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 7, 2019

Government of Canada proposed amendments to the Explosives Regulations have been published in Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 20, for a 30-day consultation period. The proposed amendments will strengthen Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) explosives security regime by updating... Read more >

Posted: Jun 6, 2019

Health Canada recently published the new Corded Window Coverings Regulations to restrict the length of cords and the size of loops allowed on window coverings sold in Canada, The Corded Window Coverings Regulations made under the Canada Consumer Product Safety... Read more >

Posted: Jun 6, 2019

The Minister of International Trade recently welcomed the royal assent of Bill C-85: An Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and to make related amendments to other Acts. Once in force, the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade... Read more >

Posted: May 30, 2019

Over the past three years, Canada has implemented, or agreed to implement, various new tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for products under supply management as a result of the successful negotiations of new trade agreements. The Government of Canada remains committed... Read more >

Posted: May 28, 2019

Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), any food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Commodities such as cannabis plants and their cultivation, cosmetics, pet food, and natural... Read more >

Posted: May 24, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union served official notice to GCT Global Container Terminals Canada that its members will begin striking effective 7 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The parties will continue to negotiate in... Read more >

Posted: May 23, 2019

The Department of Finance issued a notice announcing that Canada has eliminated the countermeasure against the US steel and aluminum as well other US goods that were subject to the 25% and 10% surtax on imports. On Friday, May 17,... Read more >

Posted: May 17, 2019

Last week, the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on the removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States, which have been in place since June 1, 2018 under Section 232... Read more >

Posted: May 17, 2019

A cybersecurity breach in Facebook’s messaging app, WhatsApp, has left users vulnerable to malicious spyware installed on their smartphones. The Financial Times reported that surveillance spyware was installed on phones using WhatsApp’s call feature. The software was installed even if... Read more >

Posted: May 16, 2019

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has announced the transfer of 731 of its agents from ports along the northern border to the southern border. These officers are being temporarily moved in order to support the influx of... Read more >