Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced the creation of the Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber, which will share information and analysis to understand potential impacts and assess how to address the needs of affected workers and communities. The new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »

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Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Engaging with Canadians will be an important factor in the Government’s decision on whether to ultimately launch FTA negotiations, and for determining Canada’s objectives and approach to potential negotiations. The government is seeking the views of all interested Canadians A Canada Gazette notice Vol. 151 No.9 publication on consultations on a possible Canada-China FTA provides… Read more »

Posted: Apr 25, 2017

U.S. trade secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed an average 20 percent tariff would be imposed on Canadian softwood lumber which will impact $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada. This represents 31.5 per cent of the total U.S. market. Following Department of Commerce’s investigation, it has been preliminarily affirmed that imports of softwood lumber… Read more »

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Port of Detroit, Michigan, has distributed the following: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to invite you to our annual Carrier Meeting to discuss issues and benefits for carriers in the truck environment. However, conversations and questions relating to the air, rail, and sea environments are welcome…. Read more »

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

On April 4, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it is initiating an expiry review of its finding of injury made on May 24, 2012, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks. As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry… Read more »

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Regulations are changing and can sometimes be difficult to understand.  CFIA web site now includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ”S). You still have the opportunity to submit your comments to the public consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). Comment by… Read more »

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Area Port of Blaine, Washington, has issued Information Notice 2017-6A, informing the trade community of anticipated truck processing delays due to intermittent construction at the Cargo Facility during the month of April. From April 19th through April 24th, there will be only one (1) primary lane available due to… Read more »

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

On Friday April 7, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued an order to advise that it has conducted an expiry review of its findings in the matter of dumping and subsidizing of pup joints from the People’s Republic of China (China) and is continuing its finding without amendment. Prior to this, on November… Read more »

Posted: Apr 12, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the comment period for the phase one consultations on the cost recovery initiative. Submit comments and have your say by April 21, 2017. During the phase one consultations, the CFIA is seeking input on: A proposed streamlined list of services that allows fees to be charged consistently… Read more »

Posted: Apr 10, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice to industry and is seeking feedback on its updated plant health requirements for importing some wooden and bamboo products. Your comments and input required by end of May 2017. Directive D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements for non-processed wood and other wooden products, bamboo and bamboo products, originating… Read more »

Posted: Mar 31, 2017

On March 28, 2017 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provided a summary of feedback received from a consultation notice of proposed modernization of disclosure practices relating to its anti-dumping and countervailing program.  The notice was issued on January 30 to request feedback in an effort to improve services for stakeholders. Outcome of proposals and responses… Read more »