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Trade News

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Canada files WTO complaint over U.S. trade remedy measures. Canada says measures are inconsistent with U.S. obligations under WTO rules. More...

U.S. sets punitive duties on Canadian newsprint. Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in countervailing duty investigation. More...

Global air freight demand kept increasing in November. Airlines in all regions reported an increase in total year-on-year demand in November. More...

Canada's trade deficit increased to $2.5 billion in November. The country's imports grew faster than its exports, increasing the deficit by almost one billion dollars. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-02 Exports of waste materials and recyclables and scrap materials to China under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
  • Customs Notice 18-01 Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives
  • Memorandum D21-1-1 Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00)
  • CFIA - Arundo donax (giant reed) will be regulated as a pest plant
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2018-02 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Argentina - Section 11.7.3
    - MHD 2018-01 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chile - Section

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Transport &
Trade News

Global container market is still competitive, according to Drewry (2018-01-17) Industry is heading towards a scenario whereby a small handful of dominant carriers dictate matters. More...

Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time ocean cargo volume record in 2017 (2018-01-17) The Port of Los Angeles handled the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port. More...

Felixstowe starts new phase of expansion construction (2018-01-16) The work will further enhance the Port's ability to handle the world's largest container ships. More...

Port of Oakland had the busiest year in its 90-year history (2018-01-16) Cargo volume of 2.42 million containers in 2017 breaks previous record set in 2014. More...

Canada lifts ships speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (2018-01-15) There have been no sightings of North Atlantic right whales in the slow-down area in recent weeks. More...

Port of New York and New Jersey volumes up in November (2018-01-15) An overall growth of 7.3 percent in total TEUs handled compared to same month last year. More...

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