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March 10, 2017

Canada records third consecutive trade surplus in January. Canada's exports were up 0.5% in January while imports edged down 0.3%. More...

Ottawa launches consultations on free trade negotiations with China. Seeking opinions on how to best improve market access and legal certainty for Canadian business. More...

Global air cargo volumes grew by 6.9% in January. All regions, with the exception of Latin America, reported an increase in demand in January 2017. More...

Growth in merchandise trade within the G20 picked up at the end of last year. Exports rose by 1.5% and imports by 0.8% in the fourth quarter according to the OECD. More...

EU and Japan commit for early conclusion of EU-Japan FTA negotiations. The EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations were officially launched in March 2013. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal fromBrazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand - Statement of Reasons
  • Gypsum Board Products Anti-dumping Duty Remission Order, 2017
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


March 3, 2017

Ottawa reduces anti-dumping duty on U.S. gypsum board. The government is implementing a reduction recommended by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. More...

CBSA expands FAST to Fort Erie, adjusts process at Pacific Highway. The CBSA will also enhance FAST member benefits later this year by expanding the eligibility criteria. More...

Canadian and Chinese officials held talks on possible Canada-China FTA. Government will soon launch public consultations on a possible Canada-China Free Trade Agreement. More...

World Trade Organization reappoints Azevêdo as Director-General. Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil took the helm of the WTO in September 2013. More...

Latvia becomes first EU country to ratify free trade agreement with Canada. The vote in the Latvian parliament follows the February 15 approval by the European Parliament. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-15-18 Tariff Items 9967.00.00 and 9968.00.00
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - New Requirements for Export of Horse Meat to the EU Now in Effect
  • CFIA - Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures, Export, China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-005 Classification of non-upholstered, folding metal-frame multiposition, lounge chairs and bistro chairs


February 24, 2017

CBSA starts dumping investigation on silicon metal from seven countries. Customs' dumping & subsidizing investigation follows a complaint filed by a Canadian manufacturer. More...

WTO's trade facilitation agreement enters into force. Agreement should help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises increase their exports. More...

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

Tribunal may exempt more fasteners from anti-dumping duty. Review concerns order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

U.S. lauches NAFTA appeal of Canadian anti-dumping duties on gypsum board. A panel review will be conducted in accordance with NAFTA rules. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal fromBrazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand - Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • The CFIA has updated the Lebanon certification requirements for fish and their products
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-004 Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand. Commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-003 Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of commencement


February 17, 2017

Canada-EU free trade agreement gets approval from European Parliament. Canadian bill to implement CETA passed third reading in the House of Commons, now awaits Senate approval. More...

Tribunal exempts some fasteners from China and Taiwan from anti-dumping duty. Review of order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

Reinvestigation of normal values of transformers from Korea. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty. More...

Border cooperation a priority for Canada's Prime Minister and U.S. President. Customs pre-clearance for travelers and goods, Windsor-Detroit link are recognized as priorities. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-4-2 Reporting and Summary Accounting of Vehicle Repairs by Highway Carriers
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea. Notice of Re-investigation of the normal values and export prices
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Proposed changes to the Personal Use Import Exemption in the Pest Control Products Regulations
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-001 Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Order and reasons issued
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2016-002 Stainless steel sinks from China. Notice of expiry of finding


February 10, 2017

Canada posts trade surplus of almost $1 billion in December. Second consecutive monthly surplus as exports were up 0.8% and imports increased 1.0%. More...

Brazil files WTO complaint against Canada over alleged aircraft subsidies. Brazil says Canadian aircraft builder got US$2.5 billion in government support in 2016. More...

Canada extends validity period of the APEC Business Travel Card. Card allows travelers to clear customs at dedicated APEC booths in destination countries. More...

Statistics and facts on imports of goods subject to anti-dumping duties . CBSA provides import statistics for Special Import Measures Act measures in force.More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-07 Changes to the Validity Period of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Information for Seed Graders and Seed Import Conformity Assessors
  • CFIA: Export to China - Chapter 11, Annex D, Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-033 Classification of two models of toilets


February 3, 2017

CFIA proposes to streamline and update its cost recovery program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency controls imports of food, animals and plants. More...

Global air cargo volumes grew by 3.8% in 2016. IATA says this was nearly double the industry's average growth rate of 2.0% over the last five years. More...

EU and Mexico accelerate talks to update free trade agreement. Global trade patterns have changed substantially since the signing of the first agreement in 2000. More...

Canadian rail freight volume increased 3.9% in November. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 3.6% and rail freight received from the United States rose 6.5%. More...

U.S. officially pulls out of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Official letter states that the country does not intend to become a party to the TPP Agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D17-2-1 The Coding, Submission and Processing of Form B2 Canada Customs Adjustment Request
  • Customs Notice 17-06 Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Scheduled Network Maintenance. Digital Document Store (DDS) maintenance from Friday, February 3rd, 2017 to Monday, February 6th
  • CFIA Veterinary Biologics Memorandum 2017-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - China, Korea, Spain. Notice of commencement of inquiry


January 27, 2017

CBSA issues dumping determination on industrial steel components from 3 countries. Provisional duties at rates of up to 54.5% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

European Parliament Trade Committee approves Canada-EU trade agreement. The Agreement will be put to a vote by the full EU Parliament in February. More...

Ottawa consults on new food safety rules for importations and interprovincial sales. Proposed regulations would require food businesses to have preventive controls in place. More...

WTO amendment helps access to affordable medicines for developing countries. The amendment provides a secure and sustained legal basis for exporters and importers. More...

Global Affairs is preparing a report on human rights and free trade with Colombia. Government seeks input about Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement impact on human rights. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • Memorandum D19-9-1 The Administration of Health Canada Acts and Regulations Relating to Certain Controlled, Prohibited or Regulated Goods
  • Memorandum D14-1-9 Information Pertaining to the Acceptance, Enforcement and Renewal of Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidy Investigations
  • Memorandum D14-1-7 Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


January 20, 2017

Exploratory talks on a Canada-China free trade agreement to begin next month. Beijing talks follow a September meeting between the two countries' prime ministers. More...

U.S. files WTO complaint against Canada over BC's rules on sale of wine in stores. U.S. claims province's measures favour the sale of Canadian wine in grocery stores. More...

Application of discounts to the value for duty. A document explains the treatment of discounts in determining the transaction value. More...

Seaway now closed for winter after one of the longest navigation seasons. A total of 35 million tonnes of cargo transited the St. Lawrence Seaway's locks in 2016. More...

U.S. may restart hormone beef trade battle with the European Union. The U.S. Trade Representative is consulting industry on resuming punitive duties against EU goods. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D17-2-4 Preparation and Presentation of Blanket B2 Adjustment Requests
  • Customs Notice 17-05 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prescott, Ontario)
  • Customs Notice 17-04 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Preliminary Determination. Reasons
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive RMD-16-02: Pest Risk Management Document for Arundo donax (giant reed) in Canada
  • CFIA Animal Import/Export Division Directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2003-3-9 Request to import a new commodity or import from a new country of origin
  • Notice of intent to modify the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations. To update domestic regulations in order to meet international obligations
  • WCO: Classification decisions taken at the 58th Session of the Harmonized System Committee have been released
  • USDA: Addition of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Venison
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment


January 13, 2017

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

Increase in exports generates a $526 million trade surplus for Canada in November. Statistics Canada reports the country's first trade surplus since September 2014. More...

U.S. trade commission finds Canadian lumber imports injure American industry. Commerce Department's preliminary countervailing duty determination expected on February 20, 2017. More...

Global air cargo volume was up 6.8% in November. North American carriers saw freight volumes expand 5.6% compared to the same period last year. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-03 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Customs Notice 17-02 Clarification: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) policy on the issuance of Risk Assessment Notices up to the Estimated Date and Time of Load (EDTL) in the marine mode
  • Customs Notice 17-01 Required Timeframe for Ferry Operators and Highway Carriers to Submit Advance Commercial Information (ACI) When Transporting Commercial Goods Onboard a Ferry
  • CFIA: Export of poultry meat products to Taiwan from the Province of Ontario
  • U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 17-118 2017 NAFTA CA - Certain cotton, wool, and man-made fiber textile products


January 6, 2017

Tribunal issues injury finding on certain gypsum board from the United States. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will now apply to the subject goods. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries. Provisional duties at rates of up to 109.2% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Amended rules on trade in endangered species take effect in 2017. Dalbergia rosewoods and palisanders, sharks and rays among the hundreds of new controlled species. More...

Changes in rules for imports and exports of ozone-depleting substances and of HFCs. The Canadian Government issues new rules governing importation and exportation. 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

  • Customs Notice 16-34 Import and Export of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives
  • Customs Notice 16-33 Affirmation of Advance Rulings and National Customs Rulings (NCR) Under the January 1, 2017 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Notice of Preliminary Determination of dumping
  • Tariff Rate Quota for Milk Protein Substance - Deadline for 2017-2018 Applications
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-01-02
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-01-02
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-003 Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei  and Hong Kong. Commencement
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Determination of injury
  • CITT Reference No. GC-2016-001 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Recommendations
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-003 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Reasons
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-028 Tariff classification of certain beads


December 30, 2016

Ottawa consults on removal of duty for certain pharmaceutical products. Proposed review of an arrangement involving certain members of the WTO. More...

Canada will eliminate duty on certain agri-food processing inputs. Customs duties will be removed on certain goods used mainly in the production of agri-food products. More...

WTO issues panel report on anti-dumping duty Canada levies on steel pipe from Taiwan. The panel found that Canada acted inconsistently with certain obligations under WTO rules. More...

Canadian rail freight volume decreased 0.6% in October. Rail freight originating in Canada decreased 0.3% and freight received from the United States fell 3.8%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-32 Application of Sections 32.2 and 74 of the Customs Act to amend Tariff Treatment from Most Favoured Nation (MFN) to NAFTA
  • Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2016-2 (Agri-food Inputs)
  • Notice to Exporters and Brokers of Softwood Lumber Product Exports to the United States. Implementation of HS 2017 changes will be delayed
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Reminder: Amended Maple Syrup Grading and Classification Now In Force
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-59 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United States


December 22, 2016

Canada ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Only seven more ratifications from WTO members are needed to bring the agreement into force. More...

Customs Organization already looking into 2022 modifications to Harmonized System. Committee looks at future amendments submitted by countries and international organizations. More...

A new global forum will tackle the causes of excess steel capacity. It is the first global platform on steel issues and includes all the world's major producers. More...

U.S. starts antidumping and countervailing investigations on Canadian softwood lumber. Trade Commission to make its preliminary injury determinations by January 9. More...

List of CBSA Holidays and maintenance outages for next year. The Canada Border Services Agency official Holidays and EDI system maintenance dates for 2017. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-31 Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2017 Version Release
  • Memorandum D19-11-1 Canadian Economic Sanctions
  • CBSA - SIMA - Pup Joints from China - Expiry Review Determination. Reasons
  • CBSA - SIMA- Gypsum Board from United States of America. Reasons
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 892 Milk Protein Substances with a Milk Protein Content of 85% or more by Weight, Calculated on the Dry Matter, that do not Originate in a NAFTA Country, Chile, Costa Rica or Israel
  • 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 signs new MOU with USDA-APHIS for Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program


December 16, 2016

Environmental trade agreement will not be concluded this year. WTO members negotiating elimination of tariffs on list of green goods had hoped for conclusion by year end. More...

Customs will be allowed to open all international mail to check for drugs. Officers will have authority to open all mail, including private or business correspondence. More...

Trade restrictive measures continued to weigh on trade in 2016. WTO members introduced 182 new trade-restrictive measures between October 2015 and October 2016. More...

Economic indicators show growth momentum picking up in several advanced economies. OECD indicators see growth momentum up for Canada, the U.S., Germany and France. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-30 Fee Increase - Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program
  • 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 2016-60 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Singapore
  • CFIA has updated the Taiwan requirements for fish and fishery products
  • Canadian Export Classification. The 2017 edition of Canadian Export Classification is now available
  • Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED). Latest Version 17.00 of the CAED. Previous versions will expire on January 31, 2017
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products
  • U.S. raises bar on seafood imports to further curb illegal fishing, fraud


December 9, 2016

CBSA confirms dumping decision on gypsum board from the United States. Provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of subject goods for use in Western Canada. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $1.1 billion in October. A single import of offshore oil machinery had propelled deficit to over $4 billion in September. More...

More time needed in investigation of dumping of industrial steel components from five countries. The CBSA will need an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Canada removes visa requirement for Mexicans. Mexicans now only need an Electronic Travel Authorization to fly to or transit through Canada. More...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2017. Make sure that blanket certificates expiring on December 31 have been renewed. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA- Gypsum Board from United States. Notice of Final Determination
  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the UK. Extension of Investigations
  • Customs Notice 16-29 Changes to the Requirements to Apply for a Bonded Freight Forwarder Carrier Code
  • Customs Notice 16-28 Updated - Mandatory Electronic House Bills
  • Customs Notice 16-27 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Memorandum D17-1-3 Casual Importations
  • 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 - Proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations (Humane Transport)
  • CFIA - Status of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) restrictions on poultry meat originating from Ontario for export to Japan
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2016-51 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Saint Pierre and Miquelon
    - MHD 2016-36 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - New Caledonia


December 2, 2016

CBSA finds dumping of pup joints from China would resume if duties expired. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal modifies anti-dumping duty orders on copper pipe fittings from three countries. Decision maintains duties on most subject goods from the United States, Korea and China. More...

Proposed regulations to phase out importation of products containing HFCs. Hydrofluorocarbons are used extensively for air-conditioning and refrigeration. More...

U.S. Customs expands online payment option for truck user fee. Pilot project begun in June is now expanded to all commercial land border crossings. More...

American lobby group petitions for anti-dumping duties on Canadian lumber. Department of Commerce could soon initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Pup Joints from China - CBSA Expiry Review Determination
  • Customs Notice 16-26 January 1, 2017 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Notice 16-25 eManifest Lead Sheet Requirements
  • Customs Notice 16-24 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) - 2017 - Message to Industry and Brokers
  • Canada amends sanctions against 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 Notice to Industry - Declaration of freedom from Notifiable Avian Influenza for Ontario - country freedom reinstated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-28 Chapter 11 - Mexico, Section 11.7.3
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2015-003 Copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China. Tribunal continues its order, with amendments
  • Registrar of Imported Vehicles raises fees. Effective January 1, 2017
  • Supercalendered Paper From Canada: U.S. DOC Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review


November 25, 2016

Ottawa wants to tighten border controls for dairy and poultry products. Government may require certification of spent fowl imports and may modify the Duties Relief Program. More...

Export program for small Canadian companies now helps 500 of them reach new markets. Applicants have been supported in a broad range of endeavours in all regions of the globe. More...

U.S. Trade Commission rules Canadian machine parts do not injure U.S. industry. No anti-dumping duties will apply to iron mechanical transfer drive components from Canada. More...

Chile and Swaziland ratify the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement. Almost 90% of the ratifications needed to bring the TFA into force have now been received. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-16 Courier Imports Remission
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-021 Classification of wine coolers


November 18, 2016

Tribunal finds dumping of industrial steel components from five countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

EU may soon implement mandatory electronic travel pre-authorization for visitors. Pre-authorisation would apply to citizens of Canada and the United States starting in 2020. More...

WTO sets up panel on U.S. complaint against China's export restraints on raw materials. The European Union also requested the establishment of a panel to examine China's restrictions. More...

Bridge authority issues request for bids for new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Next step in procurement process to build Gordie Howe International Bridge. More...

WTO anticipates modest pick-up in global trade during fourth quarter. WTO says the current trend is consistent with its latest trade forecast issued in September. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D9-1-17 Canada Border Services Agency's Determination Procedures for Obscenity and Hate Propaganda
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: United States of America - Japan - Costa Rica - Ukraine - Dominican Republic - Cuba - European Union - Brazil
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-003 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom
  • U.S. Significant New Use Rules on Imports of Certain Chemical Substances
  • U.S. FDA Releases Final Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program


November 11, 2016

CBSA extends investigation into dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar. The Agency will need an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Trade restrictions within G20 countries remain high despite a slight slowdown. G-20 economies applied 85 new trade-restrictive measures between May and October. More...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2017. Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed. More...

Canada's trade deficit up in September because of one very large transaction. One large import of offshore oil machinery propels deficit to a total of $4.1 billion in September. More...

European Union may soon harden anti-dumping rules. Under current rules EU antidumping rates of 21% correspond to U.S. rates of 265% for same goods from same origins. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar - Notice of Extension of Investigation
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Notice of Initiation of Section 20 Inquiry - Belarus government involvement
  • Customs Notice 16-23 Transmission of Electronic House Bills for Shipments Transiting Canada
  • Customs Notice 16-22  Update to the Implementation of the Single Window Initiative
  • CBSA Form B240 Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement - Certificate of Origin 2016-11-01
  • 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 - Share Your Ideas for a National Strategy for Plant and Animal Health
  • CFIA - Export of processed food containing meat from multiple animal species to United States
  • CFIA - Manual of Procedures, Chapter 11, Poultry Meat, Taiwan
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2016-40 Chapter 11 - Indonesia - Section 11.7.3.2 (2016-11-08)
  • - MHD 2016-34 Chapter 11 - European Union - Section 11.7.3.6.2 (2016-11-08)
  • - MHD 2016-45 Chapter 11 - Bolivia - Section 11.7.3.2 (2016-11-03)
  • U.S. FDA Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Seventh Edition)


November 4, 2016

Canada and European Union sign free trade agreement. The agreement covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. More...

Government begins implementation process of Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement. CUFTA will eliminate customs duties on the majority of mutual imports. More...

Amendments 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...

Environmental trade agreement negotiators hope to conclude by year end. A group of WTO members negotiates elimination of tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Most participating countries have implemented commitments from Information Technology Agreement. The agreement eliminating duties on some information technology products will soon be in full implementation. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-21 Acting as an Agent for the Purposes of Importing Personal Vehicles and Goods
  • Memorandum D19-13-2 Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices
  • Memorandum D19-10-2 Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act (Importations)
  • 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 Secures Market Access for Alberta Seed Potatoes to Thailand
  • Peace Bridge Authority Announces Lane Closure Beginning November 15, 2016 Through May 15, 2017


October 28, 2016

Tribunal issues injury finding on large steel line pipe from China and Japan. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties now apply to the subject goods. More...

Consumer goods: Importers must notify government of any incident. The responsibilities of importers do not stop after customs clearance and extend into consumer issues. More...

Drop in Canadian rail freight volume slowed in August. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 0.6% and freight received from the United States fell 13.6%. More...

U.S. imposes anti-dumping duty on Canadian and Chinese machine parts. The impacted products are iron mechanical transfer drive components in the form of wheels or cylinders. More...

Ottawa will help exporters deal with eventual U.S. measures on lumber trade. E-portal will assist companies to apply for exclusion from countervailing duties. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Form B2G CBSA Informal Adjustment Request
  • CBSA Form B116 Canada Border Services Agency Duty Free Shop Accounting Document
  • CBSA Form E672 CANPASS Application Form
  • Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) - Quantities available for reallocation (including for other products of natural milk constituents)
  • 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 Inquiry No. NQ-2016-001 Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Finding issued


October 21, 2016

Tribunal to report on unintended impacts of anti-dumping duties on gypsum board. CITT to report on whether duties would cause significant harm to consumers or business. More...

Dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries injures Canadian industry, says Tribunal. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Canada will prohibit the importation of certain products containing HFCs. Hydrofluorocarbons are used extensively for air-conditioning and refrigeration. More...

U.S. will file new WTO case against China's export restraints on key raw materials. The U.S. seeks to extend and reinforce gains obtained in two previous WTO challenges. More...

Reminder: Data from ocean shipments transiting through the U.S. can be made public. The importer or exporter can submit a request for confidential treatment to U.S. Customs. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-20 Deconsolidation Notice - Paper Options for Warehouse Operators, Terminal Operators and Freight Forwarders
  • Notice to Exporters - Softwood lumber exports to the United States: Possible company exclusions process regarding a potential United States investigation into imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products into the United States
  • Beef and Veal (Items 114 to 116 on the Import Control List) - Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Quantities available for reallocation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-002 Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei  and Hong Kong. Injury determination
  • Appeal No. AP-2014-024 Tariff classification of various models of bathroom vanity and mirror sets
  • Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 and Reference No. GC-2016-001 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories


October 14, 2016

Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2017. Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed. More...

Canadian and U.S. officials to continue talks on softwood lumber agreement. The standstill period preventing the resumption of U.S. producers tariff complaints is now over. More...

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

Cigarettes remain the top counterfeit import seized in Europe. China was the primary originating country for counterfeit goods shipped to the EU in 2015. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice to Exporters: Peanut Butter for Export to the United States
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated 2016-10-10
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2016-10-10
  • CFIA - Export of Beef to Mexico - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Update - MHMOP, Chapter 11 - 11.7.3.5
  • CFIA - Boneless Beef Export to Indonesia


October 7, 2016

Harmonized System and customs tariff changes in January 2017. Amendments to the Harmonized System nomenclature require changes to customs tariffs around the world. More...

Food facilities registered with U.S. FDA must renew before year end. This applies to foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States. More...

Rise in exports reduced Canada's trade deficit in August. Higher exports of consumer goods, metal and non-metallic mineral products, and energy products. More...

Global air cargo volume was up 3.9% in August. North American carriers saw freight volumes expand 5.5% compared to the same period last year. More...

WTO members held new talks on environmental trade agreement last month. A group of WTO members negotiates elimination of tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D5-2-2 International Mail Destined for Canadian Forces Post Offices
  • Memorandum D5-1-13 Publications Imported by Mail or Courier
  • CBSA - SIMA - Large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Reasons
  • Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Harmonized System, 2017) - Order Amending
  • Notice to Importers - Tariff Rate Quotas. Global Affairs Canada issued new Notices to Importers
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Canada gains market access for British Columbia greenhouse peppers to Japan
  • Canada and Switzerland expand current organic equivalency arrangement
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - China-Export of Beef Meat
  • CFIA - Taiwan has lifted its temporary restrictions related to Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • CFIA - Export of Horse Meat to the European Union
  • CFIA - Centralization of Ministerial Exemptions, Permissions to Move, and Maple Authorizations
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2016-29 Chapter 11 - Croatia - Section 11.7.3
  • CFIA - Return to Using Mexico's Original Official Meat Inspection Certificates (OMICs)


September 30, 2016

Canada and China to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement. The two countries reached agreements on trade in beef and canola. More...

Customs Organization studies challenges of growing global e-commerce. E-commerce has changed the landscape for Customs and presents new challenges. More...

Canadian policies on dairy products and on wine questioned at WTO. Members questioned Canada on internal milk agreement, cheese quotas and Ontario's wine sale policy. More...

Rail freight volume continued to drop throughout Canada in July. Rail freight originating in Canada declined 6.4% and freight received from the United States fell 20.8%. More...

World trade will grow slower than expected in 2016. Trade will expand by 1.7%, well below the organization's April forecast of 2.8%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-8 Samples of Negligible Value (Tariff Items 9990.00.00 and 9991.00.00)
  • Memorandum D11-4-22 Tariff Preference Levels
  • Memorandum D17-4-0 Courier Low Value Shipment Program
  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Reasons
  • CBSA Form B232 North American Free Trade Agreement - Certificate of Origin 2016-09-27
  • 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 - Chapt. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3, Annex U-1 - United States / États-Unis
  • CFIA - Export of Poultry Meat from British Columbia and Ontario to Taiwan
  • Canada Finalizes Certification Program for Export of Wild Rice to China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-011 J. Cheese Inc. Classification of certain cheese products
  • 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. Reasons


September 23, 2016

Final determinations of dumping/subsidizing on large line pipe from China and Japan. Tribunal will now determine if the dumping and subsidizing are causing prejudice to Canadian industry. More...

Barley products and wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 14, 2016. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will be applicable until July 31, 2017. More...

Mandatory electronic travel pre-authorization for visitors delayed until November 10. Except for U.S. citizens, foreign nationals will have to obtain an electronic travel authorization. More...

Opening of new CBSA building at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. Work on the new CBSA Commercial facilities will be ongoing through to March 2018. More...

Construction at Derby Line, Vermont border crossing to cause delays. Project includes a new commercial inspection building with a 2 bay commercial loading dock. More...

Air cargo security screening program set to begin on October 17. Air cargo could be screened and made secure as early as when it is packed. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Gypsum Board from United States of America. Preliminary Determination Reasons
  • Large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan. Notice of Final Determinations
  • Memorandum D3-3-1 Freight Forwarder Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Memorandum D17-1-22 Accounting for the Harmonized Sales Tax, Provincial Sales Tax, Provincial Tobacco Tax and Alcohol Markup/Fee on Casual Importations in the Courier and Commercial Streams
  • Notice to Importers - Items 162 to 181 - Wheat Products SER-888
  • Notice to Importers - Items 183 to 191 - Barley Products SER-889
  • 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 2016-31 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United States, Annex U-1


September 16, 2016

Investigation into dumping of fabricated industrial steel components from five countries. CBSA investigation follows a complaint filed by manufacturers in Alberta and Quebec. More...

Treatment of commissions and brokerage in the calculation of value for duty. Commissions and brokerage are amounts paid to intermediaries who help in the conclusion of a sale. More...

Document on economic impact of Canada's eventual participation in the TPP. Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide a net advantage resulting from increased market access. More...

Economic indicators anticipate weak growth momentum in the OECD area. Indicators show growth picking up in Canada, remaining stable in the OECD area as a whole. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-16 Courier Imports Remission
  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from 5 countries - Notice of Initiation of An Investigation
  • 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 French Fries to Colombia now require a Certificate of Free Sale to accompany shipments
  • CFIA Export of Meat to China
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-003 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-052R Classification of inflatable decontamination shower cabins
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-029R Classificagtion of nitrile gloves


September 9, 2016

CBSA issues dumping determination on gypsum board from United States. Provisional duties at rates from 105.2% to 276.5% are now be payable on the subject goods. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $2.5 billion in July. Trade surplus with the United States widened from $1.4 billion in June to $2.6 billion in July. More...

Global air cargo volume increased 5.0% in July. IATA says carriers in the world's four biggest air cargo markets reported an increase in freight demand. More...

Ottawa invests in development of West Coast maritime sector. Federal Government announces $2 million in funding to the Vancouver International Maritime Centre. More...

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issues import-export guidance. For licensees who intend to import or export nuclear and nuclear-related dual-use items. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-27 Canadian Goods, Originating in Canada or Accounted for, Temporarily Exported and Returned
  • CBSA - SIMA- Gypsum Board from the United States. Notice of Preliminary Determination. Provisional duties will now be payable
  • 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 Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Commencement of inquiry


September 2, 2016

China delays stricter rules on canola imports from Canada. The governments of Canada and China agreed to continue discussions on a permanent solution. More...

Tribunal to decide if certain fasteners should be exempt from anti-dumping duty. Review concerns order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

Rail freight volume in Canada down 7.5 percent in June. Rail freight originating in Canada declined 6.5% and freight received from the United States fell 17.3%. More...

Ottawa sets up rules for imports of cream in instances of domestic shortage. The Government of Canada introduces a pilot domestic market shortage policy for cream. More...

Merchandise trade within the G20 sees first modest growth since early 2014. Exports rose by 1.5% and imports by 2.0% in the second quarter according to the OECD. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D9-1-11 Importation of Used or Second-hand Motor Vehicles
  • Introduction of a Domestic Market Shortage Policy for Cream. Assessment of supplement import authorization requests
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-001 Certain fasteners from China. Notice of commencement of interim review
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-001 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Reasons


August 26, 2016

Investigation into possible dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from several countries. CBSA investigation follows a complaint filed by manufacturers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. More...

Tariff classification advance rulings can provide certainty. An advance ruling ensures that the tariff classification number used is deemed correct by Customs. More...

Ottawa appoints envoy to push for ratification of FTA with the European Union. Envoy will meet with with senior business and government leaders from EU member states. More...

WTO rules Russia's ban of EU pork and its duties on certain goods are illegal. Russian import duties on paper, refrigerators and palm oil violate WTO rules. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong - Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Notice to Importers- Certain milk protein quantities available for allocation
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Mexico / Mexique
  • Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations regarding pig traceability.
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-002 Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong
  • USDA: Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit from Mexico Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries


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, Côte 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/ États-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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