Minister Ritz Makes Case in Washington to End U.S. COOL Dispute

December 7, 2013

Agriculture Minister Ritz held meetings [yesterday] with members of the U.S. Congress, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and U.S. and Canadian industry representatives in Washington D.C. on the subject of mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). Minister Ritz continued to pressure key members of the U.S.

Exports continue to climb, says EDC report, but US remains strongest market for Canada

December 3, 2013

According to the November 2013 Export Performance Monitor report, Canadian exports rose 1.8% to $40.6 billion in September, driven almost entirely by rising volumes. August growth was revised up from 1.8% to 2.4%, pushing it to the largest monthly increase in almost 2 years. Exports are now up 7.2% compared to September of last year, a healthy gain for 2013, said the EDC.

Proposed Regulation: General Export Permit No. 41 – Dual-use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations

November 30, 2013

The purpose of the proposed GEP No. 41 - Dual-use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations is to allow residents of Canada, subject to certain conditions and limitations, to export or transfer certain items included in Group 1 and ECL item number 5504 for end –use in certain eligible destinations.

Government of Canada Helps Grain Industry Explore New Trade Opportunities

November 30, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 13 November 2013 news release by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Canadian international merchandise trade, September 2013

November 28, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 14 November 2013 release by Statistics Canada.

Canada's merchandise exports grew 1.8% while imports edged up 0.2% in September. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.1 billion in August to $435 million in September.