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Posted: Sep 4, 2018

The food facility update period starts on October 1st RENEW YOUR FDA REGISTRATION TODAY. Under the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, pack, or hold food for... Read more >

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Posted: Jun 15, 2015

The Government of Canada is seeking comments and views on a potential free trade agreement between Canada and the Philippines. The Government of Canada often undertakes a domestic consultation process with business, citizen-based organizations and individual Canadians, as well as... Read more >

Posted: Jun 12, 2015

On June 10, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations of alleged dumping and subsidizing of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from the Republic of India and the Russian... Read more >

Posted: Jun 12, 2015

A new report recommends an overhaul to the way railroad prices are determined, adding that the old formula used to decide the cost of shipping by rail simply doesn't work in today's day and age.

Posted: Jun 10, 2015

Earlier this year, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published Customs Notice CN 15-002 “New Seizure Policy for Significant Undervaluation of Commercial Goods in the Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program”, announcing the implementation of a new seizure policy addressing significant... Read more >

Posted: Jun 10, 2015

The new European Union (EU) Value Added Tax (VAT) regulations that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, have already led to issues for some small businesses - and with the rules set to expand to a whole new class of products, it's... Read more >

Posted: Jun 10, 2015

A bill introduced by two Republican senators is a manifestation of the lingering displeasure with the long-running and tenuous - though now concluded - negotiations between the Pacific Managers Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) over a... Read more >

Posted: Jun 9, 2015

The Minister of Transport announced new amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations that would enhance reporting requirements and expand data collection. The proposed amendments would apply to the transportation of dangerous goods in all transportation sectors. The Regulations... Read more >

Posted: Jun 8, 2015

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced they have reallocated country-specific allotments for raw cane sugar imported at the low-rate tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year (FY), which ends on... Read more >

Posted: Jun 5, 2015

On May 18, 2015 the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the United States’ COOL policy for the fourth time. This decision reaffirms Canada’s long-standing position that the COOL measures are protectionist and discriminatory. In light of the WTO’s most... Read more >

Posted: Jun 4, 2015

The Department of Finance has announced a proposal to remove the sales tax on certain feminine hygiene products effective July 1, 2015. The proposal would amend the Excise Tax Act to zero-rate a supply of a product that is marketed... Read more >