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Trade News

Negotiations on Trans-Pacific free trade agreement will continue. Senior officials and ministers met last week on the margins of the APEC leaders' meeting in Vietnam. More...

Trade growth will moderate in fourth quarter, according to WTO. Organization sees continued trade expansion, but the pace of growth should be slower than earlier in the year. More...

Reminder: Blanket certificates of origin need to be renewed for 2018. Most blanket certificates are filled-out to expire on December 31 and have to be renewed. More...

End of visa requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians following CETA implementation. The two EU countries approved CETA conditionally to the repeal of the visa requirement. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo up 10 percent so far this year. Total cargo tonnage from March 20 to October 31 reached 28.7 million metric tons, up 2.5 million metric tons. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 17-36 CFIA-ordered treatment now authorized at non-bonded locations for transiting goods re-entering Canada after having been refused entry by the United States
  • Customs Notice 17-35 Inclusion of certain Other Government Department regulated goods for personal use through the Courier Low Value Shipment Program
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated 2017-11-13
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated 2017-11-13
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2017-57 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - European Union, Annex S
    - MHD 2017-62 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Mexico - Section
    - MHD 2017-56 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - European Union, Annex R
  • New rules to reduce risk of antimicrobial resistance come into force. Antimicrobial drugs that are important to human health and used in food-producing animals may no longer be imported into Canada under the Own Use Importation policy

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Transport &
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Canada's manufacturing sales were up 0.5% to $53.7 billion in September (2017-11-17) Totals are reflecting higher sales in the petroleum and coal product industry. More...

Port of Los Angeles sees box volumes drop in October (2017-11-17) Ten months through 2017, volumes are up 6.4 percent compared to last year's record-breaking 8.8 million TEUs. More...

Ottawa considers all options to protect the North Atlantic right whale (2017-11-16) Options include seasonal speed restrictions in target areas and adjustments to shipping lanes. More...

Port of Oakland imports set record for second-straight month (2017-11-16) Cargo rush signaled a successful conclusion to the traditional summer-autumn peak season. More...

Cargo crime tends to increase during U.S. Thanksgiving weekend (2017-11-15) Organized theft rings know holiday weekends can cause shipments to be unattended for prolonged periods of time. More...

Shipping on the Great Lakes was up over 7 percent in October (2017-11-15) Freighters moved 9.5 million tons of cargo on the Great Lakes in the month of October. More...

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