Trade News

Posted: May 4, 2017

On the road to global trade… Your international trade GPS just declared “Recalculating route…!” – sound relatable? The way forward for global traders is quite uncertain. Are you charting the best course for your business, or just following the detour signs? The Brexit referendum last June seems to have set the stage for this uncertainty. It… Read more »

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Posted: May 25, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the inspection facility at the Rouses Point, NY, border crossing will be operating on a limited basis from May 24th to June 10th. On-going construction activities require all commercial and oversized vehicles, including vehicles towing a boat or trailer, to use an alternate crossing route. CBP Acting… Read more »

Posted: May 25, 2017

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) began the process of reopening the third traffic lane on the Peace Bridge for the 2017 summer travel season. This re-opening follows a reduction to two traffic lanes as of November 2016, which was undertaken to accommodate on-going construction activities related to the Authority’s… Read more »

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 is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board also has the right to supervise agreements… 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 clothes washers has been finalized and will come into effect on February 5, 2018. Effective… 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, and the subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia,… 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 was followed by an announcement on May 17th, that CETA had received Royal Assent. The… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the 2017 Calendar Year Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) limit for tuna and skipjack, in airtight containers, not in oil, eligible to be entered in Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading 1604.14.22. The 2017 TRQ limit was determined to be 14,609,465 kilograms.  The amount is calculated each year based on… 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 13 feet, 6 inches. The maximum width allowed for vehicles will also 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 of the following TRQs: Powdered Whey (Item 125.1 on the Import Control List) Specialty Creams… Read more »

Posted: May 11, 2017

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced  the fees they will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, cotton and tobacco. The 2017 regular, overtime, holiday, and laboratory service rates will be applied at the beginning of the crop year,… Read more »