Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Singapore Food Agency have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak.

ASF is a viral disease …


 

The European Commission reports that the eleventh round of negotiations for a comprehensive European Union (EU) – Australia trade agreement was held virtually from 1 to 11 June 2021.

Negotiators discussed and progressed in most areas of the future agreement, such as services and investment, trade in goods, technical barriers to trade, trade and sustainable development, intellectual property rights …


 

The Government of Canada announced the extension of COVID-19 travel restrictions, from the United States as well as all other countries, until July 21, 2021.

The ban on crossing the border by land, air and sea for leisure and tourism is therefore maintained until July 21 and all testing and quarantine measures will continue to be enforced.

The measures …


 

The Government of Canada announced it has requested a Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) dispute settlement panel to address the United States safeguard tariffs of 18% on Canadian solar products.

Since the imposition of the United States safeguard tariffs in early 2018, exports of solar products from Canada to the United States have declined by as much as 82%.

Canada …


 

The Government of Canada announced that Canada and Indonesia will begin negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

In public consultations held by the Federal Government earlier this year, Canadians expressed a high level of support for a possible Canada-Indonesia CEPA.

Consistent with the amended Policy on Tabling Treaties in Parliament, the Government tabled in the House of …