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No text yet for Canada-U.K. trade deal, minister says as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms

December 1, 2020

International Trade Minister Mary Ng was unable to offer MPs a firm guarantee today that they will see a bill to ratify the new provisional Canada-Britain trade agreement before Parliament is due to break for Christmas on Dec. 11.

Ng also revealed that officials in both countries are still working on the final text of the agreement.

November 27: COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

November 28, 2020

Key Issue

  • The Canada Border Services Agency wishes to thank its industry partners for their effort and support in keeping essential people and goods moving.

COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders, November 27, 2020

Business Barometer: November 2020 SME business outlook

November 26, 2020

The small business sector’s grapple with the COVID economy continued on through November. Business sentiment remained weak as a result of a stubborn virus and renewed operating restrictions in many regions.

November 20: COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

November 24, 2020

Key Issue

  • Canada is extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until December 21st , 2020.

COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders, November 20, 2020

Canada, U.K. strike transitional post-Brexit trade deal

November 23, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim post-Brexit trade agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday.

"Now we get to continue to work on a bespoke agreement, a comprehensive agreement, over the coming years that will really maximize our trade opportunities and boost things for everyone," Trudeau said. 

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