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Trade News

Release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Ministers of all 11 member countries will officially sign the CPTPP on March 8th in Santiago, Chile. More...

Canada will begin free trade talks with Mercosur. The formal launch of trade talks is expected to be announced at a joint meeting next month in Paraguay. More...

U.S. could soon impose duties and quotas on imports of steel and aluminum. Report recommends tariffs of up to 53% on steel and tariffs of up to 23.6% on aluminum. More...

Blue Water Bridge truck exit to be modified for next phase of work. The new alignment is meant to facilitate the demolition of the old administration buildings. More...

Global Affairs is preparing its yearly report on human rights and free trade with Colombia. Government seeks input about Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement impact on human rights. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-1-1 Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents
  • Memorandum D11-4-6 Rules of Origin for the New Zealand and Australia Tariff Treatments
  • Memorandum D17-1-3 Casual Importations
  • CBSA Form A30 Diversion Notice
  • CRA Notice EDN46 Excise Duty Rates on Spirits and Wine Effective April 1, 2018
  • CRA Notice EDBN24 Excise Duty Rates on Beer Effective April 1, 2018
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated

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Transport &
Trade News

Global container freight index starts off well in 2018 (2018-02-23) The RWI-ISL index recorded a strong increase in the first month of the year. More...

Commercial airlines continued strong improvements in safety in 2017 (2018-02-23) None of the fatal accidents involved a passenger jet but one involved a cargo jet. More...

American truck tonnage index rose 2% in January (2018-02-22) ATA Chief Economist expects freight tonnage to remain robust in the months ahead. More...

Tacoma to receive four huge new container cranes on Friday (2018-02-22) The new cranes will have an outreach of 24 containers and a lift height of 165 feet above the pier deck. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway to open 2018 navigation season on March 29 (2018-02-21) Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions and restrictions may apply in some areas. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales declined 0.3% in December (2018-02-21) The drop was mainly caused by lower sales in the energy and food manufacturing industries. More...

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