Trade News

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 new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »

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Posted: Mar 23, 2017

The Canadian government unveiled its 2017 Federal Budget. Here are the key points as they relate to trade. Deficit – 23 Billion in 2016-17 The budgetary balance is expected to show deficits of $23.0 billion in 2016–17 and $28.5 billion in 2017–18. Over the remainder of the forecast horizon, deficits are expected to decline gradually… Read more »

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources (NRCAN) has issued a Notice of Intent to improve the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment through Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations. Publication in Canada Gazette provides details on the notice and Amendment 15. The Government of Canada is committed to taking action on climate change by improving… Read more »

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Government of Canada has published in the Canada Gazette proposed Regulations Amending the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations and Other Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) that would introduce more stringent GHG emission standards that begin with the 2021 model year for on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines. Further,… Read more »

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on how to best proceed regarding a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. The Government is soliciting views from businesses, civil society organizations, labour unions, academia, individual Canadians, Indigenous groups, and provincial and territorial governments on objectives, key interests and potential concerns, which will… Read more »

Posted: Mar 20, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently launched a 90-day public consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (DFCR). If your business imports food into Canada, exports food to another country, or sells food across provinces, you may be subject to the proposed requirements outlined in this video. Use the CFIA’s interactive tools… Read more »

Posted: Mar 20, 2017

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) issued a technical bulletin on a public consultation process on whether manufacturers need a 6-month coming-into-force delay in Canada from the date of final publication of Amendment 14 in the Canada Gazette, Part II for the 17 proposed products in that Amendment. This supports Canada-US objectives to align standards by 2020… Read more »

Posted: Mar 16, 2017

On March 14, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) posted procedures for requesting a remission of SIMA duty under the Gypsum Board Products Anti-dumping Duty Remission Order, 2017.  The link to remission order P.C. 2017-175 was also posted to SIMA Measures in force on this date. Under the order, remission is granted of the… Read more »

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

The CBSA recently announced two enhancements to its Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefit for members of the Agency’s Trusted Trader programs: Customs Self Assessment (CSA) and Partners in Protection (PIP). As of February 28, 2017 a new FAST lane and inspection booth has opened at the Fort Erie port of entry to offer priority… Read more »

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the administration of the Seeds Act and Regulations to help ensure that seeds sold in, imported into and exported from Canada meet established standards for quality and are labelled so that they are properly represented in the marketplace, and are registered prior to sale in Canada… Read more »

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 new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »