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October 5, 2018

Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reach agreement on new trilateral deal. Leaders from the three countries are now aiming to sign the deal by the end of November. More...

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...

Duty on circular copper tube from five countries could expire in December. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

WTO creates panel to rule on Australia's complaint on Canadian wine measures. Australia claims that a range of measures and taxes discriminate against imported wine. More...

Bridge authority awards contract to build new Windsor-Detroit bridge. The new Gordie Howe International Bridge bridge is expected to be in service by the end of 2024. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 910 CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 909 CETA Cheese 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
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-005 Certain circular copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Notice of expiry of finding


September 28, 2018

WTO says rising trade tensions will slow global trade growth. The Organization says the rise in actual and proposed trade measures hurts the world economy. More...

One-year anniversary of entry into force of the Canada-EU free trade agreement. Canada and the European Union hold the inaugural meeting of the CETA Joint Committee. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of corrosion-resistant sheet from four countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could apply to sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. More...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on nitisinone capsules from Sweden. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. More...

Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 19. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2019. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain nitisinone capsules from Sweden - Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Memorandum D2-5-12 Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats
  • 2018-2019 Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). The 2018-2019 Wheat Products tariff rate quota will be filled on October 19
  • 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 Memorandum 2018-05: Requirements for submission of USDA digitally signed Outlines of Production and Special Outlines of Veterinary Biologics
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-005 Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-006 Nitisinone capsules from Sweden. Notice of commencement of preliminary injury inquiry


September 21, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of welded pipe from four countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon apply to pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. More...

New regulations for food importers and exporters start on January 15, 2019. Businesses that import food or prepare food for export will need to have licences. More...

Bill to implement Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement goes through second House reading. Mexico, Japan and Singapore have ratified the agreement through their respective processes. More...

U.S. duties on additional products from China to begin September 24. The retaliatory 10% duty will apply to several more goods from China. More...

Canadian ban on trans fats comes into force. This applies to Canadian and imported foods, as well as those prepared in all food service establishments. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-13 International to Domestic Connections Process
  • Memorandum D9-1-17 Canada Border Services Agency's Determination Procedures for Obscenity and Hate Propaganda
  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) - Quantities available for reallocation for the 2018 allocation year
  • CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List) - Returned quantities available for reallocation
  • 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 Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2018-20 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - section 11.7.3 - European Union
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-004 Certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Determination issued


September 14, 2018

Duty on thermoelectric containers from China could expire in November. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada requests WTO consultations with China on compliance with pulp duties ruling. WTO panel ruled against Chinese anti-dumping duties on imports of Canadian cellulose pulp. More...

Treatment of commissions and brokerage in the calculation of value for duty. Commissions and brokerage are amounts paid to intermediaries who help in the conclusion of a sale. More...

Economic growth expected to ease in OECD countries. Slower growth momentum is anticipated in the euro area as a whole, as well as in the United Kingdom. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D6-2-3 Refund of Duties. Revised, see memorandum
  • CBSA Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding - Certain fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) from China, South Korea and Spain
  • 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 Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2018-19 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - Annex A: Japan (2018-08-01)
  • - MHD 2018-18 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - section 11.7.3 - European Union (2018-09-04)
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-004 Thermoelectric containers from China. Notice of expiry of order


September 7, 2018

Consultations on a possible free trade agreement with the ASEAN. Canada-ASEAN two-way merchandise trade reached a value of $23.3 billion last year. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $114 million in July. Exports increased 0.8%, while imports declined 0.4%, reducing the deficit by over half a billion dollars. More...

Duty on silicon metal from China could expire in November. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

EU cancels trade defence measures on solar panels from China. The European Commission decision takes into account the EU's renewable energy targets. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-13 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review - Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe 2 - South Korea - Husteel
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


August 31, 2018

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on unitized wall modules from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

U.S. Commission rules newsprint from Canada does not injure U.S. industry. The decision eliminates punitive duties that have been in effect since January. More...

Total Canadian rail freight tonnage increased 2.5% in June. Freight originating in Canada was up 2.7% and freight received from the United States rose 1.3%. More...

Australia claims Canadian rules on wine sales are unfair, requests WTO panel. Australia claims that a range of measures and taxes discriminate against imported wine. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Unitized Wall Modules from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Certain 54-inch Gypsum Board from the U.S. - Termination of Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-002 Unitized wall modules from China. Notice of expiry review of finding
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-003 Silicon metal from China. Notice of expiry of finding
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-002 Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea and Vietnam. Notice of commencement of inquiry


August 24, 2018

CBSA issues dumping determination on cold-rolled steel from China, Korea and Vietnam. Provisional duties at rates of up to 105.7% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of 54-inch gypsum board from the U.S. does not injure Canadian industry. The Tribunal terminated the preliminary injury inquiry with respect to the subject goods. More...

Niagara Falls' Rainbow Bridge span will be reduced to two lanes for two months. Maintenance and improvement work at the Rainbow Bridge to begin early next month. More...

U.S. sets punitive duties on large welded pipe from Canada and five other countries. Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in antidumping duty investigation. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-11 Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to surtax
  • Memorandum D17-1-8 Release Prior to Payment Privilege
  • Memorandum D16-1-1 Information Pertaining to the Application, Collection, and Adjustment of a Surtax
  • Certain sucker rods from China. Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • 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 - Revised Annex A-Japan. The annex includes attestation requirements for the export of bovine meat and meat products from Japan to Canada
  • CFIA Notice to industry: Changes to requirements for export to the US of animal consumption material other than shelf-stable thermally processed pet food, treats and chews
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2018-19 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) Annex A: Japan
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-001 Sucker rods from China. Notice of commencdement
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-003 Gypsum board originating in or exported from the United States of America. Determination issued


August 17, 2018

CBSA issues dumping determination on sucker rods from China. Provisional duties at rates of up to 449.4% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Consultations on possible safeguard action on imports of certain steel products. Several types of steel products are being considered for the application of safeguard measures. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Official inauguration of new Sault Ste. Marie port of entry. It replaces the 1962 building and is more than four times the size of the old facility. More...

WTO says trade momentum will weaken in third quarter of 2018. Rising trade tensions continue to pose risks to global trade. More...

The EU is the largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products. Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, and the U.S. are the world's top agri-food traders. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Statement of Reasons
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-004 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Tribunal continues its order


August 10, 2018

Canada's trade deficit drops to $626 million in June. Exports increased 4.1%, while imports edged down 0.2%, reducing the deficit by over two billion dollars. More...

Wheat exports from Canada to Japan and South Korea can resume. Both countries had temporarily halted trade after genetically modified wheat was found in Alberta. More...

U.S. duties on additional products from China to begin August 23. The retaliatory 25% duty will apply to several more goods from China. More...

European Union reports good progress in FTA negotiations with Indonesia. Progress was made on most chapters during the fifth round of negotiations held in Brussels. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-20 Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement
  • Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Statement of Reasons
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review (CITRA TURBINDO) Oil Country Tubular Goods from Indonesia


August 3, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of dry wheat pasta from Turkey injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

Post-Brexit trade with the United Kingdom: nothing definite yet. Will there be hard borders with customs and trade barriers between the UK and Europe? More...

Canada requests NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panels. Tariffs were applied to Canadian goods despite Trade Commission recommendation that Canada be excluded. More...

WTO will create panel to rule on U.S. complaint on BC's wine sales policy. U.S. claims province's measures favour the sale of Canadian wine in grocery stores. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-12 Coasting Trade Vessels Leaving Canadian Waters
  • Customs Notice 18-11 Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to surtax
  • Customs Notice 18-10 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Edmundston, New Brunswick)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-005 Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-005 Dry wheat pasta from Turkey. Dumping and subsidizing have caused injury to the domestic industry


July 27, 2018

CBSA starts dumping investigation on corrosion-resistant steel sheet from four countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2018. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

CBSA launches first scope proceeding on goods subject to anti-dumping duties. This is the Agency's first SIMA scope proceeding since they were enacted into law. More...

Consultation on amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice. Removal of some charges and the introduction of the 2- year licensing regime. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of cold-rolled steel from three countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to steel from China, South Korea and Vietnam. More...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on carbon steel welded pipe from four countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. More...

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • 2018-2019 Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products. The 2018-2019 tariff rate quotas become accessible August 1, 2018
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-002 Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea and Vietnam. Tribunal finds a reasonable indication of injury to the domestic industry
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-004 Certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Commencement of preliminary injury inquiry


July 20, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of sucker rods from China injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Gypsum Board from United States assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

United States initiates five WTO complaints over retaliatory duties on U.S. products. Canada, China, the European Union, Mexico and Turkey have applied tariffs on U.S. goods. More...

EU and Japan sign free trade agreement. The agreement creates an open trade zone covering over 600 million people and nearly a third of global GDP. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - Surtax on U.S. goods - Frequently Asked Questions
  • CBSA - SIMA - Gypsum Board from United States of America. Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
  • 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 Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2018-16 Chapter 4 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - Annex S
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from France to Canada
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-001 Sucker rods from China. Tribunal finds dumping and subsidizing cause injury to domestic industry


July 13, 2018

Canada's trade deficit rises to $2.8 billion in May. Exports edged down 0.1% to $48.3 billion while imports rose 1.7% to $51.1 billion. More...

Ottawa consults on new dairy and poultry TRQs granted under CPTPP. Drafting the policies that will govern the allocation and administration of the tariff rate quotas. More...

Surtax on certain goods from the U.S. could be remitted under special circumstances. Such a remission would only be granted to address exceptional and compelling circumstances. More...

WTO report finds trade restrictions doubled within G20 countries. The report also shows that G20 economies continue to implement trade-facilitating measures. More...

EU and Australia complete first round of trade negotiations. Negotiators started substantive discussions on almost all chapters. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-08 (Revised) United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)
  • Canada welcomes U.S. decision to rescind duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper
  • 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 Notice to industry - Updates to the phytosanitary import requirements for importing micro-organisms


July 6, 2018

Surtax imposed on certain products originating in the United States. A new surtax of 25% on certain steel products and 10% on certain aluminum products and certain other products. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on steel piling pipe from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Additional U.S. duties on certain products from China begin July 6, 2018. The extra 25% duty on several goods from China could affect some Canadian exporters. More...

Global air cargo volumes were up 4.2 percent in May. The International Air Transport Association says airlines in all regions except Africa reported an increase in demand. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-09 Time Frames for the Release of Commercial Goods
  • Customs Notice 18-08 United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)
  • Memorandum D16-1-1 Information pertaining to the application, collection, and adjustment of a surtax
  • Countermeasures in Response to Unjustified Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products
  • CFIA - Compliance Verification System (CVS) Updates in Meat. Update to Chapter 18 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Ireland to Canada
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-003 Steel piling pipe from China. The Tribunal continues its finding


June 29, 2018

Surtaxes imposed on certain products originating in the United States. Implementation of countermeasures in response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products. More...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on dry wheat pasta from Turkey. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

Efficiency improvements announced for Peace Bridge border crossing. An average of 3274 trucks cross the Peace Bridge every day, totalling almost 1.2 million a year. More...

Investigation into dumping of 54-inch gypsum board from the U.S. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian industry. More...

Official inauguration of new border crossing facility at Lansdowne. The new facility replaces the former commercial facility built in 1960 and the traveller facility constructed in 1972. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on seamless casing from China, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

New pilot project to make the ATA Carnet fully electronic. Pilot system is expected to be live for testing in 4 countries between October 2018 and March 2019. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D18-2-1 Imported Tobacco Products and the Return of Canadian Manufactured Tobacco Products
  • Customs Notice 18-07 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Tariff 2018 - T2018-1 Effective date: 2018-07-01
  • CBSA - Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey - Notice of Final Determinations
  • CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigations. Certain 54-inch Gypsum Board from the U.S.
  • CBSA Expiry Review Decision. Certain seamless casing originating in or exported from China
  • CFIA - Fertilizers - Guide to Submitting Applications for Registration under the Fertilizers Act
  • CFIA - Importing and handling invertebrates and micro-organisms
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives - MHD 2018-15 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures (MHMOP) - section 11.7.3 - Mexico
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-003 Gypsum board originating in or exported from the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-026 Classification of various models of propane and natural gas grills
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-031 Classification of certain models of highway trailer container chassis
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, the Italian Republic, Japan and the Republic of Korea


June 22, 2018

CBSA to review normal values of oil country tubular goods and concrete rebar. The Agency is implementing a new single exporter normal value review process. More...

U.S. will impose extra 25% duty on several imports from China. The list of affected products covers over 1,102 tariff lines valued at approximately US$50 billion. More...

EU begins to apply retaliation duties in reaction to U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs. Imports from the U.S. that face extra duty include steel and aluminum, agricultural goods. More...

Japan, South Korea halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found. A few wheat plants found on an access road in southern Alberta were genetically modified. More...

EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement. The first formal round of talks will take place from July 2 to 6 in Brussels. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-06 Fee Increase - Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program
  • Customs Notice 17-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)'s Import Restrictions on Salamanders
  • Form BSF266 Penalty Reinvestment Agreement (PRA) Application Form
  • Initiation of Normal Value Review (HLD CLARK) - Oil Country Tubular Goods
  • Initiation of Normal Value Review (COLAKOGLU) - Concrete Reinforcing Bar
  • Initiation of Normal Value Review (ICDAS) - Concrete Reinforcing Bar
  • 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 Memorandum 2018-04: Mandatory bilingual labelling of veterinary biologics
  • CFIA Memorandum 2018-03 To Manufacturers and Importers of Veterinary Biologics: Senecavirus A as a potential contaminant
  • Proposed regulatory changes to beer compositional standards
  • CFIA Tutorial Video for the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)


June 15, 2018

Government introduces bill to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement will enter into force after at least six of the countries finish ratification procedures. More...

New regulations for food importers and exporters. Businesses that import food or prepare food for export will need to have licences. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo down four percent this spring. The slow start is due to difficult ice conditions in the Great Lakes which slowed vessel deliveries in April. More...

WTO's dispute settlement body had a very busy year in 2017. The United States, Canada and Qatar submitted the most requests for consultations on new disputes. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Kazakhstan removed temporary restrictions on live birds and hatching eggs related to Avian Influenza
  • Registrar of Imported Vehicles: Vehicle import fee effective August 1, 2018
  • U.S. CBP Air Cargo Advance Screening Program Goes into Effect. Requiring the submission of advanced air cargo information


June 8, 2018

Canada and the EU initiate WTO complaints against U.S. duties on steel, aluminium. First step gives the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $1.9 billion in April. Exports increased 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion while imports fell 2.5% to $50.5 billion. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on liquid dielectric transformers from Korea. Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Canada implements new rules for visitors from Romania. The visa waiver still applies, but only for Romanians holding a valid electronic passport. More...

EU and Chile complete third round of negotiations to modernize FTA. Both parties say good progress was made in most areas of the negotiations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain sucker rods from China. Initiation of Investigations - Statement of Reasons
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-002 Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea. Order and reasons issued
  • U.S. CBP Updates to Enforcement of Presidential Proclamation on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs


June 1, 2018

U.S. imposes steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU. American President imposes a 25% duty on steel imports and 10% duty on aluminum imports. More...

Ottawa consults on countermeasures to adopt in retaliation to U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. These countermeasures will take effect on July 1, 2018 and will remain in place until the U.S. eliminates its tariffs. More...

Canada and Israel sign modernized free trade agreement. Amendments includes further tariff reductions and eliminations for agricultural and agri-food products. More...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on cold-rolled steel from China, Korea and Vietnam. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of copper pipe fittings from Vietnam injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

U.S. asks WTO to create panel to rule on BC's wine sales policy. U.S. claims province's measures favour the sale of Canadian wine in grocery stores. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-05 Importation of Vaping Products - under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)
  • Memorandum D19-14-1 Cross-border Currency and Monetary Instruments Reporting
  • Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea and Vietnam. Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-009 Classification of compact refrigerators containing freezer compartments
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-002 Cold-Rolled Steel from China, South Korea and Vietnam
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-004 Copper pipe fittings from Vietnam. Finding of injury
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Expiry review of order


May 25, 2018

U.S. to investigate if automotive imports threaten national security. American President invokes motives similar to the ones that led to duty on steel and aluminum imports. More...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on certain sucker rods from China. Customs' investigation follows a complaint filed by a Canadian manufacturer. More...

Canada and the Pacific Alliance complete fourth round of trade negotiations. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore negotiate with group formed of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. More...

European Union to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner to visit both countries in the coming weeks to officially launch negotiations. More...

Global trade growth expected to soften in second quarter, according to WTO. Solid trade growth expected, but at a somewhat slower pace than in the first quarter. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain sucker rods from China. Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-001 Sucker rods from China. Notice of commencement of preliminary injury inquiry


May 18, 2018

Reminder: Goods contaminated with soil are refused entry at the border. Vehicles, equipment and other goods that are contaminated with soil are not admissible into Canada. More...

SMEs account for more than 98 percent of all Canadian importers. Measured by the dollar value of imports SMEs account for 46.7 percent of goods imported. More...

Three of the WTO Appellate Body's seven seats are now vacant. Appeal system could soon be paralyzed unless a compromise is worked out to appoint new members. More...

Economic growth expected to remain stable in OECD countries. Indicators point to slowing growth in Canada and Europe, and stable momentum in the United States. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-7-4 Importation of Vehicles, Engines, Vessels and Machines
  • Memorandum D20-1-1 Exporter Reporting. Revised, see memorandum
  • Customs Notice 18-04 Changes to the Interim Process for Electronic House Bills
  • Canada amends sanctions against Libya. 2018-05-16 (Entered into force) - Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Libya
  • CFIA - Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • CFIA - New bilingual labelling regulations for veterinary biologics and seed treated with pest control products


May 11, 2018

Concrete reinforcing bar from nine countries assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issues revised import-export guidance. For licensees who intend to import or export nuclear and nuclear-related dual-use items. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on welded pipe from six countries, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Duty on unitized wall modules from China could expire in January. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Reminder: CBSA credits importers' accounts instead of issuing refund cheques. Credit amounts owing to an importer are applied against debt on the importer's account. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirate. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar from China, Korea, Turkey, Belarus, Chinese Taipei,Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain. Conclusion of Re-investigation - normal values and export prices
  • CFIA Directive D- 96-15 (12th revision) Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - New bilingual labelling regulations for veterinary biologics and seed treated with pest control products
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-002 Unitized wall modules from China. Notice of expiry of finding


May 4, 2018

Canadian exemption from U.S. duty on steel and aluminum extended to June 1. Temporary exemption extended for Canada, Mexico pending the outcome of NAFTA negotiations. More...

CBSA updates anti-dumping and countervailing program. Changes aimed at better control of steel and aluminum trade to avoid U.S. tariffs. More...

Canada's trade deficit jumps to $4.1 billion in March. Exports rose 3.7% to $47.6 billion while imports rose 6.0% to a record high $51.7 billion. More...

Ottawa consults on changes to country of origin marking of steel and aluminum. Regulatory changes would align Canada's marking regime with the U.S. marking regime. More...

CBSA extends reinvestigation of values of gypsum board from the U.S. The Agency will need an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Gypsum Board from United States of America. Extension of Re-investigation
  • Changes to the CBSA's Anti-dumping and Countervailing Program: Scope Proceedings, Anti-circumvention Investigations, etc.
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Children's Jewellery Regulations. Introducing a limit on total cadmium content and further restricting total lead levels in children's jewellery products
  • Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations. Expanding the requirements of the Consumer Products Containing Lead
  • Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations - Prohibiting the importation of all species of salamanders, unless authorized by a permit
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission publishes updated regulatory document on import and export


April 27, 2018

CBSA confirms dumping decision on copper pipe fittings from Vietnam. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

Mexico and the European Union agree on terms of new trade agreement. Negotiators from both sides will keep working to resolve some remaining technical issues. More...

U.S. Customs' seizures of counterfeit goods increased 8 percent in 2017. Top seized goods were wearing apparel and accessories and the main origin was China. More...

Canadian rail freight volume drops 0.2% in February. Freight originating in Canada decreased 1.8% and freight received from the United States rose 14.3%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam - Notice of Final Determinations
  • Memorandum D1-16-3 Guidelines for the Access to Use, and Disclosure of Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data
  • Memorandum D3-1-8 Cargo Export Movements
  • 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 Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2018-11 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - China
    - MHD 2018-10 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - El Salvador


April 20, 2018

WTO panel says Brazil's complaint against Canadian aircraft can proceed. The panel will now hear arguments from Brazil and Canada over alleged subsidies. More...

Conductors and locomotive engineers give strike notice to CP Rail. Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike on April 21. More...

Planned U.S. duties on Chinese goods could affect Canadian exporters. Duty could apply to Chinese machinery and aerospace, information and communication technology goods. More...

EU and Japan work on implementation of their free trade agreement. The agreement should be signed at the EU- Japan Summit to be held in Brussels by the summer. More...

Canadian trucking price index rose almost 3% at the end of last year. Index measures changes in prices for the services provided by freight trucking companies. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-4-1 Export and Import of Cultural Property
  • Memorandum D11-5-10 Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (CJFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D11-5-6 Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D2-5-11 Guidelines for Commercial Air Carriers for the Processing of Prescribed Traveller Information
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Algeria reinstates access for day-old chicks and hatching eggs from Canada
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-016 Classification of footwear made of ethylene vinyl acetate


April 13, 2018

WTO panels established to rule on Canada-U.S. lumber dispute. Softwood lumber from Canada is subject to U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties. More...

Global merchandise trade growth to remain strong in 2018 says WTO. But increased use of restrictive trade policy measures could weigh heavily on global trade. More...

Piracy attacks on sea shipping increased in first quarter. International Maritime Bureau signals 66 piracy incidents in the first 3 months, up from 43 for the same period in 2017. More...

China initiates WTO complaint against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Canada and some other countries are exempted from the duties until May 1, 2018. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-03 Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471
  • Message to industry - The 2018 tariff rate quota for food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids, not in retail packaging, has been filled
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for food imported into the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-039 Whether certain shock absorbers, strut assemblies and shock suspension kits qualify for duty relief


April 6, 2018

Duty on carbon steel welded pipe from China could expire in August. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada's trade deficit widens to $2.7 billion. February imports increased 1.9% to $48.6 billion while exports edged up 0.4% to $45.9 billion. More...

Global air cargo volumes were up 6.8 percent in February. The International Air Transport Association says airlines in all regions reported an increase in demand. More...

Tribunal begins final injury inquiry on dumping of pasta from Turkey. Inquiry follows dumping and subsidizing finding by the Canada Border Services Agency. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway begins 60th navigation season. The first ship to officially transit through the Seaway in 2018 was the Algoma Niagara. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-32 Application of the De Minimis Provision to Textile and Apparel Goods under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • 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 Notice to Industry - Updates to the delivery of the plant health potentially injurious organisms program. Import, transfer and handling
  • CFIA Notice to industry - New voluntary national biosecurity standard for livestock, poultry and deadstock transportation
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene MHD 2018-05 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures, Annex M-1, Chemical Residue Monitoring Program, Country Specific
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Notice of expiry of order
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-005 Dry wheat pasta from Turkey. Notice of commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-008 The goods in issue are complete automatic transmissions used to replace defective original transmissions


March 29, 2018

Canada takes measures to prevent transshipment, diversion of steel and aluminum. Regulatory changes to prevent the smuggling of cheap steel and aluminum into the North American market. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on pasta from Turkey. Provisional duties at rates of up to 207.6% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 3.0 percent January. Freight originating in Canada increased 0.7% and freight received from the United States rose 25.5%. More...

OECD says growth in G20 countries remained stable at 1.0% in last quarter of 2017. GDP growth picked up in Mexico, South Africa and France and was stable in India and Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Update to the "Import Information By Jurisdiction" - Mexico. Please be advised that a "List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Mexico to Canada" has been added
  • Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2018-07 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - China - Annex B (2018-03-20)
  • - MHD 2018-04 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Argentina - Section 11.7.3.2.2 (2018-03-20)


March 23, 2018

Dumping of PET resin from four countries not injuring Canadian industry says Tribunal. PET resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan will not be subject to extra duty. More...

CFIA issues compliance guidance for exporting food to the U.S. American importers must verify that food meets applicable U.S. safety standards. More...

OECD says 2.5% of internationally traded goods are counterfeit. Inconsistent penalties and insufficient checks on small parcels allow traffic worth billions of dollar. More...

What to expect from a NAFTA verification of origin. The objective of a verification by the CBSA is to confirm that products qualify as originating in accordance with NAFTA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China - Statement of Reasons
  • Special Duty on Certain Tobacco Products and the Regulations Respecting Prescribed Brands of Manufactured Tobacco and Prescribed Cigarettes
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - AIRS update on pasteurized / unpasteurized cheese
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-003 Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Finding issued


March 16, 2018

Canada-Mercosur free trade negotiations begin on March 20. The first round of FTA negotiations will take place in Ottawa from March 20 to 23. More...

U.S. adds anti-dumping duty on imports of Canadian newsprint. Announcement follows January decision imposing preliminary countervailing duties. More...

Canadian fish and seafood exports continue to grow. The top three species exported in 2017 were lobster, snow/queen crab and Atlantic salmon. More...

Ottawa initiates consultations on Canada's port system. Port Authorities handle more than 60 per cent of Canada's commercial cargo volume. More...

Global operation targeting trafficking of cultural goods proves effective. More than 41,000 objects including coins, paintings, archaeological pieces and sculptures were seized. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-15-28 Tariff Classification of Footwear, Covering the Ankle
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA - Revised: Annex A - China of Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2018-06 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex A: China


March 9, 2018

U.S. imposes duty on steel and aluminum but exempts Canada and Mexico. Proclamation imposes a 25% duty on steel imports and 10% duty on aluminum imports. More...

Member countries ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Trade ministers from the eleven members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership sign trade deal in Santiago, Chile. More...

Round Seven of NAFTA negotiations brings agreement on three more chapters. Negotiators reached agreement on regulatory practices, administration, and sanitary measures. More...

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9 billion in January. Imports decreased faster than exports, reducing the deficit by over a billion dollars. More...

Global air freight demand rose 8 percent in January. Airlines in all regions reported an increase in total year-on-year demand in January. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on carbon steel plate from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Expiry Review Decision
  • Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Final Determinations - Statement of Reasons
  • Changes to import and export certification requirements for shelf-stable thermally processed pet food, treats and chews for Canada and the United States
  • Update to the "List of Establishments Approved to Export Live or Raw Molluscan Shellfish from France to Canada"


March 2, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of pasta from Turkey injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Merchandise trade within the G20 accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2017. The OECD says exports grew by 2.7% and imports were up 3.0% in G20 economies. More...

Canadian rail freight volume continued to climb in December. Country's railways carried a total of 30.6 million tonnes of freight, up 5.5% from December 2016. More...

EU and Indonesia complete fourth round of free trade negotiations. The negotiating teams covered the full range of issues in the free trade agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA - Russian Federation removed temporary restrictions related to Avian Influenza
  • CFIA - Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-004 Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey. Determination issued


February 23, 2018

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


February 16, 2018

CBSA issues final determinations on PET resin from four countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry. More...

Consultations on CETA regulatory cooperation forum. The new forum will facilitate and promote regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU. More...

Reinvestigation of values of gypsum board from the United States. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Trade growth is expected to keep a good momentum in first quarter, says WTO. Trade recovery will likely continue in the coming months and remain above trend. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on stainless steel sinks from China. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Notice of Final Decisions
  • Gypsum Board from United States of America. Notice of Re-investigation
  • Memorandum D11-4-5 Rules of Origin Respecting Commonwealth Caribbean Countries. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Products of Natural Milk Constituents - Import Control List - Quantities available following the completion of the allocation for 2018
  • CFIA Memorandum 2018-01 Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-001 Stainless steel sinks from China. The Tribunal continues its finding


February 9, 2018

Canada's trade deficit widened to $3.2 billion in December. Imports grew faster than exports, increasing the deficit by half a billion dollars. More...

Using the correct tariff classification: beyond duties and taxes. Import data is also used for enforcement, to maintain trade statistics and negotiate trade agreements. More...

Repairs to cargo lane at Blaine may cause delays to truck traffic. Cargo lane at Pacific Highway, Blaine, will require extensive repairs over the next two to four weeks. More...

Application of price reductions to the value for duty. Memorandum explains the treatment of discounts in determining the transaction value. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-5-3 Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D11-5-4 Canada-Chili Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D13-4-10 Price Reductions
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-011 Whether a trade-in allowance of a motorhome should be deducted from the value for duty
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-013 Classification of the iPad Air 2 Smart Case
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-003 Classification of Large Mop Snowman
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-002 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Korea. Reasons


February 2, 2018

Sixth round of NAFTA negotiations ends with some progress. Negotiators reached agreement on a NAFTA chapter focusing on anti-corruption. More...

U.S. trade commission finds imports of Canadian aircraft do not injure U.S. industry. The U.S. Department of Commerce could have imposed punitive duties of about 300%. More...

Global air cargo increased 9% in 2017 according to IATA. Air cargo's strong performance in 2017 was sealed by a solid result in December. More...

Canadian railways' freight volumes were up 1.9% in November. Freight originating in Canada did not increase but freight received from the United States rose 22.7%. More...

Get help with foreign trade barriers from Global Affairs Canada. Businesses can register a trade barrier and get help from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam - Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • Steel piling pipe from China - Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-004 Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam. Notice of commencement of inquiry


January 26, 2018

Conclusion of negotiations on Trans-Pacific free trade agreement. The 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will sign trade deal in March. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on copper pipe fittings from Vietnam. Provisional duties at rates of up to 201.4% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel piling pipe from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on oil and gas well casing from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Canada files NAFTA appeals of U.S. decisions on aircraft and lumber. Ottawa will fight punitive U.S. duties aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2018-03 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United States of America, Annex Q
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-006 Seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China. The Tribunal will initiate an expiry review of its order
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-003 Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam. Reasons issued


January 19, 2018

Australia files WTO complaint targeting rules on sale of wine in Canada. Australia claims that a range of measures and taxes discriminate against imported wine. More...

EU and Mexico make progress in bridging gaps in latest trade talks. Some of the remaining issues include geographical indications and investment protection. More...

Seaway wraps up navigation season with strong cargo gains. A total of 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the St. Lawrence Seaway's locks in 2017. More...

Economic growth expected to remain stable in OECD countries. Indicators point to stable growth momentum for the United States, Japan, Canada and the euro area. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey - Initiation of Investigations. Statement of Reasons
  • Canada announces an Ombudsperson and Advisory Body on responsible business conduct abroad
  • Global Affairs Canada Industry Steel Classification - New Harmonized System 10-digit Classification - 2018
  • Canada amends sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-023 Tariff classification of five different enzyme-modified cheese or butter flavourings


January 12, 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Canada files WTO complaint over U.S. trade remedy measures. Canada says measures are inconsistent with U.S. obligations under WTO rules. More...

U.S. sets punitive duties on Canadian newsprint. Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in countervailing duty investigation. More...

Global air freight demand kept increasing in November. Airlines in all regions reported an increase in total year-on-year demand in November. More...

Canada's trade deficit increased to $2.5 billion in November. The country's imports grew faster than its exports, increasing the deficit by almost one billion dollars. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-02 Exports of waste materials and recyclables and scrap materials to China under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
  • Customs Notice 18-01 Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives
  • Memorandum D21-1-1 Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00)
  • CFIA - Arundo donax (giant reed) will be regulated as a pest plant
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2018-02 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Argentina - Section 11.7.3
    - MHD 2018-01 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chile - Section 11.7.3.1


January 5, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of steel line pipe from South Korea injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized System. The HS forms the basis for Customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures around the world. More...

U.S. issues final duties order on Canadian softwood lumber. Canada has already begun legal challenges under NAFTA and through the WTO. More...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award traditional gold-headed canes. Port authorities' long-established awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river. More...

Expansion project at Emerson port of entry to be completed in the summer. The project will increase CBSA's capacity to process more travellers and goods, reducing border wait times. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey - Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) Quarterly report
  • CFIA Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada 2017 - July to September
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-004 Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey


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Flights in and out of Canadian airports increased minimally in July (2018-09-28) Statistics Canada reports 598,384 aircraft take-offs and landings at 91 Canadian airports. More...

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Asia Pacific Airlines report further growth in air cargo markets (2018-09-25) Air cargo demand recorded a 4.2% year-on-year increase in August. More...

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Total air cargo volume at the 30 busiest cargo airports grew 7.3% in 2017 (2018-09-24) Airports association says cargo growth remained resilient and robust despite threats and political tension. More...

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Canadian manufacturing sales increased 0.9% to $58.6 billion in July (2018-09-19) Higher sales in the transportation equipment and chemical industries drove the increase. More...

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Canadian railways' carloads and intermodal numbers up in early September (2018-09-17) For the week ending September 8, carloads were up 3.9 percent and intermodal units up 4.1 percent. More...

U.S. freight railroads set to meet positive train control deadline (2018-09-14) Technology is meant to prevent certain train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments, etc. More...

American retailers expect imports to remain strong this month (2018-09-13) Retailers bringing in record amounts of merchandise in order to mitigate impact of tariffs on customers. More...

Port of Oakland diesel emissions down eighty one percent (2018-09-13) Environmental consultant reports a 5 percent drop in seaport emissions in the past two years. More...

Port of Montreal terminal implements extended gate hours (2018-09-12) Termont terminals will offer extended gate hours during week days, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. More...

Port of Long Beach saw cargo dip in August (2018-09-12) Container volume were 1.9 percent lower in August compared to the same month the year before. More...

Union ratifies six-year contract at U.S. East and Gulf coast ports (2018-09-11) The current master contract was set to expire at the end of September. More...

Freight traffic on American railroads up 4.5 percent in August (2018-09-11) Carloads are up 3.8 percent from August 2017 and containers and trailers are up 5.1 percent. More...

Global dry bulk market outlook remains positive according to Drewry (2018-09-10) Uncertainty driven by trade wars could slow down the increase in charter rates. More...

U.S. Maritime Commission issues interim report on demurrage practices (2018-09-10) Report calls for clarity, access, and efficiency in the delivery of cargo from carrier to shipper. More...

Port of Montreal heading for another container record year (2018-09-07) Total containers up 8.3% in the first seven months of the 2018 with large increases from Europe, Asia. More...

U.S. international trade deficit increased to $50.1 billion in July (2018-09-07) Exports totaled $211.1 billion, $2.1 billion less than June, imports were $261.2 billion, up $2.26 billion. More...

Work stoppage avoided at two Vancouver container terminals (2018-09-06) GCT Canada and union of planners and assistant planners reach agreement. More...

CN will acquire sixty additional locomotives from GE Transportation (2018-09-06) New order adds to the 200 locomotives ordered in December 2017. More...

Work stoppage possible at two Vancouver container terminals (2018-09-06) GCT Canada's planners and assistant planners issue strike notice for September 7. More...

Moderate global air freight growth continued in July, up 2.1% (2018-09-05) All regions except Africa still reported a year-on-year increase in freight volumes in July. More...

Busy July boosts Georgia Ports' container trade 12.7 percent (2018-09-05) It was the second busiest month on record for the Port of Savannah. More...

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs up 1.9% in June (2018-09-04) Canadian General Freight Index shows both base rate and fuel surcharges increased. More...

Long Beach port emissions fall even as cargo rises (2018-09-04) The Port's aggressive actions to curb pollution have cut diesel particulates by 88 percent. More...