The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) July 2021 data for global air cargo markets shows that demand continued its strong growth trend.

As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to July 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern.

Global demand, measured in cargo …


 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be increasing, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) which applies to imported goods starting October 1st.

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries will change. The minimum will change from $27.23 to $27.75; and the maximum will change from $528.33 …


 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties) in California for the 2021 growing season.

Between September 30 and December 31, 2021, importers of romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce from the U.S. are required to provide proof that …


 

In March 2021 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated an expiry review of its finding concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain steel grating originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China

As a result, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation to determine whether the expiry of the order (and the …


 

Authorities in Shanghai and neighboring coastal regions cancelled flights, and suspended schools, subways and trains as Typhoon Chanthu approached mainland China after drenching Taiwan.

All flights at the city’s larger Pudong International Airport were to be cancelled as of 11 AM local time (03:00 GMT), while flights from the smaller Hongqiao airport in the west of the city were …


 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Food export requirements library for Morocco.

Morocco has notified the CFIA of new certification requirements for the export of fish and seafood from Canada to Morocco. As a result of this, effective immediately, the current health certificate “Health Certificate for fishery products originating in Canada and intended for Export to …


 

Brazil has notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of new certification requirements for the export of fish oil from Canada to Brazil. As a result of this, effective immediately, the current health certificates “Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products for Wild Fisheries – For the Export of Eviscerated Finfish Products Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to …


 

Since 12:01 am EDT on September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are now eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism.

The Government of Canada specifies that these individuals must:

• Be fully vaccinated: a traveler must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine – or combination of vaccines – …