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Trade News

Canada and the U.S. sign a food safety system recognition arrangement. Importers can have greater confidence that a product meets their country's requirements. More...

Canada and the European Free Trade Association are reviewing their FTA. Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada met in April for a first exploratory round. More...

Government consults on measures to strengthen Canada's trade remedy system. Significant changes have occurred in the global economy since Canada last reviewed its laws. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2016. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

Canada will compensate dairy industry for concessions in FTA with European Union. EU will soon be permitted to ship an additional 17,700 tonnes of cheese into Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D21-1-1 Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00)
  • Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products 2016-2017. The 2016-2017 tariff rate quotas will become accessible August 1, 2016
  • Powdered Whey Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2016-2017 Allocation
  • Specialty Creams Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications for the 2016-2017 Allocation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2016-17 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Section - Mexico
    - MHD 2016-16 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Section - China
    - MHD 2016-15 Chapter 11 - United States - Annex W-2 U.S. CBP Commercial Truck Single-Crossing User Fee Automation and Prepayment Pilot
  • Avoid Delays At Rouses Point - Use Alternate Routes When Traveling to U.S.

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Transport &
Trade News

Canada's trade deficit climbs to a record $3.4 billion in March (2016-05-06) Canada's trade surplus with the United States narrowed to $1.5 billion in March, the lowest since December 1993. More...

U.S. freight rail traffic continued decline in April (2016-05-06) Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations were down 11.8 percent from April 2015. More...

Global air freight volumes remained weak in March (2016-05-05) IATA says the most significant fall in demand was reported by carriers in Asia-Pacific and North America. More...

Recent rate increases in dry bulk shipping to be short-lived (2016-05-05) Drewry reports the dry bulk sector has seen a period of recovery in recent months based on higher iron ore, coal and grain trade. More...

Asia Pacific airlines freight volumes dropped 5.3% in March (2016-05-04) The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports soft air cargo market conditions persist. More...

U.S. Coast Guard determines existing laws cover new container weighing requirement (2016-05-04) Ship owners, terminals must work with the shipper to determine and verify container weights. More...

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