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: Mar 12, 2018

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed Presidential Proclamations on steel and aluminum following the recommendations presented by the Department of Commerce.  Broadly, the actions will apply import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. The legal basis... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

On March 2, 2018 the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) determined that the expiry of the order made on January 8, 2013 regarding the dumping of Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate originating in or exported from China would likely result... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced effective March 12, 2018, the Port of Ogdensburg, NY, will begin accepting, on an interim basis, commercial shipments of regulated agriculture products during the following hours: Monday: 9:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am... Read more >

Posted: Mar 9, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched the Food Labelling Modernization initiative in June 2013. Feedback from Phase I engagement (2013-2014) helped to identify the key issues on the food labelling system. In the Phase II engagement (2015), CFIA presented... Read more >

Posted: Mar 8, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) issued a notice to industry to advise the changes to the importing and exporting certification requirements for shelf-stable thermally processed pet food, treats and chews for Canada and the United States. As of March 1,... Read more >

Posted: Mar 8, 2018

From January to April 2017 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency held public consultations on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The proposal aimed to strengthen Canada’s international reputation as a leader in food safety by establishing consistent, prevention-focused requirements... Read more >

Posted: Mar 5, 2018

In April 2017, the President Trump issued two executive orders directing the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to initiate reviews of U.S. imports of steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, to... Read more >

Posted: Mar 2, 2018

Expiry of delayed FSVP provisions Food importers are subject to the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), a program put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agency to ensure that food imported into the United States has been... Read more >

Posted: Mar 1, 2018

The Canadian government unveiled its 2018 Federal Budget on 27 February 2018. Here are some key points as they relate to trade. Strengthening the Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for managing Canada’s borders by... Read more >