Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Nov 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 – Train operators went on strike just after midnight this morning. CN Rail has released the following statement: “We are informing you that the TCRC has initiated strike action. We will return to negotiations today with the... Read more >

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Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently updated their webpage to advise that you can now apply for an Advance Ruling and a National Customs Ruling (NCR) by email to the appropriate regional CBSA office. Tariff classification can be very complex... Read more >

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing to modernize the Feeds Regulations, 1983 to: safeguard feeds and the food production continuum, reduce overlap and redundancy in regulatory requirements, increase regulatory responsiveness to industry changes, address regulatory gaps, weaknesses and... Read more >

Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Health Canada has recently amended Division 2 (Alcoholic Beverages) of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) regarding flavoured purified alcohol to define this new class of alcoholic beverage and to set restrictions on its alcohol content. The Regulations Amending the... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force along with the Safe Food for Canadians Act. While some requirements were to be met immediately upon coming into force by some businesses in the fresh... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with key markets around the world and to strengthening Canada’s ties with its Asia-Pacific partners. Global Affairs Canada is seeking input and views from Canadians on the possible accession... Read more >

Posted: Aug 1, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced the release of Incoterms® 2020 in early September 2019. The ICC has stated: Incoterms® 2020 reflects the ever-changing nature of today’s international trade system. Over the course of the drafting process of... Read more >

Posted: Jul 30, 2019

The Department of Finance Canada has announced further measures to protect Canadian steel workers and industry. These measures affect goods that are subject to safeguard surtax (not the surtax that was put into place after the US imposed surtax on imports... Read more >

Posted: Jul 24, 2019

The Government of Canada is looking for feedback and comments on its initiatives to modernize the Canadian Regulatory system and improve its performance for both Canadians and businesses. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is inviting input from all... Read more >

Posted: Jul 17, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a notice on the regulatory requirements for honey in Canada regarding the importation, distribution and sale of honey. Honey sold in Canada must comply with the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), the... Read more >

Posted: Jul 16, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will eliminate the paper reporting process Export Declaration form (B13A) and implement mandatory electronic reporting for exporters. As of June 30, 2020, the CBSA will no longer accept B13As. Exporters, or their customs service... Read more >