China refuses to provide evidence of pests in canola, Canada says in WTO complaint

September 13, 2019

China has repeatedly declined to provide Canada with adequate scientific evidence to justify shutting the door to imports of Canadian canola seed, Ottawa says in a new complaint to the World Trade Organization that referees global commerce.

CPTPP TRQ - Supply-Managed Products - Reallocation of Returns

September 13, 2019

Global Affairs Canada is now offering returned quantities of the Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Export of pork meat and pork products to Albania

September 11, 2019

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been informed by the Albanian authorities that pork meat and pork products exported to Albania must be derived from animals raised under Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program (CRFPCP).

This requirement is effective immediately.

Second CBP Test of Blockchain to Focus on IPR

September 11, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting to conduct this month a second test of the agency’s potential use of blockchain technology, focusing on intellectual property rights. Other tests are also in the works.

CBSA Message (TCC19-093): Changes to SWI IID Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria

September 10, 2019

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.