China refuses to provide evidence of pests in canola, Canada says in WTO complaint

September 13, 2019

China has repeatedly declined to provide Canada with adequate scientific evidence to justify shutting the door to imports of Canadian canola seed, Ottawa says in a new complaint to the World Trade Organization that referees global commerce.

Export of pork meat and pork products to Albania

September 11, 2019

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been informed by the Albanian authorities that pork meat and pork products exported to Albania must be derived from animals raised under Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program (CRFPCP).

This requirement is effective immediately.

Canada's softwood lumber industry hasn't harmed U.S. producers, NAFTA panel finds

September 9, 2019

A joint NAFTA panel has given the United States three months to rethink its tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber.

The five-member panel of Canadian and American representatives says there is no evidence that Canada's softwood industry has harmed United States softwood producers.

CFIA Phytosanitary Certificates Coming to My CFIA

September 6, 2019

In late fall 2019, plant exporters will be able to start requesting phytosanitary certificates through My CFIA.

Benefits of requesting a phytosanitary certificate using My CFIA

BMSB fumigation requirements for Australia and now New Zealand

September 5, 2019

Further to previous messages, below are some additional updates to BMSB fumigation requirements for Australia and now New Zealand.

New Zealand New Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Requirements