Canadian Sanctions Related to Russia – Updated

October 3, 2022

On September 29, 2022, Canada further amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to list an additional 43 individuals who are family members of already listed oligarchs, additional oligarchs or financial elites.

Service fee cap extended for certain animal health export certificates/ Prolongation du plafond des frais de certains certificats de santé animale pour l'exportation

September 30, 2022

(Le français suit)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended its fee cap on service fees for certain animal health export certificates until September 30, 2024. The current fee cap of $78.02 will continue to be adjusted for inflation for the duration of the remission.

Border vaccine rules, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, mask mandates on planes, trains ends Oct. 1

September 27, 2022

The federal government is dropping all COVID-19 measures at borders, meaning travellers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination when entering Canada or wear masks on planes and trains, Ottawa announced today.

The lifting of restrictions will take effect as of Oct. 1.

According to the announcement, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

Tips for Freight Forwarders / Conseils pour les agents d’expédition

September 22, 2022

Le texte français suit le texte anglais.

Clients Affected: All freight forwarders, customs brokers and service providers who transmit trade data to the CBSA.

The TCCU remains committed to timely client support to resolve electronic commerce and portal systems technical issues.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – Exports to Australia and New Zealand

September 21, 2022

It’s that time of the year again when Australia and New Zealand implement seasonal measures to control the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) invasion. Australia and New Zealand have strict seasonal Biosecurity controls to minimize the risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs entering the country.