05
Jul

Wheat and barley tariff rate quotas reopen on August 1, 2024

Global Affairs Canada advises that the 2024-2025 tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, barley and their products will become accessible August 1, 2024. More specifically, this applies to imports of…

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14
Jun

CBSA strike action averted, employees will vote on tentative agreement

Job action by Customs officers at Canada’s borders was averted as the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union reached a tentative agreement with the…

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06
Jun

CBSA STRIKE UPDATE

Dear Clients, We want to update you on the potential strike by over 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees, which may begin on June 7 at 4 p.m. ET…

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31
May

Canada Border Services Agency employees vote to strike

The members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada working for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) voted 96% in favour of taking job action during strike votes held April…

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24
May

CBSA announces the new external launch date for the CARM system

The Government of Canada announced it has amended the Order that brings into force the final legislative changes for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)…

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10
May

NAFTA Panel rules U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber are inconsistent with U.S. law

Global Affairs Canada announced that a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 19 panel issued it’s latest ruling on U.S. countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Canada’s Minister of…

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03
May

The CBSA workers union is holding a nationwide strike vote

The Customs and Immigration Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, representing over 9,000 employees at Customs, have been holding a nationwide strike vote, starting on April 10 and…

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26
Apr

Canada launches inquiry commission on longshoring disputes at Canada’s West Coast ports

The Government of Canada announced the appointment of an Industrial Inquiry Commission on the underlying issues in longshoring labour disputes at Canada’s West Coast ports. The Commission will examine with…

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22
Apr

CBSA Update To CARM Implementation Timeline.

Please read the following CARM update from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) provided an update on its plans for the launch of the CBSA…

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01
Mar

Excise duty rates increasing on certain products on April 1, 2024

Excise duty rates on spirits, wine, beer, certain tobacco products increase periodically. The Canada Revenue Agency keeps a web page indicating current and historical rates per product. This page provides…

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