1. On May 28, 2018, Canada and Israel signed the Canada-Israel Free Trade Amending Protocol 2018, amending the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA or Agreement) that originally came into force on .

2. The amended Agreement entered into force on  and includes a modified definition for what constitutes minor processing as well …


 

The Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Twitter that COVID-19 restrictions at the border will remain in place “until at least June 30, 2022.”

The pandemic restrictions in place at Canadian airports and land borders include, within several things, vaccine mandates and random COVID-19 tests.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to submit their information in …


 

The latest Composite leading indicators (CLIs) from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) continue to point to growth losing momentum in Europe and to stable growth in the OECD area as a whole.

In Europe, shaped by surging inflation and declining expectations in manufacturing, the CLIs continue to indicate growth losing momentum in the euro area as …


 

Statistics Canada reports that Canadian railways transported 31.2 million tonnes of freight in March, down 6.2% compared with March 2021, marking the seventh straight month of year-over-year decline.

The Federal Agency notes that the overall tonnage was the lowest for March since 2016, but remained just below the five-year average of 32.3 million tonnes for this month.

While grain …


 

Industry Canada’s Trade Data Online provides the ability to generate, free of charge, customized reports on Canadian and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries.

The website provides customs-based statistics on international trade in goods to help traders:

  • Find new import or export markets;
  • Determine competition for their products;
  • Identify domestic opportunities for import replacement;…


 

Heavy flooding in North Dakota that resulted in highway closures has now receded. Therefore, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has resumed service at Gretna.

The CBSA recognizes border disruptions affect both travellers and industry and would like to thank travellers and commercial partners for their patience.

Follow the border wait times for ports of entry on the CBSA’s


 

Canada is committed to strengthening opportunities for international engagement on digital trade, as well as collaboration on advanced technologies issues.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Canada has submitted a formal request to launch negotiations for Canada’s accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).

A …


 

According to the latest World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Goods Trade Barometer the conflict in Ukraine and recent pandemic-related lockdowns in China appear to be dampening global goods trade in the first half of 2022.

The current reading of 99.0 remains slightly below the baseline value of 100 for the index, which is a forward-looking composite of real-time indicators, suggesting …