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CBSA Delays e-Manifest Implementation

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published Customs Notice 17-15 yesterday, which delays the mandatory implementation date for the e-Manifest program indefinitely. This expected announcement replaces Notice 16-23, under which e-Manifest would have been mandatory for all filings beginning 1 … Continue reading

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Canada lifts Sanctions vs Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is repealing its sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia under the United Nations Act. Pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions 2283 (Côte d’Ivoire) and 2288 (Liberia), and based on … Continue reading

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, eyed for Deepwater Container Port

According to a Monday Dec. 12th press release,  Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP)  has come to an agreement with Ports America for the promotion and development of a proposed deepwater marine container facility in Sydney, NS, to be known as Novaporte. In … Continue reading

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Government of Canada Tables Transportation Act Review

In June 2014 the Government of Canada commissioned a review of the Canada Transportation Act and related legislation, with the goal of looking forward 20-30 years and identifying priorities for action in the transportation sector that will support Canada’s economic … Continue reading

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Government of Canada Drops Khadr Bail Appeal

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced today that the Government of Canada “will discontinue its appeal in the case of The … Continue reading

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Opening of the 2016 St. Lawrence Seaway Navigation Season

The opening of the 2016 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times: Welland Canal: March 21, 2016 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Montreal / Lake Ontario Section: March 23, 2016 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Vessel … Continue reading

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Canada Amends Iran Sanctions

On 5 February 2016 the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced changes to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (SOR/2010-165). Canada has for many years imposed unilateral measures as … Continue reading

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Developments in Canada/US COOL dispute

Readers may recall my 2012 update on the WTO dispute between Canada and the United States in respect of US Country-of-Origin labelling (COOL) that Canada alleges are inconsistent with US trade obligations. At that time, the WTO appellate body ruled in … Continue reading

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CBSA Announcement re West Coast Ports

[The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) issued the following statement with regards to vessels diverting from US to Canadian West Coast ports during labour negotiations.] As negotiation continues between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, … Continue reading

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Federal government to contribute up to 1/3 of $132 M Port of Montreal Expansion

The Government of Canada today announced that, as part of the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund, the Federal Government will contribute up to $43 million for upgrades at the Port of Montreal to “help ensure the already very … Continue reading

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