Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced a review of Canadian port authorities with the goal of optimizing their role in the country’s transportation system. The Minister notes that a lot has changed since the port authorities were established 20 years ago.

Canadian port authorities handle more than 60 per cent of Canada’s commercial cargo volume. In 2017 ports and …


 

Canada’s Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, welcomed the agreement to launch negotiations toward a comprehensive Canada-Mercosur free trade agreement (FTA).

At a meeting in Asunción, Paraguay, Minister Champagne, along with Mercosur trade bloc ministers, agreed to launch formal negotiations, building on the announcement of exploratory talks in February 2018. The objective of a new FTA is to increase …


 

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Tuesday that it would begin imposing preliminary anti-dumping duties on certain uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint) from Canada which, it claims, is sold in the United States at less than fair value.

The Department found no dumping from two Canadian producers but set a a preliminary dumping rate of 22.16 percent for all other …


 

In October 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated an expiry review of its January 2013 finding concerning the dumping of certain hot rolled carbon steel plate originating in or exported from China. The finding imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of the subject goods.

Following the Tribunal’s decision the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation …