CANADA-MOROCCO FTA – REQUEST FOR VIEWS CONCERNING TARIFF REMOVAL, RULES OF ORIGIN, SERVICES & INVESTMENT

The government of Canada is seeking views on the scope of a possible free trade agreement (FTA) between Canada and the Kingdom of Morocco (Morocco).

Views are invited on the following:

• Imports from Morocco products (identified by HS/Tariff codes, if possible) including input on


CANADA-MOROCCO FTA – REQUEST FOR VIEWS CONCERNING TARIFF REMOVAL, RULES OF ORIGIN, SERVICES & INVESTMENT

The government of Canada is seeking views on the scope of a possible free trade agreement (FTA) between Canada and the Kingdom of Morocco (Morocco).

Views are invited on the following:

• Imports from Morocco products (identified by HS/Tariff codes, if possible) including input on


VOC CONCENTRATION LIMITS FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

The Ministry of Environment has issued Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The Regulations establish mandatory VOC concentration limits for 53 categories of architectural coatings and are intended to reduce ground-level ozone which results in the formation of smog. Highlights of the regulations include:


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY TO BE REFUNDED ON WATERPROOF RUBBER FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4 and September 10, 2009 we advised that provisional anti-dumping duty applies to dumped waterproof footwear constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and/or plastic originating in or exported from China and Vietnam, pending the outcome of the injury investigation.

On


HEALTH CANADA PROPOSES TO EXPAND INGREDIENT LISTING REQUIREMENTS ON FOOD PRODUCTS

Health Canada has announced a proposal to expand food-labelling requirements to include components of ingredients that often go undeclared.

The strengthened labelling regulations are intended to reduce the number of food recalls and allergic reactions by requiring raw materials to be included in the ingredients list on food products


RAIL FREIGHT SERVICE REVIEW

The Minister of State (Transport) has appointed a panel to conduct Phase II of the rail freight service review. The review is examining Canada’s rail-based logistics system (including shippers, terminal operators, ports and vessels), focusing on service provided to Canadian importers and exporters.

The panel will propose recommendations to address problems and issues related to service


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY TO BE REFUNDED ON WATERPROOF RUBBER FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4 and September 10, 2009 we advised that provisional anti-dumping duty applies to dumped waterproof footwear constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and/or plastic originating in or exported from China and Vietnam, pending the outcome of the injury investigation.

On


CBSA / CFIA FEES FOR CARGO INSPECTIONS

 
Food, animals, plants and plant products imported to Canada are monitored and inspected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and/or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to prevent the introduction of diseases and pests that could pose a risk to the country’s health, wildlife, pets, livestock, crops, forests, lakes, rivers and

CANADA-UKRAINE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Canada and Ukraine have agreed to meet in the coming months to discuss a range of trade and investment issues to facilitate economic relations and fight protectionism.

A free trade agreement with Ukraine could open markets for Canadian exports ranging from agricultural and seafood products to machinery and pharmaceuticals. It could also help to address


CANADA-COLOMBIA FTA UPDATE

The government of Colombia announced last week that it will open the doors to imports of Canadian beef. Exports will resume once Canada and Colombia agree to the format of valid certificates. In addition, the government of Canada will continue to work with Colombia to ensure resumption in trade in cattle.

This development may help the prospects …