Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Sep 4, 2019

September 4, 2019 – Global Affairs Canada (GAC) recently issued a Notice to importers, advising of a new aluminum import monitoring program. Under this program, certain aluminum products have been added to the Import Control List (ICL) as item 83, and General... Read more >

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Posted: Aug 30, 2019

On August 23, 2019, the Department of Finance, in its continuing efforts to strengthen Canada’s ability to protect steel and aluminum industries, issued the following news release concerning the Safeguard Provisions for Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire: Exclusions from... Read more >

Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has announced a new monitoring regime for aluminum products. On August 23, 2019 “certain aluminum products” was added to the import control list (ICL) as item# 83. GIP no.83 has been issued for these products and... Read more >

Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced a tariff amendment to the Customs Tariff 2019, retroactive to August 8, 2019. This affects the preferential treatment Canada Costa-Rica Agreement -CRT and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership -CPTPT for certain... Read more >

Posted: Aug 21, 2019

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of tax and duty for goods imported into Canada. Through CARM, the CBSA will modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods... Read more >

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently updated their webpage to advise that you can now apply for an Advance Ruling and a National Customs Ruling (NCR) by email to the appropriate regional CBSA office. Tariff classification can be very complex... Read more >

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to modernize the Feeds Regulations, 1983 to: safeguard feeds and the food production continuum, reduce overlap and redundancy in regulatory requirements, increase regulatory responsiveness to industry changes, address regulatory gaps, weaknesses and... Read more >

Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Health Canada has recently amended Division 2 (Alcoholic Beverages) of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) regarding flavoured purified alcohol to define this new class of alcoholic beverage and to set restrictions on its alcohol content. The Regulations Amending the... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force along with the Safe Food for Canadians Act. While some requirements were to be met immediately upon coming into force by some businesses in the fresh... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with key markets around the world and to strengthening Canada’s ties with its Asia-Pacific partners. Global Affairs Canada is seeking input and views from Canadians on the possible accession... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the release of Incoterms® 2020 in early September 2019. The ICC has stated: Incoterms® 2020 reflects the ever-changing nature of today’s international trade system. Over the course of the drafting process of... Read more >