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: May 27, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on options to change food labels and the food labelling system. Specific options, such as revising the format of best before dates, expanding food class names (i.e., “vegetable oil” or “flavor”),... Read more >

Posted: May 22, 2015

The Minister of the Environment has issued a notice proposing that producers of halocarbons to prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan. Comments are now being accepted on this proposal. The following describes the person or class of persons required... Read more >

Posted: May 22, 2015

For a seventh straight year, PortsToronto experienced a banner year in profitability in 2014, where earnings were greater than how much was spent to send and receive shipments, according to newly released data.

Posted: May 21, 2015

On May 18, 2015 the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the United States’ COOL policy for the fourth time. This decision reaffirms Canada’s long-standing position that the COOL measures are protectionist and discriminatory. The WTO’s most recent decision is... Read more >

Posted: May 21, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are consulting with stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed amendments will enhance existing livestock traceability requirements in Canada. Livestock traceability systems are based on... Read more >

Posted: May 20, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Custom Notice 15-020, informing marine carriers of a change to the exemption authorization needed for the 24 hour reporting requirement for break-bulk commercial goods prior to import notifications. The regulatory amendments extend... Read more >

Posted: May 20, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published memo D-14-03, a new directive that provides the phytosanitary import requirements for all fresh and dried branches, roots, cones, foliage, flowers, lichens and mosses intended for all uses (including ornamental/decorative) other than... Read more >

Posted: May 20, 2015

The Department of Finance is currently reviewing a request for the removal of the customs duties on imports of wooden handles for brushes, brooms or mops. These handles are classified under tariff 4417.00.90 of the Customs Tariff, dutiable at 6%... Read more >

Posted: May 13, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has rolled out the latest requirements of its eManifest program.

Posted: May 8, 2015

In January 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that it would take the necessary time to analyze the broad range of comments received from stakeholders on the development of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The CFIA remains... Read more >