After completing its preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In July 2018 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation …


 

Canada and the European Union (EU) announced that the Joint Committee established under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) held its first meeting in Montreal, Canada, co-chaired by Canadian Minister for International Trade Diversification, James Carr, and Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström.

The meeting was an occasion to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the provisional application of …


 

According to the latest estimate from the World Trade Organization (WTO) global trade will continue to expand but at a more moderate pace than previously forecast.

The WTO anticipates a growth in merchandise trade volume of 3.9% in 2018, with trade expansion slowing further to 3.7% in 2019.

Some of the downside risks identified in the April trade estimate …


 

The United States and Canada reached a tentative trade deal late on Sunday night.  An agreement in principle was reached after more than a year of intense negotiations.

The two countries agreed to the framework for a renewed trilateral agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  The agreement, named the “USMCA” is an updated version of the North …


 

Health Canada’s ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) – the largest source of industrially produced trans fats in foods – came into effect on September 17.

It is now illegal for manufacturers to add PHOs to foods sold in Canada. This includes Canadian and imported foods, as well as those prepared in all food service establishments.

The ban was …