Since July 1 the Government of Canada has applied reciprocal countermeasure duty on imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., in response to the unjustified imposition of the United States’ tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

As this imported steel and aluminum is used in many of Canada’s major industries, including energy, advanced manufacturing, construction, and …


 

The Government of Canada announced that it is taking further steps to prevent diversion of foreign steel products into Canada by imposing provisional safeguards on imports of seven products: heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar (rebar), energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire and wire rod.

The provisional safeguards will come into force on October 25, 2018.…


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s December 2013 findings concerning the dumping and/or subsidizing of certain circular copper tube from Brazil, Greece, China, the Republic of Korea and Mexico are scheduled to expire on December 17, 2018, unless the Tribunal has initiated an expiry review.

Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection …


 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds food facilities that are required to register with it that they must renew their food facility registrations this year. Many Canadian food exporters are in this category.

Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the registration requirements apply to domestic and foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food …


 

Canada and the United States announced last weekend that they reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The new agreement is basically a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with notable changes in the rules of origin for the automotive sector, a new access to the Canadian …