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July 12, 2019

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

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters to begin on June 30, 2020. The CBSA will no longer accept the form B13A, exports will have to be reported electronically. More...

Canada and the EU will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. Canada and the EU would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones. More...

U.S. Customs seize container ship after finding almost 18 tons of cocaine on board. Seven shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane held a record amount of cocaine. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-14 Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters
  • Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) United States Surtax Remission Order
  • CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications July 2019
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Authenticity of honey in the Canadian marketplace
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Import restrictions for live Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) from Texas and Florida


July 5, 2019

Tribunal maintains injury finding on unitized wall modules from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

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

Canadian trade balance reaches surplus in May. Statistics Canada says exports rose 4.6% while imports increased by one percent. More...

CBSA signs trusted traders recognition arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand. Trusted Trader programs provide streamlined border processes to pre-approved traders. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-27 Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers
  • Memorandum D10-15-29 Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Conclusion of Re-investigation to update values and amounts of subsidy
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Consultation on the proposed deregulation of pine shoot beetle


June 28, 2019

Canadian legislation to counter steel dumping gets Royal Assent. Changes allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards. More...

Consultation on proposed food labelling modernization. Importers and industry are also invited to provide input on origin labelling of imported foods. More...

Canada officially joins the international Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty aims to reduce arms flows to illicit groups through effective export controls. More...

WTO report finds trade restrictions keep rising within G20 countries. Several other trade-restrictive measures are being considered for potential later implementation. More...

EU and Vietnam set to sign free trade agreement. The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties on goods traded between the two sides. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-13 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D10-15-29 Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
  • Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization. A portion of the sugar-containing products (SCP) export quota to the United States is now available for utilization by Canadian residents on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Consultation on proposed changes to earthworm plant protection import requirements
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export shellfish from France to Canada
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export shellfish from Ireland to Canada
  • CFIA Notice to industry – Pre-publication of regulatory changes for Food Labelling Modernization


June 21, 2019

Mexico becomes the first country to ratify the new NAFTA. The Mexican Senate ratified on Wednesday the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. More...

Opening of a new container examination facility at the Port of Vancouver. CBSA will use facility for examinations of marine containers from the Deltaport terminal and Fraser Surrey Docks. More...

Ottawa invests in upgrades to Hamilton International Airport. Hamilton International is Canada's largest overnight express cargo airport and hub for ecommerce. More...

The European Union has a $15 billion trade surplus with Canada. The UK was the largest importer of goods from Canada while Germany was the main exporter to Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-12 Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign
  • Customs Notice 19-11 Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments
  • Message to industry - 2019 Food Preparations Tariff Rate Quota. Food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-028 Classification of frozen krill whole round


June 14, 2019

WTO report underlines Canada's trade achievements. The WTO notes that Canada continues to pursue reciprocal FTAs and seeks to modernize older agreements. More...

Canadian exporters' confidence is falling according to EDC. The slide is broad-based, led by a weaker outlook for international business opportunities. More...

EU and New Zealand complete fourth round of trade negotiations. The European Commission says negotiators achieved good progress across all discussed areas. More...

Customs training exercise results in arrests of drug traffickers. World Customs Organization trainers were advising Bolivian customs officers about Container Control Programme. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Changes in the regulation of nitrification and urease inhibitors. Nitrification and urease inhibitors imported into or sold in Canada are now subject to registration as supplements under the Fertilizers Act and Fertilizers Regulations
  • Canada presents joint action plan on African swine fever at G7 and OIE meetings


June 7, 2019

Canada appeals WTO report regarding U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. Ottawa says the WTO has already ruled several times that zeroing is inconsistent with trade rules. More...

Ottawa announces new measures to prevent steel dumping. Amendment will allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards. More...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $966 million in April. Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.3% while imports decreased by 1.4%. More...

U.S. could impose a 5% duty on all Mexican goods starting on June 10. Duty could climb to 25% until President Trump is satisfied of Mexican measures to stop illegal immigration into U.S. More...

Canadian rail freight volume decreased 1.5% in March. Freight originating in Canada rose 0.9% while freight received from the United States dropped 20.7%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-11 Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-004 The appeal concerns the tariff classification of the "Noble Regina Allen" mobile offshore drilling unit
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-013 Classification of Christabel square table and Christabel round table
  • WCO Classification Decisions - 63rd Session of the HS Committee
    - Classification Decisions - HS Committee 63rd Session
    - Amendments to the Compendium of Classification Opinions - HS Committee 63rd Session
    - Amendments to the Harmonized System Explanatory Notes - HS Committee 63rd Session


May 31, 2019

Longshore workers at B.C. ports back to work after half-day lockout. Less than three hours after it began, a lockout affecting longshore workers in B.C. has ended. More...

Canada-Israel modernized free trade agreement gets Royal Assent. The two countries will now proceed to establish a date for the entry into force. More...

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

Port of Québec to develop new deep-water container terminal. Port Authority signs a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and CN. More...

Consultation on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling. Online public consultation seeks to gauge Canadians' support for proposed changes. More...

Canada, U.S. will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. Canada and the U.S. would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Customs Notice 19-10 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Summerside, Prince Edward Island)
  • Memorandum D19-13-2 Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Shandong Molong (China). Conclusion of Normal Value Review
  • Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-052 Classification of high-end outdoor furniture, including seats, loungers, tables and chairs.


May 24, 2019

Canada removes retaliatory tariffs as the U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. The U.S. and Canada also agreed to terminate all pending litigation on the matter at the WTO. More...

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. More...

Japan increases market access for Canadian beef. Expanded access for Canadian beef from cattle older than thirty months of age. More...

WTO says global trade will remain weak in the second quarter. According to the international organization, the latest WTOI remains well below the baseline value. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-09 Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)
  • Notice of Initiation of Expedited Review. Liquid dielectric transformers from South Korea
  • Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum
  • CFIA: Expanded access for beef export to Japan
  • CFIA: New plant pest fact sheet for Giant reed now available
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-003 Classification of certain food products consisting primarily of dried wheat noodles and dried vegetable or seasoning packets
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-004 Whether various styles of chairs, stools and benches are classifiable as seats for domestic purposes or as seats other than for domestic purposes
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-026 Certain Kosher for Passover cheese and butter goods
  • CITT Inquiry No. GC-2018-001-E1 Certain steel goods.Notice of commencement of exclusions inquiry


May 17, 2019

Consultation on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products. Tariff rate quotas went from 20 categories in 1995 to soon 58 once the new NAFTA comes into force. More...

USITC finds imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada hurt U.S. industry. Department of Commerce will continue with its investigation to determine dumping margins. More...

No matter how hard one tries, some imports still hold surprises. You may try to think of every possible angle before placing an order abroad, but... More...

The pace of economic growth keeps slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan the UK and the euro area. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-08 Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Memorandum D19-8-5 Import Prohibitions and Requirements for Commercial Importers of Aquatic Species and for Travellers Under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
  • Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods. Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding
  • Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from South Korea and Turkey. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 945 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List). Procedures governing the administration of safeguards, in the form of tariff rate quotas (TRQ), for certain steel goods
  • Canola oil exports to Taiwan - Certificate of Free Sale (CFIA/ACIA 5786)
  • CFIA: Import of repackaged Brazilian dried beef jerky from the US
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-062 Are spiked finger rings prohibited weapons
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2019-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Expiry review of finding


May 10, 2019

Dumping would resume if duties expired on structural tubing from Korea and Turkey, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on carbon steel plate from six countries. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion in March. Statistics Canada says exports rose 3.2% while imports increased by 2.5%. More...

Global air freight volumes remain sluggish in March. The International Air Transport Association announced that demand in air freight markets was up 0.1%. More...

Independent commission will oversee complaints against CBSA. Commission will investigate complaints from the public concerning service provided by the CBSA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-07 Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters
  • Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from South Korea and Turkey. Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Incorporating organic import requirements into the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2019-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of expiry review of finding


May 3, 2019

CFIA will simplify application process for plant import permits. Importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can can do so electronically beginning June 1st. More...

Canada enacts final safeguards on two out of seven kinds of foreign steel. Safeguards will apply to imports of heavy steel plate and stainless steel wire. More...

New administrative monetary penalties for enforcement of federal food safety rules. Penalties of up to $15,000 can now be issued for violations by food businesses. More...

European Court of Justice confirms CETA investor protection is compatible with EU law. Some EU members have been contesting the CETA provisions regarding investor protections. More...

New targeted relief of surtax on steel and aluminum from the U.S. Ottawa provides more targeted surtax relief on a range of steel and aluminum products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-06 Relocation of Commercial Office, Halifax, N.S.
  • Customs Notice 18-19 (Revised) Cannabis Customs Excise Duty Procedures
  • Memorandum D2-5-12 Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats
  • Memorandum D19-6-3 Importation of Energy-using Products
  • Final Safeguards on imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 937 CPTPP Whey Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 125.1 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 938 CPTPP Butter Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 159 to 160 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 939 CPTPP Cream Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 117.1 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 940 CPTPP Cream Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 119 and 120 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 941 CPTPP Milk Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 117 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 942 CPTPP Milk Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 119 and 120 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 943 CPTPP Skim Milk Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 118 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.944 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List) Procedures governing the administration of provisional safeguards
  • New Administrative Monetary Penalties for companies that break federal food safety rules
  • New regulations to help stop strangulation deaths linked to corded window coverings


April 26, 2019

Dumping would resume if duties expired on copper tube from five countries, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of nitisinone capsules from Sweden does not injure Canadian industry. The Tribunal terminated the injury inquiry with respect to the subject goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume was down 5.5% in February. Freight originating in Canada fell 3.4% while freight received from the United States dropped 22%. More...

WTO finds China breaches trade commitments with tariff rate quota system on grain. The U.S. had requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel on China's policies. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D5-1-5 Damaged Mail
  • Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Expiry Review Decision
  • Order amending the Export Control List. As agreed upon in various multilateral export control regimes
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Meat Exports to China: Mandatory Use of Most Recent Version of CFIA/ACIA 4159 for Meat Exports to China
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-005 Nitisinone capsules from Sweden. Finding issued
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-022 Whether 12 V AH lead-sealed batteries classified in tariff item No. 8507.20.90 can also be classified in tariff item No. 9948.00.00


April 18, 2019

Canadian trade deficit drops to $2.9 billion in February. Statistics Canada says exports were down 1.3% while imports declined 1.6%. More...

Softwood lumber: Canada will appeal WTO findings on U.S. zeroing calculations. Zeroing allows to disregard transactions which would otherwise lower the rate of punitive duty. More...

EU reports progress in trade negotiations with Mercosur, Indonesia, and Australia. Negotiations with the countries and group will enter more rounds throughout the summer. More...

The pace of economic growth is still slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


April 12, 2019

WTO delivers mixed ruling in Canada-U.S. lumber dispute. Canada had filed a complaint about U.S. anti-dumping measures applied to softwood lumber. More...

CBSA extends reinvestigation of values of pipe fittings from the U.S., South Korea and China. The Agency needs an extra 28 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Canada will end safeguards on five out of seven kinds of foreign steel. Safeguards will cease April 28 on re-bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, and wire rod. More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada. The Trade Commission will determine if an industry in the United States is injured by Canadian imports. More...

The Bahamas should become a member of the WTO within a year . Nassau's domestic reform process matches its ambition to integrate into the multilateral trading system.More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-13 International to Domestic Connections Process
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Extension of Re-investigation to update the normal values, export prices, amounts of subsidy
  • Message to industry - Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas
  • CFIA Directive D-12-01 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-047 Whether the goods in issue are entitled to duty-free treatment under tariff item No. 9908.00.00


April 5, 2019

Tribunal recommends safeguards for two out of seven steel goods investigated. The Canadian Government is expected to make a final decision on safeguards by mid-May. More...

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

Dumping would resume if duties expired on thermoelectric containers, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on carbon steel welded pipe from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Global trade growth faces strong headwinds as trade tensions persist. WTO economists expect merchandise trade volume growth to fall to 2.6% in 2019. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
  • Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods from Indonesia 2 - Citra Tubindo
  • Thermoelectric Containers from China. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Changes to import requirements for unprocessed grains and oilseeds, as well as associated meals destined for use in livestock feed
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Reminder: It's time to start using the integrated import declaration (IID)
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Testing and certification for the Integrated Import Declaration (IID)
  • Declaring CFIA regulated goods as Canadian Goods Returning
  • CITT Inquiry No. GC-2018-001 Safeguard Inquiry into the Importation of Certain Steel Goods. Determinations and recommendations
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Expiry review decision


March 29, 2019

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $4.2 billion in January. Statistics Canada says exports rose 2.9% while imports were up 1.5%. More...

U.S. Commission finds imports of structural steel from Canada hurt U.S. industry. Trade Commission gives same verdict to structural steel imports China and Mexico. More...

Canadian rail freight volume jumps 7.8% in January. Freight originating in Canada rose 11% while freight received from the United States fell 16.8%. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway begins 2019 navigation season. The Seaway was inaugurated sixty years ago by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Policy on export of non-compliant food. Information on the export of food that is non-compliant under the SFCR
  • Changes to Canada's import requirements for live Koi carp from the U.S. for aquarium and outdoor holding unit end uses
  • Directive D-02-04: The Blueberry Certification Program and domestic phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax) within Canada. Effective Date: March 14, 2019 (8th revision)


March 22, 2019

Duty on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from six countries could expire in May. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on nitisinone capsules from Sweden. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

OECD says 3.3% of internationally traded goods are counterfeit. The majority of fake goods picked up in customs examinations originate in mainland China and Hong Kong. More...

Arms Trade Treaty regulatory implementation expected soon. New Canadian rules define brokering, refine assessment criteria and raise penalties for violations. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on silicon metal from China, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain nitisinone capsules from Sweden - Notice of Final Determination
  • Silicon metal from China. Notice of CBSA's Expiry Review Decision
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing. Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value and Export Price Review - HG Tubulars
  • Canada imposes new Russia and Ukraine sanctions
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-009 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of expiry of finding


March 15, 2019

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on aluminum extrusions from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Efficiency improvements inaugurated at Peace Bridge border crossing. An average of 3274 trucks cross the Peace Bridge every day, totalling almost 1.2 million a year. More...

OECD sees global growth slowing as risks persist. Downward revisions are significant for Germany and Italy, as well as for the UK, Canada and Turkey. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation: Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Export of raw beef trimmings to the USA. Reporting of test results for Shiga toxin-producing E. coliI
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-008 Aluminum extrusions from China. Notice of expiry review of order


March 8, 2019

CBSA will increase administrative monetary penalties. The Auditor General of Canada found the penalties were too low to improve compliance with trade programs. More...

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $4.6 billion in December. Statistics Canada says exports were down 3.8% while imports rose 1.6%. More...

China tightens Canadian canola inspections, blocks some shipments. Chinese customs claims it found pests such as fungal pathogens in canola imports from Canada. More...

Global air freight volumes decreased 1.8% in January. North America and Africa were the only two of IATA's six regions to report growth. More...

Temporary closure of the Whirlpool Bridge (NEXUS) in Niagara Falls. Bridge will be closed from April 1 to May 5, 2019, to complete a demolition project on the U.S. side. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-05 Changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions
  • Customs Notice 19-04 The use of the generic sub-location (9000) code in all modes
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-017R RBP Imports Inc. Classification of certain individually packaged components of aluminum railings


March 1, 2019

WTO rules China provides excessive government support to its grain producers. The panel decision follows a complaint filed by the United States about rice wheat and corn subsidies. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel sheet from four countries threatens Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 6.5% in December. Freight originating in Canada rose 9% and freight received from the United States fell 14.9%. More...

U.S. sets final punitive duty on large welded pipe from Canada and three other countries. Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in antidumping duty investigation. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China - Notice of Scope Ruling
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Update to Appendix 2 of Directive D-96-15: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States
  • List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Chili to Canada
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-004 Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Tribunal finds that the dumping is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry


February 22, 2019

Tribunal finds dumping of steel welded pipe from four countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

Canada exempts Mexican steel tube and wire from steel surtax. Adjustments to regulations also addresses surtax on returned Canadian steel. More...

WTO says global trade growth will slow down in the first quarter of 2019. Sustained loss of momentum highlights the urgency of reducing trade tensions. More...

Trade Facilitation Agreement now ratified by 141 of WTO's 164 members. Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Ecuador were the latest to ratify the TFA, Egypt will soon ratify. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-18-6 First-come, First-served Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas
  • Mexico Steel Goods Remission Order
  • Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Order Amending the Import Control List
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Policy on export documentation and establishment numbers under the SFCR. New licensing requirements for businesses that export food
  • CFIA announces changes to humane transport requirements under the Health of Animals Regulations
  • CFIA: Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Ministerial Exemption. Update to the declaration system
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-003 Carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Dumping has caused injury


February 15, 2019

Canadian businesses face challenges and opportunities in global trade. Companies face challenges in attempting to become an exporter or expand their export markets. More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of structural steel from Canada. The United States International Trade Commission investigates imports from Canada, China and Mexico. More...

Tariffs from trade wars are changing the flow of world trade. Tariffs alter global competitiveness to the advantage of firms operating in countries not directly affected by them. More...

Economic growth continues to slow down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to easing growth in Canada, the U.S. and the euro area as a whole. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods 2 - HLD CLARK
  • Message to Industry: Turkey and Turkey Products - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for the 2019-2020 allocation year
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Plant Protection Policy Directive D-18-01: Phytosanitary import requirements for propagative material of Rubus and Ribes species from all origins
  • Plant Protection Policy Directive D-17-04: Canadian Green Sawn Wood Certification Program. Phytosanitary export requirements
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-063 Classification of various locksets and parts of locksets


February 8, 2019

Amendments to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement come into force. Adding new chapters on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, etc. More...

Reinvestigation of values of copper pipe fittings from China, South Korea and the U.S. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Global air freight volumes were up 3.5% in 2018. Last year's growth was significantly lower than the extraordinary 9.7% growth recorded in 2017. More...

EU imposes definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products. A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices, and the amounts of subsidy
  • Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) For Certain Steel Goods - Goods of Canadian origin - products Mexican origin.
  • Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) For Certain Steel Goods - energy tubular goods
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.936 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 935 Turkey and Turkey Products - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 105 to 113 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Schedule to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act - Order Amending Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act - Gabon
  • CFIA - Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Ministerial Exemption
  • CFIA - Updated information on food imports
  • Delaying service hour changes for CFIA importers and brokers


February 1, 2019

Ottawa consults before start of WTO negotiations on electronic commerce. Seventy-five members of the WTO have announced the start of formal talks to establish global rules for e-commerce. More...

Full coming into force of Canada-EU trade agreement takes a step forward. European Court's Advocate General rules investor protection tribunal does not infringe EU law. More...

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force. The agreement removes the vast majority of duties paid by traders on both sides. More...

WTO sets up panel to rule on special U.S. duties on certain goods from China. U.S. says tariffs were imposed duet to Chinese policies on technology transfer and intellectual property. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 7.2% in November. Freight originating in Canada rose 8.8% and freight received from the United States fell 7.5%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-4-1 Temporary Importation of Conveyances by Residents of Canada
  • Memorandum D19-1-1 Food, Plants, Animals and Related Products
  • Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings - Extension to deadline to request an administrative review
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Recall procedure: A guide for food businesses. This procedure can be followed by all food businesses, irrespective of whether they are manufacturers, distributors, importers or retailers
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Expiry review will now proceed by way of written submissions


January 25, 2019

Dumping would resume if duties expired on unitized wall modules from China, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

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

Duty on aluminum extrusions from China could expire in March. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

WTO appeal system could soon be paralyzed for lack of judges. New Zealand's ambassador appointed to help resolve differences to allow appointment of panel members. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Notice of Final Determination
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 215 Apparel for Export to the European Union and its Member States (Item 5209 on Canada's Export Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated 2019-01-19
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2019-01-19
  • CFIA - Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Ireland to Canada
  • CFIA - Memorandum 2019-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-008 Aluminum extrusions from China. Notice of expiry of order


January 18, 2019

CBSA issues final dumping determination on welded pipe from four countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

First meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission to be held in Tokyo. Members will identify the next steps needed to manage and improve the agreement. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo reached 40.9 million tonnes in 2018. Seaway reports very high movements of grain, the most on record since the turn of the century. More...

Economic growth is slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in the U.S. and Germany. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-03 Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters
  • Customs Notice 19-02 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. Vietnam has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff (CPTPP) Agreement
  • CBSA - SIMA - Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Notice of Final Determination
  • CBSA - Scope Proceeding - Certain Aluminum Extrusions - Statement of Essential Facts
  • Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings - Template letters and associated instructions for requesting a administrative review
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: New food regulations are now in force
  • CFIA: Malaysia - Export requirements for fish and seafood
  • CFIA - Notification of SFCR Changes to Fish Importers
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-044 Classification of certain staples


January 11, 2019

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $2.1 billion in November. Statistics Canada says exports fell 2.9%, while imports declined 0.5%. More...

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations coming into force on January 15. New requirements will apply to businesses and individuals importing food. More...

Global air freight volumes were flat in November. IATA reports drop in freight volumes in Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. More...

EU to impose definitive safeguard measures on certain steel products. A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-01 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019
  • Customs Notice 17-19 (Revised) Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review. Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Shandong Molong
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review. Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - HG Tubulars
  • Notice of Scope Ruling - Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Shanghai Shuangyan Chemical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Service change for commercial importers or brokers who declare CFIA regulated imports to the CBSA


January 4, 2019

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on steel plate from three countries. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Seven countries will participate in electronic ATA Carnet project. Belgium, China, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. have been selected to take part. 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...

Total Canadian rail freight tonnage increased 5.3% in October. Freight originating in Canada was up 6.3% while freight received from the United States dropped 4%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-27 Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Memorandum D14-1-7 Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Memorandum D19-9-2 Importation and Exportation of Cannabis, Controlled Substances and Precursors
  • Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - 1-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - 1-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Brazil,Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The Tribunal continues the orders and finding without amendment
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-007 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of expiry review of order

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