Trade News

Posted: Apr 23, 2018

This article was originally published in B.C. Shipping News on April 22, 2018. By Candace Sider, Vice-President, Regulatory and Public Affairs, North America Canadian companies that rely heavily on cross-border or global trade could be forgiven for feeling somewhat anxious... Read more >

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Posted: Apr 8, 2018

On May 10, 2017, the Governments of Israel and the United States amended the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA) to eliminate the certificate of origin (CO) requirement on exports to Israel in favor of an invoice declaration. This simplification was... Read more >

Posted: Apr 8, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a notice advising the streamlining of its plant protection program concerning the import, transfer and handling of potentially injurious organisms (PIOs) in Canada. PIOs include invertebrates and micro-organisms that are plant pests... Read more >

Posted: Apr 5, 2018

In support of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act (TFTEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade Relations (OTR), has announced the National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) will be providing the trade community with forty (40) educational webinars,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 4, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden... Read more >

Posted: Apr 3, 2018

On March 28, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a Notice of Preliminary Determinations to announce that Provisional duties are now payable on Certain Dry Wheat Pasta released from Customs on or after March 28, 2018. The subject... Read more >

Posted: Apr 2, 2018

The anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) preliminary investigations of uncoated groundwood paper are among the several contentious trade issues sparking tension between the United States and Canada. While waiting for the final determinations of these investigations, the U.S. is collecting both... Read more >

Posted: Mar 29, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a notice to the importing industry advising of changes to import requirements for cheese. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) database to distinguish between cheese manufactured... Read more >

Posted: Mar 29, 2018

Health Canada has published an industry notice advising effective March 16, 2018, high-level disinfectant and sterilant solutions (including contact lens disinfectants) intended for use on medical devices are classified by Health Canada as medical devices. Medical device disinfectants and sterilants... Read more >

Posted: Mar 26, 2018

This article was originally published in Global Trade Magazine on March 26, 2018 By Candace Sider, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, North America, at trade services firm Livingston International. It’s fair to say there was a collective sigh of relief emanating... Read more >

Posted: Mar 26, 2018

Transport Canada (TC) invites you to participate in stakeholder consultations regarding a new Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Client Identification Database (CID). Public safety depends on Transport Canada knowing who is transporting dangerous goods in Canada, as well as knowing... Read more >