Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 – Over the two weeks, the Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) have been experiencing considerable backlogs due to a number of rail blockades on their network. As a result, Canadian... Read more >

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Posted: Aug 12, 2015

Effective August 11, 2015, a phytosanitary certificate is required for the exports of plant and plant products to the European Union (EU) from areas where the Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB) is known to be present. The directive applies to the... Read more >

Posted: Aug 11, 2015

Canada recently announced the conclusion of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA).The free trade agreement announcement represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship. Here are some key highlights of the CUFTA: Upon entry into force of the Agreement,... Read more >

Posted: Aug 6, 2015

The Firearms Marking Regulations, which were set to come into force on December 1, 2015, have been delayed. An amendment announced in the Canada Gazette SOR/2015-195 defers the coming into force date of the Firearms Marking Regulations for 18 months... Read more >

Posted: Aug 6, 2015

  The Government of Canada recently announced Canada’s ratification of the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labelling. The agreement was signed by WWTG participants, which include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, New Zealand, South Africa... Read more >

Posted: Aug 5, 2015

Health Canada is amending the Medical Devices Regulations for non-corrective or ‘cosmetic’ contact lenses to fall under Class II medical devices. Cosmetic contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or appearance of the eyes. These... Read more >

Posted: Jul 29, 2015

The negotiation of a plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) among a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members was launched on July 8, 2014, with the objective of achieving global free trade in environmental goods. The current participants in this... Read more >

Posted: Jul 23, 2015

On July 21, 2015, Canada and Israel concluded negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). The modernized CIFTA adds seven new chapters and improves four existing chapters to bring this agreement up to 21st century standards,... Read more >

Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Effective July 14, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded their re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain steel grating originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China). The subject... Read more >

Posted: Jul 16, 2015

With fast track authority, as it is called, finally in effect in the U.S., discussions have hit this latest obstacle, protections for Canadian dairy farmers.

Posted: Jul 14, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015 the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR) will come into effect and the HPTR regulations will establish national licensing and security clearance requirements. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) published the regulations in Canada Gazette... Read more >