Canada-U.S. border closure extended again, until July 21

June 19, 2021

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for at least another month amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Blair, the federal minister of public safety, announced Friday.

Blair took to Twitter to make the announcement, saying “in coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.”

Best Practices In Preparation For Summer Vacation / Meilleures pratiques en préparation pour les vacances d’été

June 18, 2021

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Clients Affected: All clients and service providers who transmit trade data using EDI and/or eManifest and CERS Portal.

With the summer months and vacation time well underway, the TCCU remains committed to timely client support to resolve electronic commerce and portal systems technical issues.

We may be underestimating just how much the shipping crisis will raise prices of consumer goods, a leading economist says

June 15, 2021

A shortage of workers, lack of shipping containers, and massive port traffic jams caused by growing demand for imported goods are all causing shipping costs to soar, Insider's Rachel Premack reported. According to the Drewry World Container Index, shipping containers cost nearly four times as much as they did this time last year. Ports face other problems, too.

TCC21-061 - Changes to The Single Window Initiative (SWI) (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria

June 15, 2021

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The CBSA is pleased to announce that Trade Chain Partners can now use the SWI IID Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria to identify commodities regulated by a particular Participating Government Department or Agency (PGA) program.

Labelling Standard for Genetic Engineered Foods

June 14, 2021

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