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Dumping of certain grinding media from India injures Canadian industry according to CITT

Provisional anti-dumping and countervailing duties could soon apply to these goods ...

Tribunal to decide if certain welded pipe should be exempt from anti-dumping duty

Trade Tribunal will determine whether a requested product exclusion should be granted ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until March 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

WTO members elect Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General ...

Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air

Further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers arriving to Canada's air and land ports of entry ...

Personal Administrative Monetary Penalties for Cannabis-Related Contraventions of the Customs Act

Memorandum D22-2-1 describes the CBSA's Personal Administrative Monetary Penalty Regime for contraventions of the Customs Act involving cannabis offences at the border, in respect of a traveller's personal goods and conveyances ...

Consultation on how to implement Canada's CUSMA commitment to extend Canada's general copyright term of protection

Under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), Canada has agreed to extend, by the end of 2022, its general copyright term of protection from 50 to 70 years after the life of the author ...

CFIA Plant protection policy directive D-18-01

: Phytosanitary requirements for imported small fruit propagative material (2nd revision) ...

Reminder: Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence

As of March 15, 2021, food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence is entered in the Integrated Import Declaration ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 15, 2021 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 15, 2021 ...

Canada's trade deficit drops to to $1.7 billion in December

Merchandise exports increased 1.5 percent, while imports fell 2.3 percent ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on certain concrete reinforcing bar from 7 countries

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 3.7% to 28.4% will now be payable on the subject goods ...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel plate from Chinese Taipei and Germany injures Canadian industry

Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods ...

Duty on certain carbon steel grating from China could expire in March

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Prohibition on the importation and exportation of shark fins

Customs Notice outlines the rules whinc apply to the prohibition on the importation and exportation of shark fins ...

Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of Origin

Memorandum D11-5-6 has been revised to provide an updated link to the CIFTA Rules of Origin Regulations ...

Tribunal issues revised schedule on inquiry ofvwheat gluten dumping from six countries

Inquiry covers gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 8, 2021 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 8, 2021 ...

Canada and the EU agree on rules for CETA investment court

Rules will apply once the parliaments of all 27 EU Member States have approved CETA ...

Global air cargo demand decreased by over 10 percent in 2020

IATA says capacity shrank by 23.3 percent due to loss of available belly cargo space as passenger aircraft stay parked ...

OECD's indicators continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis lows

Economic indicators continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis lows in most major economies ...

Conditional tariff relief: diversions must be reported promptly

Duty relief provisions are under the strict condition that imported goods be used in a specific way ...

Amendments to the Customs Tariff to improve the clarity of Canada’s import monitoring regime with respect to steel products

Amendments reflect changes, additions and deletions to preambles and classification numbers provided by Statistics Canada in Chapters 72 and 73 ...

CFIA Veterinary Biologics Memorandum 2021-01

: Re-issuance of all Annual Import Permits, with validity period extended to June 30, 2021 ...

UK applies to join huge Pacific free trade area CPTPP

United Kingdom's International Trade Secretary speaks to ministers in Japan and New Zealand to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with formal negotiations set to start this year ...

Government of Canada introduces further restrictions on international travel

The Government takes unprecedented action by introducing measures to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 1, 2021 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to February 1, 2021 ...

Tribunal finds dumping of reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia ...

CBSA confirms dumping/subsidizing decisions on non-structural plywood from China

The Agency terminated the investigation on goods from certain exporters, trade tribunal will now decide on injury to domestic industry ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty payable on imports ...

More Canadian exports to Korea became duty-free on January 1st

This includes crude canola oil, various dietary supplements and health food products, frozen hagfish, frozen blueberries, beer, and certain oats ...

Ottawa raises CFIA's budget to increase inspection and surveillance programs

The Agency's digital services will also be expanded for Canadian exporters and importers ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to January 25, 2021 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated toJanuary 25, 2021 ...

CFIA Notice to Industry: Delay in implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products

Changes to the import conditions for specific foods and beverages containing milk affected by the policy updates, originally planned for February 2021, have been delayed and will be published in the Automated Import Reference System in April 2021 ...

WCO publishes complementary amendments to the HS Nomenclature

Complementary amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2022 Edition have been accepted as a result of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Council Recommendation of 25 June 2020 ...

Monthly trade in goods by exporter characteristics, November 2020

The number of exporting enterprises in Canada grew by 0.4% in November to reach 19,399, the highest level since February 2020 ...

Duty on certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China could expire in March

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Importing food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians licence

As of March 15 food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid licence is entered in the import declaration ...

The Canada Border Services Agency publishes current verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

EU will retaliate against countries that do not comply to WTO rulings

The European Union will use countermeasures in trade disputes when arbitration is blocked ...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award traditional gold-headed canes

Port authorities' long-established awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to January 18, 2021 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2021 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to January 18, 2021 ...

CFIA - Export certificate and required statement for the export of fish gelatin to the USA

For the export of fish gelatin to the USA for further processing in the USA and then exported to the EU from the USA ...

CFIA - Export of highly refined products to the European Union

A new certificate for the export of highly refined products to the EU is now available ...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on certain heavy plate from Chinese Taipei and Germany

The Agency terminated the investigation on goods from Turkey, trade tribunal will now decide on injury to domestic industry ...

Consultations on a possible free trade agreement with Indonesia

Canada-Indonesia bilateral merchandise trade reached a total value of $3.7 billion in 2019 ...

New measures to ensure Canadian firms aren't complicit in human rights abuses in China

The Government of Canada announced measures to counter potential human rights violations in China ...

Air travellers heading to the U.S. will require pre-departure negative COVID-19 test result

Starting on January 26 passengers will be required to get a viral test within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until February 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Consultations resume on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products

Tariff rate quotas went from about 20 categories in 1995 to 54 under administration today ...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $3.3 billion in November

Merchandise exports increased 0.5 percent, while imports edged down 0.3 percent ...

Air travellers heading to Canada require pre-departure negative COVID-19 test result

Travellers will also have to complete the full mandatory 14-day quarantine after arrival ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on oil country tubular goods from eight countries, exempts Philippines

The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping from eight countries would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Understanding feed controls to prevent import of African swine fever

Guidance has been updated to remind importers that, depending on the product origin and type, there may be additional import conditions or restrictions administered under the CFIA's plant health program prior to entry into Canada ...

Import requirements for romaine lettuce from the United States

The CFIA is no longer restricting the import of romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce originating from California ...

Tribunal's revised schedule on review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China

The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on wheat gluten from six countries

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 10.1% to 26.1% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on on certain potatoes from the U.S., says CBSA

The trade tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Canadian railways' tonnage moving closer to pre-pandemic levels

Statistics Canada reports 32.6 million tonnes of freight in October, down 1.9% from 33.2 million tonnes in October 2019 ...

EU reports on recent progress in free trade negotiations with Australia

The ninth round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually ...

Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe exported from Korea to Canada (SeAH) assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the United States (Conestoga) assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to December 21, 2020 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to December 21, 2020 ...

Off-road Compression-Ignition (Mobile and Stationary) and Large Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations

The Regulations introduce new emission standards and requirements in alignment with the U.S. EPA's standards and create a level playing field in the Canada-U.S. market for importers and manufacturers of these engines ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on grinding media from India

Trade Tribunal will now determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Canada and UK adopt temporary measures to implement transitioanl trade agreement

Each country will ensure continued preferential tariff treatment for goods from the date CETA ceases to apply to the United Kingdom ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on certain upholstered seating from China and Vietnam

Trade Tribunal will now determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

World trade volume rallies in third quarter after COVID-19 shock

WTO says third quarter rally helped limit the contraction in world trade since the start of the year ...

Government of Canada appoints Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Frédéric Seppey will be appointed Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for a term beginning January 4, 2021. Mr. Seppey will replace Jean Bédard ...

CFIA Notice to the Canadian organic industry

regarding trade of seaweed, chlorella and spirulina under the United States-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement ...

CFIA Update of the Request for Documentation Review CFIA 5272

The 5272 form now contains a "Submit Email" button, which connects to the user's default email program to create a new message ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on oil country tubular goods from China

The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until January 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Ottawa requests CUSMA panel review of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber

Government says any duties imposed on Canadian softwood lumber by the United States are unwarranted ...

WTO report shows decline in trade restrictions by members during COVID-19 pandemic

WTO members introduced the lowest number of "regular" trade-related measures since 2012 ...

Importation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Drugs

Customs Notice 20-36  provides guidance on importing COVID-19 drugs, including vaccines, covered under Health Canada's Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19 ...

Customs Tariff 2021 now available on the CBSA website

Customs Notice 20-35 advises that the 2021 Tariff reflects Statistics Canada changes to units of measures in Chapters 72 and 73. Scheduled rate reductions contained within the legislation of individual free trade agreements are also reflected ...

Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin

Memorandum D11-5-9 has been revised to describe the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin and to provide updated links to the text of the Agreement ...

More time needed in investigation of concrete reinforcing bar from seven countries

Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to December 14, 2020 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to December 14, 2020 ...

CFIA Notice to Industry: Implementation of new policy chapter for import of milk and milk products

The animal health import policy Milk and Regulated Milk Products has been  replaced ...

Bill to implement Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement introduced in the House of Commons

The agreement will maintain mutual preferential access to traders of both countries ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia

Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Canada's imports and exports up two percent in October

Statistics Canada reports that the trade deficit with the world was virtually unchanged at $3.8 billion ...

Global air cargo recovery continues at a slower pace in October

IATA notes that air cargo demand was 6.2% below October 2019, a slight improvement from the 7.8% September drop ...

CBSA issues revised timelines for the CARM project, with new implementation dates

Release 1 of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project in the spring of 2021 ...

GST/HST relief for the importation of face masks and face shields

Customs Notice 20-34 explains the Excise Tax Act amendments which provide GST/HST relief for face masks and face hields ...

Importation of Tires

Memorandum D19-12-2  has been updated to remove references to legacy release service options ...

Canada prohibits some bulk prescription drug exports to prevent shortages

New rule counters American measures authorizing U.S. pharmacists to import in bulk prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market ...

Canada extends restrictions for all non-U.S. travellers to January 21

The change in date will give Ottawa the ability to align U.S. and international travel restrictions ...

EU and New Zealand report progress in trade agreement negotiations

Negotiators reach provisional agreement on two more chapters of the future trade agreement ...

List of CBSA Holidays and maintenance outages for next year

The Canada Border Services Agency official Holidays and EDI system maintenance dates for 2021 ...

Tariff Classification Policy on ratchet drives

Revised Memorandum D10-14-36 explains the Canada Border Services Agency's administrative policy for the tariff classification of ratchet drives imported either as part of a socket set or as separate goods ...

Sugar for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1035 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in subparagraph (a) of TRQ - US 09 under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under CUSMA

Notice to Exporters Serial No. 1034 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - US 10 under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreements Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Imports

- Utilization levels have been updated to November 30, 2020 ...

Textiles and Clothing - CUSMA Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2020 Exports

- Utilization levels have been updated to November 30, 2020 ...

Implementation of Chapters of the Animal Products Import Policy Framework

The CFIA notes that the implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade ...

Canada and the United Kingdom conclude transitional post-Brexit trade agreement

The two countries have agreed to start negotiating a more advanced deal next year ...

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from seven countries injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to rebar from from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until December 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Barley products tariff rate quota will be filled on December 21

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2021 ...

U.S. reduces punitive duty on Canadian sowtwood lumber

The Canadian Government maintains appeals unde CUSMA saying the the duties are unwarranted ...

Canada hosts ministerial meeting of the Ottawa Group on WTO reform

Group discusses progress on the joint statement endorsed by all members in June to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 ...

Classification of Parts and Accessories in the Customs Tariff

Memorandum D10-0-1 has been updated to clarify the Canada Border Services Agency’s administrative policy regarding the classification of parts and accessories in the Customs Tariff ...

Tribunal finds dumping of corrosion-resistant steel sheet from two countries injures Canadian industry

Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods ...

WTO says less trade restrictions were put in place in G20 from May to October

This is primarily a result of the sharp decline in overall global trade since the COVID-19 outbreak ...

WCO issues correlation tables for the 2022 Harmonized System changes

World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications ...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2021

Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed ...

Determination of when goods are entitled to the benefit of the U.S. Tariff or Mexico Tariff under CUSMA

New Memorandum D11-4-35 describes the determination of when goods are entitled to benefit from the United States Tariff or the Mexico Tariff under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ...

Ontario Tobacco Tax collection in the Postal Mode

The Ontario Ministry of Finance has requested that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expand its provincial agreement to incorporate the collection of tobacco tax on casual importations within the postal stream for Ontario ...

CFIA updates to the Fertilizers Regulations now final

This applies to the manufacture, sale, import or export of fertilizers and supplements regulated under the Fertilizers Act ...

CFIA deregulates of Tomicus piniperda (pine shoot beetle)

The Agency published Risk Management Document RMD-19-02 Pest Risk Management Document for the deregulation of Tomicus piniperda ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on steel plate from Ukraine

The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

End of safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods

The Tribunal determines that nothing needs to be added to the list of surtax exclusions ...

More time needed in investigation of dumping of wheat gluten from six countries

Circumstances make it unusually difficult for CBSA to make a preliminary determination within ninety days ...

Canada imposes additional sanctions against 13 Government officials of Belarus

In coordination with the European Union, Canada is imposing further sanctions against additional Government officials of Belarus ...

Notice to Exporters and Brokers - Belarus

- Export and Brokering of items listed on the Export Control List and the Brokering Control List to Belarus ...

Minor amendments to Memorandum D19-13-5 Transportation of Dangerous Goods

This memorandum has been updated to modify text and links where necessary to relevant legislation and regulations ...

Combating unauthorized and counterfeit goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CBSA, Health Canada and RCMP announce the results of Project Purify to prevent the importation of unauthorized or illegal health products at border crossings across Canada ...

EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports in Boeing WTO case

Additional tariffs of 15% on aircraft as well as additional tariffs of 25% on a range of agricultural and industrial products imported from the U.S ...

Canada's imports and exports up slightly in September

Statistics Canada reports that both exports and imports increased by 1.5 percent ...

Global air cargo's slow recovery continues in September

IATA notes that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels ...

New pre-boarding requirements for air travellers to Canada

Air travellers to Canada will have to submit information with an app before boarding their flight ...

Canada extends restrictions for all non-U.S. travellers to November 30

Ottawa also made some adjustments to provisions allowing limited Canada-U.S. cross-border travel ...

Reduced inspection frequencies for meat imported from Australia and New Zealand

CFIA says the two countries have good compliance rates for meat imported into Canada ...

Tariff classification of car seat covers

Memorandum D10-15-31 outlines the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) administrative policy regarding the tariff classification of car seat covers ...

Hong Kong initiates WTO dispute complaint against U.S. origin marking requirements

Hong Kong has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning marks of origin requirements imposed by the US on goods produced in Hong Kong, China ...

WTO Anti-Dumping Committee holds first 2020 meeting

The WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 28 October to review members’ notifications of new or amended anti-dumping laws and regulations and reports on anti-dumping actions ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on non-structural plywood from China

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 2% to 203.08% are now payable on the subject goods ...

WTO negotiations on electronic commerce continue

Negotiators hope to deliver a consolidated negotiating text by December this year ...

Canadian railways' total tonnage saw no improvement in August

Statistics Canada reports says the drop was driven by considerable tonnage declines in hydrocarbons ...

UK and Japan sign free agreement deal for post-Brexit era

Britain concludes first major post-Brexit free trade agreement ...

Tariff Preference Levels under CUSMA

Memorandum D11-4-22 has been amended to include information regarding the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Tariff Preference Levels ...

Administration of the Steel Import Monitoring Program - Import Control List items 80 and 81

Notice to Importers Serial No. 1032 has been published concerning the re-addition of carbon steel products (item 80) and specialty steel products (item 81) to the ICL ...

New COVID-19 pilot planned for international travellers

A joint pilot program to safely explore an alternative approach to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19 ...

EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports in Boeing WTO case

The European Union can now increase its duties on U.S. exports worth up to $4 billion ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China, says CBSA

The trade tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on corrosion-resistant steel sheet from three countries

The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until November 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Information on import licensing from most countries available on WTO website

New website gives information on import licensing procedures of WTO member countries ...

Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Ukraine (MetInvest) assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Tribunal's revised schedule on review expiry of duties on oil country tubular goods from nine countries

The anti-dumping finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

CFIA Notice on new food export certificate for seal oil to Norway

This certificate follows standard Codex format but has specific attestations for Norway ...

Tribunal finds dumping of wheat gluten from six countries injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on heavy steel plate from three countries

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 2.9% to 97% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Tribunal maintains the injury finding on concrete reinforcing bar from China, Korea and Turkey

The Trade Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

EU reports progress in free trade negotiations with Australia

The eight round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain Carbon steel fasteners from Taiwan (Jau Yeou)

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Public release of the initial environmental assessment of the Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the initial environmental assessment by November 10, 2020 ...

Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian officials

This second set of sanctions is being adopted in coordination with recent actions taken by the European Union and the United States ...

WTO arbitrator issues decision in Boeing subsidy dispute

The European Union may request authorization from the WTO's DSB to take countermeasures with respect to the United States at a level not exceeding, in total, USD 3,993,212,564 annually ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on refined sugar from several countries

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Canada's trade deficit narrows as imports and exports drop

Statistics Canada reports that exports decreased 1.0 percent in August while imports fell 1.2 percent ...

Global trade shows signs of rebound from COVID-19 according to WTO

Strong trade performance in June and July have brought some signs of optimism for global trade ...

Guide to exporting commercial goods from Canada

Step by step information on the obligations of exporters in regard to Canadian laws and regulations ...

Memorandum D20-1-1 - Exporter reporting

has been updated to remove all references to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) and all references to paper-based reporting, etc ...

Statement from Minister Champagne on suspension of export permits to Turkey

Due to the ongoing hostilities in in Nagorno-Karabakh suspended suspended certain export permits to Turkey to allow time to further assess the situation ...

Message to Industry New Notices to Importers for 2021 Calendar Year TRQs

Global Affairs Canada has prepared new Notices to Importers for the 2021 calendar year TRQs with an application period starting on October 1, 2020 and a deadline of November 15, 2020 ...

New import requirement: romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will require importers to either provide proof that romaine lettuce destined for import into Canada does not originate from counties in the Salinas Valley, or provide an official certificate of analysis from an accredited laboratory confirming that the lettuce has below-detectable levels of E. coli ...

WTO members narrow field of Director General candidates

The two candidates who secured the broadest and deepest support from the membership and who should subsequently advance to the final round are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea ...

U.S. appeals WTO panel report regarding duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The Appellate Body cannot hear appeals as the U.S. refuses the appointment of new judges ...

Global air cargo demand up slightly but capacity remains constrained

Loss of available belly cargo space remains an issue as passenger aircraft stay parked ...

Canadian railways' total tonnage was down 11,8% in July

Statistics Canada reports reports that loadings of fuel oils and crude petroleum saw the largest decline in July ...

CAED export declaration program decommissioned on September 30

The new CERS Portal must be used to electronically submit export declarations ...

Copper pipe fittings from the U.S. (Nacobre) assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Importing and exporting firearms, weapons and devices

Memorandum D19-13-2 has been updated to include several regulatory changes ...

Marine pre-load/pre-arrival and reporting requirements

Memorandum D3-5-1 has been updated to include recent changes ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on reinforcing bar from seven countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until October 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Canada and EU celebrate third anniversary of comprehensive trade agreement

Trade between Canada and the EU has increased by 27% for goods and 47% for services ...

WTO reports global merchandise trade fell 14% in second quarter

The steepest declines were recorded in Europe and North America while Asia was relatively less affected ...

Tariff Classification of safety headgear of subheading 6506.10

Memorandum D10-15-27 has been revised to reflect current jurisprudence with respect to safety headgear, other protective headgear, athletic, of subheading 6506.10 ...

Export reporting - amending or voiding export declarations

Customs Notice 20-30 outlines the obligations and processes to amend and void previously submitted export declarations that was reported using one of the eliminated reporting methods ...

WTO members narrow field of Director General candidates

The five remaining candidates are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria, Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea, Amina C. Mohamed of Kenya, Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Liam Fox of the United Kingdom ...

U.S. cancels tariffs on Canadian aluminum under certain conditions

The announcement came just hours before Canada was set to announce retaliatory measures ...

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods

The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods ...

WTO panel determines U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal

Dispute resolution panel rules that the U.S. duties are inconsistent with WTO rules ...

Data from ocean shipments transiting through the U.S. can be made public

The importer or exporter can submit a request for confidential treatment to U.S. Customs ...

Import Permit section of the Animal Products Policy takes effect

Notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ...

Revised export certificate for dairy products to China

Updated to include the new requirements for the export of dairy products, including infant formula products ...

CFIA Service fee cap extended for certain animal health export certificates

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has extended its fee cap on service fees for certain animal health export certificates until September 30, 2022 ...

Canada's imports and exports continued to grow in July

Statistics Canada reports that exports increased 11.1 percent while imports rose 12.7 percent ...

Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 4

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2021 ...

Reminder: Goods contaminated with soil are refused entry at the border

Vehicles, equipment and other goods that are contaminated with soil are not admissible into Canada ...

CFIA update for importers of organic products

On October 1, 2020 importers will be required to submit a digital copy of organic product certificate ...

Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China

(Exported to Canada from the United States by Nacobre USA LLC) Notice of close of record and updated schedule – Normal value and export price review ...

Zimbabwe, Thailand, Indonesia and Macao set to undergo WTO reviews of their trade policies

The Trade Policy Review Body announced an updated programme of reviews for the remainder of 2020 ...

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on wires

Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on wires ...

CBSA extends investigations of non-structural plywood from China

The Agency needs more time due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

Tribunal maintains with amendments the injury finding on steel screws from China, Taiwan

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Global air cargo demand now stable but capacity remains constrained

IATA says loss of available belly cargo space shrink capacity as passenger aircraft stay parked ...

OECD's indicators now point upwards after crisis-low in all major economies

Composite leading indicators continue to strengthen from the Covid-19 crisis lows ...

Opening of the Application Period for the CETA Origin Quota for Vehicles

Applications for quota allocation under the CETA Origin Quota for vehicles are now being accepted ...

Concrete reinforcing bar from Spain (Nervacero) assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Butter, Dairy Spreads, Fats and Oils Derived From Milk, Other Than Butter or Dairy Spreads TRQ

Notice to Importers No. 968 sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada's tariff rate quota (TRQ) for butter, dairy spreads, fats and oils derived from milk, other than butter or dairy spreads under the World Trade Organization (WTO) ...

Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

To amend the consumption baseline value that is used to determine the HFC quantities that can enter Canada under the HFC phase-down process ...

WTO panel finds U.S. duties on Canadian lumber are non-compliant

Panel rules U.S. measures are not in conformity with obligations under the WTO ...

Tariff relief consultations on certain wheels and certain cookware

The Department of Finance is seeking views on two requests for the removal of customs duties ...

New conditions for importation of leafy greens from Arizona took effect

CFIA limits entry to leafy greens exported by members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement ...

WTO indicator confirms steep drop in trade but hints at nascent recovery

All component indices remain well below trend but export orders show signs of recovery ...

Interpretation of the U.S.-Canada Organic equivalency arrangement

CFIA issues a notice to the Canadian organic industry regarding the interpretation of the U.S.-Canada Organic equivalency arrangement ...

Monthly trade in goods by exporter characteristics, June 2020

The number of enterprises exporting goods abroad increased for a second consecutive month in June, after hitting low levels in April ...

Canadian railways carried 29.8 million tonnes of freight in June, down 10.4% from June 2019

Fuel oils and crude petroleum loadings accounted for over one-third of the total tonnage decline in June, falling 69.4% (-1.3 million tonnes) from the same month in 2019 ...

WTO report shows how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

Trade in goods and services has been affected by temporary border closures and travel restrictions linked to the pandemic ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until September 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation into wheat gluten from six countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Anti-dumping duty on refined sugar from several countries could expire in October

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

CBSA extends investigation of heavy steel plate from five countries

The Agency needs more time due to circumstances making it difficult to decide within normal dateline ...

Port of Montreal labour disruption: CBSA gives options to ship operators

Customs still needs to ensure national security requirements are maintained with respect to the radiation screening and risk mitigation of marine containers ...

Export and import of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material

Memorandum D19-7-3 has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations ...

Rules of origin for casual goods under free trade agreements

Memorandum D11-4-13 has been revised to reflect the implementation of four trade agreements ...

Changes to how Global Affairs Canada will inform industry on TRQ quantities available

Any tariff rate quota (TRQ) quantities available will be found on a web page which will be updated regularly ...

Canada’s Merchandise Trade Performance with the EU after the Entry into Force of CETA

An interesting report from the Office of the Chief Economist of Global Affairs Canada ...

U.S. re-imposes 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum, Ottawa retaliates

Canada will impose surtaxes against imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from the U.S ...

Ottawa won't intervene to end labour stoppage at Port of Montreal

Government will monitor the situation and look into how to support the ongoing mediation efforts ...

Tribunal finds dumping of non-structural plywood from China injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to decorative and other non-structural plywood from China ...

CBSA issues revised decisions on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate

The reviews are the result of recommendations and rulings from the World Trade Organisation ...

Relocation of CBSA Office in Yarmouth, N.S.

Customs Notice 20-27 advises that this office moved to a new loaction ...

Revisions to CBSA Courier imports remission memorandum

Memorandum D8-2-16 outlines the conditions under which a remission order may be granted on certain goods imported into Canada by courier services ...

CFIA update on unrequested packages of seeds

To date, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received reports from more than 750 individuals across all Canadian provinces who have received unrequested packages of unknown seeds ...

Export requirements for meat and non-live fish and seafood to China

At the request of China, CFIA has developed a process to suspend the issuance of export certificates when an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs at establishments which export refrigerated and frozen meat and non-live fish and seafood to China ...

Export (fish and seafood) to Panama at commercial risk

At the request of Panama, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Food Export Requirements Library to include the export of fish and seafood products to Panama at commercial risk ...

Canada's trade deficit widens to $3.2 billion in June

Statistics Canada reports that exports increased 17.1 percent while imports rose 21.8 percent ...

The WTO multi-party interim appeal arrangement gets operational

The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again ...

Global air cargo recovery continues in June, but at a slow pace

IATA says June global demand is a little less depressed that it was in May ...

U.S. Commission says imports of wind towers from Canada injure U.S. industry

The Department of Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders ...

EU - Vietnam free trade agreement comes into force

Canada has free trade links with both sides through the CPTPP and the CETA ...

CBSA Administration of Copyright, Trademarks and geographical indications

Memorandum D19-4-3 outlines and explains the legislation governing the role of the CBSA in dealing with counterfeit protected marks or pirated copyright goods ...

Stricter rules for foreign nationals transiting through Canada to Alaska

Stricter rules and additional entry conditions now apply to travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose ...

Import, export and in transit requirements of the Explosives Act and Regulations

Memorandum D19-6-1 has been updated to include recent changes ...

Vancouver Urban Enrollment Centre

CBSA and U.S. CBP will no longer conduct NEXUS and Free and Secure Trade (FAST) interviews at the Vancouver Urban Enrollment Centre ...

WTO General Council agrees on guidelines for final stage of DG selection

The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah, Karl Brauner, Xiaozhun Yi and Alan Wolff — until a new Director-General has been selected ...

Tribunal finds dumping of heavy steel plate injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to plate from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on certain whole potatoes from the United States

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain steel welded pipe exported from Thailand

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on tubular goods from 8 of 9 countries

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain oil country tubular goods from the U.S.

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Temporary CBSA service reduction at Crystal City

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at the Crystal City, Manitoba port of entry ...

Temporary CBSA service reduction at Clarenceville and Stanstead

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at two ports of entry in Quebec ...

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin

Memorandum D11-5-17 describes the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Rules of Origin ...

Canada reaches partial agreement with Australia on WTO wine trade dispute

Canada and Australia announced a partial agreement regarding Australia's World Trade Organization challenge against Canada ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain steel line pipe exported from South Korea

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2020

Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List ...

Importation of leafy greens from Arizona subject to new conditions

CFIA will limit entry to leafy greens exported by members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until August 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

WTO members meet the candidates for Director-General

Eight candidates compete to replace outgoing Director-General Roberto Azevdo ...

Registrar of Imported Vehicles will increase fees on August 1st

Customs Notice 20-26 explains that vehicle import fee will be $325 and parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95) ...

List of dairy and poultry TRQ quantities under CUSMA that could be available for reallocation

Global Affairs regularly updates a list of returned quantities of the supply-managed tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) as they become available for reallocation ...

Canada and Japan expand organic equivalency to include livestock products

Expanded arrangement recognizes Canadian and Japanese organic livestock standards as being equivalent ...

Consultation on changes to international phytosanitary measures standards

IPPC establishes a common approach to preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests ...

Information on the Safe Food for Canadians rules which started July 15

Priorities regarding industry compliance during the pandemic remain the same as announced in April ...

CBSA is now collecting contact information from all travellers

Customs is now collecting more information from all travellers, including commercial drivers, at several ports or entry ...

EU reports progress in free trade talks with New Zealand

The eight round allowed for thorough discussions covering all areas of the future agreement ...

Changes to the CBSA Policies Respecting Trans-border Air Shipments in Highway Service (flying trucks)

Customs Notice 20-25 provides clarification regarding trans-border air shipments in highway service and the responsibility of air carriers who transmit pre-arrival Advance Commercial Information ...

Quantities Available for Allocation under the CUSMA Cream TRQ

A balance of 34,796 kilograms of the Canada - United States - Mexico (CUSMA) cream tariff rate quota (TRQ) is available for reallocation under the processors pool, for the 2019 - 2020 quota year ...

Quantities Available for Allocation under the CUSMA Milk TRQ

A balance of 217,862 kilograms of the Canada - United States - Mexico (CUSMA) milk tariff rate quota (TRQ) is available for reallocation under the processors pool, for the 2019 - 2020 quota year ...

2020 Additional TRQ Volume for Refined Sugar exports to the United States

This message is to advise that the additional 20% Tariff Rate Quota volume for refined sugar has been triggered under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

New food certificate for Export of Fish and Seafood Products to Fiji

At the request of Fiji, CFIA has updated the Food Export Requirements Library to include the export of fish and seafood products ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on oil country tubular goods from China, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

Temporary service reduction at certain Canadian ports of entry

COVID-19 measure affects certain ports within the Pacific, Prairie, Northern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Regions ...

Canada's trade deficit shrinks to $677 million in May

Statistics Canada announced that exports increased 6.7 percent while imports decreased a further 3.9 percent ...

CBSA information on how to transmit high volumes of cargo reports

Customs Notice 20-24 provides information on how to transmit high volumes of cargo reports ...

Export to Hong Kong of items listed on the Export Control List

Effective July 3, 2020 Canada will treat exports of sensitive goods to Hong Kong in the same way as those destined for China ...

CFIA statement on new import restrictions for commercial dogs imported from Ukraine

Effective July 6, 2020, the CFIA will no longer issue new permits for the importation of commercial dogs under 8 months of age from Ukraine ...

WTO issues latest edition of World Tariff Profiles

This publication by the World Trade Organization provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories ...

CBSA issues regulations and amendments for CUSMA rules and procedures

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is in effect starting July 1, 2020 ...

Tribunal makes a re-determination on certain fabricated industrial steel components

The Tribunal revised its finding to exclude certain fabricated industrial steel components ...

WTO says trade facilitation measures outpace restrictions during pandemic

Several G20 members initiated moves to facilitate imports, including products related to COVID-19 ...

Global air cargo shows slight pickup in May despite continuing capacity crunch

IATA says capacity is unable to meet demand due to the loss of belly cargo holds on passenger aircraft ...

Sales Tax and Duty Payment Deferral ended as planned on June 30

The government allowed businesses to defer all Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) payments, as well as customs duty payments owed for imports, until the end of June ...

Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour

CUSMA establishes an obligation for each Party to prohibit the importation of goods that have been produced in whole or in part by forced or compulsory labour (Customs Notice 20-23) ...

Importation of certain poultry and egg products and the Import Control List (ICL)

New Memorandum D10-18-8 is a revision of the information pertaining to poultry and egg products ...

Importation of certain dairy products and the Import Control List (ICL)

New Memorandum D10-18-7 is a revision of the information pertaining to dairy product ...

Furniture "for domestic purposes"

CBSA's interpretation of the term "For domestic purposes" under several tariff items in headings 94.01 and 94.03 in the Customs Tariff (Memorandum D10-15-30) ...

Update to Notices for Tariff Preference Level Apparel Goods

Three Notices to Importers and Exporters have been updated to include goods classified under heading 96.19 that are of textile material other than wadding in the definition of tariff preference level apparel goods ...

Global Affairs Canada Updates to the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes for CUSMA-related Tariff Rate Quotas and Export Thresholds. New codes for all 16 new tariff rate quotas for supply-managed products and 2 new dairy export thresholds created under the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement ...

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under CUSMA

This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar-Containing Products referred to in TRQ - US 10 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ...

Sugar for Export to the United States under CUSMA

This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Sugar referred to in TRQ - US 09 for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ...

Updates to the phytosanitary requirements for importing micro-organisms

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its plant health requirements to make it easier to import certain micro-organisms that are already present in Canada ...

Decline in world trade not as severe as initially projected, WTO says

While trade volumes will register a steep decline in 2020, they are unlikely to reach the worst-case scenario ...

Customs Tariff amendments to implement the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement

CBSA also outlines duty reductions on certain goods under the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement ...

Consultations on allowing exports of automatic firearms to Austria, Ireland, Japan, and Switzerland

Canadian exporters could apply to export certain prohibited weapons to the three countries ...

Treatment of commissions and brokerage in the calculation of value for duty

Commissions and brokerage are amounts paid to intermediaries who help in the conclusion of a sale ...

Certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised the schedule in relation to the investigations into dumping and subsidizing ...

Oil country tubular goods from Korea and Turkey and hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Korea

The CBSA has revised the schedule in relation to the review given difficulties in distributing the archived administrative records to interested parties ...

Opening of the Application Period for Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA

: Clarifications on Skim Milk Powder and Milk Protein Concentrate Export Thresholds ...

Canada Grain Act amendments implemented for 2020-21 crop year as CUSMA comes into effect

The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until July 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation into non-structural plywood from China

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

EU and Chile mark progress in talks to modernize their free trade agreement

European Commission reports good progress in a significant number of chapters ...

Application period opens for CUSMA dairy, chicken and eggs tariff rate quotas

Sixteen new supply-managed tariff rate quotas under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

Textile and apparel Tariff Preferential Levels under CUSMA for imports and exports

Notices set out the administration of the TPLs and identify where import permits / certificates of eligibility are required ...

Implementation by the CFIA of certain chapters of the Terrestrial animal products and by-products Import policy framework

The implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade ...

Registrar of Imported Vehicles announces fee increase

Effective August 1, 2020, the RIV Vehicle import fee will be $325 and Parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95) ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on certain steel plate from Ukraine, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Duty on certain whole potatoes from the United States could expire in September

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada and Taiwan reach an agreement for trade in organic food

Interim mutual arrangement means certain organic products may be sold as organic in Canada or Taiwan ...

Total number of import transactions started rising in May

Statistics Canada reports that the import transaction count rose 14.8% in May compared with April ...

Canada's trade deficit climbs to $3.3 billion in April

Statistics Canada announced that exports fell 29.7 percent while imports declined 25.1 percent ...

Canada to review determinations on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate

Governments of Korea and Turkey requested review in light of WTO dispute settlement decisions ...

Trusted trader and traveler programs enrollment in Canada and the U.S. closed until July 6

Customs authorities in both countries react in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...

CFIA expands the Recognition of Export Grain Analysis program

The Agency expands the program to give exporters more testing options to get their product to market faster ...

EU reports progress in free trade negotiations with Australia

The seventh round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on steel plate from five countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Oil country tubular goods and seamless casing assigned new values

Revisions may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Canadian rail freight volume was up 4.7 percent in March

Statistics Canada reports increases in rail shipments of fuel oil, crude petroleum and agricultural products ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until June 22

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

WTO trade indicator shows how COVID-19 is affecting world trade

Electronic components and agricultural raw materials are the only groups showing signs of trade stability ...

Cargo space availability is now the main concern for shipping lines' clients

Drewry - ESC survey also found low satisfaction with clarity of prices and surcharges, transit times ...

Material or technical help given to a supplier must be added to the value for duty

However, engineering and design work undertaken in Canada are not regarded as dutiable assists ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on reinforcing bar from three countries, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Certifying the origin of goods under the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

A new certification of origin will be required and there will be no transition period ...

WTO Director General stepping down on August 31

Roberto Azevdo is cutting his second term short by one year, citing personal reasons ...

CBSA temporarily suspends service at most marinas and small airports

The Agency is redirecting traffic to ports of entry where it maintains officer presence ...

New EU customs pre-arrival security and safety program to start in March 2021

The new ICS2 will collect data about all goods entering the EU prior to their arrival ...

Ottawa provides tariff relief to importers of certain medical goods

Measure builds on other relief from tariffs and taxes for certain goods imported for emergency ...

Canada's trade deficit widened to $1.4 billion in March

Statistics Canada says exports fell 4.7 percent while imports declined 3.5 percent ...

Consultation on the administration of new quotas for sugar exports to the U.S.

  Two new tariff rate quotas were established under the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement ...

USITC says Canadian sodium sulfate anhydrous does not hurt U.S. industry

The Commission's negative determination means no antidumping duty order will be issued ...

New Canada-U.S.-Mexico agreement set to come into effect on July 1st

The U.S. completed its domestic procedures to implement the agreement ...

Cancellations of passenger flights severely reduced global air cargo capacity

Most air freight is carried in the cargo hold of passenger flights that are now on hold ...

EU and Mexico conclude negotiations of a new trade agreement

Under the new agreement practically all trade in goods between the EU and Mexico will be duty-free ...

Global export restrictions keep growing in response to COVID-19 crisis

WTO report draws attention to the current lack of transparency at the multilateral level ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until May 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Information for health product manufacturers and importers in relation to COVID-19

Health Canada has issued measures to facilitate the manufacturig and the importation of essential products ...

Six-month extension for approved facilities to continue to export animal products to U.S.

CFIA and USDA reach agreement on export and import of animal products between the two countries ...

Piracy and armed robbery remain a real threat to ships' crews

The IMB reports 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year ...

CBSA cuts service hours at some low traffic land border crossings

The COVID-19 related measure is temporary and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis ...

Every person entering Canada now has to wear a mask, including truck drivers

New requirement specifies that even persons exempt from quarantine are now required to wear a mask upon entry ...

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters to begin on June 30, 2020

A new Portal can be used to electronically submit export declarations, the old CAED will be decommissioned ...

New NAFTA will raise low value shipment threshold

New low value shipment thresholds will be implemented upon of entry into force of the Canada - U.S. - Mexico Agreement ...

Canada and Mexico ready for new NAFTA implementation.

Both countries notify the United States that they have completed their domestic ratification process ...

Steel safeguard tariff rate quota allocation applications

Applications for the for the May 2020 to May 2021 quota period must be submitted by April 29, 2020 ...

Information on the Safe Food for Canadians rules scheduled for July 15

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic the CFIA says it will not prioritize compliance activities ...

Wheat tariff rate quota deadline extended to April 25

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then become applicable ...

COVID-19 pandemic delays some CBSA anti-dumping investigations

Revisions to the schedules for oil country tubular goods and dry wheat pasta ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Duty on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China could expire in July

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada and several other WTO members finalize interim appeal arrangement

The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again ...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $983 million in February

Statistics Canada says exports rose 0.5 percent while imports were down 0.8 percent ...

Global air cargo demand slumped in February as COVID-19 took hold

IATA reports that seasonally-adjusted air freight demand was down 9.1% month-on-month in February ...

Cross-border flow of merchandise continues despite restrictions

Border closure does not apply to freight in order to preserve the Canada-U.S. supply chains ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on steel sheet from Turkey, the UAE and Vietnam

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 36.3% to 91.8% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Tribunal recommends surtax exclusion on certain stainless steel wire

Safeguard measures apply since October 2018 to imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire ...

U.S. slightly lowers punitive duties on sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada

Commerce Department announces its final determination in antidumping duty investigation ...

CBSA accepts exporter's undertakings, suspends dumping investigation on certain sucker rods

The Agency accepted the undertakings offered by exporting parties from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico ...

Canada - U.S. border closed to travelers, stays open for freight

In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Canada and the U.S. agreed to temporarily shut border ...

Tribunal maintains with amendments the injury finding on steel plate from six countries

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal recommences inquiry on certain fabricated industrial steel components

Tribunal will make a redetermination on its denial of exclusion requests made by three complainants ...

Wheat tariff rate quotas will be filled on April 9

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable ...

Recordkeeping under the steel and aluminum import monitoring programs

Importers must retain certain records and provide these to Global Affairs Canada upon request ...

Excise duty rates increasing on certain products on April 1, 2020

New rates will apply to certain spirits, wine, beer and tobacco products ...

Consultations on the administration of CETA origin quotas for vehicles

Administering exports to the EU of vehicles that are eligible under the CETA origin quota ...

Canadian railways are resuming coast to coast service after blockades lifted

The complete network recovery process is expected to take several weeks ...

Global air freight demand was down 3.3% in January, before the COVID-19 effect

IATA notes that January marked the tenth consecutive month of declines in cargo volumes ...

ASEAN officials would like to see progress in free trade talks with Canada

Focus group discusses potential economic benefits of an ASEAN-Canada FTA for both parties ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on oil country tubular goods from nine countries

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

CFIA will be adjusting its service fees for inflation at the end of March

The Agency will be adjusting its fees every year, at the end of March, based on inflation ...

Canadian rail freight volume was down slightly in December

The 0.8% decline was caused by a drop in carloads of iron ores, wheat and potash ...

CBSA collected $32.6 billion in duties and taxes in the past year

The Agency oversaw the release of 20.7 million commercial shipments and almost 60 million courier shipments ...

Consultation on possible negotiations to modernize the Canada-Ukraine FTA

Global Affairs is seeking input from Canadians on possible modernization of CUFTA ...

Review of the allocation and administration of dairy, poultry and egg products TRQs

Ottawa wants to finalize long-term policies for the administration of these tariff rate quotas ...

WTO forecasts further weakening of global trade in first quarter of 2020

Trade will also be influenced by the impact of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of efforts to treat the disease ...

Canadian exporters highly concerned by trade barriers

Export Development Canada's Trade Confidence Index fell to its lowest level in almost a decade ...

CN initiates shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada

Railway will progressively shut down its Eastern Canadian operations until the illegal blockades end ...

CBSA prolongs the reinvestigation of values of oil country tubular goods and seamless casing

The Agency needs an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

CFIA proposes changes to how much food individuals can bring into Canada

The new rules would reduce the quantities allowed for certain food items brought in by travellers ...

Many least developed countries moving slowly on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The rate of implemented commitments under the Agreement stands at 29.6 per cent among LDCs ...

EU - Vietnam free trade agreement set to begin later this year

The agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides ...

Canada-European Union agreements continue to apply to UK

Post-Brexit transition period should last until December 31 and could be extended by one or two years ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on oil country tubular goods from China

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Higher crude oil exports reduced Canada's trade deficit

Statistics Canada says the country's trade deficit dropped from $1.2 billion in November to $370 million in December ...

Global air freight volumes dropped 3.3% last year

IATA says this was the weakest performance since the global financial crisis in 2009 ...

CBSA extends investigation of corrosion-resistant steel sheet from three countries

The Agency needs more time due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

Introduction of Canadian legislation to implement the new NAFTA

Laws to implement the agreement have been approved in Mexico and the U.S ...

Government reintroduces bill for CBSA complaints commission

Commission will investigate complaints from the public concerning service provided by the CBSA ...

WCO publishes official Harmonized System changes to take effect in January 2022

World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications ...

Fourteen WTO members join Canada and the EU on an interim appeal arrangement

The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again ...

CBSA examines digital devices of about 130 travellers per million

The Agency launched a new policy on device examinations including a training program for officers and guidance for travellers ...

EU, U.S. and Japan agree on ways to strengthen WTO rules on industrial subsidies

They want new types of unconditionally banned subsidies to be added to the WTO Agreement ...

Countries meet at WCO to discuss standards for customs laboratories

Workshop focusing on modernization and standardization of customs laboratories ...

EU sees progress for trade deals with Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam

The first two are still in negotiations and the third should come into effect within a few months ...

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods

The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods ...

Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

New food safety requirements now in force for fresh fruits or vegetables

Importers who require a licence and do not have one may experience shipment delays or rejection at the border ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on aluminum extrusions from China

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Global air freight demand was down 1.1% in November

IATA notes that, despite the decline in demand, November's performance was the best in eight months ...

Tribunal finds dumping of corrosion-resistant steel sheet injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on steel plate from Ukraine

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Duty on oil country tubular goods from nine countries could expire in April

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada's imports and exports dropped in November

Statistics Canada says the country's trade deficit went from $1.6 billion in October to $1.1 billion in November ...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award traditional gold-headed canes

Port authorities' long-established awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on sucker rods from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

Provisional duties at rates of up to 48.9% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Update on administration of safeguards on certain steel goods

A new notice sets out the allocation methodology for heavy plate and stainless steel wire ...

Barley products tariff rate quota will be filled on January 30

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2020 ...

The pace of economic growth remains anemic in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to stable growth in the euro area as a whole as well as in Japan and Canada ...