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Trade News

Canada takes steps to ratify WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Bill C-13 adapts Canadian law to treaty obligations and will allow Canada to implement the agreement. More...

Ottawa consults on tariff elimination on agri-food processing inputs. The Government is seeking views on the elimination of MFN duty rates on certain inputs. More...

Negotiations towards Trade in Services Agreement progressed in April. While services are not subject to tariffs they can still be subjected to discriminatory barriers. More...

When and how can Customs waive penalties and interest? Memorandum describes and explains the circumstances that may allow for relief. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-5-11 Administrative and Operational Guidelines for Commercial Air-mode Carriers for the Processing of Prescribed Traveller Information Pursuant to the Requirements of the Canada Border Services Agency
  • Memorandum D19-6-2 International Boundary Commission
  • Customs Notice 16-12 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • CRA Form E681 Excise Act 2001 - Refund Claim on Exported Tobacco Products
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2016 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2016 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Export Information - The use of sulphites is not currently approved for use in crustaceans destined for China

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Transport &
Trade News

Asia Pacific airlines freight volumes dropped 5.3% in March (2016-05-04) The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports soft air cargo market conditions persist. More...

U.S. Coast Guard determines existing laws cover new container weighing requirement (2016-05-04) Ship owners, terminals must work with the shipper to determine and verify container weights. More...

Highway project will improve truck access to the Port of Montreal (2016-05-03) Project to optimize Highway 25 will enable truck drivers to reach Port of Montreal territory more directly. More...

Closure of viaduct leading to Port of Seattle causing commercial traffic delays (2016-05-03) Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed while a tunneling machine digs beneath the structure. More...

Port of Houston container traffic down three percent for the first quarter of 2016 (2016-05-03) Port still retained much of the business that was diverted from the West Coast ports last year. More...

Freight flows across NAFTA fell two percent in February (2016-05-02) The value of U.S.-Canada freight totaled $42.6 billion, down 5.5 percent from February 2015. More...

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