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New Levy on Imported Beef, Beef Cattle and Beef Products – October 29

Canada Beef/IE Canada are holding a webinar on the newly enacted levy to be collected on imported beef, beef cattle and beef products, starting January 2014. The discussion will include information on how the levy will be invoiced and a walk through of all the documents and forms. When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:00 […]

Waiver / Cancellation of Late Accounting Penalties

The CBSA BCCC Systems Outages Sub-committee has provided clarification regarding penalties that are issued for late accounting. When a late accounting penalty appears on a daily K84, a waiver may be requested. Once a penalty appears on the monthly K84, it must be paid before a cancellation can be requested. If CBSA denies a request […]

Canada and Europe sign historic trade deal

Canada and the European Union have signed a tentative deal to open up markets and drop nearly all import taxes on everything from food to cars. Under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and NAFTA, Canada will have preferential access to more than half of the world’s economy. The sweeping agreement covers everything from cars […]

eManifest implementation in highway and rail modes

Earlier this year the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that, due to the timelines associated with the regulatory process, the eManifest informed compliance period for highway and rail carriers was being extended to fall 2013, at which time we expected the enabling regulations to be in place. While the regulatory process is underway, eManifest […]

CFIA Letters of Exemption

The Meat Inspection Regulations exempts certain meat products from the application of the Meat Inspection Act. One such exemption is item 3.(1)(i) which exempts certain foods in which the meat product is of an insignificant quantity. For these goods, CFIA letters of exemption are required. As of September 30, 2013, CFIA no longer allowed any […]

CFIA Information Session for New Importers

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided an invitation to an information session being held on Nov 27, 2013. This session will be dedicated to providing new importers with CFIA specific information and tools that will equip them with a solid base knowledge of general imports. Please find further information here. This information session will […]

ECU Phone Number Change for Overseas Clients

Please be advised that starting October 9, 2013, due to an upgrade in the telephone system, overseas clients may reach the Electronic Commerce Unit (ECU) at one telephone number, 613-946-0762, at all times of the day or night (7/24). The phone number 613-946-0763, which has been the contact number for after-hours support, will be retired […]

Food labeling requirements

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a consultation with consumer, industry and other stakeholders to identify ways to better respond to changing consumer expectations and industry needs related to labeling. Please provide us with your comments and suggestions before September 27, 2013. This review of Canada’s existing food labeling requirements will assess how the […]