March 2024 CFIB Business Barometer

March 29, 2024

CFIB’s Business Barometer® long-term index, which is based on 12-month forward expectations for business performance, has seen a moderate decrease in March, to reach 52.7. The short-term optimism index, based on a 3-month outlook, gained one point and reached 52.6. Both levels are below historical averages but better than the previous months and similar to last summer readings.

Restored – CFIA scheduled system maintenance / En service – Entretien planifié des systèmes de l’ACIA

March 26, 2024

Please be advised that the following Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) services have now been restored:

  • CFIA Shipment Tracker for Food, Plant and Animal products
  • Electronic Data Interchange – Integrated Import Declaration (EDI – IID)

Thank you.

This business owner says she's being 'penalized' for bringing manufacturing to Canada from China

March 19, 2024

A Canadian company that manufactures children's toy couches finds itself facing a stiff bill for import tariffs after bringing production home to this country.

While Barumba Play is no longer importing a majority of its product, a single component of the couches has been reclassified by the Canada Border Services Agency and is no longer tariff-free.

United Kingdom: Certification of sawn coniferous wood under D-13-01 and D-07-02

March 15, 2024

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Officials from the United Kingdom (UK) have advised that effective immediately, the UK will no longer accept Heat Treatment (HT) certificates and Canadian Debarking and Grub Hole Control Program (CDGHCP) certificates for consignments of conifer and western red cedar wood products from Canada.

Canada concerned as final rule for 'Product of USA' meat labels announced

March 12, 2024

Canada's federal government, as well as organizations representing some the nation's beef producers, warn a decision south of the border about "Product of USA" labels on meat, poultry and eggs could disrupt supply chains.