Santé Canada a annoncé que les torches décoratives de jardin avec un réservoir de combustible en métal ou en verre ont été jugées non-conformes selon les Règlements sur les produits chimiques et contenants de consommation. Plus de 500 établissements de vente au détail ont été visités depuis mai 2008, résultat, plusieurs articles non-conformes ont été retirés La fonction des…

En réponse aux soucis croissant sur les coûts et les risques associés aux importations de contrefaçons, en octobre 2007, le Canada s’est joint à des discussions avec les États-Unis, l’UE, la Suisse, le Japon, la Corée du Sud et la Nouvelle-Zélande afin de développer un accord d’échange international d’anti-contrefaçon et de propriété intellectuelle.

L’accord commercial international relatif à la contrefaçon …

CANADIAN SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR DECORATIVE OUTDOOR TORCHES – UPDATE

Health Canada has advised that decorative outdoor garden torches with a metal / glass fuel reservoir have been found to be non-compliant with the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations. Over 500 retail establishments were visited since May of 2008, resulting in multiple non-compliant products being removed from sale. The subject


ANTI-COUNTERFEITING TRADE AGREEMENT UPDATE

In response to growing concerns about costs and risks associated with counterfeit imports, in October of 2007, Canada joined discussions with the U.S., Mexico, the EU, Switzerland, Japan, S. Korea and New Zealand to develop an international Anti-Counterfeiting and intellectual property rights Trade Agreement.

The proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would establish new global standards for …


OMNITRANS CONSULTING SERVICES

Expert consulting and comprehensive trade advisory services can be critical to the success and overall profitability of our clients’ import activities. Our professional and knowledgeable team provides leading customs and trade consulting services.

Over the last several years, the CBSA has undergone considerable changes in regulations and increased importer accountability. Omnitrans has recognized and responded to the …


CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENTS REMOVE DUTY ON MANUFACTURING INPUTS

As a result of submissions filed with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Department of Finance, duty has been removed on various parts and materials used in Canadian manufactures. The following goods are duty-free into Canada retroactive to December 12, 2008:

  • Chemical compounds (IPPD) for use in the manufacture of rubber

AMENDMENTS TO THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS

The Energy Efficiency Regulations have been amended to add new products, harmonize minimum energy performance requirements, and update testing methodologies and labelling requirements.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has introduced new Minimum Energy Performance Standards to eliminate shipments of inefficient, energy-using products that are either imported into Canada, or manufactured in Canada and transported between …


COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

The following notice was published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on December 20, 2008.

The government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of a possible comprehensive economic agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU).

In June of 2007, Canada and the EU


PORT STRIKE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA – UPDATE

Truck drivers in British Columbia have will be holding a strike vote in January due to rate undercutting and a lack of enforcement of rates established after the last strike in 2005.

A strike by the Vancouver Truck Association of the Canadian Auto Workers would severely affect freight in January especially if the


POSSIBLE PORT STRIKE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

A developing labour dispute at western Canadian ports could result in a strike at the start of the New Year.

Omnitrans and our partners have developed various contingency plans in the event of a possible strike at the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, including using the ports of Tacoma and Seattle to discharge