International Trade Compliance

Consultation workshop on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures

July 26, 2019

CFIA invites you to participate in a workshop either in person or remotely via webex to comment on the following draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) recently distributed for country consultation by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The draft ISPMs and presentations for the second consultation can be accessed from the

U.S. CBP to Test Advance Data Requirements for E-Commerce Shipments

July 23, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that starting Aug. 22 it will conduct an approximately one-year test under which additional data elements for Section 321 goods will be transmitted in advance of their arrival.

CBSA Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand

July 3, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the signing of two Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department and with the New Zealand Customs Service regarding their respective Trusted Trader programs. The signings took place on the margins of the World Customs Organization Council Sessions in Brussels, Belgium.

Trade Policy Review: Canada

June 18, 2019

The eleventh review of the trade policies and practices of Canada takes place on 12 and 14 June 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Canada.

Documents are available on the World Trade Organization website.