GCP - Extension of transition period / GCP - Prolongation de la période de transition

November 4, 2020

Extension of transition period: United States – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP)

US CBP Update: Section 232 on Imports of Aluminum Articles from Canada

October 29, 2020


On October 27, 2020 the President issued a Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States, reinstating Canada’s exclusion from additional 10 percent duties under Section 232 on certain non-alloyed unwrought aluminum articles. This Proclamation amends Presidential Proclamation 10060 of August 6, 2020.

New Food Export Certificate for Seal Oil to Norway

October 19, 2020

CFIA has updated the Food export requirements library to include the export of seal oil to Norway. The required document is the Health Certificate Covering Raw and Refine Seal Oil, and Seal Oil in Gelatin Capsules Intended for Human Consumption for Import to Norway (CFIA/ACIA 5899).

Australia’s measures for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) for the 2020-2021 Season

September 24, 2020

This is further to last year’s messages relating to Australia’s measures for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) for the 2019-2020 BMSB season.  Australia has recently published an Industry Advice Notice announcing the renewal of these measures for the 2020 - 2021 BMSB season. The measures apply to goods shipped from September 1, 2020, and that arrive in Australian territory by May 31, 2021.

Marine Mammal Protection Act restrictions for fish exported to U.S.

September 23, 2020

Please be advised that a notice by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been incorporated into the Export Library page for exports of fish and seafood to the United States. Restrictions related to the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act have been put in place for the import of certain fish products to the United States.