On July 15 the Government of Canada posted several regulations and orders of amendment in the Canada Gazette – Part I, July 15, 2017, Vol. 151, No. 28. Many of these legislative and regulatory changes are required to meet Canada’s commitment under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Regulations and orders of amendments posted by the Department of Finance specific to the Customs Tariff include:
- CETA Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Regulations
- CETA Rules of Origin Regulations
- CETA Tariff Preference Regulations
- Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Extension of the Canada-European Union Tariff)
- Regulations Amending the Vessel Duties Reduction or Removal Regulations
- Regulations Defining “EU country” or other CETA beneficiary
Regulations and orders of amendments posted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development related to the Export and Import Permits Act include:
- Export Allocations Regulations
- Export Permits Regulations (Non-strategic Products)
- Order Amending the Export Control List
- Order Amending the Import Control List
- Regulations Amending the Export Permits Regulations
Additional legislative and regulatory changes required to meet Canada’s commitment under CETA have also been published in the July 15 Canada Gazette relative to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, Pest Control Products Regulations (Test Data Protection), the Investment Canada Act, Patent Act, and Coasting Trade Act.
These amendments to legislation and regulations are part of the process to advance CETA towards the September 21, 2017 provisional implementation date.
Additional information as well as links to all the above regulations and amendments can be found in the Canada Gazette – Part I, July 15, 2017, Vol. 151, No. 28.
The full Text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – Table of contents is available on Global Affairs website here.
Watch our website for further developments and additional information surrounding CETA.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to your Livingston representative.