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: Oct 22, 2018

On October 11, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) posted Customs Notice 18-16 (CN 18-16) to provide information on the United States (US) Surtax Remission Order, 2018-1272. The new Remission Order is intended to minimize the negative effects of... Read more >

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice CN18-18 advising of upcoming changes to the Energy Efficiency Regulations administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) on the import reporting requirements.  Customs Notice also advises of the potential HS codes for energy-using... Read more >

Posted: Oct 17, 2018

On October 11, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) gave notice of an Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods.   The notice states that beginning October 25, 2018, imports of seven steel products from all... Read more >

Posted: Oct 12, 2018

The Cannabis Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis in Canada. Both the Cannabis Act and the regulations will come into force on October 17, 2018. Cannabis is also subject to Excise Duties and... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2018

On October 1, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that it had initiated an expiry review of the dumping and subsidizing of certain concerning the dumping of circular copper tube originating in or exported from the Federative Republic... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2018

Health Canada is responsible for the regulation of pesticides in Canada under the Pest Control Products Act. Each pesticide proposed for use in Canada is evaluated to determine if it meets Health Canada’s standards for the protection of health and... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2018

Global Affairs Canada has issued three notices to importers on the cheese tariff rate quota (TRQ). Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s Exports and Imports Permits Act (EIPA). Accordingly, an import permit issued by... Read more >

Posted: Oct 1, 2018

As of January 15, 2019, food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)... Read more >

Posted: Oct 1, 2018

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that on September 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico have reached a modernized trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  It will be called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).... Read more >

Posted: Sep 28, 2018

On September 24, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) determined that the dumping of certain Corrosion Resistant Steel Sheet originating or exported from China, India and Korea has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to... Read more >