Change to Commodity Codes for Beef and Veal

January 24, 2014

Please be advised that all of the beef and veal commodity codes have been changed and now are aligned with the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff.  

CFIA Updates - Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

January 21, 2014

Please be advised that the following documents have been updated on CFIA's website:
1) Overview - Import and Interprovincial Requirements for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, at:

Beyond the Border Agri-food pilot for onions

January 21, 2014

Under the Beyond the Border (BtB) Action Plan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for exploring an "agri-food pilot" aimed at lowering inspection rates for grade verification for US grown apples, onions and potatoes imported from the United States (US).

Canadian international merchandise trade, November 2013

January 21, 2014

Canada's merchandise imports edged up 0.1% while exports were unchanged in November. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world went from $908 million in October to $940 million in November.

Phase I of Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Concludes

January 18, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Safety Canada concluded a five month pilot test of cargo pre-inspection, and deemed the concept feasible.

The truck cargo pre-inspection pilot began on June 18, 2013 at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia (BC)...