International Trade Compliance

Customs Tariff Update - T2014-3

July 18, 2014

The Customs Tariff update T2014-3 is now available on the CBSA website at

Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

July 8, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 18 June 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

SOR/2014-129 May 27, 2014
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Domestic Substances List

What Trade Facilitation Is and Why It Matters

June 26, 2014

It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013. The Agreement was the first WTO trade agreement concluded since 1998 and the first fully multilateral trade agreement negotiated under the auspices of the WTO.

Managing Costs, Regulations Across International Borders

June 21, 2014

The demand for energy is high and projected to increase steadily by at least 2% per year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). As a result, oil and gas products are being shipped at a faster rate than ever before, increasingly making their way across international borders to meet demand.

Winning battles and losing wars at the WTO

June 21, 2014

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) review of the Panel report on the E.U. – Seals dispute was a win for Canada but the implications of the report go well beyond banning seal products from the E.U. market.