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Customs &
Trade News

Canada and the United States sign a preclearance agreement. The objective of preclearance is to improve and expedite the flow of legitimate trade. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were held last week in Hawaii. Market access, intellectual property, rules of origin, and textiles where among the topics discussed. More...

EU and Japan hold 9th round of trade talks to consolidate negotiation texts. The round covered most of the areas to be included in the future agreement. More...

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties: why, and how does it work? The process is set in motion when a Canadian producer submits a complaint to the CBSA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-2 Facilities for Passengers Transiting at Canadian International Airports
  • Memorandum D7-2-3 Obsolete or Surplus Goods
  • Memorandum D7-4-1 Duties Relief Program
  • Memorandum D8-2-19 Application of the Investigation Drugs, Placebos and Emergency Drugs Remission Order
  • Memorandum D11-4-20 Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement
  • Customs Notice 15-005 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prince Rupert, British Columbia)
  • EICS Message - April 2015 Softwood Lumber Quotas Now Available
  • CFIA Update to the status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2012-009 Classification of  meat and edible offal of the poultry
  • U.S. CBP Recommended Seal Procedures Including Best Practices
  • USDA/FSIS - Effective Date for Foreign Inspection Certificate Requirements

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Transport &
Trade News

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach begin talks to improve supply chain efficiencies (2015-03-26) The two ports to cooperate on finding new ways to prevent congestion and cargo delays. More...

Launch of satellite container tracking devices expected in a few months (2015-03-26) Will provide continuous global visibility of intermodal containers and real-time cargo alarms. More...

Port of Toronto achieves eight-year high for cargo imports (2015-03-26) Stone and aggregate imports increased by 50 per cent, and salt imports increased nearly 150 per cent. More...

U.S. truck tonnage index decreased 3.1% in February (2015-03-25) The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in February. More...

Port of Montreal's new container terminal construction to start this summer (2015-03-25) Operator will invest $42 million in the initial phase of the Viau container terminal project. More...

Container port handling technology needs to adapt to meet the demands new big ships (2015-03-25) While ship sizes in some route trade have doubled, port productivity has not. More...

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