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Posted: Jun 23, 2016

On June 17th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) 16-000499, advising tighter enforcement of the importer security filing (ISF) requirement will begin June 30, 2016.  This will end the CBP “revised enforcement strategy” in place since May 2014. What is changing? For ocean shipments on the water on or… Read more »

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Posted: Jul 27, 2016

On November 7, 2016, eManifest requirements for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data become mandatory. Following a voluntary compliance period, the preceding implementation timeline applies to eManifest requirements for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within the prescribed mode-specific time frames: November 7,… Read more »

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

Health Canada recently released a new guide for industry on the safe use of health products to make product labels and packages easier for consumers and health professionals to read and understand. The guides are a part of Health Canada’s Plain Language Labelling Initiative, under which important action has been taken to make product labels and… Read more »

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to strengthening Canada’s world-class food safety system. This includes fully bringing into force the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) through new regulations — the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. These new regulations, once in force, would provide more modern and consistent requirements for all foods imported,… Read more »

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

The Government of Canada advises of new Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (CCBR) to improve the safety of these products for infants and young children.  The new Regulations will come into force on December 29th, 2016, and will include a prohibition on the sale, importation, manufacture or advertisement of traditional drop-side cribs. The new CCBR… Read more »

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated Directive D-95-08 which provides the phytosanitary import requirements for fresh temperate fruit and tree nuts. The following changes were made to the directive on import requirements: Phytosanitary import requirements for tree nuts have been added to the directive. These are not new requirements, as they were previously available… Read more »

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

On July 11, 2016, the Government of Canada and Ukraine signed the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). This represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create new opportunities for businesses in both countries. Government of Canada and Ukraine will now proceed with their respective domestic implementation processes in order to bring… Read more »

Posted: Jul 13, 2016

On July 7, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and the amounts of subsidy of certain stainless steel sinks originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. Subject goods are defined as “Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume… Read more »

Posted: Jul 7, 2016

Health Canada is seeking feedback on a regulatory proposal that would strengthen rules governing the importation, sale and use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock. The proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations would restrict the importation of certain veterinary drugs, require drug manufacturers to follow stricter rules, require provision of sales information to regulators… Read more »

Posted: Jul 7, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are providing  a specific implementation timeline which require freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within prescribed mode-specific time frames, as follows: November 7, 2016, to January 10, 2017, the CBSA will provide freight forwarders with a period of transition during which… Read more »

Posted: Jul 7, 2016

On June 29, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its re-investigation of the normal values and export prices respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey and the amount of subsidy respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar originating… Read more »