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: Apr 27, 2015

Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the trigger for a reduction in the export tax rate for Canadian softwood products going to the United States will not change in the upcoming month. Continuing through the month... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2015

On April 21, 2015, Finance Minister, Joe Oliver tabled the Government of Canada’s 2015 Federal Budget in the House of Commons. This year’s budget continues to reinforce the Government’s messaging on skills training, job creation, countering terrorism, infrastructure and an... Read more >

Posted: Apr 21, 2015

CBSA has published Customs Notice CN15-013, advising of the changes to its pre-clearance program. Transport Canada has made changes to the appendix G program for the commercial importation of new Canadian compliant vehicles, effective April 20th, 2015. Overview Transport Canada’s... Read more >

Posted: Apr 17, 2015

Budgets are presented on proposed revenues and spending for a financial year that is passed by the legislature and presented by the Finance Minister. The two basic elements of any budget are the revenues and expenses. In the case of... Read more >

Posted: Apr 16, 2015

Environment Canada has initiated consultations on the Proposed Approach to address Nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List. Environment Canada and Health Canada are seeking comments on the overall proposed approach as well as specific elements of the... Read more >

Posted: Apr 15, 2015

Health Canada has provided an update on the Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation Process Pilot for Cosmetics and Drugs, March 2015. Health Canada has implemented a one-year pilot program from March 13, 2015 to March 11, 2016, to promote... Read more >

Posted: Apr 7, 2015

The 2015 Pan American Games and Para-pan American games are being held this summer in Canada. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that certain imports may qualify for duty and partial tax relief, if the importation is specifically for... Read more >

Posted: Apr 6, 2015

On April 2nd, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined that the dumping and subsidizing of certain oil country tubular goods are threatening to cause injury to the domestic market. The subject goods are defined as oil country tubular goods,... Read more >

Posted: Apr 6, 2015

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) have announced additional construction details as parts of its $167 million expansion plan. The additional projects include the widening of the bridge to 4 lanes in Canada, re-decking of the span,... Read more >

Posted: Mar 30, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Centre of Administration (CoA) has advised of changes to documentation requirements for pet food importations. Effective April 15, 2015, import permits will no longer be required for Processed Pet Food and Treats from the... Read more >