Loonie continues slide below 92 cents US

January 24, 2014

The Canadian dollar continued to drop on Thursday, sinking below 92 cents US before recovering in early trading.

The currency is at lowest level since the fall of 2009, hammered by strong economic news in the U.S. and lower oil prices, as a widening Canadian trade deficit. At midday it was trading at 92.14...

Government helps food processors reach export markets

January 24, 2014

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) and Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung (Willowdale) announced today an investment of up to $2.65 million to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) to help food and beverage processors increase their competitiveness in key global markets around the world.

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).