Sky-high Chinese tariffs block Canadian access to market

January 18, 2014

Canada’s trade deficit with China is widening amid a slowing of raw materials exports to China, while Canadians continue to import $50 billion a year of Chinese products.

According to Industry Canada, the 2012 trade deficit with China was $31.7 billion in 2012, four times the deficit a decade ago.

Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

January 17, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 1 January 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

January 1 Marks 20th Anniversary of North American Free Trade Agreement

January 17, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today marked the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Signed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Mexico’s President Carlos Salinas and U.S. President George H.W. Bush, NAFTA came into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free trade region in the world.

New rules for heat-treated wood packaging

January 17, 2014

The federal government is revamping the regulations pertaining to heat-treated wood packaging products.

Starting in January 2015, a new set of rules will be in place. Known as D-13-01, the Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program will be the guideline for every business in the country.

Canada Gazette - Notices and Proposed Regulations

January 15, 2014

Subscribers may be interested in the following, published on 21 December 2013 in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal