CFIA Fish Inspection Forms 5588 and 5608

November 28, 2013

The Fish Import Notification (CFIA/ACIA 5588) and the form for Import Products Destined for Further Processing in Federally Registered Establishments (CFIA/ACIA 5608) have been changed to ensure they meet the new accessibility guidelines mandated by Treasury Board for all forms posted on the external website.  The forms can now be filled and saved.

Canadian international merchandise trade, September 2013

November 28, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 14 November 2013 release by Statistics Canada.

Canada's merchandise exports grew 1.8% while imports edged up 0.2% in September. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.1 billion in August to $435 million in September.

BSF5038, Commercial Driver Registration Program

November 28, 2013

The following publication has been updated and is available on the CBSA website:
BSF5038, Commercial Driver Registration Program

Ernst & Young Insights: Top 10 cross-border GST and customs issues for Canadian businesses

November 28, 2013

The recent increase in audit activity and denials of input tax credits (ITCs) in cross-border transactions serves as a reminder that there are many goods and services tax (GST) and customs tips and traps involved when importing and exporting goods. Failure to plan appropriately can result in unforeseen — and potentially costly — consequences.

CFIA website update

November 27, 2013

Please be advised that Chapter 10 has been removed from the Manual and that the Live Lobster Certification Protocol (LLCP) is now obsolete:

Fish Products Inspection Manual – Chapter 10 (Export Certification)