Statistics Canada announced that the country’s merchandise imports increased 2.1% in May, while exports fell 1.6%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade balance moved from a surplus of $462 million in April to a deficit of $1.4 billion in May.

Total imports increased to $50.9 billion in May, up in 7 of the 11 product sections. Imports of metal …


 

Effective June 17, 2021, the Russian Federation has temporarily suspended all imports of animal feed and pet food from Canada. The Russian Federation has indicated that the suspension is due to the presence of undeclared or unregistered genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in recent shipments and that any product shipped before June 17, 2021, will be subject to testing for …


 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is amending the requirements for woody plant material imported from the continental United States and intended for propagation. The changes take effect on July 6, 2021.

These changes are in response to the continued spread of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in the United States.

As a measure to reduce the risk of spreading …


 

The animal health import policy Milk and Regulated Milk Products (AIED-DIEA-IE-2001-4-7) was replaced by Chapter 10.4 and Annex 15.3 of the Terrestrial Animal Products and By-products: Import Policy Framework in December 2020.

During the month of July 2021, import conditions for foods and beverages with milk ingredients will be updated to reflect the new policy. Once these updates are …


 

Effective July 1, 2021, apparel goods of Chapter 61 or 62 containing sewing thread of heading 52.04, 54.01 or 55.08, or yarn of heading 54.02 used as sewing thread shall be considered originating only if such sewing thread is both formed and finished in the territory of one or more of the Parties.

Sewing thread is considered formed and …


 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a normal value review (review) to determine normal values and export prices of certain carbon steel fasteners (fasteners) exported to Canada from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) by Sheh Fung Screws Co., Ltd. (Sheh Fung).

The review follows requests for re‑determination filed by …


 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review (review) to update the normal values, export prices and amount of subsidy applicable to certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) by Test‑Rite International Co., Ltd.

This review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade …