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: May 20, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published memo D-14-03, a new directive that provides the phytosanitary import requirements for all fresh and dried branches, roots, cones, foliage, flowers, lichens and mosses intended for all uses (including ornamental/decorative) other than... Read more >

Posted: May 20, 2015

The Department of Finance is currently reviewing a request for the removal of the customs duties on imports of wooden handles for brushes, brooms or mops. These handles are classified under tariff 4417.00.90 of the Customs Tariff, dutiable at 6%... Read more >

Posted: May 13, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has rolled out the latest requirements of its eManifest program.

Posted: May 8, 2015

In January 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that it would take the necessary time to analyze the broad range of comments received from stakeholders on the development of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The CFIA remains... Read more >

Posted: May 8, 2015

The Department of Finance is currently reviewing a request for the removal of customs duties on unfinished spectacle lenses. These lenses are processed in optical laboratories in Canada (grinding to prescription and to frame shape, polishing, tinting, etc.), and are... Read more >

Posted: May 8, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Customs Notice 15-014, providing information for commercial importers, custom brokers and software/service providers about the Single Window Initiative (SWI). Earlier this year, CBSA launched a new electronic interim accounting release service option,... Read more >

Posted: May 7, 2015

On May 6, 2015, regulatory amendments supporting the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) eManifest initiative were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This final step in the Government of Canada’s regulatory process makes the eManifest requirements for highway carriers,... Read more >

Posted: May 7, 2015

On May 4th, 2015, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of Certain Seamless Casing, Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods and Certain Pup Joints originating in or exported... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a three-year agri-food pilot to reduce grade verification inspection rates for bulk shipments of apples grown and imported directly from the United States. Apples in containers greater than 200 kg (440 lbs.)... Read more >

Posted: May 1, 2015

On April, 29th, 2015, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) completed the investigation of the expiry review of Certain Whole Potatoes and has made the determination that the expiry of the order is likely to result in... Read more >