FOOD LABELLING GUIDELINES DEFINE PRODUCT OF CANADA LABELS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published guidelines that define Product of Canada and Made in Canada statements on food labels and advertising.

The labelling guidelines are part of the government’s Canadian Food Labelling initiative to address consumer dissatisfaction in determining the amount of Canadian content in foods, and concern over


FOOD ALLERGEN LABELLING

Health Canada has published Proposed Amendments to the Food Allergen Labelling Regulations to allow for public comment. Health Canada will take into consideration any comments received during the 90-day comment period before bringing the final regulations forward.

At the same time, Health Canada also issued updated guidance to industry, urging food manufacturers to enhance labelling of priority


TAX CREDITS AND SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES

This article contains information concerning provincial tax credits and other government services available to businesses.

Corporations or partnerships that hold a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE), can claim a fashion design tax credit from Revenu Québec respecting wages paid in-house to one or


NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR GARMENTS WITH SHOULDER PADS

The Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) announced that it has revoked the exemption for shoulder pads meaning that garments with shoulder pads are now subject to the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulations and labelling requirements. The new regulations came into effect without prior warning to the apparel industry.

All upholstered


IMPROVEMENTS AT VANCOUVER’S DELTAPORT TERMINAL

Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) have announced an agreement allowing the Deltaport Division of a jointly owned rail subsidiary to manage rail switching operations for CN’s and CP’s intermodal trains at Deltaport, a marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank, south of Vancouver’s inner harbour.

CN and CP move approximately 70,000 TEUs (twenty-foot


IMPROVEMENTS AT VANCOUVER’S DELTAPORT TERMINAL

Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) have announced an agreement allowing the Deltaport Division of a jointly owned rail subsidiary to manage rail switching operations for CN’s and CP’s intermodal trains at Deltaport, a marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank, south of Vancouver’s inner harbour.

CN and CP move approximately 70,000 TEUs (twenty-foot


NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR PADDED UNDERGARMENTS IN CANADA DUE TO BE IMPLEMENTED JANUARY 1, 2009

As of January 1, 2009 it is expected that all domestic and foreign manufacturers wishing to sell padded undergarments, including certain brassieres, will be required to register directly with Ontario, or indirectly through reciprocal agreements currently in force with Quebec and Manitoba. (Quebec and Manitoba


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2008

The peak season surcharge has been postponed again. Effective September 1, 2008, CTSA member shipping lines will implement a PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE for ocean freight shipments from Asia to Canada as follows:

LCL: US$ 8.00 / CBM 
D20: US$ 320.00 
D40: US$ 400.00 
D40H: US$ 450.00 
D45′ J: US$ 505.00

Note: PSS


NEW BORDER-CROSSING FACILITY OPENED AT ANDOVER, NEW BRUNSWICK

A new border-crossing facility at Andover, New Brunswick was opened on July 10, 2008. The new facility provides improved service to both public and commercial clients crossing the border between Perth-Andover, New Brunswick and Fort Fairfield, Maine.

During the 2007–2008 fiscal year, the Port of Andover processed over 178,000 trucks, and now


POLYBROMNIATED DIPHENYL ETHERS ARE PROHIBITED

The regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA 1999) have been amended to prohibit the importation, manufacture, use and sale of tetraBDE, pentaBDE, hexaBDE congeners.

The purpose of the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Regulations is to protect Canada’s population and environment from the risks associated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by preventing their manufacture