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: 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 >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

The Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations and Making a Consequential Amendment to Another Regulation was recently published in Oct 2017 in Part II of the Canada Gazette. The new updated regulations will affect manufacturers, distributors, and... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently issued Customs Notice CN17-34 to advise exporters of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program changes and that CBSA is developing a new system to replace CAED by January 2020. The 2018 version of... Read more >

Posted: Nov 9, 2017

Effective November 2, 2017, provisional duties are no longer payable on certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. On November 3, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) published it’s finding that the... Read more >

Posted: Nov 5, 2017

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently updated the import policy directive on the importation of captive cervides and the requirements. All cervids imported into Canada require an import permit, issued by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) office prior... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

On October 27, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has announced the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge linking Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick will have an immediate down-posting (weight limit) to five (5) tons beginning on Friday, October 27th. During a recent inspection of... Read more >

Posted: Oct 27, 2017

On October 21, 2017 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which would allow Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) to be issued to food businesses that... Read more >

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently published a new D-Memorandum D17-5-1 on the updated policy and procedures on the payment of duties and taxes on commercial shipments. Also Customs Notice CN 17-33 advises customs brokers and importers on the new... Read more >

Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that it will be making changes to the office located at 374 Huronia Road in Barrie, Ontario and 1200 Airport Boulevard in Oshawa, Ontario. Commencing November 20, 2017, CBSA services will no... Read more >