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 [] 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.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.     Information supplied by the International Trade Administration. 
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:27

Global Affairs Canada Consulting on TPP-1

On September 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada commenced a consultation process with Canadians about on entering into a TransPacific Partnership Agreement with the remaining 11 counties (“TPP-1”).  An announcement was published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, Volume 151, No. 39 (September 30, 2017) concerning the consultations.  On page 3759, Global Affairs published a notice entitled “Consultations on Canada’s discussions with the remaining members of what was previously the Trans-Pacific Partnership”. The TransPacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) was multi-lateral free trade agreement originally concluded on October 5, 2015 with 12 countries (including the United States). However, on January 30, 2017, the…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:48


The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Is your new market somewhere from Europe or in Europe? Take advantage of CETA Provisional implementation is scheduled for Sept 21, 2017. CETA will eliminate duty on 98 percent of EU tariff lines. Make sure you know what goods will qualify and what you need to do. Contact your trade professional at Davidson & Sons Customs Brokers Ltd.
Do you have any thoughts on how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) can better protect our plant resource base against the introduction and spread of new plant pests? Now is your chance to let us know. Each year, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) conducts consultations on draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). As the Canadian representative to the IPPC, the CFIA is responsible for gathering and submitting comments on behalf of all Canadians. Let us know any thoughts you have on this year's proposed ISPMs, available on our website under Canada's role in international plant protection.…
The Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) will be implemented on August 1, 2017 Please see the link to the CBSA Customs Notice 17-23 for all details -
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