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Toronto is North American trade powerhouse

November 22, 2013

The Greater Toronto Area leads all other North American city-regions as a continental trading hub, says a report from the Brookings Institution. The Washington-based think tank took a look at cross-border trade in goods among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on a city-to-city scale.

CBSA Departmental Performance Report and Financial Statements

November 22, 2013

CBSA has published the 2012-13 Departmental Performance Report (DPR). It is available at:

It contains the following:

[Minister] Moore stresses 'net benefit' of counterfeit goods act

November 20, 2013

Industry Minister James Moore told a parliamentary committee Monday that a government bill giving both border officers more power to detain counterfeit goods and victims more avenues to press charges against traffickers poses a “net benefit” to trademark holders, businesses and Canadians.

Niagara Falls Bridge Toll Rate Change Effect November 1, 2013

November 20, 2013

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) has announced a series of toll rate changes for passenger and commercial vehicles at the Rainbow, Whirlpool-Rapids, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge spans, effective November 1,

U.S. aligns beef rules with OIE's BSE standards

November 20, 2013

The U.S. government on Friday issued new import rules for cattle and beef that will comply with international standards for the prevention of BSE, saying the step could ultimately boost U.S. beef exports.

The European Union said the U.S. move would bring a welcome re-opening of a market closed to its beef since January 1998...