Canadian international merchandise trade, February 2014

April 22, 2014

Canada's merchandise exports grew 3.6% and imports were up 2.1% in February. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $337 million in January to a surplus of $290 million in February.

Exporters should consider moving closer to clients

April 18, 2014

The more Manitoba companies export south of the border, the more they should consider investing in bricks and mortar there to get closer to their clients, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Which Latin American countries are best for trade?

April 18, 2014

Over the last decade, the economic performance of Latin America has, generally speaking, improved. The continent’s growth has been in line with the world average and above that of advanced economies. However, long-term prospects are increasingly uncertain, with a slowdown of economic growth and a rise in inflation in some countries, accompanied by social tensions around the region.

Softwood Lumber Tribunal Ruling

April 14, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, issued the following statement [on March 26]:

“Today, the London Court of International Arbitration has ruled in favour of Canada on a dispute over the termination date of export charges related to a 2011 ruling under the Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States...

Canada Revenue Agency Forms

April 4, 2014

Members may be interested in two new messages on Softwood Lumber Products Export Charges that CRA made available on their website: