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Trade News

WTO panels established to rule on Canada-U.S. lumber dispute. Softwood lumber from Canada is subject to U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties. More...

Global merchandise trade growth to remain strong in 2018 says WTO. But increased use of restrictive trade policy measures could weigh heavily on global trade. More...

Piracy attacks on sea shipping increased in first quarter. International Maritime Bureau signals 66 piracy incidents in the first 3 months, up from 43 for the same period in 2017. More...

China initiates WTO complaint against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Canada and some other countries are exempted from the duties until May 1, 2018. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-03 Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471
  • Message to industry - The 2018 tariff rate quota for food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids, not in retail packaging, has been filled
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for food imported into the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-039 Whether certain shock absorbers, strut assemblies and shock suspension kits qualify for duty relief

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Transport &
Trade News

Conductors and locomotive engineers give strike notice to CP Rail (2018-04-19) Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike on April 21, 2018. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma's container volumes decline post-Lunar New Year (2018-04-19) Total international container volumes decreased 10.1 percent compared to March 2017. More...

IMO agrees to cut shipping greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050 (2018-04-18) China, Japan, South Korea, and the EU voted in favour, the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia opposed. More...

March cargo volumes recede at Port of Los Angeles (2018-04-18) Port processed 577,865 TEUs in March, a decrease of 27 percent compared to last March. More...

Port of Oakland March cargo volume took a post-holiday dip (2018-04-17) March imports declined 1.9% compared to March 2017 and exports were essentially flat - down just 0.5%. More...

Mexico cargo thieves use a new ploy to defeat truck monitoring center (2018-04-17) SensiGuard says fake flat tire war reported to call center to make time to offload cargo. More...

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