Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Nov 20, 2017

The Department of Finance Canada has published for consultation a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. The proposed level of taxation is intended to keep prices low to eliminate the black market. The proposed duty would apply to all... Read More >

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act received Royal Assent on May 16, 2017 and will be provisionally applied on September 21, 2017. The Minister of International Trade has established the administration of the origin quotas and... Read More >

Posted: Sep 11, 2017

Following consultations with industry on proposed updates and summary of the changes on phytosanitary requirements, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its phytosanitary import requirements for wooden and bamboo products. Directive D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements for non-processed wood... Read More >

Posted: Sep 6, 2017

Global Affairs Canada has published an announcement by the US Department of Commerce update on Softwood Lumber dispute. The U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) announced on August 28, 2017, that it will postpone until no later than November 13, 2017,... Read More >

Posted: Sep 5, 2017

As you are aware, eManifest requirements for Highway carriers are mandatory. January 11, 2016, marked the beginning of the monetary penalty period, meaning that carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties. On June... Read More >

Posted: Sep 5, 2017

In the Federal Budget of 2017, the Government made a commitment to improve market access for the world’s least developed countries. Changes were proposed to the rules of origin to allow more apparel products imported from LDCs into Canada—particularly from... Read More >

Posted: Sep 5, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has established an outreach program to raise awareness of the Single Window Initiative (SWI) led by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in order to promote its use by the importing community that are subject... Read More >

Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Global Affairs has published an update on 27 August 2017 on recent development on the softwood lumber dispute whereby during the gap period no countervailing duties will be collected. The United States Customs and Border Protection has been collecting cash... Read More >

Posted: Aug 25, 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) with the Pacific Alliance. These views will help define Canada’s interests... Read More >

Posted: Aug 24, 2017

On August 18, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) originating in or... Read More >

Posted: Aug 21, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published the revised version “Exporting goods from Canada: A handy guide”. The guide is now available on the CBSA website. The guide provides an overview of the process for businesses exporting commercial goods... Read More >