Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 5, 2016

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an injury inquiry on March 29, 2016 to determine if the dumping and subsidizing of large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian… Read more »

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Posted: Feb 8, 2017

Thousands of Canada Border Services Agency workers are one step closer to a possible strike vote after talks broke off between Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada as the federal government’s largest union fights for better compensation. The union said in a news release on Sunday the two sides were at an… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Further to what has been published in the Federal Register today, a petition prepared and presented to the United States International Trade Administration on January 26, 2017 asking for a postponement “in light of the number of programs under investigation, the number of company and government respondents, and the expected complexity of the issues”, has been… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on January 25, 2017 that Provisional Duties are now payable on certain fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) released from customs on or after January 25, 2017. The subject goods include certain fabricated industrial steel components originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China), the Republic… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

With various journals, publications, blogs and just plain “internet chatter”, there is a chance that you have now suffered from “information overload” having to do with the current Softwood Lumber investigation currently being conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Let’s be very clear, here. The last “authoritative” document published in the Federal Register… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Global Affairs recently announced that the Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on a proposed fifth review of the 1994 Record of Discussion on Trade in Pharmaceutical Products (the arrangement) concluded among the World Trade Organization members of Canada, the European Union, Japan, Macao (China), Norway, Switzerland, and the United States. The… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced the finalization of a revised greenhouse-grown plant certification program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The United States–Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP) is a bilateral export certification program for greenhouse-grown plants shipped between Canada and the continental United States (US)…. Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

Freight forwarders are advised that as of January 11, 2017, those deemed to be non-compliant with eManifest requirements may be issued zero-rated penalties (non-monetary) under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). Come July 12, 2017, freight forwarders found non-complaint with the eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties. CBSA issued Customs Notice CN 16-17… Read more »

Posted: Feb 3, 2017

The Government of Canada has launched a public consultation on new rules to strengthen food safety. The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will better protect Canadian families by putting a greater emphasis on preventing food safety risks for all foods imported into Canada or sold across provinces. The regulations would also apply to foods… Read more »

Posted: Jan 24, 2017

The Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998, administered by the CBSA on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), have been recently replaced by the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR), and came into effect on December 29, 2016. Ozone-depleting substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations implement Canada’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that… Read more »

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

On October 13, 2016, the government of Canada referred to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) the matter of whether the additional duties imposed on certain gypsum originating in or exported from the US, imported into Canada for use or consumption in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, is… Read more »