The Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced on May 25, 2018 its finding that the dumping and subsidizing of copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam have caused injury to the domestic industry.

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency on importations of these goods.

The Tribunal’s inquiry and finding follow …


 

Canada’s Minister of International Trade, François-Phillippe Champagne, and Israel’s Minister of the Economy and Industry, Eli Cohen, announced on Monday the signing of the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA).

The modernized CIFTA includes further tariff reductions and eliminations for agricultural and agri-food products.

Canada and Israel have also modernized the original CIFTA to include progressive elements, such as …


 

American President Donald Trump is implementing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union (EU) as of June 1, 2018.

The President says he is taking action to protect America’s national security from the effects of global oversupply of steel and aluminum. The implementation of steel and aluminum tariffs follows the announcement by Trump on March …


 

Bridges Weekly reports that the fourth round of negotiations between the Pacific Alliance and its “associate members” was held in Ottawa from May 12 to 18.

The Pacific Alliance is a regional integration initiative created in 2011 by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. In May 2016, the Pacific Alliance removed 92% of tariffs on goods traded between members. The …


 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched an investigation into whether or not certain sucker rods from China are being sold at unfair prices in Canada. It will also investigate whether or not subsidies are being applied to the rods from China.

The subject goods are described as sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and …