Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced a Government contribution of close to $105 million for three new projects with NAV CANADA under the National Trade Corridors Fund.

The Minister says these projects will help improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian airlines across the country.

The Government of Canada will contribute:

– Up to $39.2 million to provide new …


The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) and its parallel agreements on Environment and Labour cooperation came into force 25 years ago in July 1997.

It was Canada’s first free trade agreement with a country in Central or South America.

In a statement Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Mary Ng, said: “This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on all …


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) posted on its website an updated page with the list of goods which are currently subject to its verification priorities.

Through verifications the Agency assesses importers’ compliance with CBSA administered legislation, determines compliance within industry sectors and assesses the integrity of trade data received from importers.

Verifications usually concern the tariff classification of …


Statistics Canada announced that Canada’s merchandise exports rose 4.1% in May, compared with April, a fifth consecutive monthly increase. As for imports, they decreased 0.7%.

As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world widened from $2.2 billion in April to $5.3 billion in May, the largest trade surplus since August 2008.

The Federal Agency said total exports …


With respect to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s mandate under SIMA, the Act has been amended to:

  • provide that assessments of injury are to take into account impacts on workers employed in the domestic industry and that assessments of retardation are to take into account impacts on jobs;
  • require the Tribunal to make inquiry with respect to massive importations