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Canadian rail freight volume was down 2.4% in June. Statistics Canada reports that domestic freight declined 1.5% and freight from the United States fell 9.7%. More...

Global Trade Alert can warn exporters as soon as the rules change. Exporters have an interesting tool to be kept aware of rule changes that could affect their shipments. More...

Changes to CFIA pet food import policy. Certain pet food and treats from the U.S. will require a USDA-APHIS export certificate, import permits will no longer be required. More...

The little sample that could cost a fortune. Things that appear to have no importance can often turn out to be crucial. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D3-1-1 Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
  • Memorandum D10-14-32 Tariff Classification of Pizza Kits
  • Memorandum D11-04-22 Tariff Preference Levels
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Changes to CFIA Pet Food Import Policy will be implemented on September 1st, 2015
  • CFIA: Canadian Heat Treatment Wood Products Certification Program (HT Program) Date modified: 2015-08-24
  • CFIA Directive D-13-01 Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (HT Program)
  • CFIA Directive D-13-02 Requirements for the Evaluation and Recognition of Third Party Auditors
  • CFIA Directive D-94-26 Phytosanitary import requirements for root crops (other than potato), mushrooms, and vegetables with attached roots for consumption or processing
  • CFIA Restriction on imports from US States affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Indiana is now free of HPAI
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2011-014 Whether certain new radial truck tires are entitled to preferential United States Tariff rate
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-025 Whether the goods in issue comply with the "direct shipment" requirement on which GPT treatment is conditional
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-003 Certain photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. Reasons issued

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Transport &
Trade News

U.S. Coast Guard and Customs are monitoring ships from Tianjin (2015-08-31) . There have been no reports of vessels with confirmed hazardous debris or residues aboard yet. More...

APEC looking for better tools to combat illicit wildlife trade (2015-08-31) . Strengthening customs and border security practices is among the countermeasures being advanced by officials. More...

Panama Canal suspends draft restriction for transiting vessels (2015-08-31) . The amount of rainfall during the last few days allows canal to suspend the announced restriction. More...

U.S.-NAFTA freight value decreased by 3.8 percent June (2015-08-28) . The value of U.S.-Canada freight totaled $52.0 billion in June 2015, down 10.3 percent from June 2014. More...

Perishable reefer cargo growth appears unstoppable, according to Drewry (2015-08-28) . With the exception of the citrus trades, all perishable reefer cargoes saw trade growth in 2014. More...

Cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers up again in June (2015-08-27) Canadian General Freight Index shows total cost increased by 0.3 % in June. More...

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