Softwood Lumber Exports to US: 2014 Export Allocation Methodologies

December 31, 2013

EICS has released a notice to exporters of softwood lumber to the United States. It is avaiable at:

EU Seeks to Standardize Penalties for Customs Law Violations

December 31, 2013

The European Commission proposed Dec. 13 a directive that specifies acts that would have to be considered infringements of the European Union’s customs rules as well as a framework for imposing punitive sanctions.

Export Controls Agreed on Electronic Surveillance Tools

December 31, 2013

The Wassenaar Arrangement, a group of 41 countries focused on export controls for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technology, agreed at its Dec.

Powerful U.S. Congress group accuses Canada of trade protectionism under guise of national security

December 31, 2013

Canada's already troubled trade relationship with the United States is about to take another hit.

A powerful bi-partisan group in the U.S. Congress is accusing Ottawa of unfairly favouring domestic companies when it hands out large IT contracts by citing national security concerns.

CRA interest rates for the first calendar quarter

December 28, 2013

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today announced the prescribed annual interest rates...

These rates are calculated quarterly according to the laws that apply and will be in effect from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. All interest rates have decreased by 1% since last quarter, except for the rate for pertinent loans or indebtedness.