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Closure of U.S. border to Canadian exports of Buxus, Ilex, and Euonymus spp.

May 29, 2021

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Please be advised that effective immediately, all exports and re-exports of boxwood (Buxus spp.), Euonymus (Euonymus spp.) and holly (Ilex spp.) plants for planting are prohibited entry into the United States from Canada. This includes all propagative plant material from all origins, except for seed.

Canada's cattle sector on guard as beef-labelling talk returns in the U.S.

May 28, 2021

In the annals of North American trade disputes, the fight over mandatory country-of-origin labelling on beef and pork probably deserves its own chapter.

When the U.S. wielded the rules early in the last decade, it cost Canadian producers dearly and was blamed for sharp declines in livestock exports south of the border.

New international shipping line sails into Port Saint John NB

May 27, 2021

The port of Saint John has a new international shipping line. The first vessel, the Liverpool Express, arrives from the Mediterranean on Thursday morning.

Declaration and inspection of Tandoor ovens / Déclaration et inspection des fours Tandoor

May 26, 2021

The CFIA has become aware of an issue regarding declaration and import requirements for Tandoor ovens. A Tandoor oven is a cooking device that is traditionally made wholly of clay. Modern commercial tandoors may be made of steel with a clay lining.

American producers say Canada is denying them fair access to the Canadian market

May 26, 2021

The United States is ramping up its dispute with Canada over the sale of American dairy products north of the border — the first significant new trade squabble between the two countries of the post-NAFTA era.

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