The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced that it had found a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Following the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of …


 

Statistics Canada announced that the country’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $4.8 billion in December to $4.2 billion in January.

The Federal agency says total exports rose 2.9% to $47.6 billion, the first increase since July 2018. Exports of energy products rose 14.0% to $7.1 billion. Metal and non-metallic mineral products rose 11.9% to $5.6 billion. …


 

On October 16, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated an expiry review of its order made in November 2013 concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from China.

Following the Tribunal’s decision the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the finding is …


 

In order to join the international Arms Trade Treaty the Government of Canada enacted Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code in December 2018.

Several proposed regulations were published in the Canada Gazette on March 16, defining the future rules that will be implemented to meet the Treaty’s requirements.

The …


 

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office indicates that trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3% of global trade.

Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods puts …