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... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued a notice of consultations being conducted on the proposed new regulations for import and export of asbestos. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations and the proposed Regulations Amending the Export... Read more >

Posted: Jan 24, 2018

On January 19, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it had initiated an expiry review of its order made on March 11, 2013, to continue with an earlier finding concerning the dumping and subsidizing of seamless... Read more >

Posted: Jan 18, 2018

Canada Border Services Agency CBSA recently issued a Customs Notice CN18-01 advising on a CITT decision rendered on centrifugal knives which open automatically by centrifugal force now considered as a prohibited weapon. Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) rendered a decision... Read more >

Posted: Jan 18, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is confirming that as of February 1, 2018, Arundo donax (giant reed) will be regulated as a pest plant under the Plant Protection Act due to the significant risk it poses to Canada’s plant... Read more >

Posted: Jan 12, 2018

Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) issued a Custom Notice CN18-02 advising of recent changes of permit requirements for exports to China. As of October 21, 2016, according to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

On January 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally announced a decision, which allows certain types of Canadian vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) as... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

Health Canada advises on the coming into force of two new rules that will better protect Canadians from the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antimicrobial-resistant infections are becoming more frequent and increasingly difficult to treat. While can occur naturally,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

On January 5, 2018 CBSA provided a Statement of Reasons concerning its December 22, 2017 expiry review decision of Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea. The CBSA expiry review was completed and a determination found that the expiry of the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 10, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its requirements for importing organisms – such as certain insects, bacteria, fungi and yeast species and many others– that pose a direct or indirect risk to the health of Canada’s agriculture, forests... Read more >

Posted: Jan 10, 2018

The Government of Canada has committed to legalizing, strictly regulating, and restricting access to cannabis. In April 2017, the government introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act. Subject to the approval of Parliament, the Government of Canada intends to bring... Read more >