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: May 25, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the inspection facility at the Rouses Point, NY, border crossing will be operating on a limited basis from May 24th to June 10th. On-going construction activities require all commercial and oversized vehicles, including vehicles towing a boat or trailer, to use an alternate crossing route. CBP Acting… Read more »

Posted: May 25, 2017

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) began the process of reopening the third traffic lane on the Peace Bridge for the 2017 summer travel season. This re-opening follows a reduction to two traffic lanes as of November 2016, which was undertaken to accommodate on-going construction activities related to the Authority’s… Read more »

Posted: May 24, 2017

The Copyright Board of Canada is an economic regulatory body empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board also has the right to supervise agreements… Read more »

Posted: May 24, 2017

Natural Resources is providing an update on Energy Star technical specifications requirements on energy efficiency standards for clothes washers, dryers, room air conditioners and lamps that are regulated in Canada. Clothes washers The ENERGY STAR Version 8.0 technical specification for clothes washers has been finalized and will come into effect on February 5, 2018. Effective… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on May 15, 2017 that it has extended the investigation with respect to the dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from the Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand, and the subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia,… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2017

On May 11, 2017 Bill C-30, an Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures, was passed by the Senate. This was followed by an announcement on May 17th, that CETA had received Royal Assent. The… Read more »

Posted: May 17, 2017

Due to an upcoming painting project on the Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan/Ontario) International Bridge, height and width restrictions will be imposed. From May 15th to October 31st, the maximum height allowed for vehicles crossing the bridge will be restricted to 13 feet, 6 inches. The maximum width allowed for vehicles will also be restricted to… Read more »

Posted: May 12, 2017

Global Affairs Canada issued new Notices to Importers for two Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) that are administered on the TRQ year basis of August 1st to July 31st. These updated Notices reflect the policies and procedures associated with the administration of the following TRQs: Powdered Whey (Item 125.1 on the Import Control List) Specialty Creams… Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2017

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of the Canadian public and interested Canadian stakeholders on the scope of potential negotiations regarding a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and MERCOSUR. MERCOSUR, also known as the Southern Cone Common Market, is a customs union established by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay in 1991…. Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2017

Global Affairs Canada advises of the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations imposes sanctions against members of the current Syrian regime.   In addition to the restrictions on dealings with designated persons, the Regulations prohibit: The import of goods, excluding food for human consumption, from Syria; The provision or acquisition of financial services to, from or for… Read more »