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Customs &
Trade News

Canada and China to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement. The two countries reached agreements on trade in beef and canola. More...

Customs Organization studies challenges of growing global e-commerce. E-commerce has changed the landscape for Customs and presents new challenges. More...

Canadian policies on dairy products and on wine questioned at WTO. Members questioned Canada on internal milk agreement, cheese quotas and Ontario's wine sale policy. More...

Rail freight volume continued to drop throughout Canada in July. Rail freight originating in Canada declined 6.4% and freight received from the United States fell 20.8%. More...

World trade will grow slower than expected in 2016. Trade will expand by 1.7%, well below the organization's April forecast of 2.8%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-2-8 Samples of Negligible Value (Tariff Items 9990.00.00 and 9991.00.00)
  • Memorandum D11-4-22 Tariff Preference Levels
  • Memorandum D17-4-0 Courier Low Value Shipment Program
  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Reasons
  • CBSA Form B232 North American Free Trade Agreement - Certificate of Origin 2016-09-27
  • 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 Manual of Procedures - Chapt. 11 MHMP/MMHV - Section 11.7.3, Annex U-1 - United States / États-Unis
  • CFIA - Export of Poultry Meat from British Columbia and Ontario to Taiwan
  • Canada Finalizes Certification Program for Export of Wild Rice to China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-011 J. Cheese Inc. Classification of certain cheese products
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2015-002 Flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip from Brazil, China, Chinese Tapei, India and Ukraine. Reasons

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Transport &
Trade News

Asia Pacific airlines freight volumes slowed slightly in August (2016-09-30) Asia Pacific airlines saw air cargo demand in August grow by 2.5%. More...

Port of Boston sets new yearly record (2016-09-30) The port's Conley Terminal handled 247,329 TEUs over the course of the 2016 fiscal year. More...

Index shows Canadian shippers' cost increased very little in July (2016-09-29) Canadian General Freight Index shows overall total freight costs increased by 0.15% in July. More...

Half of the European Union's trade in goods is carried by sea (2016-09-29) 53% of EU imports entered the EU by sea, while shipping represented 48% of EU exports. More...

Airlines support ICAO market-based measure to help aviation industry manage carbon footprint (2016-09-28) ICAO to vote on proposal for carbon offset and reduction scheme for international aviation. More...

Driver costs now higher than fuel costs for U.S. trucking companies (2016-09-27) American Transportation Research Institute says driver costs are now at higher percentage of overall costs than fuel. More...

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