Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Jul 27, 2018

The Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) recently issued a notice to industry partners, notifying them of extended truck gate operating hours and an associated flat fee of $35 per laden container, which will take effect September 17, 2018. This charge... Read more >

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Posted: Nov 16, 2018

The  Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations   were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II: Vol.152, No. 21. These regulations prohibit the import, sale and use of asbestos, as well as the manufacture, import, sale and use of... Read more >

Posted: Nov 15, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Trade Agreement will enter into force on December 30, 2018. Australia the sixth participating member country to ratify the CPTPP has met the threshold requirements to enter into force by end of December.... Read more >

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

On November 7, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave a Notice of Expiry of the finding made on January 7, 2014, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported... Read more >

Posted: Nov 14, 2018

The United States of America, Mexico and Canada will sign the new trade agreement (USMCA) on Nov 30, 2018. The USMCA agreement signing is to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the G20 International forum is being hosted by... Read more >

Posted: Nov 13, 2018

The USMCA, the handshake deal agreed to by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to replace NAFTA,  makes a number of changes related to customs administration processes. While it’s important to understand that the USMCA is only in the very preliminary... Read more >

Posted: Nov 12, 2018

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into force on January 15, 2019. To help businesses prepare for the new consolidated regulations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will continue to publish new and updated guidance documents on... Read more >

Posted: Nov 8, 2018

Canada has ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons as of January 1, 2019. Canada will be required to: •phase down the consumption... Read more >

Posted: Nov 6, 2018

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is reaching out to importers of off-road diesel engines into Canada and manufacturers of such engines, to raise awareness of the upcoming importation and installation deadline for various transition engine power and emission standard... Read more >

Posted: Nov 5, 2018

On October 30, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its finding of injury made on December 9, 2013, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of Thermoelectric Containers originating in or exported from China. The order... Read more >

Posted: Nov 1, 2018

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) publication in the Canada Gazette Part 1, vol 152, No. 43 gives notice on the final environment assessment of the CPTPP. The Government of Canada has concluded negotiations for a Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific... Read more >