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Decline in world trade not as severe as initially projected, WTO says

While trade volumes will register a steep decline in 2020, they are unlikely to reach the worst-case scenario ...

Customs Tariff amendments to implement the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement

CBSA also outlines duty reductions on certain goods under the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement ...

Consultations on allowing exports of automatic firearms to Austria, Ireland, Japan, and Switzerland

Canadian exporters could apply to export certain prohibited weapons to the three countries ...

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 ...

Certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has revised the schedule in relation to the investigations into dumping and subsidizing ...

Oil country tubular goods from Korea and Turkey and hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Korea

The CBSA has revised the schedule in relation to the review given difficulties in distributing the archived administrative records to interested parties ...

Opening of the Application Period for Dairy Export Thresholds under CUSMA

: Clarifications on Skim Milk Powder and Milk Protein Concentrate Export Thresholds ...

Canada Grain Act amendments implemented for 2020-21 crop year as CUSMA comes into effect

The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until July 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation into non-structural plywood from China

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

EU and Chile mark progress in talks to modernize their free trade agreement

European Commission reports good progress in a significant number of chapters ...

Application period opens for CUSMA dairy, chicken and eggs tariff rate quotas

Sixteen new supply-managed tariff rate quotas under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

Textile and apparel Tariff Preferential Levels under CUSMA for imports and exports

Notices set out the administration of the TPLs and identify where import permits / certificates of eligibility are required ...

Implementation by the CFIA of certain chapters of the Terrestrial animal products and by-products Import policy framework

The implementation of these chapters will not have an impact on existing import conditions or international trade ...

Registrar of Imported Vehicles announces fee increase

Effective August 1, 2020, the RIV Vehicle import fee will be $325 and Parts fee will be $100 (From $310 and $95) ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on certain steel plate from Ukraine, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Duty on certain whole potatoes from the United States could expire in September

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada and Taiwan reach an agreement for trade in organic food

Interim mutual arrangement means certain organic products may be sold as organic in Canada or Taiwan ...

Total number of import transactions started rising in May

Statistics Canada reports that the import transaction count rose 14.8% in May compared with April ...

Canada's trade deficit climbs to $3.3 billion in April

Statistics Canada announced that exports fell 29.7 percent while imports declined 25.1 percent ...

Canada to review determinations on oil country tubular goods and hot-rolled carbon steel plate

Governments of Korea and Turkey requested review in light of WTO dispute settlement decisions ...

Trusted trader and traveler programs enrollment in Canada and the U.S. closed until July 6

Customs authorities in both countries react in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...

CFIA expands the Recognition of Export Grain Analysis program

The Agency expands the program to give exporters more testing options to get their product to market faster ...

EU reports progress in free trade negotiations with Australia

The seventh round of negotiations for an EU-Australia trade agreement was held virtually ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation on steel plate from five countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Oil country tubular goods and seamless casing assigned new values

Revisions may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Canadian rail freight volume was up 4.7 percent in March

Statistics Canada reports increases in rail shipments of fuel oil, crude petroleum and agricultural products ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until June 22

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

WTO trade indicator shows how COVID-19 is affecting world trade

Electronic components and agricultural raw materials are the only groups showing signs of trade stability ...

Cargo space availability is now the main concern for shipping lines' clients

Drewry - ESC survey also found low satisfaction with clarity of prices and surcharges, transit times ...

Material or technical help given to a supplier must be added to the value for duty

However, engineering and design work undertaken in Canada are not regarded as dutiable assists ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on reinforcing bar from three countries, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Certifying the origin of goods under the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

A new certification of origin will be required and there will be no transition period ...

WTO Director General stepping down on August 31

Roberto Azevdo is cutting his second term short by one year, citing personal reasons ...

CBSA temporarily suspends service at most marinas and small airports

The Agency is redirecting traffic to ports of entry where it maintains officer presence ...

New EU customs pre-arrival security and safety program to start in March 2021

The new ICS2 will collect data about all goods entering the EU prior to their arrival ...

Ottawa provides tariff relief to importers of certain medical goods

Measure builds on other relief from tariffs and taxes for certain goods imported for emergency ...

Canada's trade deficit widened to $1.4 billion in March

Statistics Canada says exports fell 4.7 percent while imports declined 3.5 percent ...

Consultation on the administration of new quotas for sugar exports to the U.S.

  Two new tariff rate quotas were established under the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement ...

USITC says Canadian sodium sulfate anhydrous does not hurt U.S. industry

The Commission's negative determination means no antidumping duty order will be issued ...

New Canada-U.S.-Mexico agreement set to come into effect on July 1st

The U.S. completed its domestic procedures to implement the agreement ...

Cancellations of passenger flights severely reduced global air cargo capacity

Most air freight is carried in the cargo hold of passenger flights that are now on hold ...

EU and Mexico conclude negotiations of a new trade agreement

Under the new agreement practically all trade in goods between the EU and Mexico will be duty-free ...

Global export restrictions keep growing in response to COVID-19 crisis

WTO report draws attention to the current lack of transparency at the multilateral level ...

Canada - U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until May 21

The border closure does not apply to freight and to certain essential travel ...

Information for health product manufacturers and importers in relation to COVID-19

Health Canada has issued measures to facilitate the manufacturig and the importation of essential products ...

Six-month extension for approved facilities to continue to export animal products to U.S.

CFIA and USDA reach agreement on export and import of animal products between the two countries ...

Piracy and armed robbery remain a real threat to ships' crews

The IMB reports 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year ...

CBSA cuts service hours at some low traffic land border crossings

The COVID-19 related measure is temporary and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis ...

Every person entering Canada now has to wear a mask, including truck drivers

New requirement specifies that even persons exempt from quarantine are now required to wear a mask upon entry ...

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters to begin on June 30, 2020

A new Portal can be used to electronically submit export declarations, the old CAED will be decommissioned ...

New NAFTA will raise low value shipment threshold

New low value shipment thresholds will be implemented upon of entry into force of the Canada - U.S. - Mexico Agreement ...

Canada and Mexico ready for new NAFTA implementation.

Both countries notify the United States that they have completed their domestic ratification process ...

Steel safeguard tariff rate quota allocation applications

Applications for the for the May 2020 to May 2021 quota period must be submitted by April 29, 2020 ...

Information on the Safe Food for Canadians rules scheduled for July 15

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic the CFIA says it will not prioritize compliance activities ...

Wheat tariff rate quota deadline extended to April 25

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then become applicable ...

COVID-19 pandemic delays some CBSA anti-dumping investigations

Revisions to the schedules for oil country tubular goods and dry wheat pasta ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel fasteners from China and Taiwan, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Duty on photovoltaic modules and laminates from China could expire in July

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada and several other WTO members finalize interim appeal arrangement

The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again ...

Canada's trade deficit narrowed to $983 million in February

Statistics Canada says exports rose 0.5 percent while imports were down 0.8 percent ...

Global air cargo demand slumped in February as COVID-19 took hold

IATA reports that seasonally-adjusted air freight demand was down 9.1% month-on-month in February ...

Cross-border flow of merchandise continues despite restrictions

Border closure does not apply to freight in order to preserve the Canada-U.S. supply chains ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on steel sheet from Turkey, the UAE and Vietnam

Provisional duties at rates ranging from 36.3% to 91.8% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Tribunal recommends surtax exclusion on certain stainless steel wire

Safeguard measures apply since October 2018 to imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire ...

U.S. slightly lowers punitive duties on sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada

Commerce Department announces its final determination in antidumping duty investigation ...

CBSA accepts exporter's undertakings, suspends dumping investigation on certain sucker rods

The Agency accepted the undertakings offered by exporting parties from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico ...

Canada - U.S. border closed to travelers, stays open for freight

In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Canada and the U.S. agreed to temporarily shut border ...

Tribunal maintains with amendments the injury finding on steel plate from six countries

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal recommences inquiry on certain fabricated industrial steel components

Tribunal will make a redetermination on its denial of exclusion requests made by three complainants ...

Wheat tariff rate quotas will be filled on April 9

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable ...

Recordkeeping under the steel and aluminum import monitoring programs

Importers must retain certain records and provide these to Global Affairs Canada upon request ...

Excise duty rates increasing on certain products on April 1, 2020

New rates will apply to certain spirits, wine, beer and tobacco products ...

Consultations on the administration of CETA origin quotas for vehicles

Administering exports to the EU of vehicles that are eligible under the CETA origin quota ...

Canadian railways are resuming coast to coast service after blockades lifted

The complete network recovery process is expected to take several weeks ...

Global air freight demand was down 3.3% in January, before the COVID-19 effect

IATA notes that January marked the tenth consecutive month of declines in cargo volumes ...

ASEAN officials would like to see progress in free trade talks with Canada

Focus group discusses potential economic benefits of an ASEAN-Canada FTA for both parties ...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on oil country tubular goods from nine countries

Anti-dumping finding scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

CFIA will be adjusting its service fees for inflation at the end of March

The Agency will be adjusting its fees every year, at the end of March, based on inflation ...

Canadian rail freight volume was down slightly in December

The 0.8% decline was caused by a drop in carloads of iron ores, wheat and potash ...

CBSA collected $32.6 billion in duties and taxes in the past year

The Agency oversaw the release of 20.7 million commercial shipments and almost 60 million courier shipments ...

Consultation on possible negotiations to modernize the Canada-Ukraine FTA

Global Affairs is seeking input from Canadians on possible modernization of CUFTA ...

Review of the allocation and administration of dairy, poultry and egg products TRQs

Ottawa wants to finalize long-term policies for the administration of these tariff rate quotas ...

WTO forecasts further weakening of global trade in first quarter of 2020

Trade will also be influenced by the impact of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of efforts to treat the disease ...

Canadian exporters highly concerned by trade barriers

Export Development Canada's Trade Confidence Index fell to its lowest level in almost a decade ...

CN initiates shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada

Railway will progressively shut down its Eastern Canadian operations until the illegal blockades end ...

CBSA prolongs the reinvestigation of values of oil country tubular goods and seamless casing

The Agency needs an extra 45 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

CFIA proposes changes to how much food individuals can bring into Canada

The new rules would reduce the quantities allowed for certain food items brought in by travellers ...

Many least developed countries moving slowly on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The rate of implemented commitments under the Agreement stands at 29.6 per cent among LDCs ...

EU - Vietnam free trade agreement set to begin later this year

The agreement will eliminate virtually all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides ...

Canada-European Union agreements continue to apply to UK

Post-Brexit transition period should last until December 31 and could be extended by one or two years ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on oil country tubular goods from China

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Higher crude oil exports reduced Canada's trade deficit

Statistics Canada says the country's trade deficit dropped from $1.2 billion in November to $370 million in December ...

Global air freight volumes dropped 3.3% last year

IATA says this was the weakest performance since the global financial crisis in 2009 ...

CBSA extends investigation of corrosion-resistant steel sheet from three countries

The Agency needs more time due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

Introduction of Canadian legislation to implement the new NAFTA

Laws to implement the agreement have been approved in Mexico and the U.S ...

Government reintroduces bill for CBSA complaints commission

Commission will investigate complaints from the public concerning service provided by the CBSA ...

WCO publishes official Harmonized System changes to take effect in January 2022

World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications ...

Fourteen WTO members join Canada and the EU on an interim appeal arrangement

The contingency measure will apply until the WTO Appellate Body becomes operational again ...

CBSA examines digital devices of about 130 travellers per million

The Agency launched a new policy on device examinations including a training program for officers and guidance for travellers ...

EU, U.S. and Japan agree on ways to strengthen WTO rules on industrial subsidies

They want new types of unconditionally banned subsidies to be added to the WTO Agreement ...

Countries meet at WCO to discuss standards for customs laboratories

Workshop focusing on modernization and standardization of customs laboratories ...

EU sees progress for trade deals with Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam

The first two are still in negotiations and the third should come into effect within a few months ...

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods

The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods ...

Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

New food safety requirements now in force for fresh fruits or vegetables

Importers who require a licence and do not have one may experience shipment delays or rejection at the border ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on aluminum extrusions from China

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Global air freight demand was down 1.1% in November

IATA notes that, despite the decline in demand, November's performance was the best in eight months ...

Tribunal finds dumping of corrosion-resistant steel sheet injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on steel plate from Ukraine

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Duty on oil country tubular goods from nine countries could expire in April

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Canada's imports and exports dropped in November

Statistics Canada says the country's trade deficit went from $1.6 billion in October to $1.1 billion in November ...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award traditional gold-headed canes

Port authorities' long-established awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river ...

CBSA issues dumping determination on sucker rods from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

Provisional duties at rates of up to 48.9% are now payable on the subject goods ...

Update on administration of safeguards on certain steel goods

A new notice sets out the allocation methodology for heavy plate and stainless steel wire ...

Barley products tariff rate quota will be filled on January 30

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2020 ...

The pace of economic growth remains anemic in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to stable growth in the euro area as a whole as well as in Japan and Canada ...

China will allow ATA carnets for temporary admission of sporting goods

Development comes at an opportune time as China will host the Winter Olympics in 2022 ...

Planning to spend some time in a warmer country this winter?

You may want to look at some Canadian Government websites for useful traveller information ...

Using the correct tariff classification: beyond duties and taxes

Import data is also used for enforcement, to maintain trade statistics and negotiate trade agreements ...

Duty on oil country tubular goods from China could expire in March

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Reminder: New "Safe Food for Canadians Regulations" rules start on January 15

More food commodities will require a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence to import ...

List of CBSA Holidays and maintenance outages for next year

The Canada Border Services Agency official Holidays and EDI system maintenance dates for 2020 ...

Canadian rail freight volume kept sliding in October

The 5.4% decline was widespread across many commodity groups ...

Canada, Mexico and the U.S. agree on amendments to the new NAFTA

Each country will now follow its domestic process toward ratification and implementation of the new agreement ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on concrete reinforcing bar from three countries

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

U.S. succeeds in disabling the WTO's Appellate Body

This could become a major disturbance to the international rules-based trade system ...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2020

Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed ...

Tribunal finds dumping of sucker rods from three countries injures Canadian industry

Provisional duties could soon apply to sucker rods from Argentine, Brazil and Mexico ...

Canada's trade deficit was stable at $1.1 billion in October.

Statistics Canada says exports rose 0.8% while imports were up 0.5% ...

Global air freight volumes decreased by 3.5% in October

This marks a weak start to the traditional peak season and the twelfth consecutive month of decline ...

Generate detailed reports of import and export statistics with this online tool

Generate customized reports on Canadian and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries ...

Reinvestigation of values of dry wheat pasta from Turkey

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping and countervailing duties payable on imports ...

Consultation on the administration of steel safeguard tariff rate quotas

Stakeholders have until December 8, 2019 to submit comments and suggestions ...

Canadian rail freight volume was down 6 percent in September

Most of the drop was due to temporary problems affecting ore and grain shipments ...

WTO report finds trade restrictions among G20 countries at historic high

Countries introduced import-restrictive measures covering US$460.4 billion worth of trade ...

Steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Digital milestone reached as first ever electronic ATA Carnet is processed

The electronic Carnet was processed by Swiss Customs for a temporary shipment to Canada ...

New rules from "Safe Food for Canadians Regulations" start on January 15

Requirements such as preventive controls and traceability come into force in less than two months ...

WTO trade indicator suggests world trade will remain below trend

The deceleration is caused by slowing economic growth, increased tariffs, brexit-related uncertainty ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation of corrosion-resistant steel sheet from three countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Duty on certain steel plate from Ukraine could expire in January

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on steel plate from three countries

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Updated trade terms "Incoterms 2020" available in Android and IOS apps

The Incoterms define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods ...

Resumption of exports of Canadian pork and beef products to China

The CFIA will begin issuing export certificates for compliant pork and beef products ...

Canadian and U.S. officials meet to discuss ratification of new NAFTA

Efforts are now focused on domestic ratification in Canada, the United States and Mexico ...

Statistics Canada reports trade deficit narrowed to $978M in September

The federal agency says total exports fell 1.3% and total imports were down 1.7% ...

Global air freight volumes remain weak according to IATA

The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 4.5% in September ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping duties on fasteners from China and Taiwan

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

U.S. sets punitive duties on sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada

Commerce Department announces its determination in antidumping duty investigation ...

Canadian rail freight volume increased by 1.1% in August

Intermodal freight loadings rose 3.4% and freight loadings from the U.S. were up 1% ...

Conditional tariff relief: diversions must be reported promptly

Duty relief provisions are under the strict condition that imported goods be used in a specific way ...

Duty on concrete reinforcing bar from three countries could expire in January

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Reinvestigation of values of certain large diameter steel line pipe from Japan

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

The EU and Norway agree to a temporary replacement for the WTO appeal body

As the U.S. is still blocking the appointment of judges the Appellate Body will end operations in December ...

Least developed countries struggle with tariff preferences

Documentation and direct shipment requirements reduce use of tariff preferences by LDCs ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on structural tubing from Korea and Turkey

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Piracy attacks on sea shipping were down in third quarter

The International Maritime Bureau signals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships ...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes slower in September due to late harvests

Seaway cargo shipments totaled 24.8 million tonnes from March to September, down 6% ...

EU progresses slowly on CETA's investor protection chapter

New proposals to be discussed in the European Council could be approved for final implementation ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel plate from six countries, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $955 million in August

Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.8% while imports were up 1.0% ...

Global air freight hit by a tenth consecutive monthly drop

The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 3.9% in August ...

Services have become the most dynamic component of international trade

WTO report says trade in services has grown 5.4 per cent per year since 2005 ...

CBSA starts dumping investigation of certain sucker rods from three countries

Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers ...

Reinvestigation of values of oil country tubular goods and seamless casing

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Global Affairs centralizes tariff rate quota information for dairy, poultry and eggs

The Department simplifies information on TRQs applying to supply-managed products ...

New guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients

The new guidelines' focus is on disease risk to prevent the introduction of animal diseases ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on copper tube from five countries

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Canadian rail freight volume up one percent in July

Intermodal freight loadings rose 3.6% and freight loadings from the U.S. were up 7.5% ...

Rising trade tensions and uncertainty are weakening global growth, says OECD

The international organisation says escalating trade conflicts are taking an increasing toll ...

The little sample that could cost a fortune

Things that appear to have no importance can often turn out to be crucial ...

Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 18

The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2020 ...

Counterfeit articles worth 740 million euros were seized at EU borders last year

China continued to be the main source country from where infringing goods were shipped to the EU ...

Canada-EU trade agreement enters third year

Canadian exports to the EU have grown by 9.1% in the first two years of CETA's provisional application ...

St. Lawrence Seaway reports a raise in dry bulk tonnage in August

Despite the busy August, total tonnage so far this season is down 3.5 per cent from last year ...

Canada initiates WTO complaint against Chinese import restrictions on canola seed

First step gives the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution ...

Duty on steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei could expire in January

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on thermoelectric containers from China

The Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Global air freight decreases for ninth consecutive month

The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 3.2% in July ...

U.S. Customs will automate vessel manifest confidentiality request process

Companies will manage their own confidentiality requests via an online process ...

The EU remains the largest global exporter of agri-food products

The United States, China, Switzerland, Japan and Russia were the main destination of EU agri-food exports ...

NAFTA panel finds Canada's softwood lumber industry hasn't harmed U.S. producers

The panel found the USITC failed to take into account dissimilarities between Canadian and U.S. products ...

Canada's trade balance drops to a $1.1 billion deficit in July

Exports edged down 0.9% to $49.8 billion while imports rose 1.2% to $50.9 billion ...

U.S. investigation finds no dumping of imports of structural steel from Canada

The Department of Commerce assigned preliminary dumping rates of 0% and de minimis 0.69% ...

G20 international merchandise trade continues to fall in the second quarter

Only a few G20 economies saw merchandise exports increase in the second quarter of 2019 ...

Canada begins aluminum import monitoring and strengthens steel import monitoring

Aluminum importers will be required to cite permit number, steel importers may have to to submit detailed reports ...

Canada-Israel modernized free trade agreement enters into force

Additional countries where CIFTA-eligible goods may undergo minor processing, rate reductions on certain goods ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on silicon metal from China

Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tightening of anti-dumping policies and regulations

More flexibility to determine whether goods are being dumped into Canada, faster adjustments to anti-dumping rates ...

Goods made in Costa Rica's free trade zones now entitled to CCRFTA duty rates

Costa Rica eliminated tax exemptions and subsidies for goods produced in free trade zones ...

Canada corrects errors on Trans-Pacific Partnership duty rates

Wrong tariff phase-out was applied to fifteen tariff items covering certain cars, buses, floor coverings and tires ...

New Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement comes into force

Agreement opens the door for the preclearance of commercial cargo ...

WTO trade indicator suggests further weakening of global trade into third quarter

The loss of momentum in goods trade has already been confirmed in previous quarters ...

South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom could join the CPTPP

Ottawa is consulting on possible accession of new members to the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

Steel and aluminum trade between Canada and the U.S. slowly resuming

Statistics Canada says the effect of the cancellation were already visible in June ...

Get help with foreign trade barriers from Global Affairs Canada

Businesses can register a trade barrier and get help from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on aluminum extrusions from China, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Canadian trade balance remained in a surplus position in June

Statistics Canada's numbers indicate exports were down 5.1% in June, while imports fell 4.3% ...

Global air freight drops for eighth consecutive month

The International Air Transport Association says demand for air freight decreased by 4.8% in June ...

Trade-restrictive measures continue at historically high level

WTO report shows that trade tensions continue to dominate the global trade environment ...

Canada and the EU agree to a temporary replacement for the WTO appeal body

The U.S. is still blocking the appointment of new judges, the Appelllate Body will end operations in December ...

New rules from "Safe Food for Canadians Regulations" start on January 15, 2020

Certain requirements, like preventive controls or traceability, come into force in less than six month ...

Canadian rail freight volume increased 7.8% in May

Freight originating in Canada rose 7.8% while freight received from the United States fell 11.1% ...

CBSA can help Canadian rights holders to fight counterfeit imports

Canadian trademark or geographical indication rights holders can file a request for assistance ...

Ottawa announces more measures to prevent steel dumping

Anti-dumping levels to be reviewed more frequently and CBSA to get greater flexibility to calculate duties ...

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2019

Quotas for wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by the Import Control List ...

New Foreign Trade Zone Point created in Montreal

FTZ Point will be serving the whole Montreal metropolitan community ...

France's parliament approves Canada-EU trade agreement

Half of the European Union's member countries have so far approved the agreement ...

Washington will not impose extra duty on Canadian uranium

Uranium imports not found to threaten the national security of the United States ...

European Union and Mercosur reach free trade agreement

The EU is the first major partner to strike a trade pact with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil Paraguay and Uruguay) ...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of wind towers from Canada

The U.S. International Trade Commission investigates imports from Canada, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam ...

Travel app provides updates and information for Canadians

Border wait times, travel advice and advisories on over 200 destinations, and more ...

Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters to begin on June 30, 2020

The CBSA will no longer accept the form B13A, exports will have to be reported electronically ...

Canada and the EU will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak

Canada and the EU would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones ...

U.S. Customs seize container ship after finding almost 18 tons of cocaine on board

Seven shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane held a record amount of cocaine ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on unitized wall modules from China

Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Pipe fittings from the U.S., South Korea and China assigned new values

Revision may result in a change to duties being assessed on importations of these goods ...

Canadian trade balance reaches surplus in May

Statistics Canada says exports rose 4.6% while imports increased by one percent ...

CBSA signs trusted traders recognition arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand

Trusted Trader programs provide streamlined border processes to pre-approved traders ...

Canadian legislation to counter steel dumping gets Royal Assent

Changes allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards ...

Consultation on proposed food labelling modernization

Importers and industry are also invited to provide input on origin labelling of imported foods ...

Canada officially joins the international Arms Trade Treaty

The treaty aims to reduce arms flows to illicit groups through effective export controls ...

WTO report finds trade restrictions keep rising within G20 countries

Several other trade-restrictive measures are being considered for potential later implementation ...

EU and Vietnam set to sign free trade agreement

The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties on goods traded between the two sides ...

Mexico becomes the first country to ratify the new NAFTA

The Mexican Senate ratified on Wednesday the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ...

Opening of a new container examination facility at the Port of Vancouver

CBSA will use facility for examinations of marine containers from the Deltaport terminal and Fraser Surrey Docks ...

Ottawa invests in upgrades to Hamilton International Airport

Hamilton International is Canada's largest overnight express cargo airport and hub for ecommerce ...

The European Union has a $15 billion trade surplus with Canada

The UK was the largest importer of goods from Canada while Germany was the main exporter to Canada ...

WTO report underlines Canada's trade achievements

The WTO notes that Canada continues to pursue reciprocal FTAs and seeks to modernize older agreements ...

Canadian exporters' confidence is falling according to EDC

The slide is broad-based, led by a weaker outlook for international business opportunities ...

EU and New Zealand complete fourth round of trade negotiations

The European Commission says negotiators achieved good progress across all discussed areas ...

Customs training exercise results in arrests of drug traffickers

World Customs Organization trainers were advising Bolivian customs officers about Container Control Programme ...

Canada appeals WTO report regarding U.S. duties on Canadian lumber

Ottawa says the WTO has already ruled several times that zeroing is inconsistent with trade rules ...

Ottawa announces new measures to prevent steel dumping

Amendment will allow the imposition of safeguards on imports which were recently subject to safeguards ...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $966 million in April

Statistics Canada says exports rose 1.3% while imports decreased by 1.4% ...

U.S. could impose a 5% duty on all Mexican goods starting on June 10

Duty could climb to 25% until President Trump is satisfied of Mexican measures to stop illegal immigration into U.S ...

Canadian rail freight volume decreased 1.5% in March

Freight originating in Canada rose 0.9% while freight received from the United States dropped 20.7% ...

Longshore workers at B.C. ports back to work after half-day lockout

Less than three hours after it began, a lockout affecting longshore workers in B.C. has ended ...

Canada-Israel modernized free trade agreement gets Royal Assent

The two countries will now proceed to establish a date for the entry into force ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel plate from three countries, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Port of Qubec to develop new deep-water container terminal

Port Authority signs a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and CN ...

Consultation on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling

Online public consultation seeks to gauge Canadians' support for proposed changes ...

Canada, U.S. will allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak

Canada and the U.S. would allow trade of swine and products in approved disease-free zones ...

Canada removes retaliatory tariffs as the U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum

The U.S. and Canada also agreed to terminate all pending litigation on the matter at the WTO ...

Tribunal opens safeguard exclusions inquiry on certain steel goods

The Tribunal is to determine if there is a domestic source of supply for targeted goods ...

Japan increases market access for Canadian beef

Expanded access for Canadian beef from cattle older than thirty months of age ...

WTO says global trade will remain weak in the second quarter

According to the international organization, the latest WTOI remains well below the baseline value ...

Consultation on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products

Tariff rate quotas went from 20 categories in 1995 to soon 58 once the new NAFTA comes into force ...

USITC finds imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada hurt U.S. industry

Department of Commerce will continue with its investigation to determine dumping margins ...

No matter how hard one tries, some imports still hold surprises

You may try to think of every possible angle before placing an order abroad, but ...

The pace of economic growth keeps slowing down in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan the UK and the euro area ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on structural tubing from Korea and Turkey, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on carbon steel plate from six countries

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion in March

Statistics Canada says exports rose 3.2% while imports increased by 2.5% ...

Global air freight volumes remain sluggish in March

The International Air Transport Association announced that demand in air freight markets was up 0.1% ...

Independent commission will oversee complaints against CBSA

Commission will investigate complaints from the public concerning service provided by the CBSA ...

CFIA will simplify application process for plant import permits

Importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can can do so electronically beginning June 1st ...

Canada enacts final safeguards on two out of seven kinds of foreign steel

Safeguards will apply to imports of heavy steel plate and stainless steel wire ...

New administrative monetary penalties for enforcement of federal food safety rules

Penalties of up to $15,000 can now be issued for violations by food businesses ...

European Court of Justice confirms CETA investor protection is compatible with EU law

Some EU members have been contesting the CETA provisions regarding investor protections ...

New targeted relief of surtax on steel and aluminum from the U.S.

Ottawa provides more targeted surtax relief on a range of steel and aluminum products ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on copper tube from five countries, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal finds dumping of nitisinone capsules from Sweden does not injure Canadian industry

The Tribunal terminated the injury inquiry with respect to the subject goods ...

Canadian rail freight volume was down 5.5% in February

Freight originating in Canada fell 3.4% while freight received from the United States dropped 22% ...

WTO finds China breaches trade commitments with tariff rate quota system on grain

The U.S. had requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel on China's policies ...

Canadian trade deficit drops to $2.9 billion in February

Statistics Canada says exports were down 1.3% while imports declined 1.6% ...

Softwood lumber: Canada will appeal WTO findings on U.S. zeroing calculations

Zeroing allows to disregard transactions which would otherwise lower the rate of punitive duty ...

EU reports progress in trade negotiations with Mercosur, Indonesia, and Australia

Negotiations with the countries and group will enter more rounds throughout the summer ...

The pace of economic growth is still slowing down in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in Canada, the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom ...

WTO delivers mixed ruling in Canada-U.S. lumber dispute

Canada had filed a complaint about U.S. anti-dumping measures applied to softwood lumber ...

CBSA extends reinvestigation of values of pipe fittings from the U.S., South Korea and China

The Agency needs an extra 28 days due to the complexity and novelty of the issues ...

Canada will end safeguards on five out of seven kinds of foreign steel

Safeguards will cease April 28 on re-bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, and wire rod ...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada

The Trade Commission will determine if an industry in the United States is injured by Canadian imports ...

The Bahamas should become a member of the WTO within a year

Nassau's domestic reform process matches its ambition to integrate into the multilateral trading system ...

Tribunal recommends safeguards for two out of seven steel goods investigated

The Canadian Government is expected to make a final decision on safeguards by mid-May ...

Reinvestigation of values of steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on thermoelectric containers, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on carbon steel welded pipe from China

Tribunal says resumption of dumping and subsidies would result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Global trade growth faces strong headwinds as trade tensions persist

WTO economists expect merchandise trade volume growth to fall to 2.6% in 2019 ...

Canadian trade deficit narrowed to $4.2 billion in January

Statistics Canada says exports rose 2.9% while imports were up 1.5% ...

U.S. Commission finds imports of structural steel from Canada hurt U.S. industry

Trade Commission gives same verdict to structural steel imports China and Mexico ...

Canadian rail freight volume jumps 7.8% in January

Freight originating in Canada rose 11% while freight received from the United States fell 16.8% ...

St. Lawrence Seaway begins 2019 navigation season

The Seaway was inaugurated sixty years ago by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower ...

Duty on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from six countries could expire in May

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on nitisinone capsules from Sweden

The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry ...

OECD says 3.3% of internationally traded goods are counterfeit

The majority of fake goods picked up in customs examinations originate in mainland China and Hong Kong ...

Arms Trade Treaty regulatory implementation expected soon

New Canadian rules define brokering, refine assessment criteria and raise penalties for violations ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on silicon metal from China, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on aluminum extrusions from China

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Efficiency improvements inaugurated at Peace Bridge border crossing

An average of 3274 trucks cross the Peace Bridge every day, totalling almost 1.2 million a year ...

OECD sees global growth slowing as risks persist

Downward revisions are significant for Germany and Italy, as well as for the UK, Canada and Turkey ...

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 ...

CBSA will increase administrative monetary penalties

The Auditor General of Canada found the penalties were too low to improve compliance with trade programs ...

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $4.6 billion in December

Statistics Canada says exports were down 3.8% while imports rose 1.6% ...

China tightens Canadian canola inspections, blocks some shipments

Chinese customs claims it found pests such as fungal pathogens in canola imports from Canada ...

Global air freight volumes decreased 1.8% in January

North America and Africa were the only two of IATA's six regions to report growth ...

Temporary closure of the Whirlpool Bridge (NEXUS) in Niagara Falls

Bridge will be closed from April 1 to May 5, 2019, to complete a demolition project on the U.S. side ...

WTO rules China provides excessive government support to its grain producers

The panel decision follows a complaint filed by the United States about rice wheat and corn subsidies ...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel sheet from four countries threatens Canadian industry

Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods ...

Canadian rail freight volume up 6.5% in December

Freight originating in Canada rose 9% and freight received from the United States fell 14.9% ...

U.S. sets final punitive duty on large welded pipe from Canada and three other countries

Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in antidumping duty investigation ...

Tribunal finds dumping of steel welded pipe from four countries injures Canadian industry

Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods ...

Canada exempts Mexican steel tube and wire from steel surtax

Adjustments to regulations also addresses surtax on returned Canadian steel ...

WTO says global trade growth will slow down in the first quarter of 2019

Sustained loss of momentum highlights the urgency of reducing trade tensions ...

Trade Facilitation Agreement now ratified by 141 of WTO's 164 members

Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Ecuador were the latest to ratify the TFA, Egypt will soon ratify ...

Canadian businesses face challenges and opportunities in global trade

Companies face challenges in attempting to become an exporter or expand their export markets ...

U.S. launches anti-dumping investigation on imports of structural steel from Canada

The United States International Trade Commission investigates imports from Canada, China and Mexico ...

Tariffs from trade wars are changing the flow of world trade

Tariffs alter global competitiveness to the advantage of firms operating in countries not directly affected by them ...

Economic growth continues to slow down in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to easing growth in Canada, the U.S. and the euro area as a whole ...

Amendments to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement come into force

Adding new chapters on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, etc ...

Reinvestigation of values of copper pipe fittings from China, South Korea and the U.S.

Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports ...

Global air freight volumes were up 3.5% in 2018

Last year's growth was significantly lower than the extraordinary 9.7% growth recorded in 2017 ...

EU imposes definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products

A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached ...

Ottawa consults before start of WTO negotiations on electronic commerce

Seventy-five members of the WTO have announced the start of formal talks to establish global rules for e-commerce ...

Full coming into force of Canada-EU trade agreement takes a step forward

European Court's Advocate General rules investor protection tribunal does not infringe EU law ...

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force

The agreement removes the vast majority of duties paid by traders on both sides ...

WTO sets up panel to rule on special U.S. duties on certain goods from China

U.S. says tariffs were imposed duet to Chinese policies on technology transfer and intellectual property ...

Canadian rail freight volume up 7.2% in November

Freight originating in Canada rose 8.8% and freight received from the United States fell 7.5% ...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on unitized wall modules from China, says CBSA

Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry would likely result in injury to Canadian industry ...

CBSA confirms dumping decision on corrosion-resistant steel sheet from four countries

The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry ...

Duty on aluminum extrusions from China could expire in March

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review ...

WTO appeal system could soon be paralyzed for lack of judges

New Zealand's ambassador appointed to help resolve differences to allow appointment of panel members ...

CBSA issues final dumping determination on welded pipe from four countries

The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry on injury to the domestic industry ...

First meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission to be held in Tokyo

Members will identify the next steps needed to manage and improve the agreement ...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo reached 40.9 million tonnes in 2018

Seaway reports very high movements of grain, the most on record since the turn of the century ...

Economic growth is slowing down in most major economies

The OECD's indicators point to slowing growth in the U.S. and Germany ...

Canadian trade deficit climbs to $2.1 billion in November

Statistics Canada says exports fell 2.9%, while imports declined 0.5% ...

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations coming into force on January 15

New requirements will apply to businesses and individuals importing food ...

Global air freight volumes were flat in November

IATA reports drop in freight volumes in Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa ...

EU to impose definitive safeguard measures on certain steel products

A duty of 25% will apply when the level of traditional trade flows is reached ...

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets

Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty ...

Tribunal to review expiry of anti-dumping of duties on steel plate from three countries

Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it ...

Seven countries will participate in electronic ATA Carnet project

Belgium, China, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. have been selected to take part ...

Total Canadian rail freight tonnage increased 5.3% in October

Freight originating in Canada was up 6.3% while freight received from the United States dropped 4% ...