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April 9, 2021

Canada's trade surplus remains above $1.0 billion in February. However, worldwide shortage in semiconductor chips hit country's exports and imports of motor vehicles & parts

Global air cargo demand outperforms pre-COVID levels. All regions saw an improvement in air cargo demand compared to pre-COVID levels, except for Latin America

WTO expects world merchandise trade to increase by 8.0% in 2021. Global trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last year

Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement came into force on April 1st. Information on new agreement's tariff provisions, proof of origin and shipping requirements

Government of Canada takes further action with domestic and U.S. partners to combat illicit firearms. Canada Border Services Agency to lead efforts to create a joint Canada-United States cross-border task force to address gun smuggling and trafficking

Tariff Classification of Certain Flat Water Sprint Racing Canoes and Kayaks. Memorandum D10-14-54 has been updated

Importation and exportation of human remains and other human tissues. Memorandum D19-9-3 has been updated

Import, export and in transit requirements of the Explosives Act and Regulations. Memorandum D19-6-1 provides several updates

Renewal of veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and import permits - CFIA - Memorandum 2021-03

CFIA - Notice to industry - Listing of susceptible aquatic animal species - Listing of susceptible aquatic animal species. All aquatic animals listed as susceptible species need a valid CFIA import permit and must comply with Canadian import requirements to be eligible for entry into Canada

Apparel for export to the European Union. Notice to Exporters Serial no. 1056 about Apparel for export to the European Union under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 6, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 6, 2021


April 1, 2021

Tribunal maintains injury finding on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

Surtax order on certain steel goods could expire in October. Safeguard measures apply to imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on steel grating from China. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Ottawa reminds travellers returning to Canada of COVID-19 border measures. Planning ahead can help travellers avoid potential complications, delays at the border, and fines

Notice of normal value review of carbon steel welded pipe 2, UTP - United Arab Emirates. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Importations of COVID-19 vaccines by Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations. Customs Notice 21-05 outlines the requirements for the importation of COVID-19 vaccines in diplomatic bags or in commercial shipments for official Mission use 

CBSA sets new penalties for crossing the border with cannabis. Another tool, besides criminal prosecution, to crack down on the unauthorized cross-border movement of cannabis in any form

CFIA Decision on shipborne dunnage management program. The CFIA is moving in a graduated direction that will permit ISPM 15 compliant dunnage to enter Canada without restrictions

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 29, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 29, 2021


March 26, 2021

CBSA confirms dumping decision on wheat gluten from six countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Dry wheat pasta from Turkey assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Canada ratifies the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement. Since January the Canada-U.K. the trade relationship is governed by a memorandum of understanding

Canadian railways total freight volume up 7.7% in January. Traffic from domestic freight operations increased while traffic from the U.S. remained low

CUSMA motor vehicle averaging election for purposes of regional value content and labour value content. Memorandum D11-4-36 provides information on the Motor Vehicle Averaging Election for the purposes of calculating the Regional Value Content and the Labour Value Content under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Notice of normal value and export price review of carbon steel welded pipe (SeAH Vietnam). The review follows requests for re-determination filed by an importer

Carbon steel welded pipe from Thailand (Sahathai) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

CFIA Notice to industry - Fish Substitution in the Canadian marketplace. The CFIA reminds industry, including importers, distributors, and retailers, of the legal requirements

Conclusion of successful meeting of Ottawa Group on WTO reform. Ministers discussed progress on WTO reform efforts and identified key priorities in the lead up to the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) and beyond

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 23, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 23, 2021


March 19, 2021

Canada launches consultations on trade negotiations with the United Kingdom. Issues include new Canada - UK trade agreement and UK joining Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

CBSA extends investigations of certain upholstered domestic seating. The Agency needs more time due to the complexity and novelty of the issues

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until April 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Canada makes progress towards negligible BSE status confirmation. Negligible-risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy would help access to certain trade markets for Canadian products

A Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence is required to import certain foods into Canada. Customs Notice 21-04 reminds importers that as of March 15, 2021, an SFC licence is mandatory to import foods such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed eggs, processed fruits or vegetables, honey, maple and, fresh fruits or vegetables

Canada, United States agree on protocol to guide bilateral trade if African swine fever is detected in wild pigs. Under the protocol, all trade in live swine, swine germplasm, and untreated swine products would initially stop if ASF is found in wild pigs, while trade in products treated to make the ASF virus ineffective could continue

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 15, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 15, 2021


March 12, 2021

CBSA issues dumping determination on concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 8% to 45% will now be payable on the subject goods

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

More time needed in investigation of dumping of grinding media from India. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Canada posted a trade surplus of $1.4 billion in January. Merchandise exports increased 8.1 percent, while imports were up almost one percent

U.S. and EU agree to suspend tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing WTO disputes. Four months suspension allows both sides to focus on resolving this long-running dispute. A similar agreement was reached between the U.S. and the UK

Freight forwarder pre-arrival and reporting requirements. Memorandum D3-3-1 has been revised

Tariff Item 9905.00.00 and the Passover Products Remission Order. Memorandum D8-3-6 has been revised

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels have been updated to March 1, 2021

WTO members adopt roadmap to review implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Under the Agreement, members committed to review the operation and implementation of the TFA four years from its entry into force


March 5, 2021

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

Reminder: CBSA can help Canadian rights holders to fight counterfeit imports. Canadian trademark or geographical indication rights holders can file a request for assistance

Global air cargo demand recovers to pre-COVID levels in January. IATA notes that all regions saw improvement and North America and Africa were the strongest performers

G20 international merchandise trade on path to recovery, says OECD. Trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020, with exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%

Notice of normal value review of carbon steel fasteners (Chinese Taipeii, Zyh Yin Enterprise). The review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2020

Importing fresh or processed fruits and vegetables: Make sure your Safe Food for Canadians licence is issued for the appropriate food commodity(ies)

Order Amending the Schedule to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act. Addition of of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

WTO Members review proposals on improving implementation of Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement. Several of the new concerns address issues related to the environment, with a focus on energy consumption and labelling of electronic and electrical equipment


February 26, 2021

Tribunal finds dumping/subsidizing of plywood from China causes no injury to Canadian industry. Anti-dumping/countervailing duties will not be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Dumping of certain upholstered seating from China and Vietnam injures Canadian industry says CITT. Provisional anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

Canadian railways total freight volume unchanged in December. Traffic from domestic freight operations increased while traffic from the U.S. remained low

Brazil  announces decision to end WTO challenge regarding Airbus A220. A WTO panel was established to determine whether Canadian federal, provincial and municipal support measures for Bombardier's CSeries aircraft program were consistent with the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

Monthly trade in goods by exporter characteristics, December 2020. The number of exporting enterprises in Canada rose 1.4% in December to 19,649, the largest month-over-month growth since July

New WTO handbook sheds light on the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement. Prepared by the WTO Secretariat, this new edition in the “WTO Agreements” series aims at enhancing understanding of the TBT Agreement

Sea transport is primary route for counterfeiters. More than half of the total value of counterfeit goods seized around the world are shipped by sea, according to a new OECD-EUIPO report

Customs Notice 21-03 Highway sufferance warehouse closure (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)

CFIA - Update to the chemical contaminants maximum limits for the export of fish and seafood to Hong Kong for human consumption

CFIA - Requirements update for the export of fish and seafood to Brazil for human consumption

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 22, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 22, 2021


February 19, 2021

Dumping of certain grinding media from India injures Canadian industry according to CITT. Provisional anti-dumping and countervailing duties could soon apply to these goods

Tribunal to decide if certain welded pipe should be exempt from anti-dumping duty. Trade Tribunal will determine whether a requested product exclusion should be granted

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until March 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

WTO members elect Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General

Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air. Further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers arriving to Canada's air and land ports of entry

Personal Administrative Monetary Penalties for Cannabis-Related Contraventions of the Customs Act. Memorandum D22-2-1 describes the CBSA's Personal Administrative Monetary Penalty Regime for contraventions of the Customs Act involving cannabis offences at the border, in respect of a traveller's personal goods and conveyances

Consultation on how to implement Canada's CUSMA commitment to extend Canada's general copyright term of protection. Under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), Canada has agreed to extend, by the end of 2022, its general copyright term of protection from 50 to 70 years after the life of the author

CFIA Plant protection policy directive D-18-01: Phytosanitary requirements for imported small fruit propagative material (2nd revision)

Reminder: Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence. As of March 15, 2021, food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence is entered in the Integrated Import Declaration

CFIA - Update to import requirements for strawberry plants from the Netherlands

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 15, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 15, 2021


February 12, 2021

Canada's trade deficit drops to to $1.7 billion in December. Merchandise exports increased 1.5 percent, while imports fell 2.3 percent

CBSA issues dumping determination on certain concrete reinforcing bar from 7 countries. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 3.7% to 28.4% will now be payable on the subject goods

Tribunal finds dumping of steel plate from Chinese Taipei and Germany injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Duty on certain carbon steel grating from China could expire in March. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

Prohibition on the importation and exportation of shark fins. Customs Notice outlines the rules whinc apply to the prohibition on the importation and exportation of shark fins

Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of Origin. Memorandum D11-5-6 has been revised to provide an updated link to the CIFTA Rules of Origin Regulations.

Tribunal issues revised schedule on inquiry ofvwheat gluten dumping from six countries. Inquiry covers gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 8, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 8, 2021


February 5, 2021

Amendments to the Customs Tariff to improve the clarity of Canada’s import monitoring regime with respect to steel products. Amendments reflect changes, additions and deletions to preambles and classification numbers provided by Statistics Canada in Chapters 72 and 73

CFIA Veterinary Biologics Memorandum 2021-01: Re-issuance of all Annual Import Permits, with validity period extended to June 30, 2021

Canada and the EU agree on rules for CETA investment court. Rules will apply once the parliaments of all 27 EU Member States have approved CETA

Global air cargo demand decreased by over 10 percent in 2020. IATA says capacity shrank by 23.3 percent due to loss of available belly cargo space as passenger aircraft stay parked

UK applies to join huge Pacific free trade area CPTPP. United Kingdom's International Trade Secretary speaks to ministers in Japan and New Zealand to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with formal negotiations set to start this year

Government of Canada introduces further restrictions on international travel. The Government takes unprecedented action by introducing measures to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada

Conditional tariff relief: diversions must be reported promptly. Duty relief provisions are under the strict condition that imported goods be used in a specific way

Keeping of records regarding conditional relief tariff items. Memorandum D11-8-6 explains the policy  for commercial goods that have been released free of duty or at a reduced rate of duty based upon their intended use in the manner specified in the tariff item

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 1, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 1, 2021


January 22, 2021

Tribunal finds dumping of reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia injures Canadian industry. Provisional duties could soon apply to concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia

CBSA confirms dumping/subsidizing decisions on non-structural plywood from China. The Agency terminated the investigation on goods from certain exporters, trade tribunal will now decide on injury to domestic industry

Reinvestigation of values of certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty payable on imports

More Canadian exports to Korea became duty-free on January 1st. This includes crude canola oil, various dietary supplements and health food products, frozen hagfish, frozen blueberries, beer, and certain oats

Ottawa raises CFIA's budget to increase inspection and surveillance programs. The Agency's digital services will also be expanded for Canadian exporters and importers

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 25, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated toJanuary 25, 2021

CFIA Notice to Industry: Delay in implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products. Changes to the import conditions for specific foods and beverages containing milk affected by the policy updates, originally planned for February 2021, have been delayed and will be published in the Automated Import Reference System in April 2021

WCO publishes complementary amendments to the HS Nomenclature. Complementary amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2022 Edition have been accepted as a result of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Council Recommendation of 25 June 2020

Monthly trade in goods by exporter characteristics, November 2020. The number of exporting enterprises in Canada grew by 0.4% in November to reach 19,399, the highest level since February 2020


January 22, 2021

Duty on certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China could expire in March. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence. As of March 15 food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid licence is entered in the import declaration

The Canada Border Services Agency publishes current verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty

EU will retaliate against countries that do not comply to WTO rulings. The European Union will use countermeasures in trade disputes when arbitration is blocked

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 18, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 18, 2021

CFIA - Export certificate and required statement for the export of fish gelatin to the USA. For the export of fish gelatin to the USA for further processing in the USA and then exported to the EU from the USA

CFIA - Export of highly refined products to the European Union. A new certificate for the export of highly refined products to the EU is now available


January 15, 2021

CBSA confirms dumping decision on certain heavy plate from Chinese Taipei and Germany. The Agency terminated the investigation on goods from Turkey, trade tribunal will now decide on injury to domestic industry

Consultations on a possible free trade agreement with Indonesia. Canada-Indonesia bilateral merchandise trade reached a total value of $3.7 billion in 2019

New measures to ensure Canadian firms aren't complicit in human rights abuses in China. The Government of Canada announced measures to counter potential human rights violations in China

Air travellers heading to the U.S. will require pre-departure negative COVID-19 test result. Starting on January 26 passengers will be required to get a viral test within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until February 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Importation and exportation of human remains and other human tissues. Memorandum D19-9-3 has been revised to better reflect the Quarantine Act and the Quarantine Regulations

Canada requests CUSMA dispute settlement consultations regarding Canadian solar products. The Government of Canada requested dispute settlement consultations with the United States under Chapter 31 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to address the continued imposition of U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 30, 2020

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 30, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom reach arrangement for trade of organic food. The arrangement allows organic products certified under the Canada Organic Regime or the UK organic system to be sold and labelled as organic in Canada and the UK

Changes to import requirements for Fraxinus spp. from the U.S.  Due to the upcoming removal of the USDA-APHIS  domestic emerald ash borer quarantine regulations, the CFIA will be prohibiting the movement of Ash species (Fraxinus spp.) for propagation and ornamental use from the United States effective January 14th, 2021

Amended food export certificate for fish and seafood to Mexico. Any shipments leaving Canada on January 18, 2021 or after will require the new version of the certificate


January 8, 2021

Consultations resume on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products. Tariff rate quotas went from about 20 categories in 1995 to 54 under administration today

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $3.3 billion in November. Merchandise exports increased 0.5 percent, while imports edged down 0.3 percent

Air travellers heading to Canada require pre-departure negative COVID-19 test result. Travellers will also have to complete the full mandatory 14-day quarantine after arrival

Tribunal maintains injury finding on oil country tubular goods from eight countries, exempts Philippines. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping from eight countries would result in injury to Canadian industry

Understanding feed controls to prevent import of African swine fever. Guidance has been updated to remind importers that, depending on the product origin and type, there may be additional import conditions or restrictions administered under the CFIA's plant health program prior to entry into Canada

Import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States. The CFIA is no longer restricting the import of romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce originating from California

Tribunal's revised schedule on review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it


December 31, 2020

CBSA issues dumping determination on wheat gluten from six countries. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 10.1% to 26.1% are now payable on the subject goods

Dumping would resume if duties expired on on certain potatoes from the U.S., says CBSA. The trade tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

Canadian railways' tonnage moving closer to pre-pandemic levels. Statistics Canada reports 32.6 million tonnes of freight in October, down 1.9% from 33.2 million tonnes in October 2019

EU reports on recent progress in free trade negotiations with Australia. The ninth round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually

Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe exported from Korea to Canada (SeAH) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the United States (Conestoga) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 21, 2020

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 21, 2020

Off-road Compression-Ignition (Mobile and Stationary) and Large Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations. The Regulations introduce new emission standards and requirements in alignment with the U.S. EPA's standards and create a level playing field in the Canada-U.S. market for importers and manufacturers of these engines


December 23, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation on grinding media from India. Trade Tribunal will now determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Canada and UK adopt temporary measures to implement transitioanl trade agreement. Each country will ensure continued preferential tariff treatment for goods from the date CETA ceases to apply to the United Kingdom

CBSA starts dumping investigation on certain upholstered seating from China and Vietnam. Trade Tribunal will now determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

World trade volume rallies in third quarter after COVID-19 shock. WTO says third quarter rally helped limit the contraction in world trade since the start of the year

Government of Canada appoints Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. Frédéric Seppey will be appointed Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for a term beginning January 4, 2021. Mr. Seppey will replace Jean Bédard

CFIA Notice to the Canadian organic industry regarding trade of seaweed, chlorella and spirulina under the United States-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement

CFIA Update of the Request for Documentation Review CFIA 5272. The 5272 form now contains a "Submit Email" button, which connects to the user's default email program to create a new message


December 18, 2020

Tribunal maintains injury finding on oil country tubular goods from China. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until January 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Ottawa requests CUSMA panel review of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Government says any duties imposed on Canadian softwood lumber by the United States are unwarranted

WTO report shows decline in trade restrictions by members during COVID-19 pandemic. WTO members introduced the lowest number of "regular" trade-related measures since 2012

Importation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Drugs. Customs Notice 20-36  provides guidance on importing COVID-19 drugs, including vaccines, covered under Health Canada’s Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19

Customs Tariff 2021 now available on the CBSA website. Customs Notice 20-35 advises that the 2021 Tariff reflects Statistics Canada changes to units of measures in Chapters 72 and 73. Scheduled rate reductions contained within the legislation of individual free trade agreements are also reflected

Canada–Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin. Memorandum D11-5-9 has been revised to describe the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin and to provide updated links to the text of the Agreement

More time needed in investigation of concrete reinforcing bar from seven countries. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 14, 2020

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 14, 2020

CFIA Notice to Industry: Implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products. The animal health import policy Milk and Regulated Milk Products has been  replaced


December 11, 2020

Bill to implement Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement introduced in the House of Commons. The agreement will maintain mutual preferential access to traders of both countries

CBSA starts dumping investigation on reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia. The Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Canada's imports and exports up two percent in October. Statistics Canada reports that the trade deficit with the world was virtually unchanged at $3.8 billion

Global air cargo recovery continues at a slower pace in October. IATA notes that air cargo demand was 6.2% below October 2019, a slight improvement from the 7.8% September drop

CBSA issues revised timelines for the CARM project, with new implementation dates. Release 1 of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project in the spring of 2021

GST/HST relief for the importation of face masks and face shields. Customs Notice 20-34 explains the Excise Tax Act amendments which provide GST/HST relief for face masks and face hields

Importation of Tires. Memorandum D19-12-2  has been updated to remove references to legacy release service options


December 4, 2020

Canada prohibits some bulk prescription drug exports to prevent shortages. New rule counters American measures authorizing U.S. pharmacists to import in bulk prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market

Canada extends restrictions for all non-U.S. travellers to January 21. The change in date will give Ottawa the ability to align U.S. and international travel restrictions

EU and New Zealand report progress in trade agreement negotiations. Negotiators reach provisional agreement on two more chapters of the future trade agreement

List of CBSA Holidays and maintenance outages for next year. The Canada Border Services Agency official Holidays and EDI system maintenance dates for 2021

Tariff Classification Policy on ratchet drives. Revised Memorandum D10-14-36 explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s administrative policy for the tariff classification of ratchet drives imported either as part of a socket set or as separate goods

Sugar for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1035 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in subparagraph (a) of TRQ - US 09 under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under CUSMA. Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1034 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - US 10 under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to November 30, 2020

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to November 30, 2020

Implementation of Chapters of the Animal Products Import Policy Framework. The CFIA notes that the implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade


November 20, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom conclude transitional post-Brexit trade agreement. The two countries have agreed to start negotiating a more advanced deal next year

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from seven countries injures Canadian industry. Provisional duties could soon apply to rebar from from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until December 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Barley products tariff rate quota will be filled on December 21. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2021

U.S. reduces punitive duty on Canadian sowtwood lumber. The Canadian Government maintains appeals under CUSMA saying the the duties are unwarranted

Canada hosts ministerial meeting of the Ottawa Group on WTO reform. Group discusses progress on the joint statement endorsed by all members in June to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19

Classification of Parts and Accessories in the Customs Tariff. Memorandum D10-0-1 has been updated to clarify the Canada Border Services Agency’s administrative policy regarding the classification of parts and accessories in the Customs Tariff

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - November 17, 2020

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports - November 17, 2020


November 20, 2020

Tribunal finds dumping of corrosion-resistant steel sheet from two countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

WTO says less trade restrictions were put in place in G20 from May to October. This is primarily a result of the sharp decline in overall global trade since the COVID-19 outbreak

WCO issues correlation tables for the 2022 Harmonized System changes. World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications

Determination of when goods are entitled to the benefit of the U.S. Tariff or Mexico Tariff under CUSMA. New Memorandum D11-4-35 describes the determination of when goods are entitled to benefit from the United States Tariff or the Mexico Tariff under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Ontario Tobacco Tax collection in the Postal Mode. The Ontario Ministry of Finance has requested that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expand its provincial agreement to incorporate the collection of tobacco tax on casual importations within the postal stream for Ontario

CFIA updates to the Fertilizers Regulations now final. This applies to the manufacture, sale, import or export of fertilizers and supplements regulated under the Fertilizers Act

CFIA deregulates of Tomicus piniperda (pine shoot beetle). The Agency published Risk Management Document RMD-19-02 Pest Risk Management Document for the deregulation of Tomicus piniperda


November 13, 2020

Tribunal maintains injury finding on steel plate from Ukraine. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

End of safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods. The Tribunal determines that nothing needs to be added to the list of surtax exclusions

More time needed in investigation of dumping of wheat gluten from six countries. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Canada imposes additional sanctions against 13 Government officials of Belarus. In coordination with the European Union, Canada is imposing further sanctions against additional Government officials of Belarus

Notice to Exporters and Brokers - Belarus - Export and Brokering of items listed on the Export Control List and the Brokering Control List to Belarus

Minor amendments to Memorandum D19-13-5 Transportation of Dangerous Goods. This memorandum has been updated to modify text and links where necessary to relevant legislation and regulations

Combating unauthorized and counterfeit goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSA, Health Canada and RCMP announce the results of Project Purify to prevent the importation of unauthorized or illegal health products at border crossings across Canada

EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports in Boeing WTO case. Additional tariffs of 15% on aircraft as well as additional tariffs of 25% on a range of agricultural and industrial products imported from the U.S.


Canada's imports and exports up slightly in September. Statistics Canada reports that both exports and imports increased by 1.5 percent

Global air cargo's slow recovery continues in September. IATA notes that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels

New pre-boarding requirements fo air travellers to Canada. Air travellers to Canada will have to submit information with an app before boarding their flight

Canada extends restrictions for all non-U.S. travellers to November 30. Ottawa also made some adjustments to provisions allowing limited Canada-U.S. cross-border travel

Reduced inspection frequencies for meat imported from Australia and New Zealand. CFIA says the two countries have good compliance rates for meat imported into Canada

Tariff classification of car seat covers. Memorandum D10-15-31 outlines the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) administrative policy regarding the tariff classification of car seat covers

Hong Kong initiates WTO dispute complaint against U.S. origin marking requirements. Hong Kong has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning marks of origin requirements imposed by the US on goods produced in Hong Kong, China

WTO Anti-Dumping Committee holds first 2020 meeting. The WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 28 October to review members’ notifications of new or amended anti-dumping laws and regulations and reports on anti-dumping actions


October 30, 2020

CBSA issues dumping determination on non-structural plywood from China. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 2% to 203.08% are now payable on the subject goods

WTO negotiations on electronic commerce continue. Negotiators hope to deliver a consolidated negotiating text by December this year

Canadian railways' total tonnage saw no improvement in August. Statistics Canada reports says the drop was driven by considerable tonnage declines in hydrocarbons

UK and Japan sign free agreement deal for post-Brexit era. Britain concludes first major post-Brexit free trade agreement

Tariff Preference Levels under CUSMA. Memorandum D11-4-22 has been amended to include information regarding the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Tariff Preference Levels

Administration of the Steel Import Monitoring Program - Import Control List items 80 and 81. Notice to Importers Serial No. 1032 has been published concerning the re-addition of carbon steel products (item 80) and specialty steel products (item 81) to the ICL

New COVID-19 pilot planned for international travellers. A joint pilot program to safely explore an alternative approach to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19

EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports in Boeing WTO case. The European Union can now increase its duties on U.S. exports worth up to $4 billion


October 23, 2020

Dumping would resume if duties expired on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China, says CBSA. The trade tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

CBSA confirms dumping decision on corrosion-resistant steel sheet from three countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until November 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Information on import licensing from most countries available on WTO website. New website gives information on import licensing procedures of WTO member countries

Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Ukraine (MetInvest) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Tribunal's revised schedule on review expiry of duties on oil country tubular goods from nine countries. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

CFIA Notice on new food export certificate for seal oil to Norway. This certificate follows standard Codex format but has specific attestations for Norway


October 16, 2020

Tribunal finds dumping of wheat gluten from six countries injures Canadian industry. Provisional duties could soon apply to gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania

CBSA issues dumping determination on heavy steel plate from three countries. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 2.9% to 97% are now payable on the subject goods

Tribunal maintains the injury finding on concrete reinforcing bar from China, Korea and Turkey. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

EU reports progress in free trade negotiations with Australia.The eight round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually

Reinvestigation of values of certain Carbon steel fasteners from Taiwan (Jau Yeou). Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports

Public release of the initial environmental assessment of the Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the initial environmental assessment by November 10, 2020

Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian officials. This second set of sanctions is being adopted in coordination with recent actions taken by the European Union and the United States

WTO arbitrator issues decision in Boeing subsidy dispute. The European Union may request authorization from the WTO's DSB to take countermeasures with respect to the United States at a level not exceeding, in total, USD 3,993,212,564 annually


October 9, 2020

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on refined sugar from several countries. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Canada's trade deficit narrows as imports and exports drop. Statistics Canada reports that exports decreased 1.0 percent in August while imports fell 1.2 percent

Global trade shows signs of rebound from COVID-19 according to WTO. Strong trade performance in June and July have brought some signs of optimism for global trade

Guide to exporting commercial goods from Canada. Step by step information on the obligations of exporters in regard to Canadian laws and regulations

Memorandum D20-1-1 - Exporter reporting has been updated to remove all references to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) and all references to paper-based reporting, etc

Statement from Minister Champagne on suspension of export permits to Turkey. Due to the ongoing hostilities in in Nagorno-Karabakh suspended suspended certain export permits to Turkey to allow time to further assess the situation

Message to Industry – New Notices to Importers for 2021 Calendar Year TRQs. Global Affairs Canada has prepared new Notices to Importers for the 2021 calendar year TRQs with an application period starting on October 1, 2020 and a deadline of November 15, 2020

New import requirement: romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will require importers to either provide proof that romaine lettuce destined for import into Canada does not originate from counties in the Salinas Valley, or provide an official certificate of analysis from an accredited laboratory confirming that the lettuce has below-detectable levels of E. coli

WTO members narrow field of Director General candidates. The two candidates who secured the broadest and deepest support from the membership and who should subsequently advance to the final round are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea


October 2, 2020

U.S. appeals WTO panel report regarding duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The Appellate Body cannot hear appeals as the U.S. refuses the appointment of new judges

Global air cargo demand up slightly but capacity remains constrained. Loss of available belly cargo space remains an issue as passenger aircraft stay parked

Canadian railways' total tonnage was down 11,8% in July. Statistics Canada reports reports that loadings of fuel oils and crude petroleum saw the largest decline in July

Copper pipe fittings from the U.S. (Nacobre) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Importing and exporting firearms, weapons and devices. Memorandum D19-13-2 has been updated to include several regulatory changes

Marine pre-load/pre-arrival and reporting requirements. Memorandum D3-5-1 has been updated to include recent changes


September 25, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation on reinforcing bar from seven countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until October 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Canada and EU celebrate third anniversary of comprehensive trade agreement. Trade between Canada and the EU has increased by 27% for goods and 47% for services

WTO reports global merchandise trade fell 14% in second quarter. The steepest declines were recorded in Europe and North America while Asia was relatively less affected

Tariff Classification of safety headgear of subheading. Memorandum D10-15-27  has been revised to reflect current jurisprudence with respect to safety headgear, other protective headgear, athletic, of subheading 6506.10

Export reporting - amending or voiding export declarations. Customs Notice 20-30  outlines the obligations and processes to amend and void previously submitted export declarations that was reported using one of the eliminated reporting methods

WTO members narrow field of Director General candidates. The five remaining candidates are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria, Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea, Amina C. Mohamed of Kenya, Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Liam Fox of the United Kingdom


September 18, 2020

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods. The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods

U.S. cancels tariffs on Canadian aluminum under certain conditions. The announcement came just hours before Canada was set to announce retaliatory measures

WTO panel determines U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal. Dispute resolution panel rules that the U.S. duties are inconsistent with WTO rules

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

CFIA Service fee cap extended for certain animal health export certificates. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has extended its fee cap on service fees for certain animal health export certificates until September 30, 2022

Import Permit section of the Animal Products Policy takes effect. Notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Revised export certificate for dairy products to China. Updated to include the new requirements for the export of dairy products, including infant formula products


September 11, 2020

Canada's imports and exports continued to grow in July. Statistics Canada reports that exports increased 11.1 percent while imports rose 12.7 percent

Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 4. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2021

CFIA update for importers of organic products. On October 1, 2020 importers will be required to submit a digital copy of organic product certificate

Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. (Exported to Canada from the United States by Nacobre USA LLC) Notice of close of record and updated schedule – Normal value and export price review

Zimbabwe, Thailand, Indonesia and Macao set to undergo WTO reviews of their trade policies. The Trade Policy Review Body announced an updated programme of reviews for the remainder of 2020

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on wires. Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on wires.


September 4, 2020

CBSA extends investigations of non-structural plywood from China. The Agency needs more time due to the complexity and novelty of the issues

Tribunal maintains with amendments the injury finding on steel screws from China, Taiwan. The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

Concrete reinforcing bar from Spain (Nervacero) assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Opening of the Application Period for the CETA Origin Quota for Vehicles. Applications for quota allocation under the CETA Origin Quota for vehicles are now being accepted

Butter, Dairy Spreads, Fats and Oils Derived From Milk, Other Than Butter or Dairy Spreads TRQ. Notice to Importers No. 968 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for butter, dairy spreads, fats and oils derived from milk, other than butter or dairy spreads under the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations. To amend the consumption baseline value that is used to determine the HFC quantities that can enter Canada under the HFC phase-down process

Global air cargo demand now stable but capacity remains constrained. IATA says loss of available belly cargo space shrink capacity as passenger aircraft stay parked

OECD's indicators now point upwards after crisis-low in all major economies. Composite leading indicators continue to strengthen from the Covid-19 crisis lows


August 28, 2020

WTO panel finds U.S. duties on Canadian lumber are non-compliant. Panel rules U.S. measures are not in conformity with obligations under the WTO

Tariff relief consultations on certain wheels and certain cookware. The Department of Finance is seeking views on two requests for the removal of customs duties

New conditions for importation of leafy greens from Arizona took effect. CFIA limits entry to leafy greens exported by members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

WTO indicator confirms steep drop in trade but hints at nascent recovery. All component indices remain well below trend but export orders show signs of recovery

Interpretation of the U.S.-Canada Organic equivalency arrangement. CFIA issues a notice to the Canadian organic industry regarding the interpretation of the U.S.-Canada Organic equivalency arrangement

Monthly trade in goods by exporter characteristics, June 2020. The number of enterprises exporting goods abroad increased for a second consecutive month in June, after hitting low levels in April

Canadian railways carried 29.8 million tonnes of freight in June, down 10.4% from June 2019. Fuel oils and crude petroleum loadings accounted for over one-third of the total tonnage decline in June, falling 69.4% (-1.3 million tonnes) from the same month in 2019

WTO report shows how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade. Trade in goods and services has been affected by temporary border closures and travel restrictions linked to the pandemic


August 21, 2020

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until September 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

CBSA starts dumping investigation into wheat gluten from six countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Anti-dumping duty on refined sugar from several countries could expire in October. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

CBSA extends investigation of heavy steel plate from five countries. The Agency needs more time due to circumstances making it difficult to decide within normal dateline

Port of Montreal labour disruption: CBSA gives options to ship operators. Customs still needs to ensure national security requirements are maintained with respect to the radiation screening and risk mitigation of marine containers

Export and import of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material. Memorandum D19-7-3 has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations

Rules of origin for casual goods under free trade agreements. Memorandum D11-4-13 has been revised to reflect the implementation of four trade agreements

Changes to how Global Affairs Canada will inform industry on TRQ quantities available. Any tariff rate quota (TRQ) quantities available will be found on a web page which will be updated regularly

Canada’s Merchandise Trade Performance with the EU after the Entry into Force of CETA. A report from the Office of the Chief Economist of Global Affairs Canada


August 14, 2020

U.S. re-imposes 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum, Ottawa retaliates. Canada will impose surtaxes against imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from the U.S.

Ottawa won't intervene to end labour stoppage at Port of Montreal. Government will monitor the situation and look into how to support the ongoing mediation efforts.

Tribunal finds dumping of non-structural plywood from China injures Canadian industry. Provisional duties could soon apply to decorative and other non-structural plywood from China.

CBSA issues revised decisions on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate. The reviews are the result of recommendations and rulings from the World Trade Organisation.

Relocation of CBSA Office in Yarmouth, N.S. Customs Notice 20-27 advises that this office moved to a new loaction

Revisions to CBSA Courier imports remission memorandum. Memorandum D8-2-16 outlines the conditions under which a remission order may be granted on certain goods imported into Canada by courier services

CFIA update on unrequested packages of seeds. To date, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received reports from more than 750 individuals across all Canadian provinces who have received unrequested packages of unknown seeds

Export requirements for meat and non-live fish and seafood to China. At the request of China, CFIA has developed a process to suspend the issuance of export certificates when an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs at establishments which export refrigerated and frozen meat and non-live fish and seafood to China

Export (fish and seafood) to Panama at commercial risk. At the request of Panama, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Food Export Requirements Library to include the export of fish and seafood products to Panama at commercial risk


August 7, 2020

Canada's trade deficit widens to $3.2 billion in June. Statistics Canada reports that exports increased 17.1 percent while imports rose 21.8 percent

The WTO multi-party interim appeal arrangement gets operational. The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again

Global air cargo recovery continues in June, but at a slow pace. IATA says June global demand is a little less depressed that it was in May

U.S. Commission says imports of wind towers from Canada injure U.S. industry. The Department of Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders

CBSA Administration of Copyright, Trademarks and geographical indications.  Memorandum D19-4-3 outlines and explains the legislation governing the role of the CBSA in dealing with counterfeit protected marks or pirated copyright goods

Stricter rules for foreign nationals transiting through Canada to Alaska. Stricter rules and additional entry conditions now apply to travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose

Import, export and in transit requirements of the Explosives Act and Regulations. Memorandum D19-6-1 has been updated to include recent changes

Vancouver Urban Enrollment Centre. CBSA and U.S. CBP will no longer conduct NEXUS and Free and Secure Trade (FAST) interviews at the Vancouver Urban Enrollment Centre

WTO General Council agrees on guidelines for final stage of DG selection. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah, Karl Brauner, Xiaozhun Yi and Alan Wolff — until a new Director-General has been selected


July 31, 2020

Tribunal finds dumping of heavy steel plate injures Canadian industry. Provisional duties could soon apply to plate from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey.

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on certain whole potatoes from the United States. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it.

Reinvestigation of values of certain steel welded pipe exported from Thailand. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports

Dumping would resume if duties expired on tubular goods from 8 of 9 countries. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

Reinvestigation of values of certain oil country tubular goods from the U.S.  Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports

Temporary CBSA service reduction at Crystal City. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at the Crystal City, Manitoba port of entry

Temporary CBSA service reduction at Clarenceville and Stanstead. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at two ports of entry in Quebec

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin. Memorandum D11-5-17 describes the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin

Canada reaches partial agreement with Australia on WTO wine trade dispute. Canada and Australia announced a partial agreement regarding Australia's World Trade Organization challenge against Canada


July 24, 2020

Reinvestigation of values of certain steel line pipe exported from South Korea. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2020. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List

Importation of leafy greens from Arizona subject to new conditions. CFIA will limit entry to leafy greens exported by members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until August 21. The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel

Registrar of Imported Vehicles will increase fees on August 1st. Customs Notice 20-26 explains that vehicle import fee will be $325 and parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95)

List of dairy and poultry TRQ quantities under CUSMA that could be available for reallocation. Global Affairs regularly updates a list of  returned quantities of the supply-managed tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) as they become available for reallocation

WTO members meet the candidates for Director-General. Eight candidates compete to replace outgoing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo


July 17, 2020

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

Information on the Safe Food for Canadians rules which started July 15. Priorities regarding industry compliance during the pandemic remain the same as announced in April

CBSA is now collecting contact information from all travellers. Customs is now collecting more information from all travellers, including commercial drivers, at several ports or entry

Canada and Japan expand organic equivalency to include livestock products. Expanded arrangement recognizes Canadian and Japanese organic livestock standards as being equivalent

Changes to the CBSA Policies Respecting Trans-border Air Shipments in Highway Service (flying trucks). Customs Notice 20-25 provides clarification regarding trans-border air shipments in highway service and the responsibility of air carriers who transmit pre-arrival Advance Commercial Information

Quantities Available for Allocation under the CUSMA Cream TRQ. A balance of 34,796 kilograms of the Canada - United States - Mexico (CUSMA) cream tariff rate quota (TRQ) is available for reallocation under the processors pool, for the 2019 - 2020 quota year

Quantities Available for Allocation under the CUSMA Milk TRQ. A balance of 217,862 kilograms of the Canada - United States - Mexico (CUSMA) milk tariff rate quota (TRQ) is available for reallocation under the processors pool, for the 2019 - 2020 quota year

2020 Additional TRQ Volume for Refined Sugar exports to the United States. This message is to advise that the additional 20% Tariff Rate Quota volume for refined sugar has been triggered under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

New food certificate for Export of Fish and Seafood Products to Fiji. At the request of Fiji, CFIA has updated the Food Export Requirements Library to include the export of fish and seafood products


July 10, 2020

Dumping would resume if duties expired on oil country tubular goods from China, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty

Temporary service reduction at certain Canadian ports of entry. COVID-19 measure affects certain ports within the Pacific, Prairie, Northern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Regions

CBSA information on how to transmit high volumes of cargo reports. Customs Notice 20-24 provides information on how to transmit high volumes of cargo reports

Export to Hong Kong of items listed on the Export Control List. Effective July 3, 2020 Canada will treat exports of sensitive goods to Hong Kong in the same way as those destined for China

CFIA statement on new import restrictions for commercial dogs imported from Ukraine. Effective July 6, 2020, the CFIA will no longer issue new permits for the importation of commercial dogs under 8 months of age from Ukraine

Canada's trade deficit shrinks to $677 million in May. Statistics Canada announced that exports increased 6.7 percent while imports decreased a further 3.9 percent

WTO issues latest edition of World Tariff Profiles. This publication by the World Trade Organization provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories


July 3, 2020

CBSA issues regulations and amendments for CUSMA rules and procedures. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is in effect starting July 1, 2020 (Customs Notice 20-22)

Tribunal makes a re-determination on certain fabricated industrial steel components. The Tribunal revised its finding to exclude certain fabricated industrial steel components.

Sales Tax and Duty Payment Deferral ended as planned on June 30. The government allowed businesses to defer all Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) payments, as well as customs duty payments owed for imports, until the end of June

WTO says trade facilitation measures outpace restrictions during pandemic. Several G20 members initiated moves to facilitate imports, including products related to COVID-19

Global air cargo shows slight pickup in May despite continuing capacity crunch. IATA says capacity is unable to meet demand due to the loss of belly cargo holds on passenger aircraft

Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour. CUSMA establishes an obligation for each Party to prohibit the importation of goods that have been produced in whole or in part by forced or compulsory labour (Customs Notice 20-23)

Importation of certain poultry and egg products and the Import Control List (ICL). New Memorandum D10-18-8 is a revision of the information pertaining to poultry and egg products

Importation of certain dairy products and the Import Control List (ICL). New Memorandum D10-18-7 is a revision of the information pertaining to dairy product

Furniture "for domestic purposes". CBSA's interpretation of the term “For domestic purposes” under several tariff items in headings 94.01 and 94.03 in the Customs Tariff (Memorandum D10-15-30)

Update to Notices for Tariff Preference Level Apparel Goods. Three Notices to Importers and Exporters have been updated to include goods classified under heading 96.19 that are of textile material other than wadding in the definition of tariff preference level apparel goods

Global Affairs Canada Updates to the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes for CUSMA-related Tariff Rate Quotas and Export Thresholds. New codes for all 16 new tariff rate quotas for supply-managed products and 2 new dairy export thresholds created under the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement.

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under CUSMA. This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - US 10 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Sugar for Export to the United States under CUSMA. This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in TRQ - US 09 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Updates to the phytosanitary requirements for importing micro-organisms. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its plant health requirements to make it easier to import certain micro-organisms that are already present in Canada


June 26, 2020

Customs Tariff amendments to implement the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement. CBSA also outlines duty reductions on certain goods under the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (Customs Notice 20-20)

Consultations on allowing exports of automatic firearms to Austria, Ireland, Japan, and Switzerland. Canadian exporters could apply to export certain prohibited weapons to the three countries

Certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised the schedule in relation to the investigations into dumping and subsidizing

Oil country tubular goods from Korea and Turkey and hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Korea. Given the difficulties in distributing the archived administrative records to interested parties and delays that ensued, the CBSA has revised the schedule in relation to the review

Opening of the Application Period for Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA: Clarifications on Skim Milk Powder and Milk Protein Concentrate Export Thresholds

Canada Grain Act amendments implemented for 2020-21 crop year as CUSMA comes into effect. The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)


June 19, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation into non-structural plywood from China. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Application period opens for CUSMA dairy, chicken and eggs tariff rate quotas. Sixteen new supply-managed tariff rate quotas under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Textile and apparel Tariff Preferential Levels under CUSMA for imports and exports. Notices set out the administration of the TPLs and identify where import permits / certificates of eligibility are required

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-06-15

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-06-15

Implementation by the CFIA of certain chapters of the Terrestrial animal products and by-products Import policy framework. The implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade

Registrar of Imported Vehicles announces fee increase. Effective August 1, 2020, the RIV Vehicle import fee will be $325 and Parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95)


June 12, 2020

Dumping would resume if duties expired on certain steel plate from Ukraine, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry

Duty on certain whole potatoes from the United States could expire in September. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

Canada and Taiwan reach an agreement for trade in organic food. Interim mutual arrangement means certain organic products may be sold as organic in Canada or Taiwan

Total number of import transactions started rising in May. Statistics Canada reports that the import transaction count rose 14.8% in May compared with April

Available Quantities for Reallocation under CPTPP Supply Managed Goods TRQs. Returned quantities of the Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that are now available for reallocation

Opening of the Application Period for the Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA.

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-06-01

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-06-01

Importation of leafy greens from Arizona, USA. CFIA will limit entry into Canada of leafy green products from Arizona to those handled by shippers that are certified members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Import restrictions for live Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) from Hawaii. A result of the detection of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) in broodstock shrimp imported into a CFIA import quarantine

Updates to the plant protection requirements for importing earthworms


June 5, 2020

Canada's trade deficit climbs to $3.3 billion in April. Statistics Canada announced that exports fell 29.7 percent while imports declined 25.1 percent.

Canada to review determinations on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate. Governments of Korea and Turkey requested review in light of WTO dispute settlement decisions.

Trusted trader and traveler programs enrollment in Canada closed until July 6. Customs authorities in Canada react in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Opening of the application period for the CUSMA dairy export thresholds. The Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for the two new CUSMA export thresholds, effective June 3, 2020

CFIA expands the Recognition of Export Grain Analysis program. The Agency expands the program to give exporters more testing options to get their product to market faster.

CITT Review No. NQ-2013-005R Hot-rolled carbon steel plate

CITT Review No. NQ-2014-002R Oil country tubular goods

CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2020-001 Heavy steel plate from Chinese Taipei, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey

CITT Appeal No. AP-2019-004 Classification of flavoured powders used in the manufacture of gelato ice cream and pastry products

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-029 Tariff classification of two remotely operated submersible vehicles


May 29, 2020

CBSA starts dumping investigation on steel plate from five countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Oil country tubular goods and seamless casing assigned new values. Revisions may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports - Updated 2020-05-25

Textiles and Clothing 2020 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2020-05-25

Changes to the Certificate for export of Oysters to Japan. At the request of Japan, CFIA has revised the export Certificate of Origin and Hygiene for Live and Raw Oysters for human consumption

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-063 TSC Stores L.P. - Classification of pop-up gazebos


May 22, 2020

Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers. Memorandum D10-14-27 has been updated to reflect changes made in the Customs Tariff

Tariff Classification of Gloves. Memorandum D10-14-29 has been revise to clarify the tariff classification of gloves, reflect changes in the Customs Tariff legislation, and include references to relevant jurisprudence

Chapter Four of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA). Memorandum D11-4-33  is issued to publish the Decision between Canada and the Republic of Peru concerning uniform regulations for the interpretation, application and administration of Article 402(4) of Chapter Four of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Peru

Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 2 (CSWP 2) Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, South Korea, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Representations to request a re-investigation of the normal values

COVID-19 : Temporary suspension of service at Four Falls, New Brunswick land border crossing. The Canada Border Services Agency announced the temporary suspension of service at the Four Falls, New Brunswick port of entry (POE) along the Canada-United States land border

Tariff rate quotas for milk under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Notice to Importers Serial No. 978 replaces Notice to Importers No. 941 dated May 1, 2019 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada's tariff rate quota (TRQ) for milk under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

CFIA - Sending scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates to foreign competent authorities during COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country-specific requirements for sending scanned copies of phytosanitary certificates are subject to frequent changes

CFIA - Importing broth, flavour and extract of meat origin. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidance for imports of broth, flavour and extract of meat origin into Canada on the Food-specific import requirements web page

CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-056 Toolway Industries. Classification of various models of door levers


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