Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: May 17, 2019

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the governments of Canada and the United States issued a joint statement announcing they had reached an agreement on the removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States, which have been... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019

The CFIA has shared a tutorial on the process for obtaining a license under the Safe Food for Canadians Act. This tutorial is intended to familiarize applicants with the key steps in the Safe Food for Canadians licensing process and... Read more >

Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain copper pipe fittings originating or exported from the United States, Korea and China. The... Read more >

Posted: Jan 31, 2019

As part of its interest in achieving binding commitments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that reflect the reality of modern trade, the Government of Canada is seeking input from stakeholders to inform potential future WTO negotiations on e-commerce. Although... Read more >

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

The importation and manufacture of off-road small spark-ignition engines in Canada is regulated under the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations.  These engines are typically found in lawn and garden machines such as hedge trimmers, brush cutters, lawnmowers, garden tractors,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published a consultation document to eliminate the exemptions for the use of select Flame Retardants and Repellents in manufactured items. The notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into effect. Due to the new requirements, the Request for an Exemption to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations, CFIA / ACIA 4685... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

On January 17, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave a Notice of Expiry of the order made on March 17, 2014, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from China. The finding... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2019

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Customs Notice CN19-01 advises importers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019. Under the SFCR, new requirements will apply to businesses and... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising that effective January 15, 2019, the Manufacturer’s Declaration Form (CFIA/ACIA 5280) will be discontinued. The CFIA will be issuing the Certificate of Free Sale (CFIA/ACIA 5786) if a certificate or trade document... Read more >