Trade News

Posted: Apr 19, 2016

The Government of Canada has recently announced the designation of the Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point, serving the region’s 12 municipalities from east of Hamilton to the United States border. To foster a supportive business climate, we need to help spur innovation and investment and open up international markets. This Point will serve as… Read more »

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Posted: May 15, 2016

Effective 1 July 2016, the Province of New Brunswick will increase its Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rate from 13% to 15%. The provisional portion of the HST is increasing by 2% from 8% to 10%. The new HST rate of 15% is a combination of the 5% federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and combined… Read more »

Posted: May 15, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it is expanding Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits for members of its trusted trader programs.  They also announced plans to increase the number of dedicated FAST lanes to provide low-risk, pre-approved importers, carriers and drivers with expedited clearance at the border.  By the winter of 2017,… Read more »

Posted: May 15, 2016

On April 30, 2016, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) initiated the development of Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations. This Amendment will introduce or update energy efficiency standards and, where applicable, test methods and associated reporting and compliance requirements for 15 product categories. Also, the amendment to the regulations will align with United States standards…. Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2016

Customs Memorandum D19-7-3, Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material recently updated the requirements for the importation, exportation and transits of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material. Authorized carriers of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material are responsible for providing the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with photocopies of the movement document and… Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2016

Effective 1 July 2016, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to increase its Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rate from 13% to 15%. The provisional portion of the HST is increasing by 2% (from 8% to 10%).The new HST rate of 15% is a combination of the 5% federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)… Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2016

Japan and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to a free trade agreement. For Britons and the U.K. government, this development is another factor to consider in the looming “Brexit” decision.

Posted: May 7, 2016

Global Affairs Canada has issued a notice to importers advising that they are now accepting applications for the Powdered Whey 2016-2017 Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). Applicants who wish to apply for an allocation for the powdered whey (August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017) quota year are required to submit their applications by the deadline… Read more »

Posted: May 7, 2016

Global Affairs Canada has issued a notice to importers advising that they are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Specialty Cream Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). Applicants who wish to apply for an allocation for the specialty cream (August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017) quota year are required to submit their applications by July 15,… Read more »

Posted: May 3, 2016

Natural Resources Canada wishes to inform industry stakeholders that two key regulatory documents related to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.  This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18 released in March 2016. Amendment 13 The proposed Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 have been pre-published, along with… Read more »

Posted: May 3, 2016

The trucking industry needs a solution to its labor shortage. It may not have one though, because there’s a good chance it has been blessed with two.