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: Jun 9, 2015

The Minister of Transport announced new amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations that would enhance reporting requirements and expand data collection. The proposed amendments would apply to the transportation of dangerous goods in all transportation sectors. The Regulations... Read more >

Posted: Jun 5, 2015

On May 18, 2015 the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the United States’ COOL policy for the fourth time. This decision reaffirms Canada’s long-standing position that the COOL measures are protectionist and discriminatory. In light of the WTO’s most... Read more >

Posted: Jun 4, 2015

The Department of Finance has announced a proposal to remove the sales tax on certain feminine hygiene products effective July 1, 2015. The proposal would amend the Excise Tax Act to zero-rate a supply of a product that is marketed... Read more >

Posted: Jun 3, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated their policy directive relating to products and other material things coming to Canada from countries not designated by the CFIA as free of foot and mouth disease (FMD). Items of concern for... Read more >

Posted: May 29, 2015

Compliance protocols are about to get a lot less restrictive for Canada and Mexico-based meat producers after the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a ruling on country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements.

Posted: May 28, 2015

The Canada Revenue Agency has issued notice SWLN47 to provide exporters of softwood lumber products under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 with information on a surge charge for the month of April 2015 for the region of... Read more >

Posted: May 28, 2015

Environment Canada is consulting on proposed amendments to the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations and the Export Control List. The proposed amendments would enable Canada to prohibit exports of elemental mercury with certain exemptions. They would... Read more >

Posted: May 28, 2015

Environment Canada has announced that its Products Containing Mercury Regulations will come into effect on November 8, 2015. The Products Containing Mercury Regulations prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions... Read more >

Posted: May 28, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently been notified of a disease detection of Bonamia ostrea (a reportable disease in Canada) originating from New Zealand in Ostrea chilensis (Chilean Flat Oysters). As a result of this disease detection, the... Read more >

Posted: May 27, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that effective immediately, they will be detaining all incoming shipments of corn imported from India, including organic corn, intended for use as livestock feed until it has been tested for aflatoxins. Importers... Read more >