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: Jan 11, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented interim phytosanitary requirements for in-transit shipments. These interim requirements are effective January 1, 2016 until the CFIA completes its comprehensive in-transit policy and program. The interim protocol outlines requirements for in-transit shipments... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2016

Environment Canada recently issued a notice advising importers, exporters and manufacturers of hydrofluorocarbons that they are required to report information for calendar years 2013 and 2014. The deadline for this is March 2nd, 2016. The information that is required for... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2016

The Minister of International Trade and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced CanExport, a new program that will provide $50 million to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises take advantage of global export opportunities. CanExport is one of... Read more >

Posted: Jan 11, 2016

CBSA has announced that beginning January 11, 2016, highway carriers and rail carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary penalties. A voluntary compliance period remains in effect for freight forwarders. The eManifest initiative is Phase... Read more >

Posted: Dec 22, 2015

On December 7, 2015, a WTO arbitrator issued the report on the level of retaliation that Canada can request in their dispute with the United States over “country of origin labelling” (COOL) requirements.  The Arbitrator determined that the annual level... Read more >

Posted: Dec 22, 2015

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published Customs Notice 15-037 January 1, 2016 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. The Customs Notice 15-027 advises that the different format files for the January 1, 2016 Department Consolidation of... Read more >

Posted: Dec 15, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requires the following information to process shipments of approved commodities under Extended Release Privileges (ERP) at Non-Terminal Offices (NTOs) in Manitoba. The CBSA is currently issuing non-monetary (zero-rated) penalties to carriers who do not... Read more >

Posted: Dec 11, 2015

Canada Border services Agency (CBSA) has updated Memorandum D3-4-2, Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements. The memorandum outlines and explains specific CBSA requirements and procedures for reporting and control of cargo arriving in Canada in the services of highway carriers. The... Read more >

Posted: Nov 30, 2015

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an injury inquiry on November 27, 2015 to determine if the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China has caused... Read more >

Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Provisional duties are now payable on certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe that is released from customs on or after November 26, 2015.  This is a result of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) preliminary determinations of dumping and... Read more >