Canada and India re-launched talks on a free trade agreement following a Ministerial Dialogue held in New Delhi on March 11, 2022.

At the time both sides agreed to consider an interim agreement or Early Progress Trade Agreement (EPTA) that could be concluded early as a transitional step towards the CEPA.

Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Mary Ng, spoke …


 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2022 data for global air cargo markets showing a drop in demand and contraction in capacity.

IATA says the effects of Omicron in Asia and the Russia-Ukraine war continue to create a challenging operating backdrop that is driving the decline.

Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers, fell 11.2% compared to April …


 

Statistics Canada announced that, following two months of strong increases, growth in Canadian merchandise imports and exports slowed in April, with imports rising 1.9% and exports increasing 0.6%.

As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world narrowed from $2.3 billion in March to $1.5 billion in April.

The Federal Agency said total imports reached $62.8 billion. Imports …


 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have thrown their support behind a Senate bill requiring government and businesses to annually report on steps they have taken to identify forced labour in their supply chains.

Bill S-211 stands a good chance of becoming law once it finishes moving through the House of Commons. The legislation, which has already passed the Senate, …


 

This week the CFIA has commenced a compliance promotion activity with all business who hold a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import cheese. The compliance promotion activity is designed to provide targeted information to cheese importers on the hazards related to cheese, and considerations to help address these risks.

All businesses who have identified cheese on their …