International Trade Compliance

U.S., Canada Preparing Report on Border Fees

December 17, 2013

One of the Beyond the Border Action Plan initiative's commitment is to “bring greater public transparency and accountability to the application of border fees and charges, with a view to reducing costs to business and promoting trade competitiveness.”

No Deal Expected at WTO Bali Conference

December 17, 2013

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo told WTO members Nov. 26 that negotiations toward an agreement on trade facilitation, agriculture and developing country concerns have come very close to producing fully agreed texts but a final deal remains “elusive” because members have “stopped making the tough political calls” over the past few days.

Minister Blaney announces new NEXUS lanes

December 17, 2013

[On November 29] the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced the opening of two additional NEXUS lanes, one at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing in Quebec and another at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel in Ontario.

Canada's Performance on Implementation of Beyond the Border Initiatives

December 17, 2013

[On November 29], the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released Canada's Beyond the Border horizontal performance report.

Canadian Government Launches New International Trade Plan

December 12, 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today released a new trade plan that reflects the changing global landscape, focuses on core Canadian strengths, aligns Canada’s trade, development and foreign policy tools to advance commercial interests around the world, and sets concrete targets to grow the presence of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging mark