Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), test market provisions now apply to all foods. Test marketing food allows exemption from certain regulatory requirements, such as bilingual labelling requirements under the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and regulated container sizes under the SFCR. Test Market Authorizations (TMAs) are issued for the purpose of test […]
The Government has just announced that proposed changes to labelling requirements in the Food and Drug Regulations and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and they are seeking your feedback. A notice to industry has been posted. We encourage you to review the proposed changes and […]
June 22, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Canadians seeking to export goods to Australia between September 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020, may be subject to new Australian importation regulations. The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) are currently combating the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), an extremely dangerous pest known to travel in […]
Nitrification and urease inhibitors imported into or sold in Canada are now subject to registration as supplements under the Fertilizers Act and Fertilizers Regulations, administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
June 8, 2019 – Toronto, ON – ARGO Customs has good news for Canadian importers: surtaxes on steel, aluminum, and other finished consumer goods such as playing cards and whisky, have been rolled back. As of May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 are […]
Effective May 13, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Customs Notice 19-08 came into force. Notice 19-08 amending the order which set a surtax for certain steel goods (SOR/2018/206). The new order applies to the following goods: Goods from Canada; Goods from Israel (or another CIFTA country); the United States; the Republic of Korea […]
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) have advised that import permits for goods listed under Serial No. 945 must be applied for prior to the arrival of the goods and on hand at time of accounting. This is a new requirement and contrary to the time period in place under Serial No. 911. Under Serial No. 911, […]
Canada restricts the importation of various goods like food, plant, and animal products (FPA) because they could cause substantial damage to Canada’s native biosystems, fisheries, native environments, domesticated crops, and can even be a harm to humans. In fact, a single piece of meat or fruit that harbors the wrong pests or diseases can cause […]
Effective May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed. Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders.
Canada’s year-long standoff with the Trump administration over punitive U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is finally over, removing a key hurdle in efforts to ratify the new North American trade pact. Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs will be removed within two days. Canada has also agreed to drop all of its retaliatory measures and […]