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Customs &
Trade News

WTO members reach deal to remove duty on several information technology goods. List includes new-generation semi-conductors, GPS navigation systems, telecom satellites, touch screens. More...

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

European Union will homogenize customs procedures. Commission wants to create a simpler, more modern and integrated EU customs system. More...

U.S. Senate bill would make meat labeling "voluntary". New law would repeal the COOL mandatory meat labelling system and create a new voluntary system. 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...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-029 - Container Bank Program (CBP)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Removes Final Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario
  • CFIA Directive D-06-04 Seed Potato Quality Management Program (SPQMP)
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2015-13 Chapter 11 - Ukraine - 11.7.3 (2015-07-23)
  • USDA Announces Changes to Dairy Import Licensing Program - U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Transport &
Trade News

Cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers up slightly in May (2015-07-31) Canadian General Freight Index shows total cost increased by 0.3 % in May. More...

Canadian rail freight volume down 7% in May (2015-07-31) Statistics Canada reports that freight traffic from the United States fell 18.1%. More...

Asia-Pacific airlines's freight volume down slightly in June (2015-07-29) Outlook for air cargo markets is uncertain with signs of a slowdown in global trade. More...

Port of NY & NJ reports cargo volumes on record pace during first half of 2015 (2015-07-29) Cargo volumes are 13.4 percent higher than the same period in 2014. More...

New report forecasts continued growth in U.S. freight, trucking (2015-07-28) American Trucking Associations says freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years. More...

First group of ships successfully transits new Suez Canal (2015-07-28) Three big vessels crossed the new canal to examine its depth and check guide zones along the waterway. More...

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