Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
On July 8, Canada and the European Union issued a joint statement announcing September 21, 2017, as the date for the provisional implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Holding Information Session Webinars
During the month of July, the CFIA will be holding information webinars which includes a walk-through their new My CFIA web tool and a question and answer period. Click here to learn more about these webinars and register.
New Requirements for Transporting Ontario Cherries
Effective June 1, 2017, fresh cherries grown in Ontario will be prohibited from moving into the U.S. and BC, and must be certified free from European cherry fruit fly (R. cerasi) before being moved to other provinces in Canada.
Centralization of Commercial Payments
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is centralizing their commercial payment process. This will impact importers who make monthly account payments under the ASEC program or use the CBSA's GST Direct Payment Option.
Government of Canada Single Window Initiative
This initiative is a joint venture between the CBSA and nine other Canadian federal government departments, which through the use of an electronic data interchange (EDI), will receive import shipment release information.
NRCan Notice of Intent to Improve Energy Efficiency
The Department of Natural Resources (NRCan) has issued a Notice of Intent to improve the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment through Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations.
Export Certificates for Certain Fertilizers and Supplements
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now issuing export certificates for certain fertilizers and supplements. Export certificates certify that the product meets Canadian regulatory requirements with respect to safety and identity.
Trade Rate Quota Application for Milk Protein Substances 2017-2018
For importers who import milk protein substances with milk protein content of 85 percent or more by weight calculated on the dry matter, the deadline to apply for Tariff Rate Quota is February 15, 2017.
Weeds Seeds Order 2016
Effective November 1, 2016, all seeds sold or imported into Canada must be tested and graded using the Government of Canada's Weeds Seeds Order (WSO), 2016. To avoid common errors, which may delay the release of imported seeds, please ensure the following.
Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan
The Government of Canada is taking further action to strengthen Canada's world-class food safety system with the launch of the Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan.