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: Feb 5, 2015

Effective January 30th, 2015 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded their re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices of certain copper tube originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic (Greece), the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 3, 2015

The World Customs Organization (WCO) administers and develops the international goods nomenclature known as the Harmonized System, which enables products to be identified by the same code all over the world. Every five years the WCO HS committee issues amendments... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has released Customs D-Memorandum D10-17-1, advising of the definition and tariff classification of rough diamonds, unsorted diamonds and unworked diamonds. Rough diamonds imported or exported in Canada requires the Kimberley Process international certificate and... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

Recently the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the implementation of a new seizure policy for undervalued shipments of commercial goods imported through the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program. The policy effectively targets those foreign exporters who significantly undervalue... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

On January 30, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) concluded their expiry proceedings concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. The CITT have decided to continue its... Read more >

Posted: Feb 2, 2015

As of February 2, 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) no longer requires an import permit for root crops intended for human consumption originating from areas other than the continental United States. The CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)... Read more >

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

When it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court. The provincial government on Wednesday said it would make two changes to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advises that, effective January 26, 2015, new requirements are in place for exporting potatoes from Prince Edward Island (PEI) to the United States. Due to recent detections of potato wart in PEI, the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Health Canada has published an industry guide that provides information on cribs, cradles, bassinets and related products. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of products that are, or are likely to be,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Government of Canada (Government) recently announced that it is prohibiting the export, sale, supply or shipment to Russia by any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada of certain goods used in oil exploration or production. This decision... Read more >