According to several media reports, Canada and the South American trading bloc Mercosur are expected to announce the formal launch of trade talks, during a meeting on March 9 between Canadian trade minister François-Philippe Champagne and his Mercosur counterparts in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Government of Canada held consultations last year on the scope of potential negotiations regarding a possible …


 

After translation and legal review in the eleven member countries, the full text of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been published. According to Global Affairs Canada the full text of the bilateral side-letters are expected to follow as soon as possible.

Ministers of all 11 member countries will officially sign the CPTPP on …


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced, on February 9, the continuation of its May 2012 finding concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks originating in or exported from China.

The Tribunal found that a return of the dumping and subsidizing of the subject goods China were likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing …


 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices of certain gypsum board from the United States, imported into Canada for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Orders from the Canadian International Trade Tribunal impose anti-dumping …


 

On February 14 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it terminated the subsidy investigation in respect of certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) exported to Canada from Oman by OCTAL SAOC FZC, and exported to Canada from Pakistan by Novatex Limited, as well as originating in or exported from Pakistan by all other exporters, as the amounts …