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Trade News

Three rounds of talks on the environmental trade agreement were held so far this year. A group of WTO members wants to eliminate tariffs on a broad list of green goods. More...

WTO Appellate Body finds U.S. meat labelling rules violate trade obligations. Canada and Mexico are seeking authorization to take retaliatory measures against U.S. exports. More...

The new Windsor-Detroit bridge will honour hockey legend Gordie Howe. The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be completed and in service in 2020. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-020 Update to CBSA Break-bulk Exemption - Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Timeframes for Transmission of Break-bulk Cargo - Pre-arrival Marine Mode
  • D15 Memoranda - Special Import Measures Act - Investigations. The D-15 series of memoranda has been eliminated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA Directive D-07-05 Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand) from the United States and within Canada
  • CFIA: Restriction on imports from US States affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
  • CFIA Directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2010-17-1 Import of used equipment and things from non-designated countries (that is, not free of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease)
  • CFIA Update to the certificate requirements for fish, frogs, crustacea, molluscs, gastropods and their products destined for import in Moldova

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Transport &
Trade News

Port of Antwerp grants discount to ships with lower particulate emissions (2015-05-22) In some cases ships can benefit from a 30% reduction in the port dues. More...

Container carriers' first quarter profits threatened by worsening rate war (2015-05-22) Freight rates out of China have dropped by 12% so far in the second quarter. More...

U.S. West Coast waterfront employers ratify ILWU contract (2015-05-21) The outcome of the ILWU union ratification vote is expected by Friday, May 22. More...

Container ship reliability reaches new high as congestion issues fade (2015-05-21) Transpacific trade saw the biggest improvement in April with on-time reliability rising by 15.1 points. More...

Prince Rupert rail & utility corridor officially inaugurated (2015-05-20) Project included construction of five parallel rail tracks, a two-lane roadway, and a power distribution system. More...

U.S. truck tonnage index dropped in April (2015-05-20) ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% in April, following a gain of 0.4% during the previous month. More...

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