Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 30, 2018

On January 23, 2018, Canada and ten other countries agreed on the core elements of a new agreement and concluded negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The CPTPP... Read more >

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Posted: Mar 22, 2018

Under the Excise Act, the rates of excise duty on beer and malt liquor, spirits and wine are adjusted annually every April 1 based on changes to the Consumer Price Index. Beer The rates of excise duty on beer are... Read more >

Posted: Mar 22, 2018

On March 16, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its finding regarding the Injury Inquiry of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin (PET resin) originating in or exported from Oman, Pakistan, China and India. The CITT has determined that the... Read more >

Posted: Mar 16, 2018

The Minister of International Trade recently announced the positive conclusion of the exploratory discussions on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Mercosur trade bloc, which consists of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Canada and the Mercosur member states Argentina, Brazil,... Read more >

Posted: Mar 12, 2018

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

On March 2, 2018 the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) determined that the expiry of the order made on January 8, 2013 regarding the dumping of Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate originating in or exported from China would likely result... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched the Food Labelling Modernization initiative in June 2013. Feedback from Phase I engagement (2013-2014) helped to identify the key issues on the food labelling system. In the Phase II engagement (2015), CFIA presented... Read more >

Posted: Mar 8, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) issued a notice to industry to advise the changes to the importing and exporting certification requirements for shelf-stable thermally processed pet food, treats and chews for Canada and the United States. As of March 1,... Read more >

Posted: Mar 8, 2018

From January to April 2017 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency held public consultations on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The proposal aimed to strengthen Canada’s international reputation as a leader in food safety by establishing consistent, prevention-focused requirements... Read more >

Posted: Mar 1, 2018

The Canadian government unveiled its 2018 Federal Budget on 27 February 2018. Here are some key points as they relate to trade. Strengthening the Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for managing Canada’s borders by... Read more >

Posted: Feb 28, 2018

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a memorandum notice to importers and manufacturers of veterinary biologics on the renewal process for annual import permits and establishment and product licenses. Memorandum 2018-01 serves as a renewal reminder for holders of... Read more >