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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:07

Possible CP Rail Strike

Two unions representing 3,400 workers at CP Rail have formally serverd the company with 72 hr notice of their intent to strike.  Read more here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-unions-serve-cp-rail-with-72-hour-strike-notice/ We will keep you updated as information becomes available. 
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
"The WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups 1 held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018. This meeting brought together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies, the private sector, other international organizations, e-vendors/platforms, express service providers, postal operators, freight forwarders, Customs brokers and academia to discuss and develop a ‘Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce’"   Read the rest of the article here:   http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2018/january/wco-lays-down-the-foundation-of-a-framework-of-standards.aspx
Accessing Ottawa: A Forum for Customs Brokers and their Clients NOTE: Registration is open to customs broker/client joint registrations ONLY. Space is limited, one registration per CSCB customs broker firm. Specially designed for CSCB customs brokers and their clients, this event opens the door to Ottawa’s border management strategy and the people who make and implement the decisions that impact the millions of commercial shipments that enter and exit Canada. Throughout the day-long conference program, there will be opportunities to hear and learn from federal government representatives who are at the front line in working with the CSCB to make a…
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:35

Standoff at WTO

"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is in Buenos Aires this week for its biennial Ministerial Conference with increasingly diminished expectations for updating international trade rules. One subject not on the formal agenda, but being hotly debated, is the ongoing U.S. block on the appointment of new members to the WTO Appellate Body — the tribunal with the final word in resolving trade disputes between organization members. A third seat on the seven-member body will become vacant by the time trade ministers leave Argentina, and if the nine-month-old impasse is not resolved soon, the entire dispute settlement system will become increasingly dysfunctional…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:48

AMPS Regulation Amendments

Have your say!  On October 21, 2017 The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency launched a 60-day public consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations. The proposed amendments would allow Administrative Monetary Penalties to be issued to all food businesses who do not comply with certain provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.After four engaging public webinars, the CFIA has added new questions and answers [http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/accountability/consultations-and-engagement/agriculture-and-agri-food-amps-regulations/questions-and-answers/eng/1508197043560/1508197044028] to the website which, along with other online resources, you may find helpful when submitting your comments.The consultation closes on…
On November 2, 2017, the US Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.   Please see the below link for all related information.   https://www.commerce.gov/sites/commerce.gov/files/softwood_lumber_canada_ad_cvd_final_fact_sheet.pdf   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.     Information supplied by the International Trade Administration. 
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