Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Health Canada has issued an interim policy on certain household consumer products on the labelling requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for household cleaning products regulated under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Health Canada is temporarily authorizing the use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizer products: Always follow the label directions when using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Health Canada has assessed the risks and benefits of hand sanitizers containing... Read more >

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

April 16, 2020 – The HS Classification Reference for COVID-19 Medical Supplies was recently updated, in a more structured and user-friendly format, to reflect more of the products that would be required in the professional opinion and experience of the... Read more >

Posted: Apr 15, 2020

April 15, 2020 – Customs Notice CN20-15 provides information on regulatory changes for new low value shipment (LVS) thresholds that will be implemented at the time of entry into force of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)... Read more >

Posted: Apr 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised Customs Notice CN20-08 on April 7, 2020. The Order is now expanded to other qualifying entities for relief of customs duties and taxes. The relief of duty and tax... Read more >

Posted: Apr 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 – Until further notice the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will not prioritize compliance activities associated with the July 15, 2020 coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) for the manufactured food sector.... Read more >

Posted: Apr 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada (GAC) advises on the quota period TRQ allocations to imports of certain steel goods (heavy plate and stainless steel wire) subject to the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel... Read more >

Posted: Apr 13, 2020

April 13, 2020 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice to industry to inform you that as of April 2020, the organic import requirements for honey and maple products will be incorporated into AIRS. Also, starting April... Read more >

Posted: Apr 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 – Customs Notice CN20-14 Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) issued on April 3, 2020 by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provides information on the changes to the Customs Tariff. The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland... Read more >

Posted: Apr 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada recently finalized the regulatory process to amend the Export Control List. The amendment adds controls, clarify controls and remove controls over specific items as agreed upon in the various multilateral export control regimes.... Read more >