The Government of Canada published an amendment to the Customs Tariff to correct a few errors in the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) preferential tariffs.

Canada granted, by mistake, duty-free status to 14 tariff items as from the entry into force of the Agreement on December 30, 2018, rather than gradually phasing out …


 

Under the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) goods manufactured in Costa Rica free trade zones were not admissible to the full benefits of the agreement’s preferential tariff when imported into Canada.

They would only become admissible on the condition that Costa Rica eliminate all business income tax exemptions and other export subsidies which applied within these zones.

The …


 

Global Affairs Canada can help Canadian exporters and investors dealing with trade barriers in foreign countries.

Canadian businesses can register such a trade barrier and then work with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and partner departments to address trade barriers affecting their exports or investments abroad.

Global Affairs notes that Canadian businesses often face numerous challenges in doing business …


 

According to Statistics Canada the effect of the cancellation by the Canadian and the U.S. governments of their compensatory tariffs on steel, aluminum and other selected products were already visible in June. The two government lifted their tariffs on May 20, 2019. The had been in place since mid-2018.

In June 2019, the first full month following the end …


 

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on negotiations for possible accession of new members to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The Agreement entered into force for Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore on December 30, 2018, and for Vietnam on January 14, 2019. For the remaining signatories (Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, and Peru), …