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6 octobre 2017

Consultations on free trade discussions with remaining members of TPP. Ottawa is seeking views on a potential agreement with the remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More...

Canada's global trade deficit totalled $3.4 billion in August. Imports remained stable at $47.0 billion while exports decreased 1.0% to $43.6 billion. More...

CBSA issues final determination on silicon metal from six countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry. More...

Cancellation of dumping finding on pipe from two Taiwanese exporters. WTO found certain aspects of the Canadian ruling to be inconsistent with WTO obligations. More...

U.S. files new WTO complaint against Canada over BC's rules on sale of wine in stores. U.S. claims province's measures favour the sale of Canadian wine in grocery stores. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • CBSA - Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, and Thailand. Notice of Final Decisions
  • CBSA - Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Chinese Taipei. Conclusion of Review of Final Determination
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.: 906 Dairy - World Trade Organization (WTO) Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.: 905 Dairy - CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.: 904 Dairy - CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-10-02
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-10-02
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2017-58 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex A: Argentina
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-004 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Notice of expiry review of order
  • WTO dispute panel established to rule on Canadian aircraft subsidies


September 29, 2017

NAFTA negotiators report some progress in third round of talks. Advancements were made some areas such as regulatory practices, and customs and trade facilitation. More...

WTO upgrades world trade growth forecast for this year. Economists from the World Trade Organization are forecasting global trade will grow 3.6% in 2017. More...

Canadian railways' freight volumes up almost 7% in July. Country's railways carried 30 million tonnes of freight in July, up 6.9% from the same month last year. More...

U.S. imposes preliminary countervailing duty on Canadian planes. Preliminary investigation assesses a 220% rate of subsidization on Canadian aircraft. More...

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel to close for ten days in October. Canada Border Services Agency will increase staffing levels at alternate border crossings. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-32 Release of new interpretative policy D10-15-XX "Goods to be employed in a noxious atmosphere" and cancellation of D10-15-23 "Administrative Policy - Interpretation of "Noxious Atmosphere" for Gloves under Tariff Items 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10"
  • Customs Notice 17-31 Information for Vessels Seeking to Obtain a Duty Reduction on a 1/120th Basis Where No Coasting Trade Licence is Required
  • Memorandum D19-4-3 Copyright, Trade-marks and Geographical Indications
  • Memorandum D10-15-26 Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 901 Milk Protein Substances with a Milk Protein Content of 85% or more by Weight, Calculated on the Dry Matter, that do not Originate in a NAFTA Country, an EU country or other CETA beneficiary, Chile, Costa Rica or Israel (Item 125.2 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.: 903 Items 183 to 191 - Barley Products
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-09-25
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-09-25
  • CFIA: Meat Export to European Union (EU)
  • CFIA: New EU Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations: Amendments to Veterinary Certificates
  • CFIA: Web Update to Export Requirements (Fish and Seafood).
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2017-54 Chapter 11 of the Meat hygiene Manual of Procedures - Japan, Annex 1 (2017-09-20)
    - MHD 2017-53 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - European Union (2017-09-26)
    - MHD 2017-52 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Mexico (2017-09-26)
    - MHD 2017-51 Chapter 17 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex F - Red Meat Disposition (2017-09-01)


September 22, 2017

Canada-European Union FTA takes effect, eliminating customs duties on most goods. With provisional application most Canada-EU trade will become duty-free. More...

Wheat products and barley products tariff rate quotas will be filled in October. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2018. More...

Trade terms or Incoterms, what is the difference? The best example would be the Incoterms' definition for FOB which is strictly reserved for maritime shipments. More...

Reporting of counterfeit or pirated goods that are dangerous. Counterfeit goods that represent a health, safety or security threat may be reported through Border Watch line. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-30 Implementation of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Customs Notice 17-29 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Customs Tariff 2017 T2017-5 Effective date: 2017-09-21 (CETA)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.:  903 Items 183 to 191 - Barley Products
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 902 Items 162 to 181 - Wheat Products


September 15, 2017

Canada and ASEAN to hold exploratory talks about a free trade agreement. Canada-ASEAN merchandise trade reached a value of $21.6 billion last year. More...

Customs Notice on the implementation of the Canada-EU free trade agreement. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) takes effect on September 21, 2017. More...

Global air cargo volumes were up eleven percent in July. This was the fourth time in five months that double-digit annual air freight growth was recorded. More...

WTO's Director-General begins his second four-year term. Roberto Azevêdo, from Brazil, began his first mandate in 2013, succeeding Pascal Lamy from France. More...

Stable growth in economic activity expected to carry on in OECD area. Indicators point to stable growth momentum for the United States, Japan, Canada and the euro area. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-28 Update - Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses)
  • Customs Notice 17-27 Reporting of Counterfeit or Pirated Goods that are Dangerous
  • Customs Notice 17-26 Liability of Advance Commercial Information
  • 2017 Natural Milk Constituents TRQ available for blends of NMC. Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) – Quantities available for reallocation (including for other products of natural milk constituents)
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Inquiry No. NQ-2017-002 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea. Notice of commencement of inquiry


September 8, 2017

CBSA issues dumping determination on steel line pipe from Korea. Provisional duties at rates of up to 107.2% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $3.0 billion in July. Imports fell 6.0% and exports decreased 4.9%, both caused by the Canadian dollar's rise against the U.S. dollar. More...

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

Conclusion of the second round of NAFTA renegotiation. Ministers from the three countries reaffirmed their commitment to conclude the process towards the end of this year. More...

Canada issues information notices on CETA origin quotas. Quotas will allow specific quantities of certain products to receive preferential tariff treatment. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea. Notice of Preliminary Determination
  • Concrete Reinforcing Bar from China, Korea and Turkey. Conclusion of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
  • Stainless Steel Sinks from China. Expiry Review Decision
  • Information on Canada-EU (CETA) origin quotas
  • CFIA Directive D-02-12 Phytosanitary import requirements for non-processed wood and other wooden products, bamboo and bamboo products, originating from all areas other than the continental U.S.
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-025 Classification of various models of espresso machines


September 1, 2017

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on steel piling pipe from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

U.S. postpones lumber decision as Canadian producers get reprieve of duties. Provisional countervailing duties suspended, U.S. official hopes agreement can be reached before resumption. More...

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Quebec City. FTZ Point will be serving the whole Quebec City metropolitan area. More...

Canadian railway freight volumes kept growing in June. Country's railways carried 30.9 million tonnes of freight in June, up 11.7% from the same month last year. More...

Ottawa consults on environmental impacts of NAFTA renegotiation. All interested parties are invited to provide comments on any likely and significant environmental impacts. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-5-14 Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Rules of Origin
  • CBSA - SIMA - Steel piling pipe from China. Notice of Expiry Review Investigation
  • 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: Web Update to Export requirements (Fish and Seafood). Several countries
  • CFIA: Update to Establishment Requirements for Export of Poultry Meat to the United States
  • CFIA: Koi Herpesvirus Disease confirmed in koi carp in British Columbia. The disease detection was associated with an import of koi from Israel
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-003 Steel piling pipe from China
  • U.S. Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada


August 25, 2017

CBSA starts dumping investigation on PET resin from four countries. Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan is under investigation. More...

Conclusion of the first round of NAFTA renegotiation. Negotiators from each country will reconvene for a second round of talks September 1-5. More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of paper from Canada. The United States International Trade Commission investigates imports of uncoated paper from Canada. More...

The little sample that could cost a fortune. Things that appear to have no importance can often turn out to be crucial. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA launches investigations into certain polyethylene terephthalate resin from several countries
  • Memorandum D2-1-1 Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents
  • Memorandum D2-3-7 Marine Operations - Canada Border Services Agency Processing of Cruise Ships
  • Request for Transfer - CETA Cheeses Allocation EXT2256E
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2017-50 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United States of America, Annex T
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-001 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea. Reasons
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-002 Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Notice of commencement
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-027 Classification of certain floor stands for flat-panel televisions
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-014 Classification of collapsible laundry bags


August 18, 2017

Consultations on possible free trade negotiations with the Pacific Alliance. The Pacific Alliance is a regional integration initiative created by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. More...

Duty on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China could expire in January. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

CFIA will use DNA technology to verify health of fruit plants. Technology will dramatically shorten the testing period of imported seeds, cuttings and bulbs. More...

China remains the main source of counterfeit goods seized in Europe. Cigarettes were the top category of articles seized, followed by toys and foodstuffs. More...

WTO trade indicator predicts the slow recovery of world trade will continue. Strong growth in export orders, air freight and container shipping leading the upward trend. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota - Correction to Section 17, Table 1 of Appendix 1 of Notic e to Importers No. 895
  • 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 Consultations on new IPPC phytosanitary measures open now until September 30, 2017
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2017-004 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Order scheduled to expire on January 7, 2018
  • Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada; USITC Announces Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations


August 11, 2017

Tribunal finds dumping of steel line pipe from Korea injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Canada and China conducting joint free trade agreement feasibility study. The study will examine the economic impact of an Economic Partnership Agreement. More...

Canadian exports fell 4.3% in June, raising trade deficit to $3.6 billion. Metal, other minerals and energy products were the largest contributors to the decrease in exports. More...

Consultation on changes to international phytosanitary measures standards. IPPC establishes a common approach to preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Meat Hygiene Directives:
      - MHD 2017-49 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Singapore - Section 11.7.3.2
      - MHD 2017-46 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - China - Section 11.7.3.2.2
  • Preliminary Injury Determination No. PI-2017-001 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea


August 4, 2017

Canada announces new tariff rate quotas for cheese imports from the European Union. Quotas will be completely open to new entrants with certain portions reserved for SMEs. More...

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

Canada reviews dumping finding on pipe from Taiwan following WTO decision. WTO found certain aspects of the Canadian ruling to be inconsistent with WTO obligations. More...

U.S. withdraws NAFTA appeal of Canadian anti-dumping duties on gypsum board. The U.S. exporters have withdrawn their requests for a binational panel review. More...

Japan increases customs tariff on imports of frozen beef. Japanese government raises duty rate from 38.5 percent to 50 percent starting on August 1, 2017. More...

Canada and Israel to recognize each other's trusted trader programs. CBSA's Partners in Protection program members will be recognized by Israeli customs. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA announces changes to hours of service at six New Brunswick border crossings
  • Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Chinese Taipei. Notice of Review of Final Determination of Dumping
  • Customs Notice 17-06 (Revised) - Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses)
  • Opening of the application period for the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for cheese
  • Notice to Importers, Serial No. 895 Dairy - CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers, Serial No. 896, August 1, 2017 Dairy - CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • DRAFT Notice to Exporters: Vehicles for Export to the European Union and its Member States (Item 5210 on Canada's Export Control List)
  • Directive de l'hygiène des viandes 2017-45 Chapitre 11 du Manuel des méthodes de l'hygiène des viandes - États-Unis d'Amérique
  • CITT Review No. NQ-2012-003R Certain carbon steel welded pipe from Chinese Taipei. Tribunal to review its finding to have regard to WTO recommendations and rulings
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2017-003 Carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates


July 28, 2017

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on transformers from Korea. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Canada and Australia to recognize each other's trusted trader programs. CBSA's Partners in Protection program members will be recognized by Australian customs. More...

Canadian railway freight increased significantly in May. Country's railways carried 31 million tonnes of freight in May, up 12% from the same month last year. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2017. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo up almost 20 percent. Volumes have improved in almost every category from iron ore and grain to road salt and construction materials. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-25 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
  • Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea - Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review
  • Message to Industry 2017-2018 Tariff Rate Quotas for Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-07-25
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-07-25
  • Beef export to Singapore. Singapore has revised the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) related import conditions
  • Expiry Review No. RR-2017-002 Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea. Tribunal initiates an expiry review
  • Ecuador confirms final removal of import surcharges


July 21, 2017

NAFTA negotiations between Canada, the U.S. & Mexico to begin on August 16. The first round of negotiations between the three countries will take place in Washington. More...

Tribunal exempts more fasteners from China and Taiwan from anti-dumping duty. Review of order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

Ottawa publishes proposed regulations to implement CETA. A number of regulations and orders are necessary to fully implement Canada's commitments. More...

WTO reports moderate rise in trade restrictions within G20 countries. G-20 economies applied 42 new trade-restrictive measures between October and May. More...

Stable pace of expansion expected to carry on in OECD area. Leading indicators anticipate that growth will gain momentum in Germany and France. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-24 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
  • Memorandum D14-1-9 Information Pertaining to the Acceptance, Enforcement and Renewal of Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidy 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
  • Clarification to Section 5.3.6. of Notice to Importers No. 865 - Chicken and Chicken Products - Supplemental Imports
  • CFIA Guidance on food products treated with high pressure processing (HPP). For manufacturers and importers of foods treated with HPP
  • CFIA: Use of Most Recent Version of CFIA/ACIA 4159 for Meat Exports to China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-022 Classification of various parts of what is known as a perforating gun
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-003 Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Tribunal amends its order


July 14, 2017

Canada and EU will provisionally apply CETA in September. Both sides agreed to set September 21 as starting date of the agreement's provisional application. More...

Changes to least developed countries tariff rules on certain apparel. New rules of origin to allow inputs sourced and processed in an expanded list of countries. More...

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement takes effect on August 1st. The Agreement will eliminate the customs duties on most imports from Ukraine. More...

New verification targets from the Canada Border Services Agency. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Duties on steel piling pipe from China could expire in November. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-23 Implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
  • Customs Notice 17-22 Interim Process for Electronic House Bills
  • Memorandum D9-1-15 Canada Border Services Agency's Policy on the Classification of Hate Propaganda, Sedition and Treason
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Order amending the Export Control List. Add , clarify and remove controls over specific items
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2017-002 Steel piling pipe from China. Notice of expiry of finding
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-001 Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. Commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components. Reasons issued
  • U.S. FSIS Guidance for Importing Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Into the United States


July 7, 2017

CBSA issues dumping determination on silicon metal from six countries. Provisional duties at rates of up to 155.8% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Canada's trade deficit exceeds $1.1 billion in May. Record high exports of $48.7 billion were offset by imports totaling $49.8 billion. More...

Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

India extends Canada's crop fumigation exemption for pulses exports. Indian law requires that pulse imports be fumigated with methyl bromide before export. More...

WTO's dispute settlement body had a busy year in 2016. The United States and the European Union brought the most disputes since WTO exists. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea. Re-investigation of the normal values and export prices. Notice of Conclusion
  • Memorandum D2-6-1 Residential Status of Travellers Arriving in Canada. Revised, see memorandum
  • Notice to Exporters No. 212 - Amendment to the Area Control List (removal of Belarus)
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-019 Classification of "pullers"
  • U.S. Import Reinspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes


June 30, 2017

Duty reductions for Canada-EFTA FTA and Information Technology Agreement. Customs duty rates will be reduced for certain goods on the first of July. More...

U.S. adds anti-dumping duty on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. Duties will range from 4.59 to 7.72 percent on softwood lumber exports from Canada to the U.S. More...

Canadian rail freight volume continued to climb in April. Country's railways carried a total of 31.4 million tonnes in March, up 11.3% from the same month last year. More...

Canadian exporters' confidence remains strong. EDC's Trade Confidence Index has increased 1.6 points in the spring of 2017. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-21 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D10-15-11 Sports Goods of Tariff Item 9984.00.00
  • CBSA Investigation - Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea. Statement of Reasons
  • Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations - Regulations Amending. The Regulations reflect the 49 changes to CITES Appendices
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-007 Classification of stainless steel bollards that house a fluorescent lamp


June 23, 2017

American ranchers in court to bring back country-of-origin labeling. U.S. meat labeling rules were repealed after Canada and Mexico won WTO appeals. More...

Phase one of new Lansdowne border crossing facility now complete. Phase two of the project at Thousand Islands Bridge will be completed by December. More...

The European Union is the largest exporter of motor vehicles. Japan is the second largest exporter of vehicles, followed by the United States. More...

Five states account for over 40% of Canadian trade with the U.S. The top five states for trade with Canada are Michigan, Illinois, California, New York and Texas. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-20 Update - Deconsolidation Notice - Paper Options for Warehouse Operations, Terminal Operators and Freight Forwarders
  • Memorandum D19-1-1 Food, Plants, Animals and Related Products
  • Memorandum D9-1-15 Canada Border Services Agency's Policy on the Classification of Hate Propaganda, Sedition and Treason
  • Memorandum D9-1-17 Canada Border Services Agency's Determination Procedures for Obscenity and Hate Propaganda
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives for 2017
  • USDA Announces New Forms to Certify Inspections for Exports. Used to certify exports to Canada


June 16, 2017

WTO appellate body struggles to keep up with number of cases. Increase in appeals in large and complex disputes will further exacerbate delays problem. More...

OECD says growth in G20 countries was stable at 0.9% in first quarter of 2017. GDP growth picked up in Canada, Korea, and Germany, weakened in China and the U.S. More...

Material or technical help given to a supplier must be added to the value for duty. However, engineering and design work undertaken in Canada are not regarded as dutiable assists. More...

Denmark ratifies Canada - EU free trade agreement. A considerable majority in Denmark's Parliament has approved the ratification. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigation Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea
  • Memorandum D2-6-3 Disposition of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-001 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea
  • WCO: Classification decisions taken at the 59th Session of the Harmonized System Committee have been released
  • Notice of NAFTA Panel Decision in the matter of Supercalendered Paper from Canada
  • USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada


June 9, 2017

CBSA starts dumping investigation on steel line pipe from Korea. Customs' dumping investigation follows a complaint filed by Canadian manufacturers. More...

Consultations on the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA. The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of the NAFTA renegotiation. More...

Canada and Chile modernize their free trade agreement. Adding new chapters on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, etc. More...

Duties on transformers from Korea could expire in November. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada posted a $370 million trade deficit in April. Canada's exports rose 1.8% in April while imports increased by 0.6%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-19 System Outages, Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers
  • Customs Notice 17-18 Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program
  • Memorandum D9-1-1 Canada Border Services Agency's Policy on the Classification of Obscene Material
  • Memorandum D11-4-2 Proof of Origin of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D11-4-13 Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive D-99-06: Policy on the issuance of phytosanitary certificates for export and for re-export
  • CFIA Update - Export of Fresh Pork to Argentina
  • CITT Appeals No. AP-2016-013 & 028 Classification of sealable plastic bags that are marketed as "biohazard specimen bags"
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2017-001 Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea


June 2, 2017

Canadian rail freight volume up almost 9 percent in March. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 7.6% and rail freight received from the United States rose 21.4%. More...

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties: why, and how does it work? The process is set in motion when a Canadian producer submits a complaint to the CBSA. More...

U.S. begins safeguard investigation on photovoltaic cells. Trade Commission will determine if increased imports cause serious injury to U.S. industry. More...

Antigua and Barbuda joins World Customs Organization. The Eastern Caribbean island state became the 182nd Member of the WCO. More...

Mexico gets WTO authorization to retaliate against U.S. in tuna case. WTO rules in favor of Mexico in the case of U.S. tuna fishing rules aimed at protecting dolphins. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-16 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Burnaby, BC)
  • Customs Notice 17-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)'s Import Restrictions on Salamanders
  • Memorandum D3-1-1 Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
  • Memorandum D3-1-3 Commercial Importation of Intoxicating Liquors
  • Memorandum D3-1-8 Cargo – Export Movements
  • Memorandum D3-4-2 Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Memorandum D3-6-6 Rail Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - New movement requirements for Ontario cherries to prevent spread of plant pests
  • CFIA Directive D-17-03 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Rhagoletis cerasi L. (European cherry fruit fly) within Canada
  • CFIA - Export of Pork to China - Detection of Ractopamine Residues in a Canadian Pork Shipment
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-017 Classification of individually packaged components of aluminum railings
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components. Finding issued


May 26, 2017

Canada and 10 other countries explore possibility of TPP without U.S. Trans-Pacific Partnership could be resuscitated, more countries could join. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of industrial steel components from 3 countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties will now apply to the subject goods. More...

WTO forecasts sustained trade momentum in second quarter. The latest World Trade Outlook Indicator says global trade will continue to expand moderately. More...

Travel app provides updates and information for Canadians. Border wait times, travel advice and advisories on over 200 destinations, and more. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-15 House Bill Requirements for Consolidated Air Shipments Arriving on a Highway Conveyance - Flying Trucks
  • CFIA Update - Fish and Seafood - Export Requirements for Taiwan
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components. Finding issued


May 19, 2017

U.S. administration formally announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA. Negotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will begin in mid-August at the earliest. More...

Canada-EU free trade agreement gets Senate approval, Royal Assent. Officials in Canada and the European Union are now working on the implementation regulations. More...

More time needed in investigation of dumping of silicon metal from seven countries. The CBSA will need an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

WTO committee will help with implementation of trade facilitation agreement. Committee will develop procedures for the sharing of information and best practices. More...

Crossing the border frequently? Join NEXUS and save time. The Canada - U.S. program is designed to simplify border crossings for pre-approved, low-risk travellers. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand - Notice of Extension of Investigations
  • Silicon Metal. Notice of Initiation of Section 20 Inquiry - Kazakhstan
  • Memorandum D2-3-6 Non-commercial Provincial Tax Collection Programs
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • U.S. FDA: Looking for More Information on the Foreign Food Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Rule?


May 12, 2017

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will now apply to the subject goods. More...

ICC underscores lack of coherence between various FTAs rules of origin. The proliferation of agreements has led to confusing and inconsistent rules and procedures. More...

Stable growth in economic activity expected to carry on in OECD area. Leading indicators anticipate that growth will gain momentum in Canada and Germany. More...

Environmental assessment finds CETA will have few impacts in Canada. According to Global Affairs CETA does not compromise environmental protection measures. More...

Global air cargo volumes were up fourteen percent in March. All regions reported an increase in demand, with the exception of Latin America. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-14 House Bill Requirements for Consolidated Air Shipments Arriving on a Highway Conveyance - Flying Trucks
  • Customs Notice 17-13 Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Hearing on Assisted Opening Knives
  • Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Statement of Reasons
  • CFIA Update to Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Export to Taiwan
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Monitoring of Fluoroquinolones and Tetracyclines in Fish and Crustacean Products
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-003 Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong. Finding issued


May 5, 2017

Consultations on possible Canada-MERCOSUR free trade agreement. The regional group consists of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. More...

Canada' trade deficit narrowed in March as exports jumped to record high. Canada's exports rose 3.8% in March while imports increased by 1.7%. More...

Reinvestigation of values of concrete reinforcing bar from three countries. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping & countervailing duty. More...

Ottawa eases visa requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians in view of CETA implementation. The two countries approved CETA conditionally to the repeal of the visa requirement. More...

WTO panel rules against China's anti-dumping duties on Canadian pulp. China's Ministry of Commerce made a determination of dumping in April 2014. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
  • Memorandum D2-5-1 Charter Access to Airports
  • Memorandum D3-1-1 Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods
  • Memorandum D3-6-6 Rail Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Memorandum D17-2-1 The Coding, Submission and Processing of Form B2 Canada Customs Adjustment Request
  • Memorandum D23-3-1 Customs Self-Assessment Program for Importers
  • Memorandum D23-2-1 Customs Self-Assessment Program for Carriers
  • Form B262 Excise Duty Return - Excise Warehouse Licensee
  • Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 897 Powdered Whey  (Item 125.1 on the Import Control List) Tariff Rate Quota 2017-2018
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 898 Specialty Creams (Item 117.1 on the Import Control List) Tariff Rate Quota 2017-2018
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Drywall Support Program Now Open for Applications


April 28, 2017

CBSA confirms dumping decision on industrial steel components from 3 countries. The Tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

U.S. imposes countervailing duty on Canadian softwood lumber. Duty will average 20 percent on softwood lumber exports from Canada to the U.S. More...

Canadian rail freight volume increased by one percent in February. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 0.2% and rail freight received from the United States rose 9.1%. More...

Customs defines the term "For Processing" in imports of agri-food processing inputs. New customs memorandum outlines and explains the interpretation of the term. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of silicon metal from seven countries injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Notice of Final Determinations
  • Memorandum D10-14-69 Administrative Policy - Interpretation of the Term "For Processing" as found in the Chapters 1 to 21 and Tariff Item 9907.00.00
  • Memorandum D19-7-2 Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to Contain these Substances
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Update to Export Requirements for Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products to Singapore
  • CFIA has updated the Mexico requirements for fish and their products
  • Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Importation of Drugs for an Urgent Public Health Need)
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-004 Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand. Preliminary determination of injury
  • CITT Appeal Nos. AP-2015-035 and AP-2016-015 Classification of drink mixes-a non-fat yogurt mix, a cappuccino mix and an ice cream mix


April 21, 2017

Canada will amend its export laws to join Arms Trade Treaty. New bill defines brokering, refines assessment criteria and raises penalties for violations. More...

Foods legally sold in some countries may not meet Canadian import requirements. Importers have to ensure that the products they are importing are compliant. More...

Canada ends sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia. The two countries have made considerable progress in terms of peace and stability. More...

Importing vehicles from the U.S.: do not forget to report to American authorities. Penalties are applied if exports are not filed with U.S. authorities 72 hours in advance. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Statement of Reasons
  • Canada adds Syrian officials to sanctions list
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Frequently asked questions about the proposed Safe Food For Canadians Regulations are now available online
  • CFIA: Export of Horse Meat to the European Union - Eligibility of Animals
  • CITT Appeals No. AP-2015-034 & 036 and AP-2016-001 Classification of different models and brands of high-definition flat-panel televisions
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-003 Classification of baby bottles, magic cups and soft spouts
  • EU: Imports of organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system


April 13, 2017

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

WTO forecasts global trade recovery this year and next. A key index of world export orders has climbed to its highest level in several years in February. More...

EU reports progress in trade talks with Japan, Mexico. The European Union wants to update its agreement with Mexico and conclude a new one with Japan. More...

Economic indicators show stable growth momentum in the OECD area. Growth is expected to gain momentum in Canada, the United States, and Germany. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-12 The use of G/I indicators on F-type Form B3, Canada Customs Coding Form
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Regulation of the State of New York for Oak Wilt Disease. Documents will be required
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2016-001 Oil country tubular goods pup joints from China. Tribunal continues its finding


April 7, 2017

CBSA confirms dumping decision on concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries. The Tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on stainless steel sinks from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Global air cargo volumes increased 8.4% in February. All regions reported an increase in demand, with the exception of Latin America. More...

Canada posts trade deficit as February exports dip from record highs. Canada's exports were down 2.4% in February while imports edged up 0.6%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Stainless Steel Sinks from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review
  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Notice of Final Determination
  • Customs Notice 17-11 Processing requests under Section 60 of the Customs Act for a Re-determination, a further Re-determination or a Review by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • Memorandum D11-6-9 Applications to the President for an Extension of Time to File a Request under Section 60 of the Customs Act
  • Memorandum D11-6-7 Request under Section 60 of the Customs Act for a Re-determination, a further Re-determination or a Review by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency
  • Memorandum D11-11-1 National Customs Rulings
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Statement by Government of Canada on Securing Market Access for Pulses from Canada to India
  • CFIA Consultation on draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada
  • CFIA - Notice to industry - Proposed updates to the phytosanitary import requirements for wooden and bamboo products
  • CFIA Pest Risk Management Document - Determining the regulatory status of Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot)
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-001 Stainless steel sinks from China. Notice of expiry review of finding
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-041 Classification of certain liquid crystal display (LCD)


March 31, 2017

Brazil tells WTO members its meat inspection measures are safe. Probe into corruption by health inspectors made several countries curtail meat imports from Brazil. More...

OECD data shows almost 20% of cell phones in international trade are counterfeit. Smartphone batteries, chargers and memory cards are also falling prey to counterfeiters. More...

Canadian rail freight volume increased 6.9% in January. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 6.6% and rail freight received from the United States rose 10.1%. More...

The EU and Mercosur report progress in free trade negotiations. The two sides discussed trade facilitation, services, intellectual property rights and government procurement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-10 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Update - Meat Exports to China. Only shipments bearing the official seal of the CFIA are accepted
  • CFIA - Trade memorandum T-4- 124: Export certificates under the Fertilizers Act are now available
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-016 Classification of disposable plastic drinking straws
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-027 Classification of the Nestlé "Double Up" frozen dessert sandwich


March 24, 2017

Canada's trade remedy system will be reinforced. Budget 2017 proposes amendments to the Special Import Measures Act and related trade remedy regulations. More...

Federal budget announces changes to LDCT tariff rules on certain apparel. New rules of origin to allow inputs sourced and processed in an expanded list of countries. More...

CFIA extends consultation period on changes to cost recovery program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency controls imports and exports of food, animals and plants. More...

Aluminum manufacturers want global forum to address excess capacity. Three associations say Chinese overcapacity significantly distorts international trade flows. More...

Customs launches new self service kiosks for air travellers. CBSA will eventually phase out the standard distribution of declaration cards on board aircraft. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-08 Introduction of Digital Declarations through Primary Inspections Kiosk
  • Customs Notice 17-09 Update to the Implementation of the Single Window Initiative
  • Memorandum D2-1-2 Foreign Scientific or Exploratory Expeditions in Canada
  • Memorandum D14-1-3 Re-determinations and Appeals Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Memorandum D19-2-1 Administration of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act
  • Memorandum D19-6-1 Import, Export and in Transit Requirements of the Explosives Act and Regulations
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Update to the Processed Egg Manual - Chapter 9 - Exports (Section 9.9.10)
  • CFIA: Export of beef and pork by-products to China (Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures)


March 17, 2017

Canadian and U.S. officials hold talks on expansion of preclearance operations. Canada continues to consider potential operations in the United States. More...

OECD reports moderated GDP growth in the G20 during the fourth quarter of 2016. GDP growth in the G20 area eased slightly to 0.7%, down from 0.8% in the previous quarter. More...

Blue Water Bridge plaza enhancement work to begin in the spring. New emergency return road will provide safety and efficiency improvements for bridge operations. More...

European Union and ASEAN may resume free trade talks. Senior officials to work out parameters for negotiations for a future ASEAN-EU region-to-region agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Gypsum Board Products Anti-dumping Duty Remission Order Procedures for Requesting Remission of SIMA Duty under the Gypsum Board Products Anti-dumping Duty Remission Order
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-002 Classification of garden flags printed with various themes and pictures


March 10, 2017

Canada records third consecutive trade surplus in January. Canada's exports were up 0.5% in January while imports edged down 0.3%. More...

Ottawa launches consultations on free trade negotiations with China. Seeking opinions on how to best improve market access and legal certainty for Canadian business. More...

Global air cargo volumes grew by 6.9% in January. All regions, with the exception of Latin America, reported an increase in demand in January 2017. More...

Growth in merchandise trade within the G20 picked up at the end of last year. Exports rose by 1.5% and imports by 0.8% in the fourth quarter according to the OECD. More...

EU and Japan commit for early conclusion of EU-Japan FTA negotiations. The EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations were officially launched in March 2013. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal fromBrazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand - Statement of Reasons
  • Gypsum Board Products Anti-dumping Duty Remission Order, 2017
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


March 3, 2017

Ottawa reduces anti-dumping duty on U.S. gypsum board. The government is implementing a reduction recommended by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. More...

CBSA expands FAST to Fort Erie, adjusts process at Pacific Highway. The CBSA will also enhance FAST member benefits later this year by expanding the eligibility criteria. More...

Canadian and Chinese officials held talks on possible Canada-China FTA. Government will soon launch public consultations on a possible Canada-China Free Trade Agreement. More...

World Trade Organization reappoints Azevêdo as Director-General. Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil took the helm of the WTO in September 2013. More...

Latvia becomes first EU country to ratify free trade agreement with Canada. The vote in the Latvian parliament follows the February 15 approval by the European Parliament. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-15-18 Tariff Items 9967.00.00 and 9968.00.00
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - New Requirements for Export of Horse Meat to the EU Now in Effect
  • CFIA - Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures, Export, China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-005 Classification of non-upholstered, folding metal-frame multiposition, lounge chairs and bistro chairs


February 24, 2017

CBSA starts dumping investigation on silicon metal from seven countries. Customs' dumping & subsidizing investigation follows a complaint filed by a Canadian manufacturer. More...

WTO's trade facilitation agreement enters into force. Agreement should help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises increase their exports. More...

New regulation will restrict exports of mercury. New rule will restrict the export of mixtures containing elemental mercury at a concentration of 95% or more. More...

Tribunal may exempt more fasteners from anti-dumping duty. Review concerns order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

U.S. lauches NAFTA appeal of Canadian anti-dumping duties on gypsum board. A panel review will be conducted in accordance with NAFTA rules. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Silicon Metal fromBrazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand - Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • The CFIA has updated the Lebanon certification requirements for fish and their products
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-004 Silicon Metal from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand. Commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-003 Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of commencement


February 17, 2017

Canada-EU free trade agreement gets approval from European Parliament. Canadian bill to implement CETA passed third reading in the House of Commons, now awaits Senate approval. More...

Tribunal exempts some fasteners from China and Taiwan from anti-dumping duty. Review of order on certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. More...

Reinvestigation of normal values of transformers from Korea. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty. More...

Border cooperation a priority for Canada's Prime Minister and U.S. President. Customs pre-clearance for travelers and goods, Windsor-Detroit link are recognized as priorities. More...

Duties on stainless steel sinks from China could expire in May. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-4-2 Reporting and Summary Accounting of Vehicle Repairs by Highway Carriers
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers from Korea. Notice of Re-investigation of the normal values and export prices
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Proposed changes to the Personal Use Import Exemption in the Pest Control Products Regulations
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2016-001 Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Order and reasons issued
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2016-002 Stainless steel sinks from China. Notice of expiry of finding


February 10, 2017

Canada posts trade surplus of almost $1 billion in December. Second consecutive monthly surplus as exports were up 0.8% and imports increased 1.0%. More...

Brazil files WTO complaint against Canada over alleged aircraft subsidies. Brazil says Canadian aircraft builder got US$2.5 billion in government support in 2016. More...

Canada extends validity period of the APEC Business Travel Card. Card allows travelers to clear customs at dedicated APEC booths in destination countries. More...

Statistics and facts on imports of goods subject to anti-dumping duties . CBSA provides import statistics for Special Import Measures Act measures in force.More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-07 Changes to the Validity Period of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Information for Seed Graders and Seed Import Conformity Assessors
  • CFIA: Export to China - Chapter 11, Annex D, Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-033 Classification of two models of toilets


February 3, 2017

CFIA proposes to streamline and update its cost recovery program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency controls imports of food, animals and plants. More...

Global air cargo volumes grew by 3.8% in 2016. IATA says this was nearly double the industry's average growth rate of 2.0% over the last five years. More...

EU and Mexico accelerate talks to update free trade agreement. Global trade patterns have changed substantially since the signing of the first agreement in 2000. More...

Canadian rail freight volume increased 3.9% in November. Rail freight originating in Canada increased 3.6% and rail freight received from the United States rose 6.5%. More...

U.S. officially pulls out of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Official letter states that the country does not intend to become a party to the TPP Agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D17-2-1 The Coding, Submission and Processing of Form B2 Canada Customs Adjustment Request
  • Customs Notice 17-06 Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Scheduled Network Maintenance. Digital Document Store (DDS) maintenance from Friday, February 3rd, 2017 to Monday, February 6th
  • CFIA Veterinary Biologics Memorandum 2017-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-004 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - China, Korea, Spain. Notice of commencement of inquiry


January 27, 2017

CBSA issues dumping determination on industrial steel components from 3 countries. Provisional duties at rates of up to 54.5% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

European Parliament Trade Committee approves Canada-EU trade agreement. The Agreement will be put to a vote by the full EU Parliament in February. More...

Ottawa consults on new food safety rules for importations and interprovincial sales. Proposed regulations would require food businesses to have preventive controls in place. More...

WTO amendment helps access to affordable medicines for developing countries. The amendment provides a secure and sustained legal basis for exporters and importers. More...

Global Affairs is preparing a 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

  • CBSA - SIMA- Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • Memorandum D19-9-1 The Administration of Health Canada Acts and Regulations Relating to Certain Controlled, Prohibited or Regulated Goods
  • Memorandum D14-1-9 Information Pertaining to the Acceptance, Enforcement and Renewal of Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidy Investigations
  • Memorandum D14-1-7 Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


January 20, 2017

Exploratory talks on a Canada-China free trade agreement to begin next month. Beijing talks follow a September meeting between the two countries' prime ministers. More...

U.S. files WTO complaint against Canada over BC's rules on sale of wine in stores. U.S. claims province's measures favour the sale of Canadian wine in grocery stores. More...

Application of discounts to the value for duty. A document explains the treatment of discounts in determining the transaction value. More...

Seaway now closed for winter after one of the longest navigation seasons. A total of 35 million tonnes of cargo transited the St. Lawrence Seaway's locks in 2016. More...

U.S. may restart hormone beef trade battle with the European Union. The U.S. Trade Representative is consulting industry on resuming punitive duties against EU goods. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D17-2-4 Preparation and Presentation of Blanket B2 Adjustment Requests
  • Customs Notice 17-05 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prescott, Ontario)
  • Customs Notice 17-04 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • CBSA - SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Preliminary Determination. Reasons
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Directive RMD-16-02: Pest Risk Management Document for Arundo donax (giant reed) in Canada
  • CFIA Animal Import/Export Division Directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2003-3-9 Request to import a new commodity or import from a new country of origin
  • Notice of intent to modify the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations. To update domestic regulations in order to meet international obligations
  • WCO: Classification decisions taken at the 58th Session of the Harmonized System Committee have been released
  • USDA: Addition of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Venison
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment


January 13, 2017

New verification targets from the Canada Border Services Agency. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Increase in exports generates a $526 million trade surplus for Canada in November. Statistics Canada reports the country's first trade surplus since September 2014. More...

U.S. trade commission finds Canadian lumber imports injure American industry. Commerce Department's preliminary countervailing duty determination expected on February 20, 2017. More...

Global air cargo volume was up 6.8% in November. North American carriers saw freight volumes expand 5.6% compared to the same period last year. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-03 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Customs Notice 17-02 Clarification: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) policy on the issuance of Risk Assessment Notices up to the Estimated Date and Time of Load (EDTL) in the marine mode
  • Customs Notice 17-01 Required Timeframe for Ferry Operators and Highway Carriers to Submit Advance Commercial Information (ACI) When Transporting Commercial Goods Onboard a Ferry
  • CFIA: Export of poultry meat products to Taiwan from the Province of Ontario
  • U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 17-118 2017 NAFTA CA - Certain cotton, wool, and man-made fiber textile products


January 6, 2017

Tribunal issues injury finding on certain gypsum board from the United States. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will now apply to the subject goods. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries. Provisional duties at rates of up to 109.2% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Amended rules on trade in endangered species take effect in 2017. Dalbergia rosewoods and palisanders, sharks and rays among the hundreds of new controlled species. More...

Changes in rules for imports and exports of ozone-depleting substances and of HFCs. The Canadian Government issues new rules governing importation and exportation. 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...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 16-34 Import and Export of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives
  • Customs Notice 16-33 Affirmation of Advance Rulings and National Customs Rulings (NCR) Under the January 1, 2017 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • SIMA - Concrete Reinforcing Bar. Notice of Preliminary Determination of dumping
  • Tariff Rate Quota for Milk Protein Substance - Deadline for 2017-2018 Applications
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-01-02
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-01-02
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-003 Concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Chinese Taipei  and Hong Kong. Commencement
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Determination of injury
  • CITT Reference No. GC-2016-001 Gypsum board from the United States for use or consumption in certain provinces/territories. Recommendations
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-003 Certain Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Reasons
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2015-028 Tariff classification of certain beads


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IATA says greater urgency is required to tackle emissions challenge (2017-10-11) The International Air Transport Association calls for greater urgency in the partnership between governments and airlines. More...

Port of Oakland import volume jumped 12.6 percent in September (2017-10-11) The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 79,135 20-foot import containers. More...

U.S. railroads saw drop in carloads and intermodal increase in September (2017-10-10) U.S. railroads originated 1,044,563 carloads7, down 2.3% and 1,080,444 containers and trailers, up 3.8%. More...

Ottawa studying next steps after report on summer's North Atlantic whale deaths (2017-10-10) Government will continue to monitor the migration of the whales and the efficiency of measures. More...

U.S. international trade deficit down $1.2 billion in August (2017-10-06) Exports were $195.3 billion, $0.8 billion more than July, and imports were $237.7 billion, down $0.4 billion. More...

Global container freight index rose again in August (2017-10-06) The RWI-ISL index numbers indicate a continued expansion of the world trade. More...

NAFTA trade flows were up 6.5 percent in July (2017-10-05) The value of U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 5.6 percent to $44.8 billion. More...

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports up 8.7% in July (2017-10-05) Statistics Canada reports 596,387 aircraft take-offs and landings at the 91 Canadian airports. More...

Port of Philadelphia breaks monthly cargo records (2017-10-04) PhilaPort handled 667,069 metric tons of cargo in August, achieving its highest ever monthly total. More...

Canada's gross domestic product unchanged in July (2017-10-04) Statistics Canada reports declines in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction and in manufacturing. More...

Netherlands' ports handle the most ocean freight in the European Union (2017-10-03) Largest EU maritime freight transport states are the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy. More...

Miami posts record-breaking month for container volumes (2017-10-03) Containerized cargo traffic at the Port of Miami increased 18.5 percent in August. More...

Panama Canal welcomes 2,000th neopanamax ship since enlargement (2017-10-02) The transit marks another step forward for the expanded Panama Canal. More...

Port of NY & NJ continues upgrades to handle super container ships (2017-10-02) A $200 million investment in reinforced berths continues apace at APM Terminals Port Elizabeth. More...

September 2017

Chinese airports are the largest contributors to global air transport growth (2017-09-29) Several other Asian countries are also home to some of the fastest growing airports in the world. More...

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs decreased by 0.5% in July (2017-09-29) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates and fuel surcharges decreased. More...

Container carriers taking larger share of reefer market according to Drewry (2017-09-28) The reefer sector continues to report strong cargo growth which is very encouraging for vessel operators. More...

Hawaii upgrades Honolulu container terminal (2017-09-28) Construction of the Kapalama Container Terminal project is scheduled to begin in December. More...

Asia Pacific airlines' air freight volume increased 12.2% in August (2017-09-27) AAPA says broad-based expansion in global economic output should help to sustain further growth. More...

Port Everglades waives tariff charges for relief supplies to Caribbean islands (2017-09-27) Waiving tariff charges for ocean shipping lines transporting humanitarian relief supplies. More...

American truck tonnage index rose 7.1 percent in August (2017-09-26) The American Trucking Associations calculate the tonnage index based on surveys from membership. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales decreased 2.6% in July (2017-09-26) Statistics Canada reports decrease was primarily the result of lower sales of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts. More...

Airports association reports strong increase in July freight volumes (2017-09-25) Most regions posted strong growth in freight volume, with Africa leading the group at 18.1%. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma August container volumes see 6 percent increase (2017-09-25) Northwest Seaport Alliance's total freight volumes improved 6 percent over August 2016. More...

IMO issues new warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship (2017-09-22) Certain forms of bauxite could form liquid sloshing about, affecting a vessel's stability and risking capsizing. More...

Port of Virginia reports record August volumes (2017-09-22) The Port experienced the most productive August in its history and a 2.2 percent volume increase. More...

Port of Los Angeles registers record-breaking August (2017-09-20) Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles climbed by 6.1 percent compared to August 2016 volumes. More...

Turnover of U.S. truckload drivers surges in second quarter (2017-09-20) The driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers jumped 16 percentage points to 90 percent. More...

Hong Kong Airport records solid traffic growth in August (2017-09-19) Exports, which registered a 12% robust increase, were the main driver behind the strong growth in cargo volume. More...

Port of Felixstowe welcomes its 100th 'mega-ship' visit this year (2017-09-19) The 18,270 TEU Matz Maersk was quickly followed by several other mega-ships. More...

Port of Vancouver wins marine environment award (2017-09-18) North American Marine Environment Protection Association award honors marine environment protection initiatives. More...

Transport Canada fines ships breaching speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (2017-09-18) Three ships were recently issued penalties of $6,000 for not respecting speed restriction. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo up 13 percent year to date (2017-09-15) Shipments of general cargo via the Seaway totaled two million metric tons, up 40 per cent over the same period last year. More...

Port of Oakland reports busiest month in the past year (2017-09-15) The Port said that total container volume increased 1.7 percent through the first eight months of the year. More...

Great Lakes freight volume up 7 percent in August (2017-09-14) Freighters moved 10.1 million tons of cargo on the Great Lakes in the month of August. More...

Air Canada and its pilots agree to amend long-term collective agreement (2017-09-14) Changes give added commercial and operational flexibility as well as improvements for Air Canada's pilots. More...

Port of Long Beach container volumes up 8% in August (2017-09-13) Long Beach total cargo is up 6.6 percent for the first eight months of the year over 2016. More...

Canadian science program to study areas of high vessel traffic (2017-09-13) Program will help assess the impacts of human activities on the country's marine ecosystems. More...

U.S. retailers' imports set an all-time monthly record this summer (2017-09-12) Retail Federation says September imports are forecast at 1.67 million TEUs up 4.7 percent from last year. More...

Thief at Paris-CDG drives away with over five million dollars worth of smart phones (2017-09-12) The theft, a "fictitious pickup", was carried out without the use of weapons or violence. More...

Global IMO treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force (2017-09-11) Convention aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships' ballast water. More...

U.S. international trade deficit remained stable in July (2017-09-11) Exports were $194.4 billion, $0.6 billion less than June and imports were $238.1 billion, down $0.4 billion. More...

CP reaches tentative agreement with conductors & engineers (2017-09-08) Union has agreed to a tentative one year agreement with company, subject to ratification by the membership. More...

U.S. railroads had best month in history for intermodal traffic (2017-09-08) Railroads also originated 1,401,081 containers and trailers in August 2017, up 5.6 percent. More...

Seafarers unlikely to benefit from shipping's recovery says Drewry (2017-09-07) Lack of confidence in the industry has seen wage increases almost at a standstill since 2009. More...

Largest ship ever to call at Port of New York and New Jersey expected today (2017-09-07) The new 14,414 TEUs Theodore Roosevelt will inaugurate the raised Bayonne Bridge. More...

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Canadian airports were up 4.8% in June (2017-09-06) Toronto Pearson led the growth followed by Vancouver International and Montreal Trudeau. More...

Strong growth of freight traffic for Canadian railroads continued in August (2017-09-06) For the week ended August 26 total carloads were up 15.2% and intermodal units were up 10.6%. More...

World container index shows freight rates easing slightly (2017-09-05) Drewry says its composite index, despite losing 3% last week, remains 9% higher than the same period of 2016. More...

Panama Canal welcomes second 14,000 TEU container ship in one week (2017-09-05) Both transits over a period of seven days highlight impact of the expanded Panama Canal. More...

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs decreased slightly in June (2017-09-01) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates up and fuel surcharges down. More...

Canada's gross domestic product grew 0.3% in June (2017-09-01) Statistics Canada reports goods-producing industries rose 0.5% while service producing industries edged up 0.2%. More...