What Russian Sanctions Mean For Your Business

August 31, 2014

Sanctions and counter-sanctions ratcheted up last week in the increasingly tense standoff between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Following the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its alleged support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, Canada and other governments issued successive proscriptions against doing business with Russia.

Import Requirements for Beef Meat and Meat Products to Jamaica

August 28, 2014

Please note changes to import requirements to Jamaica of beef meat and meat products: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1368728806081/1368728851974 Additional certification

... For beef: Annex C must be issued

GST/HST Memo 4.5.2 Exports - Tangible Personal Property

August 28, 2014

This memorandum provides information about supplies of tangible personal property that are listed in Part V of Schedule VI to the Excise Tax Act as zero-rated exports for GST/HST purposes.

This memo is available on the CRA website at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/gm/4-5-2/4-5-2-e.html.

Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

August 28, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 13 August 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

SOR/2014-184 July 24, 2014
Special Economic Measures Act
Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations

Exports Taking Lead Role?

August 28, 2014

OK, you’re right – this is really last week’s news. But it is worth repeating. For a good many months now, economy-watchers of many stripes have been looking to Canadian exporters to take the wheel and drive the economy forward. It has been an anxious wait, but it finally seems to be happening. Exports are on an impressive, multi-month growth stretch.