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Reminder: Goods contaminated with soil are refused entry at the border. Vehicles, equipment and other goods that are contaminated with soil are not admissible into Canada. More...

SMEs account for more than 98 percent of all Canadian importers. Measured by the dollar value of imports SMEs account for 46.7 percent of goods imported. More...

Three of the WTO Appellate Body's seven seats are now vacant. Appeal system could soon be paralyzed unless a compromise is worked out to appoint new members. More...

Economic growth expected to remain stable in OECD countries. Indicators point to slowing growth in Canada and Europe, and stable momentum in the United States. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D19-7-4 Importation of Vehicles, Engines, Vessels and Machines
  • Memorandum D20-1-1 Exporter Reporting. Revised, see memorandum
  • Customs Notice 18-04 Changes to the Interim Process for Electronic House Bills
  • Canada amends sanctions against Libya. 2018-05-16 (Entered into force) - Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Libya
  • CFIA - Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • CFIA - New bilingual labelling regulations for veterinary biologics and seed treated with pest control products

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American truck tonnage index increased 2.2% in April (2018-05-23) ATA says strength in consumption, factory output, and construction should keep truck freight tonnage solid. More...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports rose by 1.7% in 2017 (2018-05-23) Statistics Canada reports 5.6 million movements in 2017, an increase of 1.7% compared with 2016. More...

Ottawa reports progress in coastal surveying activities (2018-05-22) Canadian Hydrographic Service has completed new surveys of eight ports in British Columbia and Quebec. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma's container volumes decline 1.1 percent in April (2018-05-22) Total international container volumes, at 224,503 TEUs, decreased 1.1 percent from April 2017. More...

Port of Vancouver gets funding for infrastructure upgrades (2018-05-18) The Government of Canada announced a major investment of $55.8 million for four projects. More...

Freight was up 8.7% in March at Port of Virginia (2018-05-18) March's volumes were a nice rebound from largely static volumes in January and February. More...

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