Trade News

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 7, 2015

Two West Coast port groups came to an agreement to allow federal mediators to step into long-standing negotiations that have seemed increasingly without a solution.  The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced earlier in the week that negotiations between the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 7, 2015

On December 31, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation to determine if there will be any continuation or resumption of dumping of whole potatoes originating in or exported from the United States of America. The subject... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

On December 30, 2014, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they will conduct an expiry review investigation on whole potatoes if the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) determines that there is continuation or resumption of dumping of certain... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

The Minister of Transport recently announced amendments to Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) and is published in the Canada Gazette Vol.148 SOR/2014-306. The amendment includes a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) holds a program to combat piracy and support the fight against counterfeit products and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) pirated goods entering or leaving Canada. The CBSA has established a process that allows intellectual property... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced late Monday that in response to a joint request from the ILWU and the PMA, contract negotiations between the two parties will proceed under the auspices of the FMCS “as soon as possible.”... Read more >

Posted: Jan 6, 2015

On December 30, 2014, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they are conducting expiry proceedings concerning the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom... Read more >

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday and Sunday gates, and the weekend gate program could remain in effect for another month. Oakland has moved more than 1,000 import... Read more >

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

Due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as “bird flu”, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of immediate... Read more >

Posted: Jan 5, 2015

On January 1, 2015, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) went into effect – Canada’s first free-trade agreement in the Asian-Pacific region. The deal is expected to provide Canadian businesses with new access to the fourth-largest economy in Asia and boost exports to... Read more >