive actions consist of anti-dumping measures. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA TCC16-103 - Civic Holiday
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Meat Export to China. Surge in requests for change in information reported on export certificates
  • CFIA - Update on Ontario AI Situation
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Restoration of Beef Export to Taiwan
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Update - MHMOP, Chapter 11 - Export of Meat Products to Mexico
  • CFIA - Fish & Seafood - New certificate requirements for fish and fishery products destined for import in Bahrain
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-009 Scatter rugs - United States Tariff - NAFTA


July 22, 2016

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on copper pipe fittings from 3 countries. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Customs consults on proposed changes to trusted traveller programs. Notion of applicant's "good character" would be replaced by detailed provisions, cancellations would be better defined. More...

U.S. and EU take China to WTO over restrictions on exports of raw materials. China currently imposes a set of export restrictions, including export duties and export quotas. More...

Up to 67 percent of developing countries' commodity exports go unreported. UNCTAD studied exports of cocoa, copper, gold and oil from Chile, Cte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-19 Update to the Implementation of the Accounts Receivable Ledger
  • CBSA - SIMA - Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China - Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated 2016-07-18
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2016-07-18
  • CFIA - Updated information with respect to the avian influenza situation in Ontario - Restrictions imposed by foreign trading partners
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chap. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3 Guatemala / Guatemala
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chap. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3 European Union / Union Européenne
  • CFIA Meat and Poultry Products Manual of Procedures: Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export to Ukraine
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2016-19 Chapter 11 United States Section 11.7.3 (2016-07-19)
    - MHD 2016-18 Chapter 11 European Union Section 11.7.3 (2016-07-18)
    - MHD 2016-24 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures Guatemala - Section 11.7.3 (2016-07-13)


July 15, 2016

Canada and Ukraine officially sign free trade agreement. Trade deal will eliminate customs duties on the majority of mutual imports. More...

New verification targets from the Canada Border Services Agency. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Canada implements WTO accord eliminating duty on certain tech products. Information Technology Agreement eliminates tariffs on 201 tech and information-related products. More...

Tribunal report analyses effects of Canadian anti-dumping measures. Measures affected $8 billion in Canadian shipments and nearly 23,000 jobs in 2015. More...

Taiwan removes ban on Canadian beef. Taiwan suspended imports of Canadian beef in response to the February 2015 detection of BSE. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Text of the Agreement
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Updated information with respect to the avian influenza situation in Ontario - Restrictions imposed by foreign trading partners
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United StatesUSDA Reminds Organic Importers of Requirements
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities


July 8, 2016

Customs duties eliminated on certain manufacturing inputs. Included products are a result of specific industry requests for duty relief. More...

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

Canada's trade deficit reaches $3.3 billion in May. Exports decreased 0.7% to $41.1 billion and imports fell 0.8% to $44.4 billion in May. More...

Fourteenth round of talks on environmental trade agreement held in late June. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Canada to accede to UN Arms Trade Treaty with few changes to current export rules. Canada already meets the vast majority of treaty obligations according to Foreign Affairs Minister. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-18 The Sudbury Permit Issuing Office Moved to North Bay
  • Customs Notice 16-17 Mandatory Electronic House Bills
  • Memorandum D14-1-3 Re-determinations and Appeals Under the Special Import Measures Act. Revised, see memorandum
  • CRA Form GST59 GST/HST Return for Imported Taxable Supplies, Qualifying Consideration, and Internal and External Charges
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-95-08 July 4, 2016 (6th revision) Phytosanitary import requirements for fresh temperate fruits and tree nuts
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Mexico Section, Annex 1 (2016-06-30)
  • Government of Canada proposes stronger rules for antimicrobial drugs. Health Canada to strengthen rules governing the importation, sale and use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock
  • Government of Canada introduces new Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-018 Tariff classification of olives in brine


June 30, 2016

Concrete reinforcing bar from China, Korea, and Turkey assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

European Union working on ratification of free trade agreement with Canada. Head of Commission says CETA does not need to be ratified by all 28 parliaments in the EU. More...

Canadian rail freight volume dropped 7.2% in April. Rail freight originating in Canada decreased 5.5% and freight received from the United States fell 21.6%. More...

Mexico will drop last restrictions to Canadian beef imports. Mexico closed its border to Canadian beef in May 2003 following discovery of BSE cases. More...

Canada will remove visa requirements for Mexicans. Beginning December 1, 2016 Mexican citizens will only need an Electronic Travel Authorization. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Preliminary Determinations
  • Customs Notice 16-16 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D14-1-3 Re-determinations and Appeals Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Undeclared Egg in Imported Surimi and Surimi-based Products
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: China - Barbados
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-001 Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Commencement of inquiry


June 23, 2016

CBSA finds certain large line pipe from China and Japan is dumped and subsidized. Tribunal will now formally determine if the dumping and subsidizing are causing prejudice to Canadian industry. More...

Ottawa consults on implementation of new TRQs and origin quotas under EU-Canada FTA. How should imports of cheese and exports of food, textiles, apparel and vehicles be administered? More...

Trade restrictions within G20 countries now cover over 6% of all imports. G-20 economies applied 145 new trade-restrictive measures between October and May. More...

New bill will formalize customs preclearance in Canada and the U.S.  The two countries agreed in principle to expand preclearance to a number of new Canadian locations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-15 Movement of Unreleased Air Cargo
  • Customs Notice 16-14 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • CBSA TCC16-083 - Quebec Civic Holiday
  • Opening of public comment period on CETA Origin Quotas
  • Opening of public comment period on CETA Cheese TRQs
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Notice to Industry - Phytosanitary import requirements to prevent the introduction of Lobesia botrana
  • Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chap. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3, Annex W - United States/ &Etats-Unis
  • U.S. CBP Reports Update On Rouses Point Construction


June 17, 2016

Tribunal maintains injury finding on transformers imported from Korea. Decision maintains anti-dumping duty although CBSA found reduced dumping margins. More...

Duties on pup joints from China could expire next year. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches regulatory review. The Agency will actively engage a broad range of stakeholders as part of its analysis. More...

Trade in Services Agreement negotiations move forward in Geneva. The eighteenth negotiating round took place from May 26 to June 3 in Geneva. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D9-1-11 Importation of Used or Second-hand Motor Vehicles
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chap. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3, Annex W - United States/ tats-Unis
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2013-003 Liquid dielectric transformers from the Republic of Korea
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2016-001 Pup joints, originating in or exported from China
  • U.S.: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers (Edition 3); Guidance for Industry
  • U.S.: Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Amending Importer Line-Item De Minimis
  • U.S.: Christmas Trees; Late Payment and Interest Charges on Past Due Assessments


June 10, 2016

Investigation into possible dumping of gypsum board from the United States. CBSA investigates board sold in B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and NWT. More...

Peace Bridge renovation project to begin this month. No lane closures planned for the summer travel season, some closures scheduled for October. More...

U.S. Customs announces new online payment option for truck user fee. Pilot project begins at the Buffalo, Detroit and El Paso ports of entry. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows as exports rise more than imports in April. Country's trade deficit narrowed from $3.2 billion in March to $2.9 billion in April. More...

Trade ministers renew commitment to environmental trade agreement. They committed to intensify their work to successfully conclude the negotiations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Notice of Initiation of Investigations - Gypsum Board from the United States
  • Customs Notice 16-13 Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program
  • Memorandum D2-3-6 Non-commercial Provincial Tax Collection Programs
  • Memorandum D10-14-68 Tariff Classification of Bouncers, Jumpers, Rockers and Swings (Child Seats) Under Tariff Item 9401.71.10 or Tariff Item 9401.80.10
  • Memorandum D19-4-1 Export and Import of Cultural Property
  • EICS Bulletin SCEI - EICS Interruption - EICS will not be available on Sunday, June 12, 2016 between 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-14-02 Certification Program for the Export of Hardwood Species Regulated for Agrilus spp. to the European Union (EU)
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export to Mexico
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chap. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3, Annex W - United States
  • CFIA Update to the "List of Establishments Approved to Export Live or Raw Molluscan Shellfish from France to Canada
  • WCO Classification Decisions - latest Session of the Harmonized System Committee


June 3, 2016

Canadian agriculture and food sectors reaping benefits from FTA with Korea. Canada has seen significant export gains compared to 2014 across a number of sectors. More...

Rail freight volume dropped 4.8% in Canada in the month of March. Rail freight originating in Canada decreased 2.3% and freight received from the United States fell 25.3%. More...

Spills, thefts or losses of dangerous cargo will have to be reported. Amendments to Canadian regulations will increase reporting requirements. More...

Global merchandise trade continued to slow down in the first quarter. OECD reports imports fell everywhere except Germany, with significant falls in China and Korea. More...

Worldwide air freight volumes were up 3.2% in April. The increase in demand was broad-based across all regions with the exception of Latin America. More...

U.S. border crossing at Rouses Point closed to commercial traffic starting June 6. The temporary closing and diversion is due to construction, and expected to last two weeks. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D1-16-3 Guidelines for the Access to, Use, and Disclosure of Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data
  • CRA Form B264 Excise Duty Return - Special Excise Warehouse Licensee
  • CRA Form B270 Excise Act 2001 - Excise Duty Return - Non-Licensee
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella [Walsh])
  • CFIA Privacy Notice - Application for Registration under the Certification Program for the Export of Hardwood Species Regulated for Agrilus spp. to the European Union
  • CFIA: Export of Fresh Poultry Meat to Saint Lucia
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • Canada and the United States Designate First Set of Chemicals of Mutual Concern
  • Tribunal Continues its Finding - Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea
  • U.S. CBP NEXUS Program On-Site Enrollment Events Exclusively for Vermont
  • U.S. CBP: Commercial and Oversized Vehicles Unable to Cross Into U.S. at Rouses Point Starting June 6
  • Certain iron mechanical transfer drive components from Canada. U.S. Commerce Department preliminarily finds dumping


May 27, 2016

Dumping of large steel line pipe from China and Japan injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Mandatory maritime container weight verification takes effect July 1, 2016. Shippers will have to certify the weight of every container as a condition for loading aboard a vessel. More...

New agreements will help to keep trade going in the event of animal disease outbreaks. Signing countries aim to help each other while maintaining trade in animals and products during an outbreak. More...

Crossing the border frequently? Make it simple, join NEXUS. The Canada - U.S. program is designed to simplify border crossings for pre-approved, low-risk travellers. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2015-003 Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China  and Japan. Determination of injury
  • Canadian Procedure for Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers. Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin


May 20, 2016

Proposed regulation will restrict exports of mercury. New rule would restrict the export of mixtures containing elemental mercury at a concentration of 95% or more. More...

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Cape Breton. It encompasses the Port of Sydney, the JA Douglas McCurdy Airport, and the surrounding logistics capabilities. More...

CBSA will expand the number of FAST lanes at the border, enhance access to program. New FAST lanes will open at Fort Erie ON, Pacific Highway BC and Emerson MB. More...

Canada and Mexico sign mutual trusted traders recognition arrangement. The two countries will recognize each other's trusted trader members and facilitate border processes. More...

Economic indicators point to stable growth momentum in the OECD area. Stable growth momentum is anticipated in Canada and the euro area as a whole. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-20 Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 197 Exports of items listed on the Export Control List to Belarus
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated (Cotton or Man-made Fibre Apparel are at 66% utilization)
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Export of Meat Products to Saudi Arabia
  • CFIA - Notice to Industry - Amendments to the Weed Seeds Order
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-012 Classification of a Disney activity table set
  • U.S. CBP Updated Guidance for Vehicle Importations: CBP Stamping Customs Form 7501
  • U.S. CBP Exporting Used Self-Propelled Vehicles - Used Vehicle FAQs
  • U.S. CBP Sault Ste. Marie, MI Port of Entry Construction Project


May 13, 2016

New talks on environmental trade agreement were held at the end of April. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

CBSA issues guidance for certificates of origin in electronic format. Agency specifies current policy regarding the validity of certificates of origin in electronic format. More...

Canada will end sanctions against Belarus. Canada initiates the regulatory process to remove sanctions against Belarus that have been in place since December 2006. More...

Concerns about global steel overcapacity raised at WTO. Distortions in steel trade are triggering an increase in the initiation of safeguard and anti-dumping investigations. More...

Canada sets September 29 for mandatory electronic travel pre-authorization. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals will have to obtain an electronic travel authorization. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-14 Certification of Origin Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN23 Issuance of Age and Origin Certificates
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN41 Budget 2016 - Enhancing Certain Security and Collection Provisions in the Excise Act, 2001
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Canada Finalizes New Agreement for Exportation of Untreated Sawn Wood to Australia
  • CFIA Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export Meat to Mexico
  • CFIA Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export meat and poultry meat products to Vietnam
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2015-001 Steel Grating from China. Expiry Review. Reasons


May 6, 2016

Canada and the U.S. sign a food safety system recognition arrangement. Importers can have greater confidence that a product meets their country's requirements. More...

Canada and the European Free Trade Association are reviewing their FTA. Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada met in April for a first exploratory round. More...

Government consults on measures to strengthen Canada's trade remedy system. Significant changes have occurred in the global economy since Canada last reviewed its laws. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2016. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

Canada will compensate dairy industry for concessions in FTA with European Union. EU will soon be permitted to ship an additional 17,700 tonnes of cheese into Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D21-1-1 Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00)
  • Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products 2016-2017. The 2016-2017 tariff rate quotas will become accessible August 1, 2016
  • Powdered Whey Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2016-2017 Allocation
  • Specialty Creams Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2016-2017 Allocation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2016-17 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Section 11.7.3.2.2 - Mexico
    - MHD 2016-16 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Section 11.7.3.2.2 - China
    - MHD 2016-15 Chapter 11 - United States - Annex W-2 U.S. CBP Commercial Truck Single-Crossing User Fee Automation and Prepayment Pilot
  • Avoid Delays At Rouses Point - Use Alternate Routes When Traveling to U.S.


April 29, 2016

Canada takes steps to ratify WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Bill C-13 adapts Canadian law to treaty obligations and will allow Canada to implement the agreement. More...

Ottawa consults on tariff elimination on agri-food processing inputs. The Government is seeking views on the elimination of MFN duty rates on certain inputs. More...

Negotiations towards Trade in Services Agreement progressed in April. While services are not subject to tariffs they can still be subjected to discriminatory barriers. More...

When and how can Customs waive penalties and interest? Memorandum describes and explains the circumstances that may allow for relief. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • 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
  • Memorandum D19-6-2 International Boundary Commission
  • Customs Notice 16-12 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • CRA Form E681 Excise Act 2001 - Refund Claim on Exported Tobacco Products
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Export Information - The use of sulphites is not currently approved for use in crustaceans destined for China


April 22, 2016

WTO participants get ready for duty cuts under Information Technology Agreement. The expansion of the ITA will eliminate tariffs on 201 information technology products. More...

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

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Niagara. FTZ Point will be serving the region's 12 municipalities from east of Hamilton to the United States border. 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...

Global counterfeit trade mostly targets U.S., Italian and French brands. Most fakes originate in middle income or emerging countries, with China the top producer. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CRA Form B271 Excise Duty Return - Tobacco Dealer
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Chapter 11 - China
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2015-001 Steel Grating from China. Expiry Review. Tribunal continues its finding
  • Hazardous Materials: U.S. Designated Agents by Non-Resident Firework Manufacturers Guidance


April 15, 2016

Canada and the EU expand scope of organic products trade arrangement. Under the arrangement traded organic products can carry the Canadian and/or the EU organic logo. More...

Trade Commission finds polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada causes injury to U.S. industry. The U.S. Commerce department will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product. More...

Canada's trade surplus of $4.8 billion in 2014 turned to a deficit of $23.1 billion in 2015. Annual trade figures were strongly influenced by changes in exchange rates and energy prices. More...

Reminder about exports through the U.S. to any other country. Even when shipped through the United States, goods have to be reported at time of export. More...

Economic indicators show growth is slowing in the OECD area. Easing growth in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan, signs of growth stabilisation in Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Update - Export to the United States, (MHMP) Chapter 11, Annex W of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CFIA - List of Establishments Approved to Export Meat to Mexico


April 8, 2016

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on steel sheet and strip from three countries. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Global trade growth to remain weak in 2016 according to WTO. This will be the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3 percent. More...

Canada's trade deficit rises to $1.9 billion as exports fall more than imports. Deficit up from $628 million in January to $1.9 billion in February as imports declined 2.6% while exports fell 5.4%. More...

Proposed changes to rules on export and import of hazardous waste and recyclable material. Reinforcing Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the United Nations Basel Convention. More...

Canada wins one NAFTA investor litigation case, pays $18M to settle another. Both cases were filed by corporations disagreeing with changes to certain provincial regulations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip from Brazil, China, Chinese Tapei, India and Ukraine. Expiry Review Decision
  • Customs Notice 16-11 Proposed Amendment to the Length of Time to Request a Minister's Decision Under the Presentation of Persons (2003) Regulations
  • Memorandum D8-1-1 Administration of Temporary Importation (Tariff Item No. 9993.00.00) Regulations
  • Memorandum D10-14-61 Tariff Item No. 9937.00.00 and the Recognition of an Ethno-cultural Group
  • Memorandum D11-6-10 Reassessment Policy
  • Memorandum D13-10-2 Used Automobiles Motor Vehicles Boats and Other Vessels
  • Memorandum D19-7-3 Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • List of Establishments Approved to Export Meat to Mexico and Brazil
  • Notification on the revised Policy on the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Meat and Poultry Products
  • List of Establishments Approved for Pork Export to Korea
  • List of Establishments Approved for Meat Export to Mexico
  • U.S. FDA releases final rule to ensure food safety during transport
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) resin from Canada, China, India, And Oman Injures U.S. industry, says USITC


April 1, 2016

Canada launches WTO complaint against U.S. duties on supercalendered paper. U.S. imposes countervailing duties on imports of supercalendered paper from Canada. More...

Investigation into possible dumping of large line pipe from China & Japan. CBSA investigation follows a complaint filed by manufacturers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of certain steel line pipe from China threatens domestic industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties now apply to the subject goods. More...

Canada gets extension of measures enabling stable canola exports to China. Exports of Canadian canola seed have been impacted by restrictions related to blackleg since 2009. More...

Mexico will reopen its border to Canadian poultry meat. Mexico had closed its market to this Canadian export in 2004 following an outbreak of Avian Influenza. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China - Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation - Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China
  • Memorandum D19-8-5 Import Prohibitions and Requirements for Commercial Importers of Aquatic Species and for Travellers Under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-10-01 General Phytosanitary Import Requirements for Fresh Pepper and Tomato Fruit from the World
  • CFIA: Export of Meat to the Philippines
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Mexico - United States
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2015-002 Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe from China. Injury determination
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2015-003 Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Notice of commencement of preliminary injury inquiry


March 24, 2016

Federal budget announces tariff relief on certain manufacturing inputs. Government will also consult on eliminating tariffs on food manufacturing ingredients. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on copper pipe fittings from the U.S., Korea and China. Finding is scheduled to expire in February 2017 unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Imports and exports of cultural property are regulated. Objects of historical, scientific, and cultural significance are subject to export and import permits and controls. More...

Canada announces additional sanctions regarding Russia, Ukraine activities. Canada's new measures align with recent actions taken by the United States and the European Union. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway opened 58th navigation season ice free. The first ship to officially transit through the Seaway in 2016 carries a load of road salt. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D9-1-11 Importation of Used or Second-hand Motor Vehicles
  • Memorandum D19-4-1 Export and Import of Cultural Property
  • Additional sanctions on individuals and entities for activities related to Russia and Ukraine
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: New OMIC for Finland for Meat Derived from Farmed Cervids
  • Expiry Review No. RR-2015-003 Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China
  • Canada Delays New Import Requirements for European Grapevine Moth Hosts


March 18, 2016

Canada-Japan free trade negotiations could resume soon. The last round of negotiations of he Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement took place in November 2014. More...

Talks on environmental trade agreement resumed earlier this month. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Canadian trucking tonnage increased 41% in six years. Domestic shipments rose 42.5% and transborder shipments increased 33.1% from 2009 to 2014. More...

Air Cargo Security Program: Shippers should apply before the end of March. Air cargo could be screened and made secure as early as when it is packed. More...

OECD reports slowing GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP growth in the G20 area eased to 0.7%, down from the constant 0.8% recorded in previous quarters. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-13-5 Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Customs Notice 16-10 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Victoria, British Columbia)
  • Customs Notice 16-09 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Nanaimo, British Columbia)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Export of poultry products to Vietnam
  • CFIA: Import of meat and meat products from Greenland is now allowed
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • Adjustments to toll rates at the Blue Water Bridge effective April 1st, 2016


March 11, 2016

Harmonized System and customs tariff changes in January 2017. World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications. More...

Trudeau-Obama summit: Leaders restate intention to make border more fluid. The two leaders agree in principle to expand preclearance, streamline trade between the two countries. More...

Canada's trade deficit rose slightly in January. Deficit up from $631 million in December to $655 million in January as imports increased 1.1% while exports were up 1.0%. More...

Postponement of mandatory electronic pre-authorization for visitors flying to Canada. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals should still apply for an electronic travel authorization. More...

U.S. sets anti-dumping duty rates on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada. The final dumping margin was set at 13.60 percent for all Canadian exporters. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-08 Updates for Post-arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
  • Memorandum D8-1-1 Administration of Temporary Importation (Tariff Item No. 9993.00.00) Regulations
  • Memorandum D8-3-6 Tariff Item 9905.00.00 and the Passover Products Remission Order
  • Turkey and Turkey Products (Items 105 to 113 on the Impo rt Control List) 2016 TRQ:  Quantities Available for Allocation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Expanded Canada-European Union Organic Equivalency Arrangement
  • CFIA Single directive for all phytosanitary import requirements for fresh and dried branches, roots, cones, etc.
  • CFIA List of Establishments approved to export pork products to Australia
  • CFIA List of Establishments approved to export meat to Mexico
  • CFIA List of Establishments approved to export meat to the United States
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2015-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from India and the Russian federation. Reasons
  • The Sixth Edition (2017) of the Harmonized System will enter into force in January 2017


March 4, 2016

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies of stainless steel sinks from China. Revised amounts could change rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

EU and Canada agree to revised investor dispute settlement approach in FTA. A permanent Tribunal will hear claims for violation of the investment protection standards. More...

USDA officially repeals origin labelling regulations for meat. U.S. Department of Agriculture amends COOL regulations by removing the requirements for beef and pork. More...

Paraguay is the 70th nation to ratify the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement. The TFA will enter into force once two-thirds of the WTO members have formally accepted it. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Stainless Steel Sinks from China - Notice of Re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and the amounts of subsidy
  • Customs Notice 16-07 eManifest Requirements for Tow Truck Operators
  • Customs Notice 16-06 Update to the Implementation of the Accounts Receivable Ledger
  • Memorandum D11-4-16 Advance Rulings for Origin Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Final CETA text
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-14-03 Phytosanitary import requirements for fresh and dried branches, cut flowers and other plant parts for ornamental purposes
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2016-10 Chapter 11 - Colombia - Section 11.7.3
    - MHD 2016-09 Chapter 11 - Korea (Republic of)- Section 11.7.3


February 26, 2016

CBSA determines steel line pipe from China is dumped and subsidized. Tribunal will now determine if the dumping and subsidizing are causing prejudice to Canadian industry. More...

Canadian manufacturer appeals Tribunal decision on steel plate from India and Russia. Tribunal ruled that dumped and subsidized steel plate caused no injury to domestic industry. More...

Canadian rail freight volume dropped 5.4% in December. Rail freight originating in Canada decreased 2.7% and freight received from the United States fell 26.6%. More...

Visitors flying to Canada will require electronic pre-authorization as of March 15. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals have to apply for an electronic travel authorization. More...

Lithium batteries banned as cargo on passenger planes starting April 1st. ICAO adopts recommendation that lithium ion batteries be forbidden as cargo on passenger aircraft. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China. Final determinations of dumping and subsidy
  • Memorandum D19-6-3 Importation of Energy-using Products. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Turkey and Turkey Products (Items 105 to 113 on the Import Control List) 2016 TRQ: Quantities Available for Allocation
  • Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • United Nations Resolutions on Iran - Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing
  • CFIA Information for Canadian Establishments Approved for Export to the Russian Federation - Appendix I - fish and seafood products
  • CFIA: Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export to Australia - meat and poultry meat products
  • CFIA: Annex 1 List of Establishments Approved to Export to Vietnam - meat and poultry meat products
  • CFIA Update on Avian Influenza (AI) - Saint Vincent and the Gre nadines lifts restrictions
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-08 Chapter 11 - South Africa - Section 11.7.3
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-029 Classification of single light-emitting diode puck lights and 3-puck LED starter kits
  • CITT Appeal Nos. EA-2014-002 and EA-2014-003 Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on certain fasteners
  • U.S. CBP Announces Implementation of Test Hours for the Raymond, Montana Port of Entry
  • USDA Sets Dates for the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Program Referendum (assessment of $0.35/thousand board feet)
  • USDA Sets Dates for the Blueberry Research and Promotion Program Referendum (assessment of $18 per ton)


February 19, 2016

Canada-EU free trade agreement could come into force in early 2017. The legal review of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is almost complete. More...

New export program for small Canadian companies has first successful applicants. Selected projects target new opportunities in Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the U.S. More...

Reminder: Grace period for disclosing unreported exports transiting through the U.S. The CBSA's grace period to voluntarily disclose exported shipments expires on June 1, 2016. More...

After-hours travellers at Morses Line border crossing will be processed by video. Pilot project will allow the CBSA to test the viability and potential benefits of remote traveller processing. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-05 Amendments to the Iran Sanctions as of February 5, 2016
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Animal Health Import Requirements for Raw Inedible Products and Rendered products
  • CFIA Canadian Certified Shellfish Dealers and List of Leases Approved to Export Raw Oyster Products to Japan
  • CFIA Update to the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MOP) Chapter 11, Philippines


February 12, 2016

Copper pipe fittings from the U.S., Korea and China assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Canada eases sanctions against Iran. Controlled economic re-engagement includes lifting the broad ban on imports, exports and financial services. More...

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies of concrete reinforcing bar from China, Korea, and Turkey. Revised amounts could change rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $585 million in December. Total Canadian exports increased 3.9 percent while imports were up 1.6 percent. More...

U.S. & EU to hold a twelfth round of free trade talks in February. Negotiators will discuss market access, regulatory cooperation, and rules. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete reinforcing bar from China, the Republic of Korea, and Turkey. Re-investigation to update values, export prices and amount of subsidy
  • CBSA - SIMA - Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China. Conclusion of Re-investigation of values, export prices and amount of subsidy
  • Notice to Exporters No. 196 Exports of items listed on the Export Control List to Iran
  • Resumption of exports of rough diamonds from the Central African Republic
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-06 Chapter 11 - India - Section 11.7.3
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-002 Classification of Kindle Touch leather covers
  • U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program
  • U.S. Classification of Foreign-Growth Cotton
  • Certain iron construction castings From Brazil, Canada, and China
  • Supercalendered Paper from Canada


February 5, 2016

Duties on copper pipe fittings from the U.S., Korea and China could expire next year. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

APEC publishes current state of members' duty reductions on environmental goods. China and South Korea among the latest for significant drops in duty tariff rates. More...

Global air freight growth slowed to two percent in 2015. IATA says the key markets of Europe and North America were basically flat last year. More...

Canadian breeding cattle and swine can now be exported to Georgia. Cattle and swine breeders can immediately begin exporting to this new market. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-04 Requests to Amend Tariff Treatment From Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) to NAFTA
  • Memorandum D1-6-1 Authority to Act as an Agent. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to Industry: Importation of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables with Sulphites
  • CFIA Proposed regulatory amendments to the Weed Seeds Order, 2005
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-04 Chapter 11 - Ukraine - Section 11.7.3
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2015-003 Copper pipe fittings from the United States the Republic of Korea and China
  • U.S. CBP: APHIS Fee increase for Commercial Vehicles
  • Refund of U.S. Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products


January 29, 2016

Canada will sign TPP trade agreement but will continue consultations. Trade Minister says Canada needs to stay at the table with the other TPP countries. More...

CBSA's new accounting system comes into effect. Changes will first affect importers with account security for release prior to payment privileges. More...

Trade in Services Agreement may be finalized this year. While services are not subject to tariffs, they can still be subjected to discriminatory barriers. More...

Canada in top ten of least corrupt countries. Canada was in ninth postilion in Transparency International's 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index. More...

Chemists from customs laboratories share knowledge at WCO meeting. Customs authorities in World Customs Organization countries cooperate on laboratory matters. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-01 Implementation of the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL)
  • Customs Notice 16-02 Canada Revenue Agency Alcohol and Tobacco Licenses
  • Customs Notice 16-03 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Tariff amendment T2016-1
  • CRA Form GST59 GST/HST Return for Imported Taxable Supplies, Qualifying Consideration, and Internal and External Charges
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: South Africa - European Union
  • WCO Revision of Correlation Tables between the 2012 and 2017 versions of the Harmonized System Nomenclature


January 22, 2016

Canada files for NAFTA panel review of U.S. punitive duties on supercalendered paper. U.S. imposes steep countervailing duties on imports of supercalendered paper from Canada. More...

NAFTA countries to collaborate more closely to reduce avian influenza trade distortions. Working toward harmonizing procedures to respond to possible future detections of the virus. More...

Canadian pork and pork products may now be exported to India. The value of Canadian agri-food and seafood exports to India has increased steadily over the last decade. More...

IMF warns of weak global economic growth, especially in emerging markets. Emerging market and developing economies face the new reality of slower growth. More...

Least Developed Country Tariff: a new explanatory guide. Explains rules of origin, documentation requirements and shipment criteria that may seem complex. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Restriction on imports of live birds, bird products and by-products from US states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Addition of Indiana
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-01 Chapter 11 French Polynesia Section 11.7.3
  • Exportation of Live Animals, Hatching Eggs, and Animal Germplasm From the United States. USDA is removing most of the requirements for export health certifications, tests, and treatments


January 15, 2016

New verification targets from the Canada Border Services Agency. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

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

Ukraine expands access for Canadian beef and pork exports. Additional Canadian beef and pork establishments are now eligible to export to Ukraine. More...

Global air freight volumes were down 1.2% in November. Air freight was down by 2.0% in Europe, by 3.2% in North America, and by 1.5% in Asia-Pacific. More...

Indicators point to stable growth momentum in the OECD area. The organization's data foresees diverging patterns across major emerging economies. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications January 2016. Commodities targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty
  • Memorandum D3-5-7 Temporary Importation of Vessels
  • Memorandum D6-2-3 Refund of Duties
  • Memorandum D8-3-2 Tariff Item 9831.00.00 and the Exposed and Processed Film and Recorded Video Tape Remission Order
  • Memorandum D9-1-15 Canada Border Services Agency's Policy on the Classification of Hate Propaganda, Sedition and Treason
  • Memorandum D10-14-54 Tariff Classification of Certain Flat Water Sprint Racing Canoes and Kayaks Under Tariff Item 8903.99.10
  • Memorandum D10-14-59 Tariff Classification of Textile Fabric or Material Combined With Plates, Sheets or Strip of Cellular Plastic, and Garnments Made up of Such Fabric
  • Memorandum D11-4-2 Proof of Origin of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D11-4-13 Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Memorandum D11-6-10 Reassessment Policy
  • Memorandum D17-1-13 Interim Accounting (Provisional Documentation)
  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • Memorandum D19-12-2 Importation of Tires
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-14-01 Pilot Canadian Compliance Program for the Export of Canary Seed (Phalaris canariensis) to Mexico
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-042 Classification of ombination boilers or "Combi-boilers" for use in the home and in small commercial locations
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-004 Classification of various models of zipper chains
  • WCO Complementary amendments to the Harmonized System Nomenclature 2017 Edition


January 8, 2016

Tribunal finds dumping of steel plate from India and Russia is no threat to domestic industry. Goods will not become subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. More...

Ottawa announces new export program for small Canadian companies. Program will provide $50 million to help Canadian SMEs take advantage of export opportunities. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $2 billion in November. Total exports increased 0.4 percent while imports decreased 0.7 percent. More...

South Korea reopens its market to Canadian beef. The country had imposed a temporary restriction following a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Alberta in February. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA eManifest Highway Carrier Frequently Asked Questions
  • Certain Milk Protein Substances - Deadline for 2016-2017 Tariff Rate Quota Applications
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Conditions for importation of meat products from Argentina. Imports can resume as of 2015-12-17
  • CFIA Interim Phytosanitary Requirements for In-transit shipments of plants and plant products
  • Beef export to South Korea. South Korea has lifted the temporary suspension of beef imports from Canada
  • CFIA Directive D-13-03 Phytosanitary import requirements to prevent the introduction of Lobesia botrana, the European grapevine moth
  • Imports of hydrofluorocarbons in bulk. Environment Canada requires report no later than March 2, 2016
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2015-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from India and Russia. Finding
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service 2016 Rate Changes
  • USDA Announces Expansion of the Organic Assessment Exemption


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