Amended food export certificate for fish and seafood to Mexico

January 15, 2021

CFIA will be updating the Food export requirements library on January 15, 2021 to include the new version of the Mexican export certificate for fish and seafood. The required document is the Certificate of Fish Health and Hygiene for Mexico CFIA/ACIA 5206 (2020/05).

Changes to import requirements for Fraxinus spp. from the U.S.

January 15, 2021

Due to the upcoming removal of the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) domestic emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) quarantine regulations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be prohibiting the movement of Ash species (Fraxinus spp.) for propagation and ornamental use from the United States effective January

Canada announces new measures to address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China

January 15, 2021

Further and linked to new CUSMA requirements relating to Forced Labour, Canada is adopting a comprehensive approach to defending the rights of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities, by addressing the risk of forced labour from any country entering Canadian and global supply chains and protecting Canadian businesses from becoming unknowingly complicit.  Global Affairs Canada has issued a press rel

CBSA Message: TCC21-009 – Changes to the SWI IID Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria

January 15, 2021

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.

Australia - WTO Notification - Emergency Measures to Safeguard Against Khapra Beetle

January 14, 2021

On August 4, 2020, Australia initiated a World Trade Organization (WTO) notification on their intention to implement a series of emergency measures to safeguard Australia against the entry, establishment, and spread of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium).  Last month, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures division at Global Affairs Canada  provided an update to industry, provincial