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Customs &
Trade News

Pilot project on pre-inspection of U.S.-bound cargo in Fort Erie now under final review. Pilot project tested the ability of the pre-inspection process to reduce wait times and border congestion. More...

WCO publishes official Harmonized System changes to take effect in January 2017. World Customs Organization's amendments will affect every country's customs tariff classifications. More...

Ottawa fights U.S. Buy America restrictions at Port of Prince Rupert. An Order signed this week prohibits any person in Canada from complying with "Buy America" measures. More...

Federal Government funds improvements to the Port of Montreal. Project will improve container handling capacity, marine access for lager ships and road access. More...

WTO Appellate Body confirms Argentina's restrictive import measures are illegal. Non-automatic import licensing and other related measures restrict importations. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 15-001 Treatment of Downward Price Adjustments in Value for Duty Calculations
  • Memorandum D10-17-41 Tariff Classification of Rough Diamonds, Unsorted Diamonds, and Unworked Diamonds
  • Memorandum D10-13-1 Tariff Classification of Goods
  • Excise Duty Notice EDN40 Semi-Annual Reporting Period for Certain Licensees
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2015 Imports
  • Textiles and Clothing 2015 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports
  • CFIA List of Exporters of Live Lobster and Lobster Tomalley Products to Japan
  • CFIA Changes to Meat and Poultry Products in the Manual of Procedures, Chapter 11, United States of America
  • CFIA Introducing Annex G for Meat Export of High Quality Beef, Removing Annex C and Updating Section of Switzerland
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001 Certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei. Reasons
  • U.S. CBP Form 434 - NAFTA Certificate of Origin (Now updated to expire 10-31-2016)
  • USDA Update on Avian Influenza Findings in the Pacific Flyway
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, U.S. Medical Device Single Audit Program Pilot

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Transport &
Trade News

Canadian railways' volumes kept growing in second week of the year (2015-01-27) Canadian railroads reported 79,206 carloads for the week ending Jan. 17, 2015 and 58,844 intermodal units. More...

Port of Vancouver explains trucking rules changes, offers some help to displaced truckers (2015-01-27) Says reform will mean more stable service to the port and a better living for those who participate. More...

Global container trade index decreased in December (2015-01-27) RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index indicates that container shipping volumes returned to mid-year levels. More...

Port Metro Vancouver's trucking registrations now closed (2015-01-26) Port expects the new system to roll out as planned on February 1, 2015. More...

CN rejects extension of conciliation in talks with engineers (2015-01-26) No labour disruption is allowed until mid-February, negotiations to continue with the assistance of federal conciliators. More...

Port of Rotterdam saw a sharp rise in container traffic in 2014 (2015-01-23) The 5.8% increase in container throughput for the year amounted to 12.3 million TEUs. More...

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