Trade News / Canada regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 5, 2016

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an injury inquiry on March 29, 2016 to determine if the dumping and subsidizing of large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian… Read more »

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017

The Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998, administered by the CBSA on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), have been recently replaced by the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR), and came into effect on December 29, 2016. Ozone-depleting substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations implement Canada’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that… Read more »

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

On October 13, 2016, the government of Canada referred to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) the matter of whether the additional duties imposed on certain gypsum originating in or exported from the US, imported into Canada for use or consumption in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, is… Read more »

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

On Friday, January 6, 2017, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of softwood lumber products from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. The ITC’s affirmative determinations… Read more »

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Government of Canada recently published the Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff, 2016-2 (Agri-food inputs) in Canada Gazette SOR2016-313  that eliminates customs duties on a number of certain imported food manufacturing ingredients  used mainly in the production of food products that are used by Canadian food processors in their operations. The reduction in… Read more »

Posted: Jan 9, 2017

Anti-dumping duties are now payable on certain gypsum board originating in or exported from the United States, and imported into Canada for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories and released on or after January 5, 2017. On December 5, 2016… Read more »

Posted: Jan 9, 2017

Global Affairs Canada has published an updated Notice to Importers No.892 Milk Protein Substances with a Milk Protein Content of 85% or more by Weight, Calculated on the Dry Matter, that do not Originate in a NAFTA Country, Chile, Costa Rica or Israel (Item 125.2 on the Import Control List) Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQS) that… Read more »

Posted: Jan 6, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising that effective December 13, 2016, the amendments to the Maple Products Regulations are now in force following a two year phase-in period. The amendments include different grades and colour classes for maple syrup and a harmonized definition and grading system between the United States and Canada. They… Read more »

Posted: Jan 6, 2017

The Copyright Board advises on the tariff of levies to be collected by the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) effective January 1, 2017, on the sale, in Canada, of blank audio recording media for the year 2017. Notification is published in the Canada Gazette Vol. 150, No. 51 December 17, 2016 and is effective January… Read more »

Posted: Jan 6, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada is conducting a public consultation on how to make food labels better. A discussion document outlining proposals to change food labels and the food labelling system is available on the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website here for public comment until February 28, 2017. For more… Read more »

Posted: Jan 5, 2017

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora advises of new trade regulations for over 500 species of animals and plants have entered into force January 2017.  The 183 parties to CITES (182 countries plus the European Union) — the international treaty that regulates global trade in wildlife —… Read more »