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Customs &
Trade News

U.S. customs determines that pre-inspection pilot project was a success. Placement of customs inspectors from one country into the other's territory faciliates the flow of goods. More...

EDC forecasts surging U.S. demand will fuel Canadian export growth. Industrial capacity constraints within the U.S. will be a key driver of global economic growth over the next two years. More...

European countries will decide individually whether to allow imports of GMOs. EU member states will decide if they allow any EU-approved GMO to be used in their food chain. More...

U.S. increases assessment rate for honey packers and importers. Increasing the assessment rate from $0.01 per pound to $0.015 per pound on honey and honey products. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-013 Changes to Transport Canada's Pre-clearance Program - Appendix G
  • Memorandum D10-14-51 Tariff Classification Policy: Tariff Item 9948.00.00. Revised, see memorandum
  • Memorandum D11-8-6 Interpretation of Section 3 of the Imported Goods Records Regulations. Revised, see memorandum
  • Memorandum D11-8-5 Conditional Relief Tariff Items. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA - Update to Meat Export Lists (China, Japan)
  • CFIA - Update to the guidance document Importing Live and Raw Molluscan Shellfish
  • Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations - To ensure that Canada's regulatory framework is aligned with that of other Parties to CITES

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Transport &
Trade News

Canada sets speed limits for dangerous goods trains (2015-04-24) Directive sets maximum speeds and mandates inspections and risk assessments, More...

Federal Court of rules against Port Metro Vancouver truck licensing process (2015-04-24) The Court took issue with the manner in which the selection process was applied. More...

Value of NAFTA freight down 4.5% in March because of low crude prices (2015-04-23) Trucks remain the most heavily utilized mode for moving goods between NAFTA partners. More...

Air freight association wants phased approach to advance data requirements (2015-04-23) Regulators must continue to work closely with all members of the air cargo supply chain. More...

U.S. truck tonnage index for March up 5% over last year (2015-04-22) The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index up in March following a drop in February. More...

Toronto-bound bulk carrier loaded with sugar runs aground in the Seaway (2015-04-22) Salvage crews refloated the freighter on Wednesday morning and the ship was moved to anchor. More...

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Canadian-based Courtney Agencies Ltd. offers complete global solutions for all of your import and export needs. Our services include customs brokerage, customs consulting, tradeshow logistics, international freight forwarding, exporting to the US, ship's agency, software solutions, and integrated logistics.

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