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Natural Health Products (NHP) and AIRS

Health Canada regulates natural health products (NHPs) so that Canadians can have confidence that the products they use are safe, effective, and of high quality. Labels are an important tool to assist Canadians in making informed health choices when selecting and using NHPs. Health Canada has amended the Natural Health Products Regulations to make NHP […]

News from Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Program Update

The Consumer Product Safety Program would like to inform you that the Industry Guide to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, Third Edition, is now available. Health Canada’s mandate is to help protect the health and safety of Canadians. Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the […]

U.K. walks away from trade talks with Canada.

British negotiators walked away from trade talks with Canada Thursday — a dramatic development that taps the brakes on a bilateral trade deal between the two Commonwealth nations that has been years in the making. A major sticking point between the two sides remains how much tariff-free access U.K. producers should have to the Canadian […]

CBSA Trade compliance verifications: January 2024

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a specific approach to the verification of commercial goods destined for Canada. Trade compliance verification reports represent a large part of ongoing efforts to ensure trade compliance. Key Takeaways To be trade compliant, the importing community must meet all of the requirements governing the accounting of commercial goods […]

New from Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program.

The Consumer Product Safety Program would like to inform you that the Industry Guide to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, Third Edition, is now available. For more information, please contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email ccpsa-lcspc@hc-sc.gc.ca or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

Reminder: Importers of manufactured foods need a licence

Reminder: Importers of manufactured foods need a licence Most food importers are required to hold a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence (SFC licence) issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). On February 12, 2024, the CFIA will activate the automatic verification of SFC licences for imports of manufactured foods. Food import transactions will […]

Wind Towers: Measures in Force – Dumping and Subsidizing (China)

On December 5, 2023, the CBSA modified and rereleased their article on Wind Towers from China: Measures in Force (SIMA: Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) regarding Measures in Force code (MIF code): WT. The article provides information on measures in force regarding wind towers, specifically those related to dumping and subsidizing by China. It includes the […]

New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Canada Border Services Agency Assessment issued Customs Notice 22-01: New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (modified December 8, 2023) to inform importers and exporters about measures imposed by the Government of Canada under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) since February 24, 2022, in response to Russia’s invasion […]

Register your business on the CARM Client Portal (the portal) before May 2024.

By May 2024, all Canadian-resident and non-resident businesses that import goods into Canada and their Trade Chain Partners need to register on the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) CARM Client Portal. Moreover, if you use the service of a customs broker you must provide delegation of authority to continue to allow them to transact business […]