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Trade News

Canada-European Union FTA takes effect, eliminating customs duties on most goods. With provisional application most Canada-EU trade will become duty-free. More...

Wheat products and barley products tariff rate quotas will be filled in October. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2018. More...

Trade terms or Incoterms, what is the difference? The best example would be the Incoterms' definition for FOB which is strictly reserved for maritime shipments. More...

Reporting of counterfeit or pirated goods that are dangerous. Counterfeit goods that represent a health, safety or security threat may be reported through Border Watch line. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-30 Implementation of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Customs Notice 17-29 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Customs Tariff 2017 T2017-5 Effective date: 2017-09-21 (CETA)
  • Notice to Importers Serial No.:  903 Items 183 to 191 - Barley Products
  • Notice to Importers Serial No. 902 Items 162 to 181 - Wheat Products

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Transport &
Trade News

American truck tonnage index rose 7.1 percent in August (2017-09-26) The American Trucking Associations calculate the tonnage index based on surveys from membership. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales decreased 2.6% in July (2017-09-26) Statistics Canada reports decrease was primarily the result of lower sales of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts. More...

Airports association reports strong increase in July freight volumes (2017-09-25) Most regions posted strong growth in freight volume, with Africa leading the group at 18.1%. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma August container volumes see 6 percent increase (2017-09-25) Northwest Seaport Alliance's total freight volumes improved 6 percent over August 2016. More...

IMO issues new warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship (2017-09-22) Certain forms of bauxite could form liquid sloshing about, affecting a vessel's stability and risking capsizing. More...

Port of Virginia reports record August volumes (2017-09-22) The Port experienced the most productive August in its history and a 2.2 percent volume increase. More...

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