New Test Market Authorizations process

June 25, 2019

Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), test market provisions now apply to all foods. Test marketing food allows exemption from certain regulatory requirements, such as bilingual labelling requirements under the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and regulated container sizes under the SFCR.

Update to the List of establishments approved to export shellfish from France to Canada

June 25, 2019

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from France to Canada.

The following establishments have been added to the list:

Senate enables 'extremely hasty bill' to change trade rules

June 25, 2019

On the day the Senate rushed through legislation to temporarily suspend one of Canada's international trade obligations — citing fears of as-yet-unspecified "surges" — Donald Trump sat beside Justin Trudeau and said the current trade situation for North American steel is "very well taken care of."

2019 Food Preparations Tariff Rate Quota

June 25, 2019

WTO Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) commitment for food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids, not in retail packaging, that are classified under tariff item  no. 1901.90.33

The fate of NAFTA 2.0 is in Pelosi's hands — and there is little Trudeau can do about it

June 22, 2019

The moment on Thursday that was most revealing about the chances of the U.S. ratifying the new North American trade deal anytime soon didn't come during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.