Canadian polar bear trade under international review

May 22, 2014

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is confident that a new international review of Canada’s trade in polar bear parts will reaffirm this country’s conservation of the species.

The 180-country Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, agreed last week in Mexico to conduct a lengthy study into the global trade of the iconic Arctic bears.

Canadian international merchandise trade, March 2014

May 22, 2014

Canada's merchandise exports declined 1.4% in March, while imports edged up 0.4%. As a result, Canada's trade surplus with the world narrowed from $847 million in February to $79 million in March.

Exports declined to $42.7 billion, with prices down 2.0% and volumes up 0.7%. Energy products were the main contributor to the overall decline in exports.

EICS Message: Softwood Lumber quota for May 2014

May 22, 2014

Please be advised that as the prevailing monthly price for May 2014 exceeds US $355. Charges and volume restraints under the Softwood Lumber Agreement will not be applicable during the month of May 2014.

France to ban U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Japanese pigs

May 17, 2014

France will ban imports of live pigs, pig byproducts and pig sperm from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan to combat a virus that has killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia, a farm ministry official said.

D17-1-11, Private Printing Policy and Procedures

May 15, 2014

The following has been updated and is available on the CBSA website:
Memorandum D17-1-11, Private Printing Policy and Procedures