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: May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada is seeking input from Canadians on the administration of two new Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for sugar and sugar-containing products to the United States established under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), in order... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice CN20-17 on May 1st ,2020 on the re-classification of certain firearms as prohibited firearms. Many firearms that were once classified as non-restricted or restricted are now re-classified as... Read more >

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 >

Posted: Apr 27, 2020

April 27, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada issued an advisory for the automotive industry on the Notice to Producers of Passenger Vehicles, Light Trucks and Heavy Trucks on the eligibility to apply for alternative staging regime under Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement... Read more >

Posted: Apr 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a twelfth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3. The below ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) was excluded: 8424.90.9080 Also excluded... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Health Canada has issued an interim policy on certain household consumer products on the labelling requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for household cleaning products regulated under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Health Canada is temporarily authorizing the use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizer products: Always follow the label directions when using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Health Canada has assessed the risks and benefits of hand sanitizers containing... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – USDA’s Animal and Plant health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that beginning in the fall of 2020 importers will be able to apply online using APHIS’ new eFile permitting system to obtain permits for importing fresh fruit... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated their guidance relating to a Presidential Memorandum, where scarce material used in combatting COVID-19 being exported from the U.S. may be re-allocated for domestic use, to prevent diversion of... Read more >

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

April 16, 2020 – The HS Classification Reference for COVID-19 Medical Supplies was recently updated, in a more structured and user-friendly format, to reflect more of the products that would be required in the professional opinion and experience of the... Read more >