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June 17, 2022

Canada removes tariffs on goods from Ukraine for one year. The Ukraine Goods Remission Order became effective June 9, 2022

CBSA is consulting on new regulations for the examination of travelers' personal digital devices. Regulations would set out the requirements for CBSA officers to conduct an examination of a device within legally-binding controls

CFIA announces change in prioritization of compliance activities for manufactured foods. CFIA will conduct compliance activities consistent with its long-standing compliance and enforcement policy

Reminder: New certification process for import of meat and poultry products from the U.S.  Starting June 13 all certificates for meat and poultry products imported into Canada from the United States will be digitally signed

CFIA - Import requirements for Atlantic herring as dead bait from the U.S.

CFIA - African Swine Fever - Changes to import permit requirements

Upholstered domestic furniture originating in Vietnam and exported from the United States - Ashley Furniture. Notice of termination of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei  (Honor Best). Conclusion of normal value review

Wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania - Royal Ingredients Group. Notice of normal value and export price review

Wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania - Roquette Frères. Notice of normal value and export price review

Wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania - Manildra Group. Notice of normal value and export price review


June 10, 2022

Canada's trade surplus decreased in April. Statistics Canada reports slower growth in Canadian merchandise imports and exports

IATA reports that global air cargo demand fell 11.2% in April. Omicron in Asia and the Russia-Ukraine war continue to create a challenging operating backdrop

Trade ministers from Canada and India note progress in free trade talks. Ministers discuss status of talks on key issues, including trade in goods and services, and investment protection

Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act (Exportations). Memorandum D19-10-3 has been revised

Steel piling pipe from China - Qingdao Wangbaoqiang Industry. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - HTL Furniture. Notice of close of record and updated schedule

CFIA Reminder: Upcoming changes for select imports and Ministerial Exemptions. As of July 4, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be making service changes at the Centre of Administration for Permissions

CFIA Notice to Industry - Avian Influenza (June 6 update) Restriction on imports of live birds, bird products and by-products from states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States

CFIA - Avian Influenza Update for Export Certificates for the United States of America

CFIA Notice to Industry: Listeria monocytogenes in imported Enoki mushrooms. Obligations of the Importer

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 6, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 6, 2022


June 3, 2022

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Canadian railways total freight volume dropped again in March. Statistics Canada reports that the overall tonnage was the lowest for March since 2016

OECD leading indicators point to stable growth in Canada, Japan and the U.S.  Growth is losing momentum in France, Germany, Italy, as well as in the United Kingdom

Government of Canada extends COVID-19 border measures. Measures in place at Canadian airports and land borders include vaccine mandates and random COVID-19 tests

Customs Notice 19-18 Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations. Revised May 31, 2022. This revised customs notice is being issued to advise importers that one of the amendments that was included in CIFTA's modernization, is a modified definition for what constitutes minor processing

Upholstered domestic furniture from China (Henglin). Notice of normal value review

Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act 2021. Key developments in 2021

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 30, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 30, 2022


May 27, 2022

U.S. initiates second CUSMA dispute on Canadian dairy tariff-rate quota policies. The U.S. is challenging TRQ allocation measures and allocation periods within the TRQs

Tribunal finds dumping/subsidizing of drill pipe from China causes no injury to Canadian industry. The Canada Border Services Agency will therefore terminate its dumping and subsidizing investigations

Government of Canada to establish independent review body for the CBSA. The government is proposing to invest $112.3 million over six years to establish the PCRC

As Ukraine conflict and COVID-19 weigh on trade the WTO's Goods barometer remains flat. The WTO says the latest outlook scales back the earlier optimism in the barometer from February

Canada submits request to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement. The agreement is aligned with Canada's international trade policy objectives, including encouraging e-commerce as a means of facilitating and diversifying international trade and investment

Travel Advisory - Canada Border Services Agency has resumed service at Gretna. Heavy flooding in North Dakota that resulted in highway closures has now receded

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 23, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 23, 2022


May 20, 2022

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on gypsum board from the United States. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry of duties is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry

Tribunal maintains, with amendments, injury finding on steel sheet and strip from certain countries. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry, except for Ukraine goods

More time needed in investigation of dumping and subsidizing of mattresses from China. Circumstances make it difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Canada issues revised dairy tariff rate quota policies under CUSMA. Changes follow a CUSMA dispute settlement panel report issued after a request from the U.S.

Consultations on tariff rate quota for sugar-containing products and origin quota for high-sugar containing products: Canada's administration of the tariff rate quota for sugar-containing products for export to the United States (WTO-SCP) and the origin quota for high-sugar containing products for export to the European Union and its members states (CETA-HSCP)

Consultations on potential collection and publication of country of melt and pour information for steel imports. Increasing surveillance over COM could increase supply chain transparency and help in obtaining a more fulsome picture of the origins of imported steel goods

China removes restrictions on Canadian canola exports. Canada has been advised that China has reinstated access to its market for two Canadian companies that China Customs had suspended from exporting canola seed to China since March 2019

New Zealand initiates dispute settlement proceedings under CPTPP against Canada's implementation of dairy quotas. New Zealand considers the manner in which Canada is implementing its dairy TRQs to be inconsistent with its obligations under CPTPP

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - Ruihao Furniture. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic furniture originating in Vietnam and exported from the United States - Ashley Furniture. Notice of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 16, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 16, 2022


May 13, 2022

Canadian Government intends to remove all tariffs on goods from Ukraine. By removing tariffs for a one year period, Canada would continue to support Ukraine's economy

CBSA resumes services and adjusts hours at more ports of entry. These changes are in addition to the previously announced resumption of service at small airports

Restriction on imports of live birds and products from U.S. states affected by avian influenza. Commercial imports are restricted from the specific quarantine zones within certain states until further notice

U.S. Customs sets up pilot project on digital export documents for used vehicles. CBP will decide within two years whether to require electronic submission of ownership documentation

CFIA Notice to Industry: Amended inspection requirements for processed feathers

CFIA - Industry registration required in CIFER for food exports to China

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 9, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 9, 2022

CBSA reminds Canadians of cannabis border laws. It remains illegal to import into Canada, or export from Canada, cannabis and cannabis products without a valid permit or exemption (including CBD products derived from cannabis or hemp)


May 6, 2022

Canada's imports and exports reach record highs. March imports increased 7.7%, while exports were up 6.3%

War in Ukraine and omicron affect global air cargo volumes. IATA reports that global air cargo demand fell 5.2% year-over-year in March

Canada and the Philippines set up a joint economic commission. Initiative builds on the momentum created by the launch of trade negotiations between Canada and ASEAN

CBSA resumes customs services at certain small airports. The Agency will resume services at 47 small airports on May 2 and May 15th

Goods to be employed in a noxious atmosphere. Memorandum D10-15-26 has been updated as a result of Canadian International Trade Tribunal decisions on the classification of rubber medical examination gloves

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Çolakoğlu. Conclusion of normal value review

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Montréal Côte-de-Liesse, QC). Customs Notice 22-11

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 2, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 2, 2022


April 29, 2022

Tribunal finds dumping/subsidizing of mattresses from China injures Canadian industry. Provisional anti-dumping/countervailing duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

WTO members commit to negotiate dispute settlement reform. The United States has been blocking the processes to appoint judges, effectively disabling the Appellate Body

Government of Canada announces some easing of COVID-19 border measures. Within the changes, vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry

U.S. Government extends COVID-19 border requirements for non-U.S. travelers. Requirements will continue to apply to non-U.S. travelers who are traveling both for essential and non-essential reasons

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 25, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 25, 2022

Customs Notice 22-10 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Québec, QC)


April 22, 2022

Duties on certain fabricated steel components from three countries will expire on May 24. The Trade Tribunal received no submissions in support of a continuation of its order

WTO registers member countries' import licensing procedures. Members have to notify their import licensing regulations and changes to these regulations within 60 days

OECD leading indicators show growth losing momentum in Europe. The CLIs remain above trend and signal stable growth in the United States, Japan and Canada

Order Repealing the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19) Customs Notice 22-08

Expiry of Customs Notice 20-08 Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19 Customs Notice 22-09

Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement with Non-European Countries. Memorandum D11-4-20 has been revised

Carbon steel fasteners from China (Robertson Jiaxing). Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Import of Wheat, Barley and their Products. Notice to Importers Serial No. 1072 - updated to inform importers of the rules and procedures governing the administration of the tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, barley and their products

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 19, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 19, 2022


April 14, 2022

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

New measures aimed at strengthening Canada's trade remedy system. Amendments will prevent circumvention of duties and prevent potential surges of unfairly traded imports

WTO says war in Ukraine reduces global trade volume growth forecast. Lockdowns in China to prevent the spread of COVID are also disrupting global trade

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 11, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 11, 2022

Commercial traffic delays along Mexico-Texas border and the resulting supply chain disruptions. The longer than average wait times are unrelated to U.S. customs screening activities and are due to additional and unnecessary inspections being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety

Polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman. Continuation of the antidumping duty orders following determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission


April 8, 2022

Canada's trade surplus narrows as imports increase. Statistics Canada report that February imports rose 3.9 percent while exports were up 2.8 percent

Global air cargo growth continued in February. IATA reports that global air cargo demand was up 2.9% compared to February 2021

Canada launches consultations on reciprocal procurement policies. How to offset negative effects of restrictive measures adopted by Canada's trading partners

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - Gu Jia Intelligent Household Jiaxing Co. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - HTL Furniture. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - Man Wah Furniture Manufacturing (Huizhou). Notice of normal value review

Entry into force of sewing thread, narrow elastic and pocket fabric requirement for apparel goods - Update April 2022 (Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement CUSMA)

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 4, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 4, 2022

CFIA - Changes to the submission process concerning original phytosanitary certificates

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

CFIA - Update to China's Fish and Seafood Export Requirements

Canada expands simplified renewal process for passports. Canadians in Canada and abroad can now use the simplified process to renew an expired passport as long as it was issued within the last 15 years


April 1, 2022

Canada and the United Kingdom begin first round of FTA negotiations. The UK was Canada's third-largest individual country trading partner in 2021 for both goods and services

WTO members still pushing to commence Appellate Body appointment process. The United States has been blocking the processes to appoint new judges to the Appellate Body

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on concrete reinforcing bar from several countries. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

CBSA starts dumping and subsidizing investigations on drill pipe from China. Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Refined Sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the European Union. Conclusion of re‑investigations of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy

Changes to Excise Duty Rates on Alcohol and Tobacco Products effective April 1, 2022. Customs Notice 22-06 advises of an update to the Customs Commercial System for changes to excise duty rates on alcohol and tobacco products effective April 1, 2022

Tariff Classification Policy on ratchet drives. Memorandum D10-14-36 was updated clarify what can be considered “adjustable” and clarify the administrative policy regarding the classification of hand-operated spanners and wrenches.

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 28, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 28, 2022


March 25, 2022

Canada to remove pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on April 1. Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada

Canadian railways total freight volume dropped in January. While rail freight transport typically slows down during the winter months this was the lowest level since 2014

Customs administrative penalties can be assessed for several reasons. Non-compliance with requirements may result in being assessed a monetary penalty under AMPS

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Kroman. Conclusion of normal value review

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Çolakoğlu. Notice of close of record and updated schedule

New meat import conditions and certificates for Brazil. A transition period of 8 weeks will be allowed to accommodate shipments already on route

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 21, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 21, 2022


March 18, 2022

CP issues 72-hour lock-out notice to Teamsters train & engine employees. Railway plans to lock-out employees at 00:01 ET on March 20, 2022 if no agreement is reached

Canada and India resume talks on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Trade ministers from both countries agreed to re-launch negotiations and consider an interim agreement

Global Affairs to conduct impact assessments on a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement. The Canadian government is seeking the views of Canadians on the potential impacts and opportunities

New certification process for import of meat and poultry products from the U.S. to begin in June. Starting June 13 all certificates for meat and poultry products imported into Canada from the United States will be digitally signed

Government of Canada publishes report on labour exploitation in global supply chains. This is an important step towards the Minister of Labour's mandate commitment to introduce legislation to eradicate forced labour from Canadian supply chains

Canada, United States agree on protocol to guide the cross-border transit of animals in emergency situations. The policy makes it easier and faster to evacuate regulated animals across the border during emergencies such as flooding, forest fires, extreme weather conditions or disasters, or when routine transportation routes are impaired without feasible alternatives

CFIA to refuse entry for import of aquatic animals from the Netherlands for dead bait. Importers are advised that no new permits will be issued for this commodity


March 11, 2022

Canada's merchandise imports fell 7.4% in January. The country's trade balance went from a $1.6 billion deficit in December to a $2.6 billion surplus in January

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

Canada removes Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff treatment on imports from Russia and Belarus. The General Tariff (35%) will now be applicable on virtually all imports from Russia and Belarus

Global air cargo kept increasing in January but at a slower pace. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers, was up 2.7% compared to January 2021

Oil country tubular goods from India - Jindal Saw. Conclusion of normal value review

Aluminum extrusions from China - Test‑Rite. Conclusion of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei  (Honor Best). Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 7, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to March 7, 2022

CFIA notice to exporters of onions to the United State: Please be advised that a new pilot project for exports of onions to the United States is now available. "Operational procedure: Onion Pilot Project for Canadian Partners in Quality Preventive Control Inspection."

Changes to required plant health documentation for importing invertebrates and micro-organisms. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating and simplifying the process for importing invertebrates and micro-organisms under the Plant Protection Act


March 4, 2022

CBSA starts dumping and subsidizing investigations on mattresses from China. Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Global Affairs consults on implementation of CUSMA dairy tariff rate quotas Panel report. Government says it is committed to working closely with industry and partners to reach a solution

CBSA finds dumping/subsidizing would resume if duties expired on large line pipe from China and Japan. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry of duties is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on pup joints from China. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Duty on certain fabricated industrial steel components from several countries could expire in May. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - Customs Notice 22-01

Procedures for verifications of origin under a Free Trade Agreement with European countries. Memorandum D11-4-21 was created to describe the verification of origin procedures used in Canada's free trade agreements with countries in Europe

Importation of Vehicles. Memorandum D19-12-1 has been updated

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Pro Power. Notice of normal value review

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

Consulting with Canadians on the proposed addition of North Macedonia and Qatar to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List. The AFCCL is a positive list of countries to which it has been deemed appropriate to allow the export from Canada

CFIA - Update : New phytosanitary requirements for the export of Canadian pine wood to China

CFIA - Notice to industry: Changes to import requirements for pet chews made from animal products and by-products


February 25, 2022

Tribunal finds dumping of oil country tubular goods from Austria causes no injury to Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will not be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Dumping of container chassis from China injures Canadian industry according to CITT. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

The UK reaches a major milestone in bid to join CPTPP free trade area. Members of the trade pact have agreed that Britain can proceed with its request to join the group

E-commerce negotiators at the WTO are trying to find common ground. Members exchanged proposals on telecommunications services, access to online platforms and competition

Non-commercial Provincial Tax Collection Programs. Memorandum D2-3-6 has been revised

Oil country tubular goods from South Korea - Nexteel. Conclusion of normal value review

Entry into force of sewing thread, narrow elastic and pocket fabric requirement for apparel goods. This notice is to inform Tariff Preference Level (TPL) clients of changes which entered into force effective January 1, 2022

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 21, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 21, 2022

CFIA Notice to industry: Implementation date for new policy chapter on import of eggs and egg products


February 18, 2022

CUSMA panel rules against U.S. tariff on solar products from Canada. Panel rules that the U.S. is required to exclude imports from Canada from a safeguard measure

Canadian government continues mandatory pre-departure COVID tests for travelers. Travelers will now have a choice between a negative 24 hours antigen tests or the current negative 72 hours molecular test

Canada to join EU consultations at WTO concerning China's trade actions against Lithuania goods. China's discriminatory trade practices against Lithuania are also hitting other exports from the European Union

Excise duty rates increasing on certain products on April 1, 2022 (spirits, wine, beer, certain tobacco products)

Carbon steel welded pipe from Turkey - Borusan. Notice of normal value review

Carbon steel welded pipe from Turkey - Cayirova. Notice of normal value review

Carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan - IIL. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic seating from Vietnam - Kaiser 2 Furniture Industry. Notice of expedited review

Textiles and Apparel for import from the European Union under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Notice to Importers No. 1069 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of textiles and apparel for import from the European Union and its member states under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement


February 11, 2022

Canada's merchandise trade balance returns to a deficit position. Statistics Canada report that December imports rose 3.7% while exports were down 0.9%

Duty on concrete reinforcing bar from several countries could expire in May. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

OECD leading indicators point to moderating growth in several major economies. The CLIs for Canada, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom confirm having passed a turning point

Tariff Classification of wood flooring products (including cork). Memorandum D10-14-55 was revised to clarify current policies or procedures and reflect the guidance provided by existing World Customs Organization

Oil country tubular goods from India - Jindal Saw. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Small power transformers from South Korea - Hyundai Energy. Notice of export price review

Liquid dielectric transformers from South Korea - Hyundai Energy - Conclusion of export price review

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Kroman. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - Normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 7, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to February 7, 2022

CFIA - Notice to Industry: Detection of high pathogenic influenza (H5N1) in a commercial flock in Canada. Canada has reported this finding to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in accordance with international reporting obligations


February 4, 2022

Tribunal maintains injury finding on steel grating from China. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry

Canada and Ukraine will negotiate modernization of current FTA. A modernized CUFTA will further expand Canada and Ukraine's commercial ties

U.S. signals possible reduction of duties on Canadian softwood lumber. U.S. Department of Commerce announced the preliminary results for the third administrative review

WTO study explores role of trade in strengthening developing countries' economic resilience. Further measures are needed to support developing countries' use of trade as a tool for growth

Seamless casing from China- JingJiang Special Steel Co.  Notice of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 31, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 31, 2022

CFIA - Consultation: Entry requirements for wood packaging material into Canada

CFIA - Changes to import permit requirements - African swine fever

CFIA - Export of fish and seafood from Canada to Morocco for human consumption


January 28, 2022

Tribunal finds dumping of oil country tubular goods from Mexico causes no injury to Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will not be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

CBSA confirms dumping decision on oil country tubular goods from Austria. The Trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Strong December performance contributes to great year for global air cargo in 2021. Full-year demand for air cargo increased by 6.9% in 2021 according to IATA's data

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo up slightly in 2021 navigation season. Over 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the system during the season, despite another challenging year

Goods manufactured or produced wholly or in part by prison labour. Memorandum D9-1-6  has been updated to include information on Canada’s import prohibition on goods mined, manufactured or produced wholly or in part by forced labour as established by the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act

Canada-Chili Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin. Memorandum D11-5-4 signals that the CCFTA Rules of Origin Regulations have been amended to reflect the modernized rules of origin provisions which entered into force on October 15, 2021

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Katsuhana Fasteners. Notice of normal value review

Upholstered domestic seating from China - Eterno Co and Zhe Jiang Shengli Furniture. Notice of expedited review

Aluminum extrusions from China - Test‑Rite. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 24, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2022 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 24, 2022

New phytosanitary requirements for the export of Canadian pine wood to China. The implementation date will be strictly enforced and all shipments arriving in China on or after February 1, 2022, must meet the new requirements


January 21, 2022

CBSA confirms dumping & subsidizing decisions on container chassis from China. The Trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Canada joins Mexico in challenge of U.S. auto trade rules under CUSMA. Challenging United States' interpretation of the rules of origin on regional value content calculations

The OECD's indicators show economic growth may slow in several major economies. A drop in momentum is visible in the latest CLIs for Canada, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom

WTO report looks into into ways to improve LDCs' participation in international trade. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to greater challenges for these countries, hitting their exports hard

Oil country tubular goods from South Korea - Nexteel. Normal value review - Notice of close of record and updated schedule

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 17, 2022

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to January 17, 2022

CFIA Update on export requirements for fish and seafood to EU. As of January 15, 2022, the European Union (EU) requires all applicable exports of fish and seafood as food for human consumption to meet the necessary requirements under the Animal Health Law

CFIA - New EU food & animal export requirements take effect. Effective January 15, 2022, exporters of commercial food of animal origin and animal commodities destined for the European Union (EU) where certification is required under the new EU Animal Health Law (AHL) will be required to use updated export certificates


January 14, 2022

Tribunal maintains injury finding on carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would 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

CBSA prolongs the reinvestigation of values of refined sugar from several countries. The Agency needs an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues

Supply chain disruptions cut into global air cargo growth. IATA says global demand was up 3.7% in November, significantly lower than the 8.2% growth seen in October

Tariff Classification of Certain Flat Water Sprint Racing Canoes and Kayaks Under Tariff Item 8903.99.10. Memorandum D10-14-54 has been revised  to clarify policy on the application of tariff item 8903.99.10 for the importation of racing shells used for training purposes and the use of canoes and kayaks in racing events

Tariff Classification of Goods. Memorandum D10-13-1 was updated  to reflect updated contact information and to amend typographical errors

New digital requirements for Canadian commercial animal and food products exported to the European Union. Effective January 15, 2022, the EU will require industry to use updated export certificates to maintain market access due to the Animal Health Law that came into force in the spring 2021

Message to Industry: Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) - Extension period ended


January 7, 2022

Canada's trade surplus reaches $3.1 billion in November. Statistics Canada announced that total exports increased 3.8%, while imports rose 2.4%

Duty on certain pup joints from China could expire in April. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

Canada and the United States are both claiming victory in CUSMA trade panel's dairy dispute ruling. Panel was ruling on Canada's allocation of TRQs for the exclusive use of Canadian processors

Port of Montreal awards traditional gold-headed cane. Port authoriys' long-established award goes to the first ship to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river in the new year

Changes to Certain Export and Import Controls System (EICS) Commodity Codes Effective January 1, 2022. Changes to certain EICS commodity codes as a result of World Customs Organization’s HS 2022

CFIA - Notice to the Fish and Seafood Industry - Export to the European Union (EU). Updated export certificates contain new and more complex animal health requirements

CFIA-AIRS Updates January 1st, 2022. The CFIA announces that amendments to the Harmonized System HS Code structure, implemented by the WCO and the CBSA, were successfully executed to the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) database


December 31, 2021

Tribunal finds dumping of small power transformers from Taiwan and Korea injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Canada and India set to resume free trade agreement negotiations. Both countries' trade ministers to work closely together to reach agreement in the coming months

Canada Border Services Agency closes two Atlantic offices due to COVID-19. Temporary closing of ports of entry offices in Bathurst, New Brunswick., and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Canadian railways total freight volume is near five-year average. October increases in energy and steel product shipments helped to offset a large decline in grain shipments

Importation of Vehicles. Memorandum D19-12-1 has been updated to provide additional instructions on power-assisted bicycles, restricted-use vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, utility-terrain vehicles and dune buggies

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

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

CFIA - New certificate: Export of fish oil to Brazil for human consumption

CFIA - New phytosanitary requirements for the export of Canadian pine wood to China


December 24, 2021

CBSA confirms dumping decision on oil country tubular goods from Mexico. The Trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Canada is challenging U.S. softwood lumber duties under CUSMA. Binational panels will determine whether duty rates were reached in a manner consistent with U.S. law

Peru becomes a full member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Imports from Peru also benefit from the tariff treatment of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement since 2009

Canada's Trade Minister confirms intent to negotiate FTA with the United Kingdom. Ottawa also supports the United Kingdom's accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Oil country tubular goods from China - Shandong Continental Petroleum Equipment. Notice of normal value review

Oil country tubular goods from China - China Petroleum Technology And Development Corporation. Notice of normal value review

Oil country tubular goods from China - Golden Ring. Notice of expedited review

Concrete reinforcing bar from Vietnam - Hoa Phat Dung. Notice of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 20, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 20, 2021

Sugar (Additional Quantity) for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

US–Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program Implementation Deadline


December 17, 2021

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on certain gypsum board from the United States. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

List of CBSA Holidays and maintenance outages for next year. The Canada Border Services Agency's official Holidays and EDI system maintenance dates for 2022

St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season's general cargo up 71% this year. Seaway cargo shipments from March to November totaled 33.3 million metric tons

WTO report indicates slow rollback of COVID-19 related trade restrictions. Export restrictions accounted for 85% of all restrictive measures, of which 59% had been repealed by mid-October

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - İçdas. Conclusion of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 13, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 13, 2021

CFIA - Update on Canada's engagement with the U.S. on potato wart and collaboration on farmer supports


December 10, 2021

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

Canada's trade surplus climbs to $2.1 billion in October. Statistics Canada announced that both exports and imports rose sharply

Global air cargo up 9.4% in October compared to pre-COVID levels. North American carriers posted an 18.8% increase in international cargo volumes

OECD says global economic recovery will continue but warns of growing risks. The failure to ensure rapid vaccination everywhere is proving costly and uncertainty remains high

Transaction value method for related persons. Memorandum D13-4-5 has been reviewed in order to provide more information on the Canada Border Services Agency’s determination of whether the relationship influenced the price

Tariff classification of filters, parts thereof and filter media. Memorandum D10-14-43 has been updated to clarify the Canada Border Services Agency’s administrative policy regarding the classification of filters, parts thereof and filter media

Tariff classification of goods using Bluetooth® technology. Memorandum D10-14-64 has been updated to clarify the Canada Border Services Agency’s administrative policy regarding the classification of goods with Bluetooth® capabilities

Upholstered domestic furniture from China - Violino Furniture (Shenzhen) Ltd. Notice of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 7, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to December 7, 2021

CFIA Notice to industry: Imported gift baskets containing food

CFIA Notice to industry: Changes coming to the Harmonized System codes in Automated Import Reference System

Canadian Export Classification 2022 now available from Statistics Canada


December 3, 2021

CBSA issues final determinations on small power transformers from three countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation still going forward. The Agreement's rate of implementation of commitments now at 70.5 per cent of WTO membership

Canadian railways total freight volume still below pre-pandemic levels. First nine months up 2.3% from the same period a year earlier, but 5.6% below the pre-pandemic level

WCO-INTERPOL operation strikes wildlife and timber trafficking networks. The operation involved Customs and enforcement agencies in 118 countries

Upholstered domestic seating. Notice of expedited review. CBSA initiated an expedited review of certain upholstered domestic seating (UDS), exported to Canada by certain exporters

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Kaptan. Conclusion of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - General Fasteners Company. Conclusion of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Lawrence Screw Products. Conclusion of normal value review

Oil country tubular goods from China. Notice of amended scope ruling

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

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

CFIA Reminder - New food & animal export mandates for EU. Effective January 15, 2022, exporters for commercial food and animal commodities destined for the European Union (EU) will be required to use updated export certificates

Government of Canada introduces additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Government will continue to assess the evolving situation, monitor case data, and adjust border measures as required


November 26, 2021

U.S. issues final duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber. The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the final results of its second administrative reviews

Statistics Canada Web app provides detailed import and export data. The Canadian International Merchandise Trade Web Application provides detailed and up to date data

Adjustments to Canada's border and travel measures. Elimination of COVID-19 testing for air and land crossings of less than 72 hours and changes to other measures

G20 international trade continues to expand as services pick up, says OECD. Most of the growth was in services exports and imports as merchandise trade growth is stabilizing

Partners in Protection Program. Memorandum D23-1-1 has been revised to reflect policy and language clarifications

Liquid dielectric transformers from South Korea - Hyundai Energy - Notice of close of record and updated schedule - export price review

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

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


November 19, 2021

Update: Barley products tariff rate quota deadline extended. Global Affairs now states that importers of barley products will be required to obtain a shipment-specific permit

Canada and ASEAN will proceed with free trade agreement negotiations. As a group, ASEAN member state economies represent Canada's sixth-largest trading partner

WTO Goods Barometer indicates global merchandise trade is slowing. Production and supply disruptions in critical sectors are slowing down merchandise trade volumes

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes heading for strong finish. March to October cargo shipments totaled 28.5 million tons, up 1.9% from the same period last year

2022 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. Customs Notice 21-21 advises that alternative formats are now available

Marking of imported goods. Minor revisions to Memorandum D11-3-1 - Legislation, regulations and general guidelines that apply to the country of origin marking for goods imported

Customs Sufferance Warehouses. Memorandum D4-1-4 has been revised to provide general updates resulting from the Cargo Control and Sufferance Warehouse Modernization Initiative.

Carbon steel welded pipe 3 - SeAH Vietnam. Conclusion of normal value and export price review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to November 16, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to November 16, 2021


November 12, 2021

Canada's trade surplus reached $1.9 billion in September. The country's merchandise imports decreased 3% while exports decreased 2.3%

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on copper pipe fittings from the U.S., Korea and China. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Validation of Customs rulings under the 2022 version of the Customs Tariff. Changes to the Harmonized System will be reflected in every country's customs tariff in 2022

Origin quotas and product-specific rules of origin under Canada-EU and Canada-UK trade agreements. Memorandum D11-4-37 specifies the products that are eligible for the origin quotas, the manufacturing processes that products are required to undergo in the territory of the Parties, and the documentation needed to support a claim for  preferential tariff treatment

Peanut Butter for Export to the United States (Item 5201 on Canada’s Export Control List). This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the tariff rate quota for exports of peanut butter to the United States under the U.S. WTO commitments

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - İçdas. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei  (Honor Best). Notice of normal value review

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

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

Travel Advisory: REMINDER – Travelling to the U.S.? COVID-19 border measures and testing requirements remain in place when you come home


November 5, 2021

Global air cargo up 9.1% in September compared to pre-COVID levels. IATA says capacity remains constrained at 8.9% below pre-pandemic levels

Major economies show restraint in imposing new trade restrictions. The G20 economies have continued to roll back COVID-19-related trade-restrictive measures

More Canadian airports will be accepting international passenger flights. Consideration will be given to adding additional airports as conditions dictate, based on demand

CBSA issues dumping determination on oil country tubular goods from Austria. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 35.1% to 91.0% are now payable on the subject goods

Concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey (Kaptan). Normal value review. Notice of close of record and updated schedule

Carbon steel fasteners from China (Robertson Jiaxing). Notice of normal value review

EU and U.S. suspend steel and aluminium trade disputes. Both sides agreed to start discussions on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium

U.S. DHS Releases Details for Fully Vaccinated, Non-Citizen Travelers to Enter the U.S. at Land and Ferry Border Crossings. Non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals starting on November 8, 2021


October 29, 2021

Barley products tariff rate quota will be filled on November 22. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2022

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

Canadian railways total freight volume back in growth mode. August saw the third highest monthly year-over-year growth in tonnage this year

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

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

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - General Fasteners Company. Notice of close of record and updated schedule

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Lawrence Screw Products. Notice of close of record and updated schedule

WTO Members welcome increased notification activity on national customs legislation. At a formal meeting of the Committee on Customs Valuation on October 25, WTO members welcomed the encouraging trend of increased notification activity on national customs legislation


October 22, 2021

CBSA issues dumping & subsidizing determinations on container chassis from China. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 59.1% to 151.8% are now payable on the subject goods

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes remained strong in September. The Seaway escapes the delays and supply chain disruption seen in other trade gateways

Travellers coming to Canada still need pre-arrival COVID-19 test. CBSA reminds travellers that border measures remain in place for travelling or returning to Canada

Carbon steel welded pipe (2 UTP) from the United Arab Emirates assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods

Reinvestigation of normal values of carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Jwu Sheng Enterprise. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty

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

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


October 15, 2021

U.S. will reopen border for fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico. Travelers will be required to have appropriate paperwork that provides proof of vaccination

Renovations begin at CBSA's Regional Processing Centre in Lacolle. The renovation work is not expected to interfere with operations at the border

End of steel safeguard tariff rate quotas on designated steel goods. The safeguard measures on certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire will expire after October 24, 2021

WTO publishes key indicators on international trade for 197 economies. Highlights of the major exports and imports for each economy and their main trading partners

Customs Tariff January 2022 version and concordance tables. Customs Notice 21-19 advises that CBSA pulished the 2022 version of the Customs Tariff reflecting the WCO amendments to the Harmonized System, as well as the relevant concordance tables

Carbon steel fasteners - China - Qifeng. Conclusion of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to October 11, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to October 11, 2021

Minister Ng concludes successful meeting on WTO reform in Paris. Minister chaired the Canada-led Ottawa Group on WTO Reform, and attended an informal meeting of WTO ministers


October 8, 2021

Canada's trade surplus reached $1.9 billion in August. The country's merchandise imports decreased 1.4% while exports increased 0.8%

WTO predicts global merchandise trade volume growth of 10.8% in 2021. Behind the strong overall trade increase, however, there is significant divergence across countries

Reinvestigation of values of refined sugar from several countries. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable on imports

Vietnam agrees to zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade from Canada in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. Zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak

Opening of the Application Period for the Calendar Year TRQs. Global Affairs Canada has opened the application period for the 2022 calendar year TRQs, starting on October 1, 2021 and with a deadline of November 15, 2021

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to October 4, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to October 4, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federally regulated transportation employees and travellers. As of October 30, the Government of Canada will require employers in the air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to establish vaccination policies for their employees. Travellers departing from Canadian airports, and rail travellers (VIA Rail, Rocky Mountaineer) will be required to be fully vaccinated


October 1, 2021

CBSA issues dumping determination on oil country tubular goods from Mexico. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 51.1% to 128.4% are now payable on the subject goods

Wheat products tariff rate quota will be filled on October 20. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2022

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on certain steel line pipe from China and Japan. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Canada Border Services Agency officers ratify new four-year contract. Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the tentative agreement reached in August

More time needed in investigation of dumping of oil country tubular goods from Austria. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety day

Aluminum extrusions from China - Fujian Fenan Aluminium. Conclusion of normal value review

New food and animal export mandates for EU effective Jan. 15, 2022. Effective January 15, 2022, exporters for commercial food and animal commodities destined for the European Union (EU) will be required to use updated export certificates

Conditional extension: US – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP). The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have mutually agreed to conditionally extend the transition period until December 17, 2021


September 24, 2021

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

U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada and Mexico to October 21. The measures do not affect trade and the international transport of goods is allowed

OECD says global economic recovery continues but remains largely uneven. Global economy growing far more strongly than anticipated a year ago, but recovery remains uneven

Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents. Memorandum D2-1-1 has been updated to inform of changes to legislation and import requirements pertaining to United States preclearance officers working in Canada

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to September 20, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to September 20, 2021


September 17, 2021

CBSA finds dumping/subsidizing would resume if duties expired on steel grating from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry of duties is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry

Romaine lettuce from parts of California must be tested for E. coli. Similar temporary import conditions were implemented during last year's fall season

U.S. Customs' merchandise processing fee to increase on October 1st. The minimum and maximum amounts for formal entries will change

Advance rulings for tariff classification. Memorandum D11-11-3 has been revised

Carbon steel fasteners (Chinese Taipeii, Zyh Yin Enterprise) Conclusion of normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to September 13, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to September 13, 2021

United States Amends Import Requirements for Fragaria spp., Rosa spp., and Rubus spp. plants produced in Canada (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and rose)


September 10, 2021

Canada's trade surplus narrows as imports rise faster than exports. The country's merchandise imports rose 4.2% in July while exports increased 0.6%

Dumping of oil country tubular goods from Austria injures Canadian industry says CITT. Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

Tribunal finds dumping of upholstered seating from China and Vietnam injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals now allowed to enter Canada. Canada's borders have been reopened, under certain conditions, to all fully vaccinated travellers

Export of fish oil from Canada to Brazil for human consumption. Brazil has notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of new certification requirements for the export of fish oil from Canada to Brazil

Export of fish and seafood for human consumption from Canada to Morocco. Morocco has notified the CFIA of new certification requirements for the export of fish and seafood from Canada to Morocco

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

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


September 3, 2021

CBSA issues dumping determination on small power transformers from three countries. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 16.7% to 78.4% are now payable on the subject goods

Dumping of oil country tubular goods from Mexico injures Canadian industry says CITT. Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

More time needed in investigation of dumping of container chassis from China. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Tribunal finds dumping of certain grinding media from India injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Canada will participate in Mexico-U.S. consultations on rules of origin for motor vehicles. Canada is concerned with the U.S. interpretation of the relationship between core parts and vehicle regional value content calculations

Canada suspends all direct commercial and private passenger flights from Morocco until September 29, 2021. An increase in COVID-19 positive test results has been observed in travellers arriving in Canada from Morocco over the past month

Carbon steel welded pipe 2 - United Arab Emirates - UTP. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners - China - Qifeng. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value and export price review


August 27, 2021

CBSA resumes services at a number of small clearance sites. Border services resume at some small marine vessel reporting sites, airports of entry and ferry terminals

Canadian railways total freight volume up slightly in June. Freight traffic received from American railways was the main contributor to the overall increase

U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada and Mexico to September 21. The measures do not affect trade and the international transport of goods is allowed

Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA) Rules of Origin. Memorandum D11-5-18 describes the Canada–United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement Rules of Origin

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

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

CFIA: Confirmed finding of African swine fever in the Dominican Republic. This finding indicates the need to remain vigilant to keep it out of Canada


August 20, 2021

WTO's Goods Barometer hits record high, confirming strength of trade recovery. Global merchandise trade is continuing its robust recovery from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic

OECD's economic indicators still expanding, but at a slower pace. Signs of moderating pace of growth, at above-trend level, in the United States, Japan and Canada

Aluminum extrusions from China - Fujian Fenan Aluminium - Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value review

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 16, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 16, 2021


August 13, 2021

Dumping of container chassis from China injures Canadian industry says CITT. Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

Tribunal maintains injury finding on sugar from the U.S. and Europe. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

Government launches consultations on border carbon adjustments. Import charges could be applied to goods from certain countries and export rebates could be provided to certain Canadian producers

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

Government launches consultations on proposed Luxury Tax. The Luxury Tax would apply to deliveries in Canada, as well as importations into Canada, of new cars and new aircraft priced over $100,000, and new boats priced over $250,000

Sharp increase in exports return Canada's merchandise trade balance to a surplus position. In June, a sharp increase in exports resulted in Canada's merchandise trade balance returning to a surplus position, reaching $3.2 billion. This follows a $1.6 billion deficit in May. Exports of goods rose 8.7% in June, while imports decreased 1.0%

EU export requirements extended to January 15, 2022. The European Union granted trade partners an extension from August 21, 2021 to January 15, 2022 for all exporters of commercial food and animal commodities destined for the EU in order to meet the new requirements of EU's Animal Health Law

Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1059 Exports of Refined Sugar to the United States under World Trade Organization Commitments

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 9, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 9, 2021

Transport Canada is extending restrictions on direct flights from India until September 21, 2021


August 6, 2021

CBSA and its employees reached a tentative agreement. The agreement brought an immediate end to work-to-rule strike action that had begun Friday morning

CBSA employees begin work-to-rule strike action. Strike will hit Canadian airports, land borders, commercial shipping ports and postal facilities

CBSA confirms dumping/subsidizing decision on grinding media from India. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

CBSA finds dumping/subsidizing would resume if duties expired on steel line pipe from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry of duties is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry

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

CBSA issues final determinations on upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. The Trade Tribunal is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry

Carbon steel fasteners (Chinese Taipeii, Zyh Yin Enterprise) Notice of close of record and updated schedule in normal value and export price review

Carbon steel welded pipe 3 - SeAH Vietnam. Notice of close of record and updated schedule in normal value and export price review

Exporting food and animal products to the European Union. Effective August 21, 2021, exporters for commercial food and animal commodities destined for the European Union where certification is required under the new EU Animal Health Law will be required to use updated export certificates

CFIA Notice to industry: Update on the fall 2021 import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States

CFIA Notice to industry: Anticipated fall 2021 import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States

Confirmed finding of African swine fever in the Dominican Republic. Canada is taking every necessary precaution to prevent the spread of ASF from affected countries, including the Dominican Republic, to Canada

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 3, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to August 3, 2021


July 30, 2021

Canada Border Services Agency employees vote to strike. Travellers and businesses could experience an increase in border clearance times beginning on August 6, 2021

WTO panel will review Chinese measures on imports of Canadian canola seeds. China imposes suspensions and enhanced import procedures on Canadian canola seed exporters

Canada launches consultation on stricter measures for elephant ivory trade. New measures on the trade of elephant ivory could include additional requirements and restrictions

Global air cargo demand in now almost 10% above pre-COVID-19 levels. IATA's data for global air cargo markets shows June up 9.9% from June 2019

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 26, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 26, 2021

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-07-26


July 23, 2021

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Canada as of August 9. Starting September 7 Canada's borders will reopen to all fully vaccinated travellers

U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada and Mexico to August 21. The measures do not affect trade and the international transport of goods is allowed

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2021. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List

WTO takes important steps towards global trade rules for sustainable fishing. Negotiations on unsustainable fisheries subsidies have been ongoing for nearly 20 years

Used automobiles, motor vehicles, boats, and other vessels. Memorandum D13-10-2 has been amended to update the policy concerning the sources that may be relied on in determining value for duty for used vehicles and boats under the residual method

Certification program for certain forage product produced in Canada for export to Japan and the Republic of Korea (CFIA Directive D-08-01): Certification program for heat-treated/dehydrated shredded or chopped forage products of or containing Hessian Fly (Mayetiola destructor (Say)) host material produced in Canada for export to Japan and the Republic of Korea. (June 3, 2021 Third Revision)

Update to approved propagative grapevine material from France. Grapevine rootstock or variety/clone produced under France's CFIA-accepted certification program may be imported from France

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 20, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 20, 2021

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-07-20


July 16, 2021

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on steel sheet and strip from four countries. The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Global air cargo demand stands at 9.4% above pre-COVID levels. IATA's data for global air cargo markets shows that demand continued its strong growth trend in May

WTO publishes 2021 edition of World Tariff Profiles. Comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories

Carbon steel fasteners from China - Robertson Jiaxing. Conclusion of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - General Fasteners Company. Notice of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei - Lawrence Screw Products. Notice of normal value review

Tribunal report on safeguard exclusions inquiry - Certain steel goods.Safeguard Inquiry No. GC-2018-001-E4

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 12, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to July 12, 2021


July 9, 2021

Canada posted a trade deficit in May as imports rose and exports fell. The country's merchandise imports increased 2.1% in May, while exports fell 1.6%

CBSA starts dumping investigation on oil country tubular goods from Austria. Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

More time needed in investigation of dumping of small power transformers from three countries. Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia threatens Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

CBSA starts dumping investigation on oil country tubular goods from Mexico. Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

Temporary suspension of service at Gillespie, New Brunswick land border crossing. Due to the temporary closure of the adjoining Limestone, Maine POE in the United States, the CBSA has reviewed its operations and will temporarily suspend service at the Gillespie, New Brunswick

Changes to the Firearms Act Regarding the Authorization to Transport Requirements for Restricted and Prohibited Firearms. Customs Notice 21-17

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-07-05

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

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


July 2, 2021

Canada requests WTO panel review of China's canola seed measures. China imposed suspensions and enhanced import procedures on Canadian canola seed exporters

Canadian railways total freight volume up 6.7% in April. Loadings from American railways rose 17.2% in April compared with the same month last year

EU prolongs safeguard measure on steel for three years. A duty of 25% will continue to apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached

WTO says trade policy restraint prevented a destructive acceleration of protectionism. The past several months saw international cooperation and coordination increase among nations

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. Rate of duty reductions included in the Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement

Aluminum extrusions from China - Test-Rite. Notice of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners - China and Chinese Taipei - Sheh Fung - Conclusion of normal value review

Entry into force of sewing thread requirement for apparel goods. Effective July 1, 2021, apparel goods of Chapter 61 or 62 containing sewing thread of heading 52.04, 54.01 or 55.08, or yarn of heading 54.02 used as sewing thread shall be considered originating only if such sewing thread is both formed and finished in the territory of one or more of the Parties

Notice to Industry: New implementation date for new policy chapter on import of milk and milk products. During the month of July 2021, import conditions for foods and beverages with milk ingredients will be updated to reflect the new policy

Changes to import requirements for woody species from the U.S. These changes are in response to the continued spread of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in the United States

Temporary suspension of feed and pet food from Canada to the Russian Federation

Export of fish and seafood to the United Kingdom destined for human consumption

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 28, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 28, 2021


June 25, 2021

Canada to begin free trade agreement negotiations with Indonesia. A first round of negotiations between the two countries is anticipated to take place in late 2021

Canada requests CUSMA dispute settlement panel concerning U.S. tariff on solar products. Under CUSMA timeline the dispute settlement panel would be expected to issue a report early 2022

Canada extends COVID-19 travel and border measures to July 21, 2021. Starting July 6 quarantine requirement will be lifted for certain fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted entry

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

Singapore agrees to zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade from Canada in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. This arrangement will serve to minimize trade impacts to the Canadian swine sector while protecting the swine populations in both countries

Carbon and alloy steel line pipe from the Republic of Korea - Husteel. Conclusion of normal value and export price review

Carbon steel fasteners - China and Chinese Taipei - Kind-Auspice - Conclusion of normal value review

Carbon steel fasteners - China and Chinese Taipei - Newfast - Conclusion of normal value review

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-06-21


June 18, 2021

Dumping of small power transformers from three countries injures Canadian industry says CITT. Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon apply to importations of these goods

CBSA initiates dumping investigation on container chassis from China. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

U.S. and EU take steps to end their WTO aircraft dispute. Both sides will suspend application of tariffs for a period of five years and seek to overcome their long-standing differences

Notice of normal value review of Oil country tubular goods from India - Jindal Saw. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Notice of normal value review of Oil country tubular goods from South Korea - Nexteel. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Carbon steel fasteners from China (Jiaxing). Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value and export price review

EICS bulletin: (Turkey Allocation Holders and Brokers) Change in the Handbook. as of June 22, 2021 he commodity codes used by processors and distributors under the World Trade Organization Turkey and Turkey Products tariff rate quota will change

Amendment to Canada's Export Control List. Incorporating international commitments made until December 2020 and streamlining the process to incorporate future international commitments

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 14, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 14, 2021

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-06-14


June 11, 2021

Canada posted a $594 million trade surplus in April. The country's merchandise imports dropped 4.7% in April, while exports decreased 1.0%

Global air cargo demand still outperforms pre-COVID levels. Air cargo continues to be the good news story for the air transport sector with demand up 12% in April

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 7 countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

CBSA consults on possible amendments to the Valuation for Duty Regulations. The Federal Budget of 2021 proposed changes to the Customs Act to improve duty and tax collection

Goods manufactured or produced wholly or in part by prison labour. Memorandum D9-1-6 has been updated

Advance Rulings for Origin Under Free Trade Agreements. Memorandum D11-4-16 has been revised to reflect the implementation of trade agreements

CFIA announced changes to "no-permit-required" letters for forestry articles. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating its imports requirements for certain articles of wood and some articles that contain wooden components

CFIA - Latest update for importers and brokers of organic products. Organic import and admissibility requirements for grain products from chapter 10 with the end use "Human consumption"

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 7, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to June 7, 2021


June 4, 2021

Trans-Pacific Partnership members agree to start United Kingdom accession talks. Officials welcomed the formal request to accede to the CPTPP received from the United Kingdom

CBSA confirms dumping decision on concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia. The Trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

Tribunal maintains injury finding on certain whole potatoes from the United States. The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry

Canada is now recognized as a negligible risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The negligible BSE-risk status is an important step for Canadian beef products exporters

U.S. closes border to Canadian exports of boxwood, euonymus and holly. Plants with box tree moths were possibly imported on nursery plants shipped from Canada

Overnight closures of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Due to overnight closures of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, the Canada Border Services Agency  is recommending commercial drivers and traveller use the Thousand Islands Bridge or the Seaway International Bridge

Notice of normal value review of aluminum extrusions from China - Fujian Fenan Aluminium. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

National Customs Rulings (NCR). Memorandum D11-11-1 has been revised to reflect the implementation of trade agreements

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-05-31

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 31, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 31, 2021


May 28, 2021

U.S. requests a dispute settlement panel on Canada's dairy TRQs under CUSMA. The U.S. is challenging Canada's set-aside of a percentage of dairy TRQs exclusively for Canadian processors

Duty on certain steel sheet and strip from four countries could expire in August. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review

U.S. could double tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports. The U.S. Department of Commerce is not expected to issue final decision until November

CBSA officially launches the CARM Client Portal. Release 1 of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project was launched on May 25

Canada and Australia settle WTO wine trade dispute. Federal Government and four provinces reach settlement with Australia, ending WTO dispute

Notice of export price review Liquid dielectric transformers from South Korea - Hyundai Energy. The review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-05-24


May 21, 2021

Canada, Mexico and the United States conclude first CUSMA Commission meeting. Trade ministers discussed progress on the implementation of the new NAFTA

Operations are gradually returning to normal at the Port of Montreal. Efforts are well underway to fully clear the backlog and ensure a return to normalcy as fast as possible

Canada extends COVID-19 travel and border measures to June 21, 2021. The measures do not affect trade and the international transport of goods is allowed

WCO Committee concludes primary work on the Harmonized System 2022. The primary focus of the meeting was to finalize the amendments to the HS 2022 Explanatory Notes

U.S. and EU agree to a truce on steel and aluminum tariffs. EU will defer the large increase in tariffs on a range of American products which was planned for June 1

Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements. Memorandum D11-4-13 is part of an overall revision of the D Memoranda series to reflect the implementation of the several trade agreements

Marking of imported goods. Memorandum D11-3-1 has been updated to change references to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace them with the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

Notice of normal value review of concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Çolakoğlu. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Notice of normal value review of concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - İçdas. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Notice of normal value review of concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Kaptan. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

Notice of normal value review of concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey - Kroman. The normal value review is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

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

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


May 14, 2021

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

The CFIA is consulting on an import revitalization project. The project will help adapt import programs to respond to changing industry requirements

Temporary closure of Bloomfield, New Brunswick land border crossing. The closure is due to low traffic volumes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic

OECD's indicators growing at a steady pace in most major economies. Indicators for Canada, the United States and Japan continue to expand at a steady pace

Goods manufactured or produced wholly or in part by prison labour. Memorandum D9-1-6 has been updated to include information on Canada's import prohibition on goods mined, manufactured or produced wholly or in part by forced labour as established by the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act

Carbon and alloy steel line pipe exported from the Republic of Korea to Canada by Husteel Co., Ltd. Notice of close of record and updated schedule - normal value and export price review

CFIA issues new certificates for export food to United Kingdom. The certificates are similar to those of the European Union (EU). The new certificates now refer to Great Britain (GB) including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 10, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 10, 2021


May 7, 2021

Canada's trade balance returns to deficit as imports surge. Merchandise imports increased 5.8 percent, while exports were up 0.3 percent

CBSA confirms dumping decision on concrete reinforcing bar from 7 countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry

CBSA issues dumping determination on upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 17.44% to 295.90% will now be payable on the subject goods

CBSA issues dumping determination on grinding media from India. Provisional duties at rates ranging from 32.2% to 89.5% are now payable on the subject goods

Notice of conclusion of normal value review of carbon steel fasteners from Taiwan (Jau Yeou). The review follows requests for re-determination filed by importers and is part of the CBSA's enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's order

E-mailing of cultural property export permit applications to expert examiners. Customs Notice 21-12 informs exporters of cultural property of a new temporary measure to facilitate the export permit process when the examination of an Expert Examiner is required

Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Pilot Program. Customs Notice 21-10  provides clarification on eligible participants, and cargo transported on vessels

Update regarding implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products. CFIA's import conditions for foods and beverages with milk ingredients will be updated to reflect the new policyNotice to industry

Canada introduces new import rules for commercial dogs less than 8 months old. Changes to improve compliance with humane transport and animal health requirements.

Opening of the Application Period for the Dairy Year TRQs. Global Affairs Canada has prepared new Notices to Importers for the 2021-2022 dairy year TRQs, with an application period starting on May 1, 2021 and a deadline of June 15, 2021

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 3, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to May 3, 2021

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-05-03


April 30, 2021

Tribunal finds dumping of wheat gluten from six countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods

Changes to excise duty rates on tobacco products. Federal budget increased the rates of excise duty on tobacco products effective April 20, 2021

Counterfeiting remains top priority for EU's efforts in intellectual property protection. China remains the first priority country because of the scale and persistence of problems

WTO reports further progress on Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation. The Agreement's rate of implementation of commitments now at 70.1 per cent of WTO membership

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

Tribunal issues revised schedule on inquiry of concrete reinforcing bar dumping Inquiry concerns goods from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam

Government of Canada suspends flights from India and Pakistan. Canada has issued a Notice to suspend all commercial and private passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days


April 23, 2021

Port of Montreal dockworkers to begin strike on Monday. Strike will result in a complete shutdown of cargo handling and docking services normally provided by dockworkers

Tribunal amends injury finding on welded large diameter steel line pipe. Imports of certain goods will not cause material injury to the domestic industry

Canada extends COVID-19 travel and border measures to May 21, 2021. The measures do not affect trade and the international transport of goods is allowed

Tribunal begins its investigation of small power transformers from three countries. CITT will determine if alleged dumping is causing injury or retardation to Canadian industry

Get help with foreign trade barriers from Global Affairs Canada. Businesses can register a trade barrier and get help from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Tribunal issues revised schedule on expiry inquiry of refined sugar from several countries. Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 19, 2021

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports - Utilization levels have been updated to April 19, 2021

CETA origin quota utilization tables 2021. The Utilization levels for certain items have been updated to 2021-04-19


April 16, 2021

CBSA starts dumping investigation on small power transformers from three countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia-Lambton is one of the busiest commercial land border crossings in North America

Federal Government issues advisory on doing business with Myanmar-related entities. Companies active in Myanmar must take any appropriate action to comply with sanctions and export controls

Tribunal will not review an extension of the surtax order on certain steel goods. Safeguard measures apply to imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire

2020 was a year without precedent for Canadian international trade. Even before the pandemic the year had been marked by several events that affected international trade

CBSA clarifies definition of furniture "for domestic purposes". Memorandum D10-15-30 has been updated to clarify the Canada Border Services Agency's administrative policy regarding interpretation of the term “For domestic purposes” in several tariff items

Cancellation of export permits to Turkey. Minister of Foreign Affairs announces the cancellation of permits that were suspended in the fall of 2020

Tribunal issues revised schedule on inquiry of concrete reinforcing bar dumping Inquiry concerns goods from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam


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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