Change to Commodity Codes for Beef and Veal

January 24, 2014

Please be advised that all of the beef and veal commodity codes have been changed and now are aligned with the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff.  

Canadian international merchandise trade, November 2013

January 21, 2014

Canada's merchandise imports edged up 0.1% while exports were unchanged in November. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world went from $908 million in October to $940 million in November.

Beyond the Border Agri-food pilot for onions

January 21, 2014

Under the Beyond the Border (BtB) Action Plan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for exploring an "agri-food pilot" aimed at lowering inspection rates for grade verification for US grown apples, onions and potatoes imported from the United States (US).

CFIA Updates - Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

January 21, 2014

Please be advised that the following documents have been updated on CFIA's website:
1) Overview - Import and Interprovincial Requirements for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, at:

Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

January 17, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 1 January 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.