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Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

On August 14th 2018 the Court of International Trade imposed an immediate import restriction on fish and fish products of Mexican origin caught with gillnets deployed in the Northern Gulf of California to protect the critically endangered Vaquita Porpoise. The... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2019

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a rule on April 12, 2018 (effective May 14, 2018) that expanded the definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer for certain types of shipments.  This change was necessary to ensure that the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 11, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain copper pipe fittings originating or exported from the United States, Korea and China. The... Read more >

Posted: Jan 31, 2019

As part of its interest in achieving binding commitments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that reflect the reality of modern trade, the Government of Canada is seeking input from stakeholders to inform potential future WTO negotiations on e-commerce. Although... Read more >

Posted: Jan 28, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, President Trump announced that the U.S. Federal Government, which has been on a partial government shutdown since December 22, 2018, would reopen for 21 days.  This reopened period will allow Congress to negotiate a solution.... Read more >

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

The importation and manufacture of off-road small spark-ignition engines in Canada is regulated under the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations.  These engines are typically found in lawn and garden machines such as hedge trimmers, brush cutters, lawnmowers, garden tractors,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published a consultation document to eliminate the exemptions for the use of select Flame Retardants and Repellents in manufactured items. The notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

In regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders for softwood lumber (SWL), and according to regulations, affected parties need to either opt in or opt out of filing an application for administrative review to the Department of Commerce (DOC).... Read more >

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into effect. Due to the new requirements, the Request for an Exemption to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations, CFIA / ACIA 4685... Read more >