Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Health Canada has published an industry guide that provides information on cribs, cradles, bassinets and related products. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of products that are, or are likely to be,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Government of Canada (Government) recently announced that it is prohibiting the export, sale, supply or shipment to Russia by any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada of certain goods used in oil exploration or production. This decision... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Appellate Body Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that they will open the oral hearing of the US-COOL appellate proceedings to public observation. The oral hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015. Due to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Health Canada is proposing to amend the current labelling regulations so that food colors would be required to be identified on labels by their common name and/or by a numerical identifier. These changes are being proposed due to reports of... Read more >

Posted: Jan 22, 2015

In Canada, the basis for customs valuation affecting imported goods centers on the rules and methods included in the World Trade Organization’s Valuation Agreement. The agreement provides that a value for duty must be established on imported goods under one... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that effective January 21, 2015 U.S.-grown onions imported into Canada will now require inspection/certification for the following end uses: Fresh to consumers; Bulk; Further processing; Repacking. The pilot program for onions under... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published the January 2015 target list on compliance with Tariff Classification, Valuation, Origin programs using the Random Verifications and Targeted Priorities. The commodities and HS tariff classifications list, currently under review as provided... Read more >

Posted: Jan 20, 2015

The Blue Water Bridge international crossing will be partially closed for roadwork beginning in April of 2015. The work is expected to be finished by July. During the work period, several lanes will be reduced or closed. This includes the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands. There was no resolution to drayage drivers’ complaints that an... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended the Maple Products Regulations in order to facilitate the trade of maple syrup with the United States and reduce consumer confusion by responding to consumer needs with regard to grade names and... Read more >