May 22: COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

May 23, 2020

The Canada Border Services Agency is continuously working on issues raised by industry stakeholders.

Going Forward

New U.K. tariff list ramps up urgency of Canada-U.K. trade talks

May 21, 2020

The United Kingdom has revised its global tariff strategy, laying out for Canada and other trading partners the rates that will apply to their exports as of Jan. 1, 2021 — and in the process, setting out Britain's starting position for future bilateral trade talks.

USDA APHIS Allows Electronic Copies of Veterinary Certificates and Phytosanitary Certificates Due to COVID-19

May 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has extended the interim guidance for the electronic submission of veterinary health certificates, phytosanitary certificates, and PPQ 203 forms for shipment clearance due to COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is now effective through July 18, 2020.

USDA will accept Canadian digital export certificates for live bovine as of June 1, 2020

May 13, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have come to an agreement that as of June 1, 2020, the United States (US) will accept electronically signed health certificates (i.e.

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED)

May 12, 2020

The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program will be decommissioned on September 30, 2020. The CAED non-technical support helpdesk will cease operations on July 17, 2020.