Update to import requirements for strawberry plants from the Netherlands

February 17, 2021

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated directive D-18-01: Phytosanitary requirements for imported small fruit propagative material to approve the import of propagative plant material of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) originating from the Netherlands based on the results of a pest risk analysis

Canadian international merchandise trade, December 2020

February 5, 2021

In December, Canada's merchandise exports rose 1.5%, with energy product exports posting the largest increase. Imports fell 2.3%, mainly because of lower imports of consumer goods. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.6 billion in November to $1.7 billion in December, the lowest deficit since June 2020.

Veterinary Biologics Memoranda

February 4, 2021

These veterinary biologics memoranda have been posted on the CFIA website:

CBSA Message: TCC21-016- Changes to the SWI IID Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria

February 1, 2021

The CBSA is pleased to announce that Trade Chain Partners can now use the SWI IID Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria to identify commodities regulated by a particular Participating Government Department or Agency (PGA) program.