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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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