Canada announced it has formally requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the United States concerning the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent final anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations on imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

The Canadian Government considers the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose punitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers …


 

The Government of Canada said it is deeply concerned and disappointed with recent regulatory and tariff decisions made by the Government of India affecting Canadian pulse trade.

Since 2004, India has granted Canada a series of exemptions to an import regulation regarding mandatory methyl bromide fumigation for pulses. The most recent derogation, granted in July, expired on September 30, …


 

The Canadian ministers for Trade and for Agriculture announced that the Government of Argentina has reauthorized the importation of Canadian pork.

Canadian exports of pork meat to Argentina were stopped in 2002 as the Canadian product was found to not meet certain Argentinian criteria, due in part to the addition of some growth promotant to feed.

The restored access …


 

A request for a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel review was filed on behalf of the Government of Canada, provincial governments, industry associations and producers to contest the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final countervailing duty determination regarding certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

The U.S. Department announced on November 2, 2017 that it will impose final countervailing …


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s March 2008 finding (renewed in 2013) concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China is scheduled to expire on March 10, 2018.

Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping or …


 

Since July 2006 Canada requires that imported wood packaging(1) be either heat-treated or fumigated with methyl bromide(2) and marked with an internationally recognized International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) mark, similar to the facsimile pictured on this page. (In lieu of this mark the consignment may be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate(3) specifying the treatment used)

imageCanada’s …


 

Canada, Mexico and the United States announced that they concluded the fifth round of renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took place in Mexico City from November 17-21, 2017.

Prior to the round the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, released an updated summary of the U.S. negotiating objectives for the renegotiation which …