Extreme Cold Weather - Canadian Prairies, Northern Ontario and Miswestern U.S. Gateway

January 15, 2014

Record-breaking cold weather conditions throughout the Canadian West are currently affecting CN operations from Edmonton to Northern Ontario in the East, and south to our Ranier, MN, U.S. gateway. The CN winter operating plan remains in effect and our team is working to minimize delays to your shipments. The current cold snap is expected to last approximately seven days.

Business Barometer: Small business optimism takes a dip as year ends

January 15, 2014

After a period of relative smoothness through the summer and fall, small business optimism dropped off substantially in December. CFIB's Business Barometer® Index fell more than three and half points to land at 62.3, its lowest level since June.

Free trade transformed Canada’s economy

January 15, 2014

Jan. 1, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement (FTA), followed exactly five years later by that of the North American free-trade agreement (NAFTA). Together these events profoundly transformed Canada’s economy.

EICS Bulletin - changes to commodity codes for yogurt in 2014

January 6, 2014

Please be advised that commodity 04031010000000 and 04031010105800 will not longer be valid starting January 1, 2014

The new codes that will be in effect as of  January 1, 2014 are:

Softwood Lumber quota for January 2014

January 3, 2014

Please be advised that as the prevailing monthly price for January 2014 exceeds US $355. Charges and volume restraints under the Softwood Lumber Agreement will not be applicable during the month of January 2014.