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 22, 2018

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations(SFCR) will come into force on January 15, 2019. Most food importers will require a licence or be required to meet other SFRC requirements. The cost of a SFCR licence is $250.00 CAD. The specific... Read more >

Posted: Nov 20, 2018

In June of 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented a new normal value review process. Normal value reviews are conducted by the CBSA to ensure that normal values and export prices in place accurately reflect current market conditions.... Read more >

Posted: Nov 20, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding industry on the Government of Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are coming into force on January 15, 2019 and will require that food imported into Canada meets the same... Read more >

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 >