Canadian international merchandise trade, March 2021

May 8, 2021

In March, Canada's imports posted a significant increase of 5.5%, while exports edged up 0.3%. As a result, following two consecutive monthly trade surpluses, Canada's merchandise trade balance returned to a deficit position, moving from a surplus of $1.4 billion in February to a deficit of $1.1 billion in March.

Canadian dollar tops 82 cents for 1st time since 2017

May 8, 2021

The Canadian dollar hit its highest level in almost four years on Thursday, buoyed by high commodity prices.

The loonie was changing hands at 82.26 cents US when stock markets closed on Thursday, its highest close since September 2017.

Two broad trends are combining to push the loonie higher. 

COVID-19 and Your Business: Issue 1 | COVID-19 et votre entreprise : Numéro 1

May 7, 2021

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has developed the attached newsletter in response to a need for Canadian businesses to obtain direct information on COVID-19 updates, tools and resources.

CBSA Message: TCC21-051 - Changes to The Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria

May 5, 2021

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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.