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New year, old trade wars: lumber, dairy disputes set for arbitration

January 5, 2021

Two of the thorniest trade disputes between Canada and the U.S. — on softwood lumber and dairy — are ready for a comeback in 2021 under the new NAFTA.

Export of fresh and frozen fish and seafood products to China / Exportation de poissons et de fruits de mer frais et congelés vers la Chine

December 31, 2020

China has just informed Canada that the existing export certificate for fresh and frozen fish and seafood will continue to be accepted for imports into China until negotiations on the revised certificate are finalized.

Interest rates for the first calendar quarter

December 30, 2020

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

Update from Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program

December 30, 2020

UPDATE to industry guides for certain consumer products regarding the use of flame retardant chemicals 

Export of fresh and frozen fish and seafood products to China / Exportation de poissons et de fruits de mer frais et congelés vers la Chine

December 30, 2020

In November 2020, China advised Canada to implement new export certification requirements by January 1, 2021, for the export of fresh and frozen fish and seafood products. Canada has proposed a revised certificate but negotiations on the certificate are not finalized.

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