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December 5, 2014

Canada-Korea free trade agreement coming into force on January 1, 2015. Agreement will eliminate duties on approximately 99.9% of South Korea's exports to Canada. More...

Oil country tubular goods from 9 countries now subject to anti-dumping duties. Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. More...

U.S. appeals WTO decision on its meat labelling measures. Compliance panel ruled that the United States did not conform to a previous WTO panel decision. More...

CBSA public consultation on changes to trusted traveller programs. One proposal would replace "good character" provision with specific eligibility criteria. More...

WTO trade facilitation agreement now moves to implementation. Agreement will streamline customs procedures across the globe and increase transparency. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Preliminary Decisions respecting dumping and subsidizing
  • CBSA TCC014-058 – Customs Notice 14-019 and Customs Notice 14-020 (Withdrawal of the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff)
  • Memorandum D10-15-20 Interpretation of Tariff Item 9966.00.00
  • Notice to Importers No. 861 - Products of natural milk constituents
  • Notice to Importers No. 862 -Ice Cream and Ice Cream Novel ties
  • Notice to Importers No. 863 - Yogurt
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports - Updated 2014-12-01
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2014-12-01
  • CFIA Update - List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan


November 28, 2014

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

Canadian rail freight volume remained flat in September. Domestic rail freight rose 1.2% but traffic received from the United States fell 7.9%. More...

Tariff classification advance rulings can provide certainty. An advance ruling ensures that the tariff classification number used is deemed correct by Customs. More...

B.C. ferry terminal rebuilding subject to "Buy America" rules. The state of Alaska is taking bids to replace a ferry terminal located on land it leases in Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D13-4-12 Commissions and Brokerage
  • Memorandum D15-2-67 Certain Silicon Metal Originating in or Exported From the People's Republic of China
  • Customs Notice 14-029 Marine Mode Carrier Code Eligibility
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for December 2014
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 863 Yogurt (Item 158 on the Import Control List)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 862 Ice Cream and Ice Cream Novelties (Item 134 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-31 Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3 - Hong Kong
  • CFIA Update to the List of Foods Containing Meat and fish that are classified as fish products and exempt from the MIR
  • U.S. CBP Reminder: Softwood Lumber Data Requirements


November 21, 2014

Canada proposes to restore preferential tariffs for Burma. The country's eligibility for the GPT and LDCT preferential tariff treatments was removed in 1997. More...

Importing vehicles from the U.S.: beware of strict American export rules. Penalties are applied if exports are not filed with U.S. authorities 72 hours in advance. More...

Ottawa allows exports of automatic firearms to Korea, consults on adding Israel and the UAE. All such exports remain subject to the Government's case-by-case review process. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D1-6-1 Authority to Act as an Agent
  • Memorandum D7-3-2 Exported Motor Vehicles Drawback
  • Memorandum D7-4-2 Duty Drawback Program
  • Memorandum D8-4-1 Information Pertaining to Remission Orders
  • Memorandum D8-11-5 Application of the Blouses, Shirts and Co-ordinates Remission Order, 1998
  • Memorandum D8-11-6 Application of the Outerwear Fabrics Remission Order, 1998
  • Memorandum D8-11-7 CBSA Policy on the Transfer of Entitlement Pursuant to the Textile and Apparel Remission Orders
  • Memorandum D10-14-61 Tariff Item 9937.00.00 and the Recognition of an Ethno-cultural Group
  • Customs Notice CN14-028 Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) - 2015 Version Release
  • CBSA Form BSF641 Residency and Travel Outside of Canada Questionnaire
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 858 Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks for Chicken Production (Items 94 and 95 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-30 Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3.2.2 - China (2014-11-17)
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-055 Kraft Canada Inc. Classification of Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix
  • U.S. CBP: Valid vs. Invalid vs. Defective NAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • U.S. Honey Packers and Importers Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Information Order: Assessment Rate Increase
  • USITC: Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews


November 14, 2014

WTO trade facilitation agreement can move ahead following India-U.S. deal. Agreement will introduce binding rules for all WTO members on how goods are handled at borders. More...

Canada and Chile add chapter on technical barriers to trade to current FTA. New controls on non-tariff measures, supported by bilateral dispute settlement provisions. More...

Breakthrough in WTO talks to remove duty on information technology goods. The U.S. and China agree on the scope of goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement. More...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2015. Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed. More...

Reminder: Food facilities registered with U.S. FDA must renew before year end. This applies to foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D8-11-4 Application of the Outerwear Apparel Remission Order, 1998
  • Memorandum D15-2-68 Certain Steel Plate Originating in or Exported From the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Indonesia, the Italian Republic, Japan, and the Republic of Korea
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from China
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN39 Notice to All Tobacco Manufacturers - Prescribed Brands of Tobacco Products
  • Proposed Order - Extension of General Preferential Tariff to Burma
  • Proposed Order - Extension of Least Developed Country Tariff to Burma
  • Notice to Importers No. 848 Egg and Egg Products
  • 2015 Chicken and Chicken Products Notice to Importers
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 864 Chicken and Chicken Products (Items 96 to 104 on the Import Control List)
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - The prevailing monthly price for December 2014 exceeds US $355
  • Notice to Exporters No. 184 - Peanut Butter for Export t o the United States
  • CFIA Update to the Instructions to Complete the Fish Import Notification Form
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2014-003 Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in the province of British Columbia
  • U.S. Beef Imports Could be Subject to Additional Assessment Under USDA Plan
  • Process for Establishing Rates Charged for Services. U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service


November 7, 2014

Canada's trade balance goes back to surplus in September. A drop in imports of crude oil and an increase in exports of motor vehicles generate a trade surplus. More...

Global air freight growth continued to accelerate in September. IATA reports that freight volumes rose 5.2% compared to September of last year. More...

WTO urges members to step up notification efforts on import licensing. Several members are not advising the WTO of new import permit requirements. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in less than 2 months. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Revised Schedule
  • Memorandum D8-11-1 Application of the Tailored Collar Shirts Remission Order, 1997
  • Memorandum D8-11-2 Application of the Outerwear Greige Fabrics Remission Order, 1998
  • Memorandum D8-11-3 Application of the Shirting Fabrics Remission Order, 1998
  • Memorandum D10-14-50 Tariff Classification of Goods Eligible for the Benefits of Tariff Item 9927.00.00
  • Memorandum D11-3-1 Marking of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D19-4-1 Export and Import of Cultural Property
  • Customs Notice 14-027 Reminder to Importers of Steel and Steel Products to use the General Import Permit No. 80 - Carbon Steel or No. 81- Specialty Steel Products on Release Requests
  • Notices to Importers Serial No. 856 Item 80 - Carbon Steel, and Item 81 - Specialty Steel
  • Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Returns available November 1 to December 31, 2014
  • Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Permit Authorization Order
  • Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Regulations
  • CFIA - Amendment to the Import Guide for Food and Plant Products for Trade Fairs and Shows in Canada
  • CFIA - Meat Cut Nomenclature. Canada and the United States have been working together to harmonize the terminology
  • CFIA - Aquatic Animal Import Quarantine. Import permits are required for susceptible species of finfish, molluscs, and crustaceans
  • CFIA - Hemlock woolly adelgid - consultation on policy updates
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-035 Anti-dumping  and countervailing duties imposed thermoelectric containers
  • U.S. and Canada Release Revised Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications to Facilitate Trade
  • U.S. CBP: ACE Mandatory Use Dates


October 31, 2014

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on oil country tubular goods from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Customs could waive those penalties and interest, if... A new memorandum on relief of interest and/or penalties, including voluntary disclosure. More...

Canadian rail freight up 3.3% in August despite continued drop in traffic from the U.S. Rail freight originating in Canada rose 6% but traffic received from the U.S. fell 13.6%. More...

Trade ministers report significant progress in TPP negotiations. Advances in market access negotiations and negotiations on the trade and investment rules. More...

EU-Japan free trade talks complete 7th round. This round of negotiations brought together over 100 negotiators from the EU and Japan. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-2 Administrative Policy - Tariff Interpretation of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Processing
  • Memorandum D10-15-15 Interpretation of Tariff Item 9959.00.00
  • Memorandum D11-4-18 Uniform Regulations Chapters Three and Five of NAFTA
  • Memorandum D11-4-22 Tariff Preference Levels
  • Memorandum D11-6-4 Relief of Interest and/or Penalties Including Voluntary Disclosure
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from China. Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • Canadian cattle producers to benefit from agreement with the U.S. Allowing in-vitro fertilized bovine embryos from the U.S.
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-057 Classification of washers and dryers
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-003 Oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from China
  • U.S. Importers to Face Late Charges and Interest for Past Due Softwood Lumber Assessments
  • United States and Mexico reach Deal on Sugar Import Investigations


October 24, 2014

WTO Panel finds amended U.S. meat labelling measures in violation of trade rules. Compliance panel ruling follows complaints from Canada and Mexico. More...

Updates to importers' record keeping requirements. The Canada Border Services Agency publishes a revised Memorandum to update its policy. More...

IATA forecasts steady air cargo growth over the next five years. Air freight volumes are expected to increase at an annual growth rate of 4.1% over the next five years. More...

Canadian industry benefits from anti-dumping measures according to CITT. The 48 anti-dumping and countervailing measures in place in 2013 affected $1.2 billion in imports. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D17-1-21 Maintenance of Records in Canada by Importers. Multiple revisions, see memorandum.
  • Technical Amendments Order (Customs Tariff), 2014. To correct minor, technical errors, better align the English and French texts and simplify the structure of the schedule to the Customs Tariff.
  • DFTAD - Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports - Updated 2014-10-20
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2014-10-20
  • CFIA - Addition of new Annex B - Export Certificate for Export of Beef to Qatar
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-27 Chapter 11 – Mexico – Annex F (2014-10-14)
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-049 Dynatrac Sleep Products Ltd. Classification of unassembled metal bed frames


October 17, 2014

Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2015. Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed. More...

Canada files WTO dispute against China over anti-dumping duty on cellulose pulp. Anti-dumping duty applies to imports of pulp into China from Canada, the United States and Brazil. More...

EDC provides new tool to help small exporters assess risks. Country Risk Quarterly will help small Canadian companies explore different trade and investment prospects. More...

Food facilities registered with U.S. FDA must renew before year end. Applies to foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-30 Uniform Regulations - Chapter Five of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA)
  • Customs Notice 14-026 Clarification of Requirements for Non-resident Vessels After They are Removed From Canadian Storage or Repair Facilities
  • Access to the European Union of Seal Products from Indigenous Communities of Canada: Joint Statement by Canada and the European Union
  • DFTAD - Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 14-10-2014 - The prevailing monthly price for November 2014 exceeds US $355
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2014-26 Chapter 11 - Qatar - Annex B
  • CFIA - Canadian Regulatory Requirements for Quality Management Program Import Licence Holders (QMPI Importers)
  • CFIA Directive D-01-07 Canadian phytosanitary import requirements for fresh citrus and tropical fruits
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-053 Classification of swivel chairs


October 10, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership ministers will meet in Australia at the end of the month. The twelve countries hope to conclude the basic elements before the end of the year. More...

Canada's trade balance slips to deficit in August. The country's trade balance went from a surplus of $2.2 billion in July to a deficit of $610 million in August. More...

Stable growth expected in most major economies except for the Euro area says OECD. Composite leading indicators anticipate stable growth for Canada and the United States. More...

Wheat Products tariff rate quota will be filled on October 24, 2014. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will be applicable until July 31, 2015. More...

Failure of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement stalls further work on global market access. Developed countries say trust has been broken by failure to adopt Trade Facilitation Agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-025 Update to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Summary of Customs Tariff Amendments Effective October 1, 2014
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. Reasons
  • Regulations to implement the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA)
  • Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations — Regulations Amending
  • United Nations Resolution on Yemen — Regulations Implementing
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • CFIA: Use of New Meat Export Certificate for Mexico, Annex F
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-24 Chapter 11 – US - Section 11.7.3
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-046 Classification of child carriers
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-050 Tariff classification of side-view mirror housings with stems
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-002. Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Reasons
  • U.S. CBP Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, May Still Be Used Pending New Expiration Date


October 3, 2014

Second round of talks on environmental trade agreement held in Geneva. A group of fourteen WTO members want to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

August data confirms global air freight recovery. IATA reports that global air freight markets in August were 5.1% above previous year levels. More...

The Canada-Honduras free trade agreement is now in effect. New preferential tariff treatment, certificates of origin, tariff preference levels. More...

Canada and the European Union publish text of free trade agreement. CETA will come into effect after a legal review and the completion of the ratification process. More...

CBSA updates policy on publication of customs rulings. Ruling application will have to say if applicant consents, or does not consent, to ruling publication. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-024 Publishing of Rulings Issued by the Canada Border Services Agency
  • Memorandum D11-4-16 Advance Rulings for Origin Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Memorandum D11-11-1 National Customs Rulings (NCR)
  • Memorandum D11-11-3 Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification
  • BSF747 Certificate of Origin - Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Honduras
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 191 Administration of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement Relating to Exports of Apparel, Textiles and Made-Up Goods to Honduras and the Application of the Tariff Preference Levels
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 856 Administration of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement Relating to Imports of Apparel, Textiles and Made-Up Goods from Honduras and the Application of the Tariff Preference Levels
  • Notice to Importers SER-860 - Items 162 to 181 - Wheat Products. Wheat products tariff rate quota (TRQ) will be filled on October 24 , 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • DFTAD - Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • DFTAD: Consolidated CETA Text. Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
  • CFIA - Aquatic Animal Health Susceptible Species of Aquatic Animals. Import permits are required for all susceptible species of finfish, molluscs, and crustaceans.
  • CFIA - Refuse entry for live Perna canaliculus (New Zealand Green lipped mussel) from New Zealand as a result of Disease Outbreak
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-25 Chapter 11 - China - CFIA 4159 (2014-09-25)
  • U.S. FDA Domestic and Foreign Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal. Food facilities required to register with FDA must renew their food facility registrations this year


September 26, 2014

Signature of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Canadian and Korean officials are working through the remaining steps toward the Agreement's entry into force. More...

Canadian rail freight up 8.7% in July despite drop in traffic from the U.S. Rail freight originating in Canada rose 10.9% but traffic received from the U.S. fell 5.2%. More...

GPT withdrawal: Goods in transit before January 1st will still be entitled, under strict conditions. Importers must have proof that goods were in transit to Canada before January 1, 2015. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of oil country tubular goods from 9 countries hurts Canadian industry. CBSA will continue its investigations and issue a preliminary determination by December. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-019 Withdrawal of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) From 72 Current Beneficiary Countries
  • Customs Notice 14-020 Withdrawal of Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) From Equatorial Guinea and Maldives
  • Customs Notice 14-021 Implementation of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA)
  • Customs Notice 14-022 Update to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Notice 14-023 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. Expiry Review Decision
  • CBSA - SIMA - Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in the province of British Columbia - Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation of the normal values and export prices
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Extension of investigations
  • DFTAD - Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-002. Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Preliminary determination of injury
  • CITT Revised Notice of Expiry Review No. RR-2014-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strenght low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. Tribunal initiates an expiry review
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Revised


September 19, 2014

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on steel plate from Ukraine. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Barley Products tariff rate quota will be filled on October 3, 2014. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will be applicable until July 31, 2015. More...

Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in British Columbia assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Canada and Israel are negotiating mutual recognition of trusted traders programs. Canada has mutual recognition agreements with the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Singapore. More...

Canada announces further sanctions against Russia. Additional sanctions against Russian individuals, Russian manufacturers and institutions. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-018 Importers Listed Under Transport Canada's Pre-clearance Programs - Appendix F and Appendix G
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Preliminary Determinations
  • Excise Duty Memorandum EDM1-5-1 Rates of Excise Duty
  • Canada Announces Further Sanctions against Russia
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 17-7-2014- The prevailing monthly price for October 2014 exceeds US $355
  • Notice to Importers SER-857 - The barley products tariff rate quota (TRQ) will be filled on October 3, 2014
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-20 Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3.4 - Brazil
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey


September 12, 2014

Concrete reinforcing bar from 3 countries now subject to provisional duties. Tribunal will conduct a final inquiry to determine if the dumping is causing damage to Canadian producers. More...

U.S. officials report progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Chief negotiators completed 10 days of intensive meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. More...

Official inauguration of the new Cornwall port of entry. New port is equipped with regular five inspection lanes and one commercial inspection lane. More...

Canada - Honduras free trade agreement starts in October. Once the agreement is fully implemented, over 98 percent of tariff lines will be duty-free. More...

Global merchandise trade remained stable in second quarter according to OECD. This overall stability, however, masked diverging patterns across countries. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in less than 4 months. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Reasons
  • Memorandum D19-9-2 Importation and Exportation of Controlled Substances and Precursors
  • Canada - Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act- Order Fixing October 1, 2014 as the Day on which the Act Comes into Force
  • Amendment to Notice to Importers Serial No. 838: Chicken and Chicken Products (Items 96 to 104 on the Import Control List)
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for October 2014
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2014-23 Chapter 11 Annex G: United States
  • USDA - Process for Establishing Rates Charged for AMS Services - Agricultural Marketing Service
  • U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service Discontinuing Export Certificates for Food Products That Contain Egg Products as an Ingredient
  • U.S. APHIS Phasing in Use of Electronic Labels for Plant Protection and Quarantine and Biotechnology Regulatory Services Permits
  • U.S. APHIS and Canada's CFIA mandatory gypsy moth certification begins January1st, 2015


September 5, 2014

Canada's trade surplus jumps to $2.6 billion in July. The country's trade surplus with the world widened from $1.8 billion in June to $2.6 billion in July. More...

Global air freight market is up sharply this summer. IATA reports global air cargo volumes have now surpassed their previous July peak of 2010. More...

Refined sugar from the U.S. and some European countries assigned new values. Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Reinvestigation of values and subsidies on copper tube from 5 countries. Revised amounts could change amounts of anti-dumping and countervailing duty. More...

Canada and the United States to further align their regulatory processes. Joint Forward Plan will help regulators address a greater number of specific issues. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Re-investigation of normal values and export prices
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Code of Practice for the Harvest, Transport, Processing, and Export of Seal Products for Human Consumption
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 17, Chapter 10 Annex A: Mexico
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar from China, the Republic of Korea and Turkey. Reasons
  • USDA: Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups, and Molasses Tariff-Rate Quota; Fiscal Year 2015
  • U.S. EPA: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances


August 29, 2014

APEC reports progress towards duty reductions on environmental goods. Member countries want to reduce tariffs on products such as solar panels and wind turbines. More...

Canadian railways freight tonnage up 14.4% in June. The sharp rise in tonnage was driven by increased loadings of wheat. More...

Argentina's restrictive import measures ruled illegal by WTO. Non-automatic import licensing and other related measures restrict importations. More...

Upcoming WTO report confirms U.S. meat labelling rules are illegal. Canada is seeking permission from the WTO to apply retaliatory measures against the U.S. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Expiry Review Decision
  • Memorandum D8-2-15 Administration of the Representational Gifts Remission Order
  • Memorandum D15-2-58 Greenhouse Bell Peppers Originating In or Exported From the Netherlands
  • Memorandum D15-2-59 Certain Mattress Innerspring Units Originating In or Exported From the People's Republic of China
  • Memorandum D19-9-1 Importation of Human Drugs, Natural Health Products, and Medical Devices Regulated by the Food and Drugs Act
  • Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Revocation of directive D-96-02 on apple ermine moth (Yponomeuta malinellus)
  • CFIA - Update on Export Certificates for Ukraine
  • CFIA - Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-17 Chapter 4 - Annex O
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2014-001 Pup joints originating in or exported from China. Tribunal has decided not to conduct an interim review
  • USDA Exempting Bulk Shipments of Apples to Canada from Minimum Requirements and Inspection
  • USDA - Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material from Canada


August 22, 2014

CBSA finds dumping would resume if duties expired on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Border crossings in Manitoba and Saskatchewan get new facilities. Infrastructure improvements at Goodlands, Coulter and Lyleton, MB, and West Poplar River, SK. More...

Canada and Colombia celebrate three-year anniversary of free trade agreement. The FTA eliminated trade barriers, allowing for easier flow of goods between the countries. More...

Data from ocean shipments transiting through the U.S. can be made public. The importer or exporter can submit a request for confidential treatment to U.S. Customs. More...

Canada-India free trade agreement could be within reach. India's new Prime Minister is expected to impart new dynamism to his country's trade negotiations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • CFIA - Revocation of directive D-97-01 governing the domestic movement of Pear Trellis Rust (Gymnosporangium fuscum)
  • CFIA Directive D- 96-03 Plant Protection Import Requirements for Cannabis sativa
  • CFIA Risk Management Document RMD-14-02: Revision of the geographic boundaries of the regulated areas for the blueberry maggot Rhagoletis mendax Curran in the province of Ontario
  • Canada Announces Mandatory Labelling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef. Regulatory change applies to importers of MTB
  • USDA Establishes New Health Requirements for Dogs Imported to the U.S. for Resale
  • U.S. CBP - Post-importation Claims for Preferential Tariff Treatment


August 15, 2014

Tribunal finds dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 3 countries hurts Canadian industry. CBSA will continue its investigations and issue a preliminary determination in July. More...

WTO upholds decision that China cannot restrict exports of rare earths. Appellate body confirms that China's export duties and quotas are in breach of its WTO commitments. More...

Global Trade Alert can warn exporters as soon as the rules change. Exporters have an interesting tool to be kept aware of rule changes that could affect their shipments. More...

OECD indicators continue to point to globally stable growth momentum. Indicators for the United States, Canada and the Euro Area continue to indicate stable growth. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D15-2-50 Certain Copper Pipe Fittings Originating In or Exported From the United States of America, the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China
  • GST/HST memorandum 4-5-2 Exports - Tangible Personal Property
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations - Regulations Amending
  • Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. - The prevailing monthly price for September 2014 exceeds US $355
  • CFIA: Jamaica - Import beef meat and meat products
  • CFIA: Final Report of an Audit Conducted in the United States (2013)
  • CFIA Risk Management Document RMD-14-03: Deregulation of Yponomeuta malinellus (apple ermine moth)
  • CFIA: Update on Export Certificates for Ukraine
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar from China, the Republic of Korea and Turkey. Preliminary determination of injury
  • U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service Notice 38-14 - Certifying Products under the Export Verification and the Less Than 30 Months of Age Verification Quality System Assessment Programs


August 8, 2014

Canada and the European Union agree on final text of free trade agreement. The next step will be the approval by provincial governments and the EU's 28 member states. More...

Russia bans food imports from Canada, the U.S. and the EU. The measure is in retaliation to sanctions imposed on Russian officials and corporations. More...

Wood packaging moving between Canada and the U.S. to be subject to new rules. Current treatment exemption for wood packaging shipped between the two countries will end soon. More...

Canada's trade surplus reached $1.9 billion in June. Exports increased to a record high $45.2 billion in June while imports dropped slightly. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods. Statement of reasons
  • Russia & Ukraine Expanded Sanctions List
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • CFIA - Japan List of Exporters Lobster - List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • CFIA - Changes to export certification and export eligibility lists requirements for fish
  • CITT Appeal Nos. AP-2013-034 and AP-2013-040 Classification of Jumpers, Bouncers and Rockers
  • U.S. Food Safety Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspection, Recall, and Importer Reinspection Fee Rates
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Issues New Standards to Improve Safety of Lithium Battery Transportation
  • U.S. CBP Announces Closing Date for Port of Jamieson Line


August 1, 2014

New Windsor-Detroit bridge authority set up to start operations.. The new bridge and the customs facilities on both sides of the border are expected to open in 2020. More...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2014. Applies to wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List. More...

Thermoelectric coolers and warmers from China assigned new values. Revision may result in additional duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Canadian railway freight increased significantly in May. Country's railways carried 31.4 million tonnes of freight in May, up 7.0% from the same month last year. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Certain Thermoelectric Coolers and Warmers from China. New normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Canada amends sanctions against Russia
  • Canada amends sanctions against Ukraine
  • Message to Industry: Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products Tariff Rate Quotas 2014-2015
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D- 95-28 Plant Protection Import and Domestic Movement Requirements for Corn (Zea mays)
  • CFIA Directive D- 96-08 Import and Domestic Movement Requirements, Sorghum spp.
  • CFIA New Export Certificate for Ukraine - frozen fish products


July 25, 2014

Investigation into possible dumping of oil country tubular goods from 9 countries. The investigation follows complaints filed by manufacturers from Alberta and Saskatchewan. More...

Canada-Japan free trade negotiations resume on July 28. The Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations to be held in Ottawa from July 28 to July 31. More...

New WTO facility to help developing countries implement Trade Facilitation Agreement. It will help ensure that assistance is provided to all countries that require it. More...

Canada enhances Customs Self Assessment trusted trader program. Program expands to new Platinum option, opens to non-resident importers. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • EICS Message - Softwood Lumber quota for August 2014
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. The prevailing monthly price for August 2014 exceeds US $355
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-002. Oil Country Tubular Goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam
  • CITT Appeal Nos. AP-2013-008 and AP-2013-009 Whether certain fasteners are subject to imposition of anti-dumping duties.
  • U.S. CBP Closing of the Jamieson Line, New York Border Crossing
  • U.S. CBP C-TPAT Alert - Wood Packing Material
  • USDA Greenhouse Certification Program Stakeholder Meetings in Florida, August 5 and 8 - U.S.-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program


July 18, 2014

Negotiations progressed slightly at Ottawa Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting. One of the stated goals of the meeting was to settle discussions in less contentious areas. More...

Major Harmonized System and Customs Tariff changes in January 2017. World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications. More...

CFIA expands administrative monetary penalties to meat inspections. Regulatory amendment enables the issuance of monetary penalties for violations. More...

World Customs Organization and industry group collaborate to fight counterfeit goods trade. Reports estimate the trade of counterfeit goods to exceed US$650 billion annually. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-017 Implementation of the Pilot Project for the Travellers in Remote Areas - Quebec
  • Memorandum D11-6-8 Verification of Origin (Non-free Trade Agreements), Tariff Classification, and Value for Duty of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D17-1-8 Release Prior to Payment Privilege
  • Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • Regulations to expand AMPs to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations
  • New Harmonized System standards to enter into force on 1 January 2017
  • European Union sets import duty above zero for maize, sorghum and rye
  • U.S. Wildlife Import/Export Licenses and Designated Port Exception Permits


July 11, 2014

Fourteen WTO members launch negotiations on environmental trade agreement. Targeted goods cover a broad range of products, such as solar panels, wind turbines, waste management. More...

New international standards for phytosanitary measures under study. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is consulting on recently distributed draft ISPMs. More...

NEXUS program now has over one million participants. The bi-national program facilitates quick entry into Canada and the United States for pre-screened travellers. More...

OECD indicators continue to point to globally stable growth momentum. In particular, indicators for the United States and Canada continue to indicate stable growth. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in less than 6 months. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-48 Tariff Classification of Lifeboats and Inflatable Rafts Imported by Societies Dedicated to Saving Lives
  • Memorandum D10-15-3 Tariff Classification and Certification Procedures for Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Character
  • Memorandum D10-15-23 Administrative Policy – Interpretation of "Noxious Atmosphere" for Gloves Under Tariff Items 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10
  • Memorandum D10-17-15 Information Requirements for Textiles and Textile Products
  • Memorandum D11-4-27 Canada–Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA): Costa Rica Free Zone Regime
  • Memorandum D13-1-3 Customs Valuation – Purchaser in Canada
  • Beef and veal Tariff Rate Quota: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • Beef and Veal TRQ: Administration of MFN Permits
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Sugar-Containing Products Export Quota: Quantities available for utilization
  • CFIA Directive D-02-04 Phytosanitary Requirements for the Importation From the Continental United States and for Domestic Movement of Commodities Regulated for Blueberry Maggot
  • U.S.-Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program
  • APHIS Continues To Implement Risk-based Sampling at Additional Plant Inspection Stations
  • Tobacco Products: User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from China and Canada
  • USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar


July 4, 2014

Customs duties eliminated on certain manufacturing inputs. Included products are a result of specific industry requests for duty relief. More...

Canada's trade deficit narrows to $152 million in May. Country's merchandise exports advanced 3.5% while imports increased 1.6%. More...

Ottawa expresses concerns over U.S. inspection fee hikes and buy-America policies. U.S. agricultural border inspection fees could soon triple, protectionism is also on the rise. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on oil country tubular goods from China. Findings are scheduled to expire in March 2015 unless Tribunal decides to maintain them. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from China. Expiry review
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Reasons
  • Customs Notice 14-015 Legislative Amendments to the Customs Act and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA)
  • Customs Notice 14-016 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Tariff 2014 - T2014-3, 2014-07-01
  • Memorandum D8-2-14 Tariff Item 9936.00.00 Apparel Samples
  • Memorandum D10-14-25 Tariff Classification of Interchangeable Air Springs for Use as Parts on Both Motor Vehicles and Trailers/Semi-trailers
  • Memorandum D10-14-42 Tariff Classification of Automotive Brackets
  • Memorandum D10-14-55 Tariff Classification of Wood Flooring Products
  • Memorandum D17-1-9 Remission of Underpayment Due to Customs Entry Error
  • Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2014-1 - Order Amending
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber Quota for July 2014
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week.
  • DFTAD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 02-07-2014- The prevailing monthly price for July 2014 exceeds US$ 355
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-003 Oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from China
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-042 Classification of chest waders


June 27, 2014

Canada-Honduras free trade agreement one step closer to implementation. Canadian law to implement the agreement has received Royal Assent. More...

Taiwan files WTO dispute against Canada over anti-dumping measures on steel pipe. Taiwan says the measures appear to be inconsistent with the obligations of Canada. More...

WTO membership reaches 160 as Yemen joins trade body. Yemen's accession takes the World Trade Organization a bit closer to its goal of universality. More...

Railway freight declined in April despite strong gains in traffic from the U.S. Domestic freight down 0.8% in April whiles traffic from the U.S. advanced 9.6%. More...

Amendments to sanctions against Russia, Ukraine, arms embargo on Central African Republic. Government of Canada adds and modifies sanctions as international situation evolves. More...

Colombian lawmakers reject free trade deal with Korea. The agreement is causing concerns to local business, especially the automotive industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-014 New Guidelines for Post-arrival Manual Corrections for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
  • Memorandum D10-14-44 Tariff Classification of Wheels and Rims for Use as Parts on Both Motor Vehicles and Trailers/Semi-trailers
  • Memorandum D10-14-46 Tariff Classification of "Hybrid" Motor Vehicles
  • Memorandum D10-15-22 Classification of Automatic Transmission Parts Under Tariff Item No. 9961.00.00
  • Memorandum D10-15-25 Interpretation of the Word Uniforms for the Purpose of Classification Number 5112.19.00.10
  • Memorandum D10-17-39 Interpretative Policy - Tariff Classification of Metal Ores and Concentrates
  • Memorandum D15-2-66 Certain Copper Tube Originating in or Exported From the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the United Mexican States
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN38 Budget 2014 - Amendment to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act for the Movement of Spirits between Provinces
  • Excise Duty Notice EDBN20 Budget 2014 - Amendment to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act for the Movement of Beer between Provinces
  • Excise Duty Memorandum EDM4-1-1 Producers and Packagers of Wine
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • DFTAD - Beef and veal TRQ: Quantities available for reallocation this week
  • CFIA - Fish - Update: China export certification information
  • CFIA Directive D- 94-26 Phytosanitary import requirements for root crops (other than potato), mushrooms, and vegetables with attached roots for consumption or processing
  • CFIA Directive D-94-25 Plant protection import requirements for ginseng (Panax spp.)
  • Proposed Regulations Repealing the Human Pathogens Importation Regulations
  • Proposed Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-052 Classification of inflatable decontamination shower cabins
  • USDA Continues to Accept Comments on Proposed Rule to Adjust Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Program User Fees
  • U.S. AMS Reduces Assessment on Cotton Imports


June 20, 2014

Ottawa investigates possible dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 3 countries. The investigation follows complaints filed by manufacturers from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. More...

Trade restrictions continue to accumulate within G-20 countries. The G-20 members put in place 112 new trade-restrictive measures during the past six months. More...

Pilot project on APEC Business Travel Card system now in operation. New card will allow travelers to clear customs at dedicated APEC booths in destination countries. More...

Port of Vancouver's new $50 daytime fee to pickup containers begins July 2nd. Terminals will extend operations to night time, from 16:30 to 01:00, Monday through Friday. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Turkey. Initiation of Investigations
  • Customs Notice 14-013 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • Customs Notice 14-012 Implementation of the Canadian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Pilot
  • Memorandum D8-3-6 Tariff Item 9905.00.00 and the Passover Products Remission Order
  • Memorandum D11-3-1 Marking of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D15-2-62 Certain Stainless Steel Sinks Originating In or Exported From the People's Republic of China
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Japan List of Exporters Lobster - List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2014-001 Concrete reinforcing bar from China, the Republic of Korea and Turkey.
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2013-005 Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Reasons
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-070 Whether certain refined, bleached and deodorized palm stearin oils are originating goods under NAFTA
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2011-033 lassification of Ski-Doo Powderboard
  • WCO Classification Decisions - lastest Session of the Harmonized System CommitteeU.S. CBP Highgate Springs Announces Expanded NEXUS Hours
  • U.S. CBP CSMS# 14-000345 - Raspberry fee rate change for tariff number 2009.89.6055
  • U.S. Importation of Plant Growth Enhancers
  • U.S. Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2015 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
  • U.S. Energy Labeling Rule. Lighting Facts label, refrigerators, ceiling fans, room air conditioners


June 13, 2014

Government publishes text of Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Minister of International Trade tabled text of final agreement in the House of Commons yesterday. More...

Dispute settlement cases kept World Trade Organization busy this past year. Issues from green energy production to the banning of seal products were part of WTO cases. More...

CFIA consultation on Canada - U.S. animal diseases zoning arrangement. Arrangement will allow continued trade between disease-free areas following an outbreak. More...

South American customs seize thousands of fake sporting goods ahead of 2014 World Cup. World Customs Organization operation nets fake clothing, sportswear and sports accessories. More...

Prairies' grain backlog flowed through St. Lawrence Seaway this spring. Canadian Great Lakes ships going all out to respond to orders from grain companies. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CRA Form GST507 Third Party Authorization and Cancellation of Authorization for GST/HST Rebates
  • Notice to Importers SER-855 Beef and Veal (Items 114 to 116 on the Import Control List)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Consultation on Canada-U.S. framework to recognize control zones during foreign animal disease outbreaks
  • CFIA - Test marketing of potatoes in containers of a 3-litre volume capacity. Exemptions under the Test Marketing Provision of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-032 Classification of Martha Stewart fabric drawers
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-029 Classificagtion of nitrile gloves


June 6, 2014

Container weight verification will soon be mandatory. Misdeclared container weights present safety hazards for ships, their crews, and other cargo on board. More...

Canada posts trade deficit in April as exports fall and imports increase. Trade balance went from a surplus of $766 million in March to a deficit of $638 million in April. More...

Copper pipe fittings from the U.S., Korea and China assigned new values. Revision may result in additional duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

CFIA consults on new food safety programs that will affect importers. New law will oversee all food products in Canada, whether they are imported or prepared domestically. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Copper Pipe Fittings from the U.S., Korea and China. New normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy.
  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • CRA Form GST189 General Application for Rebate of GST/HST
  • Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 Regulations - To establish October 12, 2013, as the date on which the provision that imposes the additional export charge on exports originating from Ontario or Quebec ceases to be in force
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for June 2014
  • APHIS Modifies Gypsy Moth Regulatory Policy for Logs. To remove the requirement that logs exiting or transiting gypsy moth quarantine areas be covered with a tarp.


May 30, 2014

WTO rules EU can ban seal products because of public moral concerns. Ruling calls into question the way the exception for Inuit hunts has been designed and implemented. More...

Second round of negotiations to expand Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. The negotiations were held in Ottawa from May 26 to 29 and covered a range of key issues. More...

Harsh winter and Vancouver harbour strike affected Canadian railways. Country's railways carried 27.8 million tonnes of freight in March, down 1.8% from the same month last year. More...

Global air freight volume growth stalled in April. Global air freight markets in April were 1.1 percent lower than what was recorded in March according to IATA. More...

CBSA sets revised values for unitized wall modules from China. New normal values could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping duty. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Unitized Wall Modules from China - Update to the normal values and export prices
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain steel plate originating in or exported from Ukraine. Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Memorandum D10-14-30 Tariff Classification of Medicaments Including Natural Health Products
  • Memorandum D10-15-19 Tariff Classification of Automotive Stampings Under Tariff Item No. 9962.00.00
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - New Consultations: Incorporation by Reference & Private Certification
  • CFIA: A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Overview of Proposed Regulations
  • Appendix 1 of CFIA Directive D-98-09 entitled "List of North American Gypsy Moth Infested or Suspected Infested Areas of Canada and the United States"
  • U.S. FTC Approves Final Amendments to Wool Products Labeling Rules
  • Exporting Vehicles to Canada. Guidance from the U.S. Census Bureau


May 23, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations progress slowly. Following this week's Singapore Ministerial, another meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators is anticipated for July. More...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel plate from six countries threatens domestic industry. Goods from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Korea will be subject to anti-dumping duties. More...

Duties on oil country tubular goods from China could expire in March 2015. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada will open four new trade offices in China. Canada now has trade commissioners in its Beijing Embassy, several consulates, and six trade offices. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Whole Potatoes from the U.S. for use or consumption in British Columbia - Expiry Review
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Canada/U.S. Agreement on new testing requirements for potato cyst nematode
  • Quebec Beef Cattle Producers' Levies or Charges (Interprovincial and Export Trade) Order
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-002 Carbon steel plate from Ukraine. Tribunal initiates an expiry review
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2013-005 Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2014-002 Oil country tubular goods from China. Notice of expiry of finding
  • U.S. FDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
  • U.S. FTC amends its Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Takes Next Steps in Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade Ban, Eases Restrictions on Musical Instruments and Other Uses


May 16, 2014

Canada - CARICOM free trade negotiations progressing slowly. Talks began in 2009, latest round of negotiations was held in Ottawa in March and April. More...

Canada - U.S. animal diseases zoning arrangement will facilitate continued trade. Arrangement will allow continued trade between disease-free areas following an outbreak. More...

WTO looks at proposal to update decision on customs valuation of software. Uruguay wants the new types of carrier medium, such as USB keys, to be added to 30-year-old definition. More...

EU adopts new rules so it can implement trade sanctions faster. European Commission will now be able to adopt trade sanctions under a streamlined procedure. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-60 Tariff Classification of Textile Shells Used in the Manufacture of Articles of Subheading 9404.90.
  • Memorandum D10-14-56 Tariff Classification of Metal Frame Gazebos
  • Memorandum D10-14-52 Tariff Classification of Deactivated and Replica Firearms and Firearm Reproductions
  • Memorandum D10-14-31 Administrative Policy for the Classification of Multi-component Plastic Products of Chapter 39
  • Memorandum D10-14-26 Tariff Classification of Fire Fighting Vehicles
  • Memorandum D10-14-24 Tariff Classification of Non-commercial Snowmobile, Utility, or Boat Trailers
  • Memorandum D10-14-23 Tariff Classification of Inflators, Modules of Airbags, and Airbags
  • Memorandum D10-14-22 Tariff Classification of Automotive Door Assemblies and Stampings Under Subheading 8708.29
  • Memorandum D10-15-18 Tariff Items 9967.00.00 and 9968.00.00
  • Memorandum D10-15-16 Interpretation of Tariff Items 3926.90.10, 7326.90.10, 8302.30.10, 8708.29.91 and 8708.99.91
  • Memorandum D10-15-13 Handicrafts
  • Memorandum D10-0-1 Classification of Parts and Accessories in the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D8-2-15 Administration of the Representational Gifts Remission Order
  • Memorandum D6-2-5 Abatement of Customs Duties
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. 08-4-2014 - The prevailing monthly price for June 2014 exceeds US$ 355
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • New program to facilitate travel to Canada for some Mexicans.
  • CITT Appeal Nos. AP-2013-019 and AP-2013-020 Classification of certain espresso machines
  • NAFTA Secretariat: Carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Canada - Decision
  • U.S. FDA Operations Team Prepares to Implement Food Safety Laws
  • U.S. CBP - Tests for Country of Origin Verification for Petroleum Products
  • FDA and USDA Sign MOU to Facilitate the Transfer of Primary Regulatory Oversight for Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products from FDA to FSIS


May 9, 2014

Canada's trade surplus drops to $79 million in March. Merchandise exports declined 1.4 percent in March, while imports edged up 0.4 percent. More...

Global air freight up almost 6% compared to a year ago. Asia-Pacific carriers grew 6.9%, European airlines expanded by 5.1% and North American carriers grew 1.9%. More...

Ottawa consults on agreement to cut tariffs on environmental goods. Targeted goods cover a broad range of products, such as solar panels, wind turbines, waste management. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in less than 8 months. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-14-53 Tariff Classification Policy on Belts and Belting of Chapters 39, 40 and 59 of the Customs Tariff
  • Memorandum D10-14-41 Tariff Classification and Quantity Measurement of Wood in the Rough
  • Memorandum D13-2-5 Customs Valuation: Effects of the Goods and Services Tax
  • Customs Notice 14-011 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Statement of reasons
  • EICS Bulletin: Softwood Lumber quota for April 2014
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for May 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA: Importing Live And Raw Molluscan Shellfish from France
  • CFIA Notice to Industry: Centre of Administration consolidates the administration of import-related permissions (licences, permits and registrations)
  • USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Revision of Maple Sirup Grade Standards
  • U.S. CBP Announces Online Tool for Renewal of Trademarks and Copyright Recordation
  • U.S. CBP Automated Commercial Environment Cargo Release for Truck Carriers
  • U.S. FDA Proposed Rule: Administrative Destruction of Certain Drugs Refused Admission to the United States
  • U.S. FDA Releases Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Operational Strategy Document


May 2, 2014

Still no funds for building U.S. customs plaza at new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Canada awaits decision by the U.S. government to pay for its new customs plaza in Detroit. More...

Canadian rail freight volumes dropped in February. The decrease in shipment activity was tied to a drop in domestic loadings which were affected by harsh winter weather. More...

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

China files notice of appeal at WTO in rare earth disputes. WTO found that China's export duties and quotas were in breach of its WTO commitments. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Notice of Expiry Review
  • Customs Notice 14-009 Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Sealing Requirements)
  • Memorandum D17-1-11 Private Printing Policy and Procedures
  • Memorandum D13-3-9 Package Deals
  • Memorandum D11-4-10 Instructions Pertaining to the China Direct Shipment Condition Exemption Order
  • Memorandum D10-14-33 Tariff Classification of Limestone of a Kind Used in Animal Feed
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-04 Chapter 11 – Section 11.7.3 - New Zealand
  • CFIA: Managing the risks of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in bivalve shellfish
  • Fee Increases for Overtime Services (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
  • User Fees for Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Services (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules for tobacco products.
  • U.S. EPA - Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. CBP C-TPAT Bulletin - Compliance with ISO's 17712 Standards for High Security Seal


April 25, 2014

CBSA confirms dumping of steel plate from six countries. Dumping found from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Korea, not from Taiwan. More...

Ottawa to allow exports of automatic firearms to Chile and Peru. All such exports will remain subject to the Government's case-by-case review process. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. Findings are scheduled to expire in January 2015 unless Tribunal decides to maintain them. More...

Travelers have a new tool to help predict wait times at the border. CBSA's forecasted border wait time tool provides historical wait times for the 26 busiest ports of entry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea. Final Decisions
  • CBSA - SIMA - Refined Sugar  from the U.S., Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Re-investigation of normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Memorandum D19-5-1 Importation of Consumer Products, Cosmetics and Radiation Emitting Devices
  • Memorandum D10-13-3 Interpretation of the Term "Open Vessel" in Tariff Items 8901.90.10, 8906.90.11 and 8906.90.19
  • Memorandum D10-14-15 Museum and Other Exhibit Articles (Tariff Item No. 9818.00.00)
  • Memorandum D10-14-21 Tariff Classification of Motorboats With Outboard Motors, Inboard-outboard Engines, and Inboard Engines
  • Memorandum D10-14-27 Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers
  • Certain Televisions Remission Order. To provide remission to 23 television importers
  • Automatic Firearms Country Control List - Order Amending. Chile and Peru
  • Export Control List - Order Amending. Arms, ammunition, implements or munitions of war, naval, army or air stores, etc.
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Updates Emerald Ash Borer policy directive and related document
  • Food and Drug Regulations (Halal food) - Regulations Amending. Control of imported products
  • Schedule 2 to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (TCEP) - Regulations Amending. Safety of infants and toddlers and possible harmful from exposure to TCEP
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Tribunal will initiate an expiry review
  • European Parliament votes for compulsory "made-in" labels. "Made-in" labelling should be made mandatory for non-food products sold on the single market
  • EU partial interim review concerning the anti-dumping measures on imports of biodiesel
  • USDA Proposes Increases to Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Program User Fees it charges at U.S. ports of entry


April 17, 2014

Ottawa funds improvements to border crossings in B.C. and Ontario. Aldergrove, Pacific Highway and Sault Ste. Marie get new or improved customs facilities. More...

WTO expects world trade growth to double this year. This year's global trade increase forecast of 4.7% is more than double the 2.1% increase of last year. More...

Consumer goods: Importers must notify government of any incident. The responsibilities of importers do not stop after customs clearance and extend into consumer issues. More...

Crossing the border frequently? Make it simple, join NEXUS. 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

  • Memorandum D13-11-7 Establishing the Value for Duty of Imported Rescue Animals
  • Memorandum D11-3-2 Marking Determination/Re-determination of Goods Imported From a NAFTA Country
  • Memorandum D11-4-13 Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements
  • Memorandum D11-5-7 Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D11-5-8 Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D11-5-9 Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D19-12-1 Importation of Vehicles
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Appendix 1 of the CFIA plant protection policy directive D-94-22 (List of pine shoot beetle infested areas in Canada and the United States) has been updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Mexico - Chapter 10 - Annex A
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-067 Calculation of the value for duty
  • CITT Public Interest Inquiry No. PB-2013-001 Circular copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. Tribunal will not initiate a public interest inquiry
  • U.S. CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers effective on September 29, 2014
  • Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawals. EPA is withdrawing rules for four chemical substances
  • FDA Allows Ionizing Radiation to Control Foodborne Pathogens in Crustaceans
  • U.S. CBP QB 14-130 - Results Specialty Sugar Period 4


April 11, 2014

Japan and Australia conclude free trade agreement. Australia is the first major agricultural exporter to open Japan's high import barriers. 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...

List of departments and agencies that regulate imports into Canada. Many commonly imported goods may require permits/certificates from various departments or agencies. More...

EU and Japan exchange offers in fifth round of FTA negotiations. The negotiators discussed a whole range of areas including tariffs and quotas, rules of origin. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-008 Appendix F and Appendix G Authorized Importer Programs as Defined in Memorandum D19-12-1, Importations of Vehicles
  • Memorandum D11-4-19 The Determination of When Goods are Entitled to the Benefit of the United States Tariff, Mexico Tariff or Mexico-United States Tariff
  • Memorandum D11-4-29 Uniform Regulations - Chapter Four of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA)
  • Memorandum D13-3-1 Methods of Determining Value for Duty
  • Memorandum D13-10-2 Used Automobiles, Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Other Vessels
  • Memorandum D13-11-3 Value for Duty of Printed or Lithographed Matter, Financial and Other Instruments
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. The prevailing monthly price for May 2014 exceeds US$ 355
  • EICS Bulletin: Softwood Lumber quota for March 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-10 Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3 - Taiwan
  • CFIA Notice to Industry: Information for Importers of Food Products. Importers are responsible for ensuring that food imported into meets Canadian requirements
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-003 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-017 Whether certain payments form part of the "price paid or payable"
  • Exports of used vehicles from the United States. Mandatory AES filing for U.S. exports required as of Oct 2nd, 2014
  • New U.S. assessment on imports of Christmas trees
  • Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
  • USDA Announces Amendments to Export Apple Act
  • U.S. CBP NEXUS Advisory, Highgate Springs NEXUS Lane Change on Good Friday


April 4, 2014

Solid growth in exports eliminated Canada's trade deficit in February. Trade balance went from a deficit of $337 million in January to a surplus of $290 million in February. More...

Global air freight continues to grow in February. IATA reports global air freight markets registered a 2.9% increase in demand compared to February 2013. More...

Stainless steel sinks from China assigned new values. Revision may result in additional duties being assessed on importations of these goods. More...

Duties on steel plate from Ukraine could expire in February 2015. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada to implement international classification an labelling rules for chemicals. The United States, the European Union, Australia, Japan, China and South Korea will also use the rules. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain stainless steel sinks from China. Updates to the normal values, export prices and the amounts of subsidy
  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Thermoelectric Coolers and Warmers from China. Re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy.
  • Customs Notice 14-007 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure and Licence Opportunity (Prince George, BC)
  • Memorandum D10-13-2 Administrative Policy — Tariff Interpretation of "Functional Units"
  • Memorandum D10-14-43 Tariff Classification of Filters, Parts Thereof and Filter Media.
  • Memorandum D10-14-47 Articles for the use of the Governor General.
  • Memorandum D11-4-28 Haiti Goods Deemed to be Directly Shipped to Canada for the Purposes of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) and the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT).
  • CRA Softwood Lumber Notice SWLN46 Termination of the Additional Export Charge for the Ontario and Quebec Regions
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Russia - Mexico
  • Canada implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2014-001 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strenght low-alloy steel plate from Ukraine. Notice of expiry
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-028 Value for duty of printed T-shirts and other concert memorabilia
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-006 Classification of rear suspension kit, key shear, suspension core charge and suspension housing
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-027 Classification of trampoline enclosures
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-002 Mattress Innerspring Units from China. Reasons
  • Exports of used vehicles from the United States: Mandatory AES filing required as of April 5th, 2014
  • U.S. FDA Draft Guidance on Prior Notice of Imported Foods
  • New Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty


March 28, 2014

London court cancels charges on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S. Softwood lumber exporters from Ontario and Quebec were paying a special export charge. More...

WTO confirms China cannot restrict exports of rare earths. WTO found that China's export duties and quotas were in breach of its WTO commitments. More...

Canadian rail freight down 2.7 percent in January. A drop in domestic transport was the main cause of the month's decrease as U.S. shipments were up fifteen percent. More...

U.S. joins WTO negotiations to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods. Targeted goods cover a broad range of products, such as solar panels, wind turbines, waste management. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-006 Update to CBSA Break-bulk Exemption Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Timeframes for Transmission of Break-bulk Cargo - Pre-arrival Marine Mode
  • CBSA - SIMA - Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea - New Final Determination - Reasons
  • Canada Revenue Agency forms: B253 Softwood Lumber EDM1-1-2 Regional Excise Duty Offices
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. The prevailing monthly price for April 2014 exceeds US$ 355
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Update to the submission of Official Meat Import Certificates (OMIC)
  • CFIA Directive D-03-08 Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Introduction Into and Spread Within Canada of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis (Fairmaire)
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-013 Classification of Soothers (pacifiers)
  • WTO issues panel reports on China's rare earths exports


March 21, 2014

Fifth round of Canada-Japan trade negotiations starts next week. The Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations will resume in Tokyo from March 24 to 28. More...

Canadian exports of manufactured products fell by more than 7% in ten years. Exports to the United States led the decrease according to a study by Statistics Canada. More...

Tribunal maintains anti-dumping duty on aluminum extrusions from China. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

CBSA sets revised values for steel fasteners from China and Taiwan. The new normal values and amounts of subsidy are effective from March 14, 2014. More...

EU and U.S. negotiators report steady progress in fourth round of FTA talks. Negotiators discussed three core elements - tariffs, trade in services and public procurement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei - New normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy
  • Memorandum D11-5-1 NAFTA Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D12-4-1 Pre-arrival Rail
  • Custom Notice 14-005 Harmonized System Codes for Export Declarations
  • Canada Revenue Agency forms: Excise Duty - Tobacco - Softwood Lumber Products
  • Milk Protein Substances Tariff Rate Quota - Deadline for Applications extended to March 28, 2014
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for April 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Minister Aglukkaq Leads Delegation to Defend Canadian Seal Hunt at WTO.
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-06 Chapter 17
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2013-003 Aluminum Extrusions from China. Expiry review of findings
  • CITT Interim Review No. RD-2013-003 Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea
  • U.S. FTC Issues Changes to Textile Labeling Rules. Fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures
  • U.S. FDA: Procedures for the Safe Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products


March 14, 2014

Canada and South Korea conclude free trade agreement. Canada's first agreement with an Asian market will eliminate tariffs and reduce non-tariff measures. More...

Duties on mattress innerspring units from China will expire in November. The Tribunal was not satisfied that an expiry review was warranted. More...

January drop in imports reduced Canada's trade deficit in January. Canada's merchandise imports declined 1.6% and exports increased 0.2% in January. More...

Improved WTO government procurement agreement comes into force. The aim of the Agreement is to open up government procurement markets to international competition. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea - Notice of New Final Determination
  • Memorandum D10-13-2 Administrative Policy — Tariff Interpretation of "Functional Units"
  • Memorandum D12-1-1 Pre-arrival Marine
  • Memorandum D12-2-1 Pre-arrival Air
  • Memorandum D12-3-1 Pre-arrival Highway
  • Technical Summary of Canada's FTA with South Korea.
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Fertilizer Program Updates. All fertilizers and supplements that are imported or sold in Canada are regulated by the CFIA
  • CFIA - Streamlining the pre-clearance review of meat inspection certificates from the United States
  • CFIA Inspection of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packers, Re-packers and Fresh-cut Operators.
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-002 Mattress Innerspring Units from China. Finding will expire in November
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-017 Tariff classification of a HydraTM Magnum Plus 170 remotely operated vehicle
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-026 Tariff classification of the Hydrogen Peroxide Gel Tooth Whitening Kit
  • U.S. CBP Encourages Use of NEXUS Lane at Highgate Springs Vermont Port
  • U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers


March 7, 2014

Duties on steel fasteners from China could expire in January 2015. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in less than 10 months. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Global air freight resumed growth in January. Global freight tonne kilometers rose 4.5% in January and growth was solid across all regions. More...

Normal values of unitized wall modules from China proving difficult to assess. CBSA extends conclusion of re-investigation due to the complexity and novelty of the issues. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Unitized Wall Modules from China - Extension of re-investigation - normal values and prices
  • Memorandum D10-14-38 Tariff Classification of a Piece of Furniture Imported Unassembled or Disassembled
  • CRA Form B273 Excise Return - Cigarette Inventory Tax
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D-11-05 Phytosanitary Requirements for Non-Manufactured and Non-Propagative Wood Products to Prevent the Introduction from the Continental United States and Spread Within Canada of the Asian Long-horned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky)
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-003 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-015 Classification of bulk toner chemicals imported in 52-kilogram drums
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-004 Classification of components imported in a box ready for retail sale, containing an electric guitar and software burnt on a DVD called "Rocksmith, Authentic Guitar Games"
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission seeks comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export
  • U.S. CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers


February 28, 2014

Pre-inspection of U.S. bound cargo begins in Fort Erie. Pilot project will test the ability of the pre-inspection process to reduce wait times and border congestion. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations make little progress in Singapore. Long-running differences on tariffs on imported goods are proving difficult to overcome. More...

CFIA will expand administrative monetary penalties to meat inspections. Regulatory amendments will enable the issuance of monetary penalties for violations. More...

Negotiations on an International Services Agreement keep progressing. The latest round of negotiations was held from February 17 to 24 in Geneva. More...

Highway carriers are getting ready for eManifest implementation. eManifest capable carriers are responsible for over 95% of cross border highway volumes. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice CN14-004 Refund of Duties Under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Customs Notice CN14-003 Proposed Regulatory Amendments Related to the Refund of Duties Under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
  • Memorandum D11-5-2 NAFTA - Specific Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D13-1-2 Direct Shipment of Goods
  • Memorandum D13-2-3 Exchange Rate for the Calculation of the Value for Duty Under the Customs Act
  • Memorandum D13-5-1 Application of Sections 49 and 50 of the Customs Act
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA to expand Administrative Monetary Penalities (AMPs) to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations.
  • U.S. and Canada harmonizing names of meat cuts
  • New mandatory national pig traceability system. Custodians to keep records and report all movements of pigs, from birth or import to slaughter or export.
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-05 Chapter 11 - Japan
  • CFIA: Exporting meat to the European Union
  • CFIA Directive D-05-02 Import requirements for wheat, triticale, rye and barley for non-propagative uses originating from the state of North Dakota and approved counties within the state of Montana
  • CFIA Directive D-06-03 Import requirements for wheat, barley, triticale and rye for propagation originating from the state of North Dakota and approved areas within the state of Montana
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-003 Determining whether cashews qualify as originating under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • U.S. CPSC Workshop on Potential Ways to Reduce Third Party Testing Costs through Determinations Consistent with Assuring Compliance
  • FDA proposes updates to Nutrition Facts label on food packages
  • U.S. FWS: Controls on Import, Export and Interstate Sale of Elephant Ivory and Other Products Made from ESA-listed Species


February 21, 2014

eManifest requirement is one step closer to becoming mandatory. eManifest requires carriers and forwarders to electronically transmit advance commercial information. More...

WTO compliance panel hears Canada's complaint over U.S. meat labelling rules. Canada is seeking permission from the WTO to apply retaliatory measures against the U.S. More...

Canada and Mexico sign an expanded air transport agreement. Will provide an open framework for direct flights by any number of Canadian and Mexican carriers. 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

  • CBSA eManifest: Proposed eManifest regulatory amendments published in Part I of the Canada Gazette
  • CBSA: Best Practices for Processing eManifest Highway Shipments
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for March 2014
  • DFATC - Steel - New Industry Steel Classification - 2014, New Harmonized System 10-digit Classification 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Memorandum 2014-01: Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • U.S. DHS to Implement Steps to Streamline the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses
  • U.S. FDA initiates the Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program to enhance security of imported drugs


February 14, 2014

Federal budget eliminates duty on mobile offshore drilling units. Tariff elimination will be effective in respect of goods imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2014. More...

Ottawa regulates definition of icewine for imports and exports. Federal Government also amends wine bottle position requirements for mandatory information. More...

A little help to avoid customs penalties. Leaflet outlines the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS), and gives tips to avoid penalties. More...

Planning to spend some time in a warmer place this winter? You may want to look at two Canadian Government websites that provide useful traveller information. More...

OECD indicators point to an improving global economic outlook. Composite leading indicators from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development point upwards. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D3-4-5 Highway Cargo - In-Transit Movements
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN35 Changes to Excise Duty Rates on Tobacco Products
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN36 Cigarette Inventory Tax
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN37 Questions and Answers on the Cigarette Inventory Tax
  • Federal Budget 2014: Customs Tariff Measures
      -  Customs Tariff Treatment of the Governor General
      -  Supporting Offshore Oil and Gas Development
  • New National Standard for Icewine in Canada
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • USDA: Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington and Imported Potatoes. Import Regulations for Red Types of Potatoes
  • U.S. EPA: Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances. Covers 35 chemical substances


February 7, 2014

Weaker currency amplified Canadian trade deficit in December. Country's trade deficit with the world went from $1.5 billion in November to $1.7 billion in December. More...

Free trade talks continue between the EU and Japan. Officials from both sides met last week for the fourth round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement. More...

Global air cargo grew by 1.4% in 2013 according to IATA final numbers. Air cargo markets made very slow progress during the first half of the year. More...

Canada imposes further sanctions against Syria. New measures prohibit the export of chemicals and equipment that can be used to produce chemical weapons. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Carbon steel plate from seven countries subject to provisional duties. CBSA Statement of reasons
  • CBSA Today: Commercial News for Stakeholders - Issue No. 8, Winter 2014
  • Memorandum D3-5-2 Marine Cargo - Import Movements
  • Memorandum D8-3-15 Application of the Computer Carrier Media Remission Order
  • Memorandum D13-1-1 Value for Duty of Imported Goods
  • Memorandum D13-8-1 Computed Value Method
  • CRA Memorandum 1-4 Excise and GST/HST Rulings and Interpretations Service
  • Excise Duty Notice EDBN19 K50B Filing and Payment Schedules for Brewers
  • EICS Bulletin: Softwood Lumber quota for January 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • Notice to Exporters Serial No. 190 Softwood Lumber Exports to the United States: 2014 List of Allocation Holders
  • Report on 2010-2011 Exports of Military Goods from Canada
  • U.S. FDA Proposes Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Will impact certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food


January 31, 2014

Government introduces bill to implement the Canada-Honduras FTA. Domestic ratification processes are taking place in both countries. More...

Canada joins WTO talks toward global free trade in environmental goods. Targeted goods cover a broad range of products, such as solar panels, wind turbines, waste management. More...

Canada and Norway appeal WTO decision on EU seal ban. WTO ruled that the EU Seal Regime is a technical regulation and that it does not violate WTO rules. More...

EU - U.S. free trade negotiations to resume in March. Top trade politicians will first meet in February to take stock of the negotiations to date. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-2-1 Administration of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act
  • Customs Notice 14-002 Mandatory electronic notification of cargo arrival at sufferance warehouses
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: - MHD 2014-01 Chapter 4 - Annex G
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-018 Classification of deep cleansing pore strips
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-058 Classification of certain lever chain binders, adjustable lever binders and ratchet chain/load binders
  • WTO: Canada and Norway appeal seal products reports


January 24, 2014

Canada and Israel will expand their free trade agreement. Canada will seek to negotiate new chapters on trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, etc. More...

Carbon steel plate from seven countries now subject to provisional duties. Tribunal will conduct a final inquiry to determine if the dumping is causing damage to Canadian producers. More...

New assessment starts on U.S. imports of paper and paper-based packaging. Promotion program will be financed by an assessment on U.S. importers and manufacturers. More...

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

Trade terms and your American clients and suppliers. The Incoterms differ greatly from the United States' Uniform Commercial Code. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of Preliminary Determinations. Provisional duties now payable
  • Memorandum D4-1-7 Extension of Time Limits for the Storage of Goods
  • Memorandum D8-3-1 Administration of the Advertising Material Remission Order
  • Memorandum D10-14-3 Application of Seasonal Duties and Suspension of Duty on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Memorandum D10-14-28 Bath Preparations, Shower Gels, and Other Preparations for Use in Washing the Skin.
  • Memorandum D10-15-1 Administrative Policy - Florist and Nursery Stock Definitions for the Purposes of Headings 06.01 and 06.02.
  • Memorandum D15-2-8 Refined Sugar - Application of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty
  • CBSA Form BSF722 Changing bonded status for existing CBSA carriers
  • CBSA Form BSF728 Electronic export reporting of controlled goods process
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Update: Food Safety Guidance Documents. Good Importing Practices for Food
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: Chapter 11 - United States, Chapter 10 - Importation of Inedible Meat Products
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2013-005 Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Notice of commencement.
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2013-004 Circular copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, Korea and Mexico. Reasons
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-002 Mattress Innerspring Units from China
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2013-002 Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. Reasons
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2009-024 Tax paid on diesel fuel used to generate electricity
  • Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty. International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies
  • Industry Approved Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Program Takes Effect. Manufacturers and importers will pays assessment on specified goods.


January 17, 2014

Review of anti-dumping duty rates on copper pipe fittings. Re-investigation of values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of fittings from the U.S., Korea and China. More...

Global air cargo increased 6% in November. Performance is an additional improvement on the 4.4% expansion recorded in October. More...

Surge in grain shipments ends Seaway's slow year on a good note. Despite the December cold snap a total of 4.4 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Seaway. More...

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

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Certain Copper Pipe Fittings from the U.S., Korea and China. Re-investigation of normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy.
  • Customs Notice CN13-024 Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process
  • Memorandum D10-14-36 Tariff Classification Policy on Ratchet Drives
  • Memorandum D13-4-9 Royalties and Licence Fees
  • Memorandum D13-3-13 Customs Valuation: Interest Charges for Deferred Payment for Imported Goods
  • FAST - Commercial Driver Program Participant's Guide
  • FAST - Commercial Driver Program Information and Application Form
  • NEXUS Membership Guide
  • CBSA BSF5084 NEXUS: Information and Application Form
  • CRA Guide RC4070 Guide for Canadian Small Businesses
  • CRA Form GST532 Agreement and Revocation of an Agreement Between Supplier and Constructive Importer
  • EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for February 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Import of meat and meat products originating from Australia
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2013-56 Chapter 11 - section 11.7.3 Honduras
  • CFIA Hong Kong - Certification Requirements - fish and seafood products.
  • Energy Efficiency Regulations - Amending to permit a form of incandescent halogen bulb
  • European Union Customs Manual on Counterfeit and piracy
  • U.S. CBP Quota Bulletins: QB 14-127 Results Specialty Sugar Period 3
  • CBP in the Port of Sault Ste. Marie Announces Lane Improvements to Increase Capacity
  • U.S. Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2014


January 10, 2014

Tribunal maintains duties on dumped steel plate from 3 countries. Anti-dumping duties apply to steel plate from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. More...

Reminder: End of preferential tariff on goods from 72 countries in a little less than a year. Changes to the GPT will become effective in respect of goods imported on or after January 1, 2015. More...

Trade deficit increases as imports edge up slightly in November. Canada's trade deficit with the world went from $908 million in October to $940 million in November. More...

Pre-inspection of goods in Canada: U.S. Customs satisfied with test results. The truck cargo pre-inspection pilot began in June at the Pacific Highway border crossing. More...

Trade between developing countries continues to increase. The share of South-South trade in total world exports has doubled over the last 20 years, to over 25%. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D13-4-3 Customs Valuation: Price Paid or Payable (Customs Act, Section 48).
  • Customs Notice 14-001 Release of Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Version 2014
  • Allocation Method Order (2014) - Softwood Lumber Products
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Removing grade verification for US grown onions imported from the United States
  • CFIA - Kuwait - Export Information - Fish and seafood products exported to Kuwait
  • CFIA - Guideline for the Importation of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in a Foreign Country
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-073 Value for duty of footwear of various styles
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-066 Tariff classification of a sink
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2013-002 Steel plate from the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. CBSA will continue to impose anti-dumping duties
  • U.S. CBP Announces New NEXUS Lane Hours at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge for U.S. bound traffic
  • U.S. CBP Quota Bulletins: QB 14-125 Dairy Products Results
  • U.S. CBP C-TPAT Alert: South Africa - Risk of Pilferage/Cargo Manipulation
  • USITC Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule 2014
  • U.S. Census Bureau Schedule B export codes 2014


January 3, 2014

North American Free Trade Agreement turns twenty. The Agreement creating the largest free trade region in the world came into effect on January 1, 1994. More...

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

Negotiating and implementing trade agreements kept Ottawa busy in 2013. The crown jewel of this activity is the historic Canada-European Union trade agreement. More...

Canada and U.S. take stock of mutual border fees, will analyze impact. Canada collects $34 million annually in border fees while the United States collects $230 million. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Liquid dielectric transformers from Korea - Notice of Re-consideration of Final Determination
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2013 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2013 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • USDA - FSIS Roaster Chicken Definition Update. Definition and standard of identity for the "roaster" chicken class
  • U.S. CBP Quota Bulletins:
    - QB 14-124 Tariff Rate Quota Milk or Cream, Condensed or Evaporated
    - QB 14-123 Dairy Tariff Rate Quota


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