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Customs &
Trade News

Japan and Australia conclude free trade agreement. Australia is the first major agricultural exporter to open Japan's high import barriers. More...

Foods legally sold in some countries may not meet Canadian import requirements. Importers have to ensure that the products they are importing are compliant. More...

List of departments and agencies that regulate imports into Canada. Many commonly imported goods may require permits/certificates from various departments or agencies. More...

EU and Japan exchange offers in fifth round of FTA negotiations. The negotiators discussed a whole range of areas including tariffs and quotas, rules of origin. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 14-008 Appendix F and Appendix G Authorized Importer Programs as Defined in Memorandum D19-12-1, Importations of Vehicles
  • Memorandum D11-4-19 The Determination of When Goods are Entitled to the Benefit of the United States Tariff, Mexico Tariff or Mexico-United States Tariff
  • Memorandum D11-4-29 Uniform Regulations - Chapter Four of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA)
  • Memorandum D13-3-1 Methods of Determining Value for Duty
  • Memorandum D13-10-2 Used Automobiles, Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Other Vessels
  • Memorandum D13-11-3 Value for Duty of Printed or Lithographed Matter, Financial and Other Instruments
  • DFATD -Softwood Lumber exports to U.S. The prevailing monthly price for May 2014 exceeds US$ 355
  • EICS Bulletin: Softwood Lumber quota for March 2014
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2014 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2014 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2014-10 Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3 - Taiwan
  • CFIA Notice to Industry: Information for Importers of Food Products. Importers are responsible for ensuring that food imported into meets Canadian requirements
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2013-003 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2013-017 Whether certain payments form part of the "price paid or payable"
  • Exports of used vehicles from the United States. Mandatory AES filing for U.S. exports required as of Oct 2nd, 2014
  • New U.S. assessment on imports of Christmas trees
  • Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
  • USDA Announces Amendments to Export Apple Act
  • U.S. CBP NEXUS Advisory, Highgate Springs NEXUS Lane Change on Good Friday

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Transport &
Trade News

Air freight was up over 10% at Hong Kong airport in March (2014-04-16) The double-digit growth in cargo throughput last month was driven mainly by exports and transshipments. More...

North American Index sees freight volume increase 17 percent in March (2014-04-16) The continued pressure on spot market capacity buoyed spot market rates to new heights in March. More...

Air freight maintained momentum in February according to world's airports (2014-04-15) Growth in air freight volumes posted an overall gain of 2.6% for the month of February. More...

U.S. container exports remained low in March but imports picked up (2014-04-15) U.S. imports in container shipments shot up 26.0 percent in March while exports increased 5.2 percent. More...

Shipping industry's total hull losses have fallen to a record low (2014-04-14) Weather continues to be the major cause of losses with almost 50% of the vessels lost between 2009 and 2013. More...

April starts with mixed results for Canadian railways (2014-04-14) Total carloads were down 6.5% while intermodal units rose 12.4% in week ending April 5. More...

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