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Trade News

Canada, the United States and Mexico sign new trade agreement. The three countries will now move forward with their respective domestic procedures toward implementation. More...

Canadian trade deficit widens to $1.2 billion in October. Exports fell 1.2%, while imports declined 0.6%, increasing the deficit by over $300 million dollars. More...

Implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The CPTPP will eliminate the customs duties on most qualifying imports into Canada. More...

Global air freight volumes were up 3.1% in October. All regions reported year-on-year demand growth in October 2018, except Africa which contracted. More...

Reminder: Food facilities registered with U.S. FDA must renew before year end. This applies to food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-22 Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Customs Notice 18-21 Changes to the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations (Customs Self Assessment Authorizations)
  • Memorandum D2-6-7 Use of Form BSF241, Non-monetary General Receipt
  • Message to Industry and Brokers: Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) webinars. Webinars on the regulations for food businesses and industry associations
  • CFIA - Questions and answers: Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations - a new licensing regime and other follow-on amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2018-22 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - section 11.7.3 - Indonesia
  • CFIA - Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Ireland to Canada

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Transport &
Trade News

Panama Canal welcomed 5,000th Neopanamax transit (2018-12-13) Fifty-one percent of the Neopanamax vessels that have transited to date were container carriers. More...

Georgia Ports Authority will reach 4.36 million TEUs handled in 2018 (2018-12-13) Anticipated total will be the GPA's highest volumes ever in a calendar year. More...

U.S. Maritime Commission could issue rules on detention and demurrage fees (2018-12-12) Standardizing practices for when these fees are levied would improve velocity at ports. More...

Port of Montreal's road transport app will provide more real-time info (2018-12-12) Truckers get real-time notifications on traffic conditions, which roads are accessible, etc. More...

American retailers' imports set new record in October (2018-12-11) Monthly imports reach 2 million containers for first time as retailers continue rush to beat tariffs. More...

U.S. international trade deficit climbs to $55.5 billion in October (2018-12-10) Exports totaled $211 billion, $0.3 billion less than September, imports were $266.5 billion, up $0.6 billion. More...

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