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White House Trumpets Progress on Export Control Reform

November 11, 2013

A White House fact sheet states that with the first set of revised export control lists having gone into effect Oct. 15, the Obama administration “has successfully implemented the first parts of its new export control system in all four areas of the current export control system: what we control, how we control it, and how we enforce and manage our controls.”

B253-2 Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge - Registration Supplement - Multiple Regions or Mills

November 11, 2013

The following form has been updated by CRA:

B253-2 Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge - Registration Supplement - Multiple Regions or Mills
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/ef/b253-2/README.html

EDC: A Note from Bali

November 11, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 17 October 2013 commentary by Peter G. Hall of Export Development Canada.

Canada and Europe sign historic trade deal

November 11, 2013

Canada and the European Union have signed a tentative deal to open up markets and drop nearly all import taxes on everything from food to cars.

Under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and NAFTA, Canada will have preferential access to more than half of the world’s economy. 

The sweeping agreement covers everything from cars to food to intellectual property…

Canadian government acts to increase safety in the transportation of dangerous goods

November 11, 2013

… the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, acted to further enhance safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by directing that a protective direction be issued requiring any person who imports or offers for transport crude oil to conduct classification tests on crude oil…

Effective immediately, any person who imports or offers for transport crude oil must:

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