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: May 24, 2017

The Copyright Board of Canada is an economic regulatory body empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright... Read More >

Posted: May 24, 2017

Natural Resources is providing an update on Energy Star technical specifications requirements on energy efficiency standards for clothes washers, dryers, room air conditioners and lamps that are regulated in Canada. Clothes washers The ENERGY STAR Version 8.0 technical specification for... Read More >

Posted: May 19, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on May 15, 2017 that it has extended the investigation with respect to the dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from the Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand,... Read More >

Posted: May 19, 2017

On May 11, 2017 Bill C-30, an Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures, was passed by the Senate. This... Read More >

Posted: May 17, 2017

Due to an upcoming painting project on the Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan/Ontario) International Bridge, height and width restrictions will be imposed. From May 15th to October 31st, the maximum height allowed for vehicles crossing the bridge will be restricted to... Read More >

Posted: May 12, 2017

Global Affairs Canada issued new Notices to Importers for two Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) that are administered on the TRQ year basis of August 1st to July 31st. These updated Notices reflect the policies and procedures associated with the administration... Read More >

Posted: May 10, 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) between Canada and MERCOSUR. MERCOSUR, also known as the Southern Cone... Read More >

Posted: May 10, 2017

Global Affairs Canada advised of the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations, which impose sanctions against members of the current Syrian regime. In addition to the restrictions on dealings with designated persons, the Regulations prohibit: The import of goods, excluding food for human... Read More >

Posted: May 10, 2017

Global Affairs Canada issued a notification advising that due to exceptional circumstances, a portion of the sugar-containing products (SCP) export quota to the United States is now available for utilization by Canadian residents on a first-come, first-served basis until the... Read More >

Posted: May 5, 2017

Anti-dumping duties are now being assessed on certain concrete reinforcing bar imported on or after May 3, 2017. On May 3, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its finding that the dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating... Read More >