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: Jul 30, 2019

The Department of Finance Canada has announced further measures to protect Canadian steel workers and industry. These measures affect goods that are subject to safeguard surtax (not the surtax that was put into place after the US imposed surtax on imports... Read more >

Posted: Jul 24, 2019

The Government of Canada is looking for feedback and comments on its initiatives to modernize the Canadian Regulatory system and improve its performance for both Canadians and businesses. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is inviting input from all... Read more >

Posted: Jul 17, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a notice on the regulatory requirements for honey in Canada regarding the importation, distribution and sale of honey. Honey sold in Canada must comply with the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), the... Read more >

Posted: Jul 16, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will eliminate the paper reporting process Export Declaration form (B13A) and implement mandatory electronic reporting for exporters. As of June 30, 2020, the CBSA will no longer accept B13As. Exporters, or their customs service... Read more >

Posted: Jul 16, 2019

The proposed Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations was recently published in Canada Gazette Part 1 Vol.153 for consultation on the proposed changes to the regulations.  The proposed changes to the Regulations would apply to Canadian manufacturers... Read more >

Posted: Jul 16, 2019

The amendments to the Excise Duties on Cannabis Regulations was published in Canada Gazette II Vol. 153 on June 25, 2019. Amendments are made to the Excise Duties on Cannabis Regulations to change the rates of additional excise duty in... Read more >

Posted: Jul 12, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the plant protection requirements for importing earthworms into Canada for commercial purposes. Provide your feedback and comments by the closing date August 16, 2019. If are... Read more >

Posted: Jul 9, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice CN19-13 advising of an Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. The tariff amendment includes rate of duty reductions included in the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement are effective July 1, 2019 and... Read more >

Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Amendment 16 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II Vol 153. Amendment 16 will come into force on December 12, 2019 except for sections 16 and 17 which are... Read more >

Posted: Jul 5, 2019

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has launched public consultations on how it allocates and administers tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for a number of poultry and dairy products under supply management. The consultations will provide evidence-based recommendations to guide the Canadian government’s... Read more >