The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which would allow Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) to be issued to food businesses who do not comply with certain provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

During the 60-day …


 

Blanket certificates of origin, whether for NAFTA or for other free trade agreements, are usually filled-out to begin on January 1 and to expire, twelve months later, on December 31.

As happens every year, the majority of blanket certificates in our databases are set to expire on December 31, 2017.

If you have not already done so, please make …


 

International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced the first round of free trade negotiations between Canada and the Pacific Alliance which was taking place from October 23 to 27, in Cali, Colombia.

Canada already has comprehensive stand-alone free trade agreements with each of the four members of the Alliance, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Negotiations on a free trade agreement …