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October 11, 2019

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

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $955 million in August. Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.8% while imports were up 1.0%. More...

Global air freight hit by a tenth consecutive monthly drop. The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 3.9% in August. More...

Services have become the most dynamic component of international trade. WTO report says trade in services has grown 5.4 per cent per year since 2005. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • WTO Yogurt (Item 158 on the Import Control List) - Quantities available for reallocation for the 2019 allocation year
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


October 4, 2019

CBSA starts dumping investigation of certain sucker rods from three countries. Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. More...

Reinvestigation of values of oil country tubular goods and seamless casing. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Global Affairs centralizes tariff rate quota information for dairy, poultry and eggs. The Department simplifies information on TRQs applying to supply-managed products. More...

New guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients . The new guidelines' focus is on disease risk to prevent the introduction of animal diseases.More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Sucker Rods from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigation
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG I & II) and Seamless Casing from China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Re-investigation of the normal values and export prices
  • Message to Industry - Simplification of documents and information related to TRQ administration for supply-managed products
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Import of mixtures containing animal ingredients. Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal origin containing multiple ingredients come into effect
  • CFIA - Requirements that apply to a food containing both meat and shellfish
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2019-001 Certain Sucker Rods from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Commencement of preliminary injury inquiry


September 27, 2019

Tribunal maintains injury finding on copper tube from five countries. The Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up one percent in July. Intermodal freight loadings rose 3.6% and freight loadings from the U.S. were up 7.5%. More...

Rising trade tensions and uncertainty are weakening global growth, says OECD. The international organisation says escalating trade conflicts are taking an increasing toll. 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

  • WTO Products of Natural Milk Constituents (Item 125 on the Import Control List) - Quantities available for reallocation for the 2019 allocation year
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-005 Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. The Tribunal continues its findings


September 20, 2019

Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 18. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2020. More...

Counterfeit articles worth 740 million euros were seized at EU borders last year. China continued to be the main source country from where infringing goods were shipped to the EU. More...

Canada-EU trade agreement enters third year. Canadian exports to the EU have grown by 9.1% in the first two years of CETA's provisional application. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway reports a raise in dry bulk tonnage in August. Despite the busy August, total tonnage so far this season is down 3.5 per cent from last year. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-20 General Import Permit No. 83 - Aluminum Products
  • Customs Notice 19-18 Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations.
  • Memorandum D3-4-2 Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Memorandum D10-15-26 Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere
  • Available Quantities for Reallocation under Trans-Pacific Partnership CPTPP Supply Managed Goods TRQs
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-055 Certain toilet bowls and tanks


September 13, 2019

Canada initiates WTO complaint against Chinese import restrictions on canola seed. First step gives the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution. More...

Duty on steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei could expire in January. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on thermoelectric containers from China. The Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Global air freight decreases for ninth consecutive month. The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 3.2% in July. More...

U.S. Customs will automate vessel manifest confidentiality request process. Companies will manage their own confidentiality requests via an online process. More...

The EU remains the largest global exporter of agri-food products. The United States, China, Switzerland, Japan and Russia were the main destination of EU agri-food exports. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe. Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review
  • Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods. Notice of Scope Ruling and Statement of Reasons
  • Global Affairs: Bill C-47 and related regulations are in force (Amends the Export and Import Permits Act to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Export of pork meat and pork products to Albania
  • Phytosanitary certificates coming to My CFIA
  • CFIA - Numbering Format Change for UK Approved Meat Establishments
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Changes to the permit to import plants form
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-027R Certain "Z-Line Designs" floor stands for flat-panel televisions. Decision on remand
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-043 Classification of Polished river rocks and polished mini river rocks. More info here (second in listinng)
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2019-001 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of expiry of order
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-004 Thermoelectric Containers from China. The Tribunal continues its order


September 6, 2019

NAFTA panel finds Canada's softwood lumber industry hasn't harmed U.S. producers. The panel found the USITC failed to take into account dissimilarities between Canadian and U.S. products. More...

Canada's trade balance drops to a $1.1 billion deficit in July. Exports edged down 0.9% to $49.8 billion while imports rose 1.2% to $50.9 billion. More...

U.S. investigation finds no dumping of imports of structural steel from Canada. The Department of Commerce assigned preliminary dumping rates of 0% and de minimis 0.69%. More...

G20 international merchandise trade continues to fall in the second quarter. Only a few G20 economies saw merchandise exports increase in the second quarter of 2019. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Export and brokering controls handbook - Amended August 2019
  • Application for Brokering Permit (General Information Form) EXT 1043 (pdf, 146 KB)
  • Application for Brokering Permit (Controlled Goods Detail Form) EXT 1043-1 (pdf, 147 KB)
  • Application for Brokering Permit (Firearm Detail Form) EXT 1043-2 (pdf, 145 KB)
  • Application to become an EXCOL Recognized User (pdf, 164 KB)
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-005 Mattel Canada Inc. Classification of Roarin' Rainforest Jumperoo"


August 30, 2019

Canada begins aluminum import monitoring and strengthens steel import monitoring. Aluminum importers will be required to cite permit number, steel importers may have to to submit detailed reports. More...

Canada-Israel modernized free trade agreement enters into force. Additional countries where CIFTA-eligible goods may undergo minor processing, rate reductions on certain goods. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on silicon metal from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tightening of anti-dumping policies and regulations. More flexibility to determine whether goods are being dumped into Canada, faster adjustments to anti-dumping rates. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-19 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (CIFTA Modernization legislation)
  • Customs Notice 19-18 Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations
  • Customs Notice 19-08 (Revised) - Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Memorandum D3-2-1 Air Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements
  • Memorandum D11-11-1 National Customs Rulings (NCR). Revised, see memorandum
  • Message to industry - 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
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Notice to Importers No. 969 - General Import Permit No. 83 - Aluminum Products
  • Aluminum Products General Information (Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes)
  • Aluminum Products Subject to the Aluminum Import Monitoring Program (Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes)
  • Notice to Importers No 970 - Steel General Import Permits No. 80 and 81 - Carbon and Specialty Steel Products
  • Notice to Brokers No. 216 - Canada's Brokering Controls
  • Notice to Exporters No. 217 - Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-003 Silicon metal from China. Tribunal hereby continues its finding


August 23, 2019

Goods made in Costa Rica's free trade zones now entitled to CCRFTA duty rates. Costa Rica eliminated tax exemptions and subsidies for goods produced in free trade zones. More...

Canada corrects errors on Trans-Pacific Partnership duty rates. Wrong tariff phase-out was applied to fifteen tariff items covering certain cars, buses, floor coverings and tires. More...

New Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement comes into force. Agreement opens the door for the preclearance of commercial cargo. More...

WTO trade indicator suggests further weakening of global trade into third quarter. The loss of momentum in goods trade has already been confirmed in previous quarters. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-1 Charter Access to Airports
  • Memorandum D19-7-4 Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines
  • CBSA Form E669 Declaration of Minor Processing In The Territory Of A Non-Party (CIFTA) - 2019-08-19
  • Message to industry - 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
  • CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List) - Returned quantities available for reallocation - Update
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-001 Classification of certain women's garments made of imitation leather


August 16, 2019

South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom could join the CPTPP. Ottawa is consulting on possible accession of new members to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More...

Steel and aluminum trade between Canada and the U.S. slowly resuming. Statistics Canada says the effect of the cancellation were already visible in June. 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

  • Customs Notice 19-16 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Notice 19-17 Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
  • Memorandum D11-11-1 National Customs Rulings (NCR)
  • Memorandum D11-11-3 Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification
  • Memorandum D14-1-8 Re-investigation Policy - Special Import Measures Act (SIMA)
  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • CPTPP Cream Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 119 and 120 on the Import Control List) 2019-2020 TRQ: Quantities Available for Allocation
  • CPTPP Milk Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 117 on the Import Control List) 2019-2020 TRQ: Quantities Available for Allocation


August 9, 2019

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

Canadian trade balance remained in a surplus position in June. Statistics Canada's numbers indicate exports were down 5.1% in June, while imports fell 4.3%. More...

Global air freight drops for eighth consecutive month. The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 4.8% in June. More...

Trade-restrictive measures continue at historically high level. WTO report shows that trade tensions continue to dominate the global trade environment. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice of Expiry Review Decision: Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Join the discussion: Canada's contribution to the International Plant Protection Convention standard-setting process
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-038 This appeal is in regards to an advance ruling regarding the tariff classification of disposable rubber gloves
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-060 Classification of aluminum-framed glass shower doors
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-045 Whether a sailboat can benefit from the United States Tariff treatment


August 2, 2019

Canada and the EU agree to a temporary replacement for the WTO appeal body. The U.S. is still blocking the appointment of new judges, the Appelllate Body will end operations in December. More...

New rules from "Safe Food for Canadians Regulations" start on January 15, 2019. Certain requirements, like preventive controls or traceability, come into force in less than six month. More...

Canadian rail freight volume increased 7.8% in May. Freight originating in Canada rose 7.8% while freight received from the United States fell 11.1%. More...

CBSA can help Canadian rights holders to fight counterfeit imports. Canadian trademark or geographical indication rights holders can file a request for assistance. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-11-1 National Customs Rulings (NCR)
  • Normal Value and Export Price Review- Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe. Notice of Close of Record and Updated Schedule
  • Scope Proceeding - Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods. Statement of Essential Facts
  • Notice of Conclusion of Expedited Review - Liquid Dielectric Transformers
  • Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Liquid Dielectric Transformers
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


July 26, 2019

Ottawa announces more measures to prevent steel dumping. Anti-dumping levels to be reviewed more frequently and CBSA to get greater flexibility to calculate duties. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2019. Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Montreal. FTZ Point will be serving the whole Montreal metropolitan community. More...

France's parliament approves Canada-EU trade agreement. Half of the European Union's member countries have so far approved the agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D14-1-8 - Re-investigation Policy – Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). Revisions
  • Anti-dumping and Countervailing - Normal Values: Making Representations to the CBSA
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Updates to directive D-18-01
  • CFIA Directive D-18-01 July 22, 2019 (1st revision) Phytosanitary import requirements for propagative material of Rubus and Ribes species from all origins
  • CFIA now posting alerts when an import system is under maintenance or out of service


July 19, 2019

Washington will not impose extra duty on Canadian uranium. Uranium imports not found to threaten the national security of the United States. More...

European Union and Mercosur reach free trade agreement. The EU is the first major partner to strike a trade pact with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil Paraguay and Uruguay). More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of wind towers from Canada. The U.S. International Trade Commission investigates imports from Canada, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam. 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 19-15 - Amendment to the Duty Free Shop Regulations
  • Directive D-02-04 The Blueberry Certification Program and domestic phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax) within Canada
  • Report GC-2018-001-E1 Certain Steel Goods. Report of the Tribunal on the Matter of the Exclusion of Certain Steel Goods from the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods


July 12, 2019

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

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters to begin on June 30, 2020. The CBSA will no longer accept the form B13A, exports will have to be reported electronically. More...

Canada and the EU will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. Canada and the EU would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones. More...

U.S. Customs seize container ship after finding almost 18 tons of cocaine on board. Seven shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane held a record amount of cocaine. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-14 Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters
  • Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) United States Surtax Remission Order
  • CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications July 2019
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Authenticity of honey in the Canadian marketplace
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Import restrictions for live Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) from Texas and Florida


July 5, 2019

Tribunal maintains injury finding on unitized wall modules from China. Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Pipe fittings from the U.S., South Korea and China assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Canadian trade balance reaches surplus in May. Statistics Canada says exports rose 4.6% while imports increased by one percent. More...

CBSA signs trusted traders recognition arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand. Trusted Trader programs provide streamlined border processes to pre-approved traders. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-27 Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers
  • Memorandum D10-15-29 Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Conclusion of Re-investigation to update values and amounts of subsidy
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Consultation on the proposed deregulation of pine shoot beetle


June 28, 2019

Canadian legislation to counter steel dumping gets Royal Assent. Changes allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards. More...

Consultation on proposed food labelling modernization. Importers and industry are also invited to provide input on origin labelling of imported foods. More...

Canada officially joins the international Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty aims to reduce arms flows to illicit groups through effective export controls. More...

WTO report finds trade restrictions keep rising within G20 countries. Several other trade-restrictive measures are being considered for potential later implementation. More...

EU and Vietnam set to sign free trade agreement. The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties on goods traded between the two sides. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-13 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D10-15-29 Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02
  • Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization. A portion of the sugar-containing products (SCP) export quota to the United States is now available for utilization by Canadian residents on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Consultation on proposed changes to earthworm plant protection import requirements
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export shellfish from France to Canada
  • CFIA Update to the List of establishments approved to export shellfish from Ireland to Canada
  • CFIA Notice to industry – Pre-publication of regulatory changes for Food Labelling Modernization


June 21, 2019

Mexico becomes the first country to ratify the new NAFTA. The Mexican Senate ratified on Wednesday the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement. More...

Opening of a new container examination facility at the Port of Vancouver. CBSA will use facility for examinations of marine containers from the Deltaport terminal and Fraser Surrey Docks. More...

Ottawa invests in upgrades to Hamilton International Airport. Hamilton International is Canada's largest overnight express cargo airport and hub for ecommerce. More...

The European Union has a $15 billion trade surplus with Canada. The UK was the largest importer of goods from Canada while Germany was the main exporter to Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-12 Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign
  • Customs Notice 19-11 Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments
  • Message to industry - 2019 Food Preparations Tariff Rate Quota. Food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-028 Classification of frozen krill whole round


June 14, 2019

WTO report underlines Canada's trade achievements. The WTO notes that Canada continues to pursue reciprocal FTAs and seeks to modernize older agreements. More...

Canadian exporters' confidence is falling according to EDC. The slide is broad-based, led by a weaker outlook for international business opportunities. More...

EU and New Zealand complete fourth round of trade negotiations. The European Commission says negotiators achieved good progress across all discussed areas. More...

Customs training exercise results in arrests of drug traffickers. World Customs Organization trainers were advising Bolivian customs officers about Container Control Programme. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Changes in the regulation of nitrification and urease inhibitors. Nitrification and urease inhibitors imported into or sold in Canada are now subject to registration as supplements under the Fertilizers Act and Fertilizers Regulations
  • Canada presents joint action plan on African swine fever at G7 and OIE meetings


June 7, 2019

Canada appeals WTO report regarding U.S. duties on Canadian lumber. Ottawa says the WTO has already ruled several times that zeroing is inconsistent with trade rules. More...

Ottawa announces new measures to prevent steel dumping. Amendment will allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards. More...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $966 million in April. Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.3% while imports decreased by 1.4%. More...

U.S. could impose a 5% duty on all Mexican goods starting on June 10. Duty could climb to 25% until President Trump is satisfied of Mexican measures to stop illegal immigration into U.S. More...

Canadian rail freight volume decreased 1.5% in March. Freight originating in Canada rose 0.9% while freight received from the United States dropped 20.7%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-11 Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-004 The appeal concerns the tariff classification of the "Noble Regina Allen" mobile offshore drilling unit
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-013 Classification of Christabel square table and Christabel round table
  • WCO Classification Decisions - 63rd Session of the HS Committee
    - Classification Decisions - HS Committee 63rd Session
    - Amendments to the Compendium of Classification Opinions - HS Committee 63rd Session
    - Amendments to the Harmonized System Explanatory Notes - HS Committee 63rd Session


May 31, 2019

Longshore workers at B.C. ports back to work after half-day lockout. Less than three hours after it began, a lockout affecting longshore workers in B.C. has ended. More...

Canada-Israel modernized free trade agreement gets Royal Assent. The two countries will now proceed to establish a date for the entry into force. More...

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

Port of Québec to develop new deep-water container terminal. Port Authority signs a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and CN. More...

Consultation on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling. Online public consultation seeks to gauge Canadians' support for proposed changes. More...

Canada, U.S. will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak. Canada and the U.S. would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Customs Notice 19-10 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Summerside, Prince Edward Island)
  • Memorandum D19-13-2 Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Shandong Molong (China). Conclusion of Normal Value Review
  • Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-052 Classification of high-end outdoor furniture, including seats, loungers, tables and chairs.


May 24, 2019

Canada removes retaliatory tariffs as the U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. The U.S. and Canada also agreed to terminate all pending litigation on the matter at the WTO. More...

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods. The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods. More...

Japan increases market access for Canadian beef. Expanded access for Canadian beef from cattle older than thirty months of age. More...

WTO says global trade will remain weak in the second quarter. According to the international organization, the latest WTOI remains well below the baseline value. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-09 Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)
  • Notice of Initiation of Expedited Review. Liquid dielectric transformers from South Korea
  • Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum
  • CFIA: Expanded access for beef export to Japan
  • CFIA: New plant pest fact sheet for Giant reed now available
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-003 Classification of certain food products consisting primarily of dried wheat noodles and dried vegetable or seasoning packets
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-004 Whether various styles of chairs, stools and benches are classifiable as seats for domestic purposes or as seats other than for domestic purposes
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2018-026 Certain Kosher for Passover cheese and butter goods
  • CITT Inquiry No. GC-2018-001-E1 Certain steel goods.Notice of commencement of exclusions inquiry


May 17, 2019

Consultation on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products. Tariff rate quotas went from 20 categories in 1995 to soon 58 once the new NAFTA comes into force. More...

USITC finds imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada hurt U.S. industry. Department of Commerce will continue with its investigation to determine dumping margins. More...

No matter how hard one tries, some imports still hold surprises. You may try to think of every possible angle before placing an order abroad, but... More...

The pace of economic growth keeps slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan the UK and the euro area. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-08 Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Memorandum D19-8-5 Import Prohibitions and Requirements for Commercial Importers of Aquatic Species and for Travellers Under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
  • Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Seamless Casing and Oil Country Tubular Goods. Notice of Initiation of Scope Proceeding
  • Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from South Korea and Turkey. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 945 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List). Procedures governing the administration of safeguards, in the form of tariff rate quotas (TRQ), for certain steel goods
  • Canola oil exports to Taiwan - Certificate of Free Sale (CFIA/ACIA 5786)
  • CFIA: Import of repackaged Brazilian dried beef jerky from the US
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-062 Are spiked finger rings prohibited weapons
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2019-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Expiry review of finding


May 10, 2019

Dumping would resume if duties expired on structural tubing from Korea and Turkey, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on carbon steel plate from six countries. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion in March. Statistics Canada says exports rose 3.2% while imports increased by 2.5%. More...

Global air freight volumes remain sluggish in March. The International Air Transport Association announced that demand in air freight markets was up 0.1%. More...

Independent commission will oversee complaints against CBSA. Commission will investigate complaints from the public concerning service provided by the CBSA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-07 Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters
  • Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from South Korea and Turkey. Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: Incorporating organic import requirements into the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2019-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of expiry review of finding


May 3, 2019

CFIA will simplify application process for plant import permits. Importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can can do so electronically beginning June 1st. More...

Canada enacts final safeguards on two out of seven kinds of foreign steel. Safeguards will apply to imports of heavy steel plate and stainless steel wire. More...

New administrative monetary penalties for enforcement of federal food safety rules. Penalties of up to $15,000 can now be issued for violations by food businesses. More...

European Court of Justice confirms CETA investor protection is compatible with EU law. Some EU members have been contesting the CETA provisions regarding investor protections. More...

New targeted relief of surtax on steel and aluminum from the U.S. Ottawa provides more targeted surtax relief on a range of steel and aluminum products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-06 Relocation of Commercial Office, Halifax, N.S.
  • Customs Notice 18-19 (Revised) Cannabis Customs Excise Duty Procedures
  • Memorandum D2-5-12 Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats
  • Memorandum D19-6-3 Importation of Energy-using Products
  • Final Safeguards on imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 937 CPTPP Whey Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 125.1 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 938 CPTPP Butter Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 159 to 160 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 939 CPTPP Cream Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 117.1 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 940 CPTPP Cream Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 119 and 120 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 941 CPTPP Milk Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 117 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 942 CPTPP Milk Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 119 and 120 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No 943 CPTPP Skim Milk Powders Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Item 118 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.944 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List) Procedures governing the administration of provisional safeguards
  • New Administrative Monetary Penalties for companies that break federal food safety rules
  • New regulations to help stop strangulation deaths linked to corded window coverings


April 26, 2019

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

Tribunal finds dumping of nitisinone capsules from Sweden does not injure Canadian industry. The Tribunal terminated the injury inquiry with respect to the subject goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume was down 5.5% in February. Freight originating in Canada fell 3.4% while freight received from the United States dropped 22%. More...

WTO finds China breaches trade commitments with tariff rate quota system on grain. The U.S. had requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel on China's policies. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D5-1-5 Damaged Mail
  • Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Expiry Review Decision
  • Order amending the Export Control List. As agreed upon in various multilateral export control regimes
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Meat Exports to China: Mandatory Use of Most Recent Version of CFIA/ACIA 4159 for Meat Exports to China
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-005 Nitisinone capsules from Sweden. Finding issued
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-022 Whether 12 V AH lead-sealed batteries classified in tariff item No. 8507.20.90 can also be classified in tariff item No. 9948.00.00


April 18, 2019

Canadian trade deficit drops to $2.9 billion in February. Statistics Canada says exports were down 1.3% while imports declined 1.6%. More...

Softwood lumber: Canada will appeal WTO findings on U.S. zeroing calculations. Zeroing allows to disregard transactions which would otherwise lower the rate of punitive duty. More...

EU reports progress in trade negotiations with Mercosur, Indonesia, and Australia. Negotiations with the countries and group will enter more rounds throughout the summer. More...

The pace of economic growth is still slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated


April 12, 2019

WTO delivers mixed ruling in Canada-U.S. lumber dispute. Canada had filed a complaint about U.S. anti-dumping measures applied to softwood lumber. More...

CBSA extends reinvestigation of values of pipe fittings from the U.S., South Korea and China. The Agency needs an extra 28 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Canada will end safeguards on five out of seven kinds of foreign steel. Safeguards will cease April 28 on re-bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, and wire rod. More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada. The Trade Commission will determine if an industry in the United States is injured by Canadian imports. More...

The Bahamas should become a member of the WTO within a year . Nassau's domestic reform process matches its ambition to integrate into the multilateral trading system.More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-13 International to Domestic Connections Process
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Extension of Re-investigation to update the normal values, export prices, amounts of subsidy
  • Message to industry - Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas
  • CFIA Directive D-12-01 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-047 Whether the goods in issue are entitled to duty-free treatment under tariff item No. 9908.00.00


April 5, 2019

Tribunal recommends safeguards for two out of seven steel goods investigated. The Canadian Government is expected to make a final decision on safeguards by mid-May. More...

Reinvestigation of values of steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on thermoelectric containers, says CBSA. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

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

Global trade growth faces strong headwinds as trade tensions persist. WTO economists expect merchandise trade volume growth to fall to 2.6% in 2019. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices
  • Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods from Indonesia 2 - Citra Tubindo
  • Thermoelectric Containers from China. Notice of Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Changes to import requirements for unprocessed grains and oilseeds, as well as associated meals destined for use in livestock feed
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Reminder: It's time to start using the integrated import declaration (IID)
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Testing and certification for the Integrated Import Declaration (IID)
  • Declaring CFIA regulated goods as Canadian Goods Returning
  • CITT Inquiry No. GC-2018-001 Safeguard Inquiry into the Importation of Certain Steel Goods. Determinations and recommendations
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Expiry review decision


March 29, 2019

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $4.2 billion in January. Statistics Canada says exports rose 2.9% while imports were up 1.5%. More...

U.S. Commission finds imports of structural steel from Canada hurt U.S. industry. Trade Commission gives same verdict to structural steel imports China and Mexico. More...

Canadian rail freight volume jumps 7.8% in January. Freight originating in Canada rose 11% while freight received from the United States fell 16.8%. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway begins 2019 navigation season. The Seaway was inaugurated sixty years ago by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Policy on export of non-compliant food. Information on the export of food that is non-compliant under the SFCR
  • Changes to Canada's import requirements for live Koi carp from the U.S. for aquarium and outdoor holding unit end uses
  • Directive D-02-04: The Blueberry Certification Program and domestic phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax) within Canada. Effective Date: March 14, 2019 (8th revision)


March 22, 2019

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

CBSA confirms dumping decision on nitisinone capsules from Sweden. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

OECD says 3.3% of internationally traded goods are counterfeit. The majority of fake goods picked up in customs examinations originate in mainland China and Hong Kong. More...

Arms Trade Treaty regulatory implementation expected soon. New Canadian rules define brokering, refine assessment criteria and raise penalties for violations. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain nitisinone capsules from Sweden - Notice of Final Determination
  • Silicon metal from China. Notice of CBSA's Expiry Review Decision
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing. Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value and Export Price Review - HG Tubulars
  • Canada imposes new Russia and Ukraine sanctions
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-009 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of expiry of finding


March 15, 2019

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on aluminum extrusions from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

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

OECD sees global growth slowing as risks persist. Downward revisions are significant for Germany and Italy, as well as for the UK, Canada and Turkey. 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...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation: Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Export of raw beef trimmings to the USA. Reporting of test results for Shiga toxin-producing E. coliI
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-008 Aluminum extrusions from China. Notice of expiry review of order


March 8, 2019

CBSA will increase administrative monetary penalties. The Auditor General of Canada found the penalties were too low to improve compliance with trade programs. More...

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $4.6 billion in December. Statistics Canada says exports were down 3.8% while imports rose 1.6%. More...

China tightens Canadian canola inspections, blocks some shipments. Chinese customs claims it found pests such as fungal pathogens in canola imports from Canada. More...

Global air freight volumes decreased 1.8% in January. North America and Africa were the only two of IATA's six regions to report growth. More...

Temporary closure of the Whirlpool Bridge (NEXUS) in Niagara Falls. Bridge will be closed from April 1 to May 5, 2019, to complete a demolition project on the U.S. side. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-05 Changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions
  • Customs Notice 19-04 The use of the generic sub-location (9000) code in all modes
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-017R RBP Imports Inc. Classification of certain individually packaged components of aluminum railings


March 1, 2019

WTO rules China provides excessive government support to its grain producers. The panel decision follows a complaint filed by the United States about rice wheat and corn subsidies. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel sheet from four countries threatens Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 6.5% in December. Freight originating in Canada rose 9% and freight received from the United States fell 14.9%. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China - Notice of Scope Ruling
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Update to Appendix 2 of Directive D-96-15: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States
  • List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Chili to Canada
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-004 Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Tribunal finds that the dumping is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry


February 22, 2019

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

Canada exempts Mexican steel tube and wire from steel surtax. Adjustments to regulations also addresses surtax on returned Canadian steel. More...

WTO says global trade growth will slow down in the first quarter of 2019. Sustained loss of momentum highlights the urgency of reducing trade tensions. More...

Trade Facilitation Agreement now ratified by 141 of WTO's 164 members. Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Ecuador were the latest to ratify the TFA, Egypt will soon ratify. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-18-6 First-come, First-served Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas
  • Mexico Steel Goods Remission Order
  • Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Order Amending the Import Control List
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA - Policy on export documentation and establishment numbers under the SFCR. New licensing requirements for businesses that export food
  • CFIA announces changes to humane transport requirements under the Health of Animals Regulations
  • CFIA: Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Ministerial Exemption. Update to the declaration system
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2018-003 Carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Dumping has caused injury


February 15, 2019

Canadian businesses face challenges and opportunities in global trade. Companies face challenges in attempting to become an exporter or expand their export markets. More...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of structural steel from Canada. The United States International Trade Commission investigates imports from Canada, China and Mexico. More...

Tariffs from trade wars are changing the flow of world trade. Tariffs alter global competitiveness to the advantage of firms operating in countries not directly affected by them. More...

Economic growth continues to slow down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to easing growth in Canada, the U.S. and the euro area as a whole. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA Notice of Conclusion of Normal Value Review - Oil Country Tubular Goods 2 - HLD CLARK
  • Message to Industry: Turkey and Turkey Products - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for the 2019-2020 allocation year
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Plant Protection Policy Directive D-18-01: Phytosanitary import requirements for propagative material of Rubus and Ribes species from all origins
  • Plant Protection Policy Directive D-17-04: Canadian Green Sawn Wood Certification Program. Phytosanitary export requirements
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-063 Classification of various locksets and parts of locksets


February 8, 2019

Amendments to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement come into force. Adding new chapters on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, etc. More...

Reinvestigation of values of copper pipe fittings from China, South Korea and the U.S. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Global air freight volumes were up 3.5% in 2018. Last year's growth was significantly lower than the extraordinary 9.7% growth recorded in 2017. More...

EU imposes definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products. A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods
  • Certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China. Notice of Re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices, and the amounts of subsidy
  • Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) For Certain Steel Goods - Goods of Canadian origin - products Mexican origin.
  • Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) For Certain Steel Goods - energy tubular goods
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.936 Steel Goods (Item 82 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 935 Turkey and Turkey Products - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 105 to 113 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Schedule to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act - Order Amending Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act - Gabon
  • CFIA - Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Ministerial Exemption
  • CFIA - Updated information on food imports
  • Delaying service hour changes for CFIA importers and brokers


February 1, 2019

Ottawa consults before start of WTO negotiations on electronic commerce. Seventy-five members of the WTO have announced the start of formal talks to establish global rules for e-commerce. More...

Full coming into force of Canada-EU trade agreement takes a step forward. European Court's Advocate General rules investor protection tribunal does not infringe EU law. More...

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force. The agreement removes the vast majority of duties paid by traders on both sides. More...

WTO sets up panel to rule on special U.S. duties on certain goods from China. U.S. says tariffs were imposed duet to Chinese policies on technology transfer and intellectual property. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 7.2% in November. Freight originating in Canada rose 8.8% and freight received from the United States fell 7.5%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-4-1 Temporary Importation of Conveyances by Residents of Canada
  • Memorandum D19-1-1 Food, Plants, Animals and Related Products
  • Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings - Extension to deadline to request an administrative review
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Recall procedure: A guide for food businesses. This procedure can be followed by all food businesses, irrespective of whether they are manufacturers, distributors, importers or retailers
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Expiry review will now proceed by way of written submissions


January 25, 2019

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

CBSA confirms dumping decision on corrosion-resistant steel sheet from four countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

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

WTO appeal system could soon be paralyzed for lack of judges. New Zealand's ambassador appointed to help resolve differences to allow appointment of panel members. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. Notice of Final Determination
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 215 Apparel for Export to the European Union and its Member States (Item 5209 on Canada's Export Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated 2019-01-19
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2019-01-19
  • CFIA - Update to the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Ireland to Canada
  • CFIA - Memorandum 2019-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-008 Aluminum extrusions from China. Notice of expiry of order


January 18, 2019

CBSA issues final dumping determination on welded pipe from four countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry. More...

First meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission to be held in Tokyo. Members will identify the next steps needed to manage and improve the agreement. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo reached 40.9 million tonnes in 2018. Seaway reports very high movements of grain, the most on record since the turn of the century. More...

Economic growth is slowing down in most major economies. The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in the U.S. and Germany. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 19-03 Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters
  • Customs Notice 19-02 Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. Vietnam has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff (CPTPP) Agreement
  • CBSA - SIMA - Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. Notice of Final Determination
  • CBSA - Scope Proceeding - Certain Aluminum Extrusions - Statement of Essential Facts
  • Softwood Lumber U.S. Trade Remedy Proceedings - Template letters and associated instructions for requesting a administrative review
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2019 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2019 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA: New food regulations are now in force
  • CFIA: Malaysia - Export requirements for fish and seafood
  • CFIA - Notification of SFCR Changes to Fish Importers
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-044 Classification of certain staples


January 11, 2019

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $2.1 billion in November. Statistics Canada says exports fell 2.9%, while imports declined 0.5%. More...

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations coming into force on January 15. New requirements will apply to businesses and individuals importing food. More...

Global air freight volumes were flat in November. IATA reports drop in freight volumes in Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. More...

EU to impose definitive safeguard measures on certain steel products. A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached. 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

  • Customs Notice 19-01 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019
  • Customs Notice 17-19 (Revised) Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review. Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - Shandong Molong
  • Notice of Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review. Oil Country Tubular Goods and Seamless Casing - HG Tubulars
  • Notice of Scope Ruling - Fabricated Industrial Steel Components - Shanghai Shuangyan Chemical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • CFIA Notice to industry - Service change for commercial importers or brokers who declare CFIA regulated imports to the CBSA


January 4, 2019

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on steel plate from three countries. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Seven countries will participate in electronic ATA Carnet project. Belgium, China, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. have been selected to take part. 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...

Total Canadian rail freight tonnage increased 5.3% in October. Freight originating in Canada was up 6.3% while freight received from the United States dropped 4%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-27 Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Memorandum D14-1-7 Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act
  • Memorandum D19-9-2 Importation and Exportation of Cannabis, Controlled Substances and Precursors
  • Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - 1-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - 1-Jan-18 to 31-Dec-18
  • 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, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The Tribunal continues the orders and finding without amendment
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2018-007 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. Notice of expiry review of order

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North American transborder freight was up 1.2 percent in July (2019-10-04) An increase in U.S.-Mexico freight compensated a decrease in U.S.-Canada values. More...

Airports association reports July downturn in air freight market (2019-10-03) Domestic freight market rebounded but international freight's performance remained particularly weak. More...

Trucking price index up 1.7% in the second quarter (2019-10-03) Statistics Canada says both the general freight and the specialized freight trucking components increased. More...

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its slow recovery (2019-10-02) Matching supply and demand is becoming increasingly challenging for car carriers. More...

The U.S. is the world's leading exporter and importer of services (2019-10-02) The value of U.S. services exports was $778.4 billion while imports totaled $520.4 billion. More...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports increased 2.5% in July (2019-10-01) Statistics Canada reports 613,615 aircraft take-offs and landings at the 90 major Canadian airports. More...

EU harbours handle 3.9 billion tonnes of seaborne goods per year (2019-10-01) The Netherlands report the EU's largest volumes of seaborne freight handling. More...

September 2019

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs decreased by 1.1% in July (2019-09-30) Canadian General Freight Index shows both base rates and fuel surcharges decreased. More...

Port of Baltimore sets monthly container record (2019-09-30) July record is the latest milestone in a continuing strong year for the Port. More...

Global container freight index rose again in August (2019-09-27) The RWI-ISL institutes say the index reached an all time hight in August. More...

Savannah achieves 16.5 percent growth in container volumes (2019-09-27) The Port of Savannah achieved an all-time high of 437,750 TEUs in August. More...

Asia Pacific Airlines report further reductions in air cargo demand (2019-09-26) Area's average international freight load factor fell by 4.7 percentage points in August. More...

CMA CGM launches world's largest LNG-powered containership (2019-09-26) The ship is the first of an order for nine 23,000-TEU LNG-powered containerships. More...

Oakland reports import increase of 3.1% last month compared to August 2018 (2019-09-25) The Port said it handled the equivalent of 88,323 20-foot loaded import containers last month. More...

American truck tonnage index declined 3.2% in August (2019-09-25) ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 6.2% in July, then dropped in August. More...

Canadian wholesale sales rose for a second consecutive month in July (2019-09-24) Statistics Canada announces wholesale sales rose 1.7% to $65.4 billion in July. More...

Port of Halifax gets AAPA information technology award (2019-09-24) The American Association of Port Authorities award is in recognition of the Vessel Forecast Summary application. More...

U.S. Customs in Baltimore inspect ships & containers as part of K9 training (2019-09-23) CBP led a multi-agency examination of three ships and over 80 shipping containers. More...

Canadian railways' freight volumes were down slightly in mid-September (2019-09-20) For the week ending Sept 14, carloads were down 3 percent and intermodal units up 0.9%. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma container volumes up 2% in August (2019-09-20) The Northwest Seaport Alliance's international imports were down 2.5%, while exports were up 9.6%. More...

Port of Virginia cargo volumes up 5 percent in August (2019-09-19) Through August, loaded import containers are up 53,508 TEUs, or more than 6 percent. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales decreased 1.3% in July (2019-09-19) The July decline was mainly due to lower sales in the primary metal and motor vehicle industries. More...

Hong Kong and Memphis remain the world's busiest cargo airports (2019-09-18) Shanghai, Incheon and Anchorage complete list of world's top five air freight airports. More...

Total cargo slides at the Port of Long Beach in August (2019-09-18) Imports slid 5.9% while exports rose 4.5%, and August totals were 2.3% less than a year ago. More...

U.S. freight transportation index rose 0.9% in July (2019-09-17) Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports increases in rail carloads, rail intermodal, trucking, pipeline and air freight. More...

Improving conditions allow Panama Canal to raise allowed draft (2019-09-17) Maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 46 feet. More...

Montreal terminal operator Termont goes green (2019-09-16) Termont Montreal becomes the world's first port operator equipped with a fleet of fully hybrid vehicle. More...

August cargo another record breaker at Port of Los Angeles (2019-09-16) July 2019 imports increased 4.1% to 437,613 TEUs while exports decreased 10% to 146,284 TEUs. More...

American retailers' import volumes up 2.9 percent in July (2019-09-13) NRF says imports for August are estimated at 1.93 million TEU, , up 1.8 percent year-over-year. More...

GDP growth within G20 slows to 0.7% in second quarter of 2019 (2019-09-13) OECD says GDP growth picked up significantly in Canada, to 0.9%, from 0.1%. More...

Panama Canal and Port of Rotterdam team up to promote shipping lane (2019-09-12) Promoting international trade between Europe and the west coast of South America. More...

Port of Long Beach cuts diesel pollution by 87% (2019-09-12) Port also decreased smog-forming nitrogen oxides by 56% since 2005, sulfur oxides by 97%. More...

Port of New York and New Jersey July container volumes break previous records (2019-09-11) Statistics show a 6.5 percent increase in total volume for July 2019. More...

U.S. rail freight traffic dropped 5 percent in August (2019-09-11) Carloads were down 4.6 percent from August 2018 and containers and trailers dropped 5.4 percent. More...

Shipping lines are expanding reefer container fleet (2019-09-10) Drewry expects the reefer container fleet to maintain an annual growth rate of 4.5% over the next five years. More...

U.S. Maritime Commission sets new rules for detention and demurrage (2019-09-10) Rule clarifies how the reasonableness of detention and demurrage practices. More...

Government of Canada invests in Port of Prince Rupert infrastructure (2019-09-09) Projects will provide additional rail capacity and import and export logistics facilities. More...

New study quantifies driver detention impacts in the U.S. (2019-09-09) ATRI's analysis found that detention frequency and length has increased in the past four years. More...

Canadian railways' freight volumes were up 3.7% in June (2019-09-06) Freight originating in Canada rose 3.9% while freight received from the United States was up 1.9%. More...

U.S. international trade deficit was down $1.5 billion in July (2019-09-06) Exports totaled $207.4 billion, $1.2 billion more than June and imports, at $261.4 billion, were down $0.4 billion. More...

Transport Canada invests in expansion at Montreal's Mirabel cargo airport (2019-09-05) The work includes extending the main apron to a cargo apron and building new warehouse space. More...

Cargo movement on Great Lakes increases in July (2019-09-05) Year-to-date carriage has increased of 13.9 percent compared to the same point in 2018. More...

Ocean Network Express further expands refrigerated container fleet (2019-09-04) More reefer containers will be made available for accepting new bookings towards end of the year. More...

Canada's gross domestic product up 0.9% in the second quarter (2019-09-04) The growth was led by a rise in export volumes, while domestic demand edged down. More...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports increased 1.4% in June (2019-09-03) Statistics Canada reports 556,917 aircraft take-offs and landings at the 90 major Canadian airports. More...

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs increased marginally in June (2019-09-03) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates increased and fuel surcharges decreased. More...