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Canada’s Expedited Approvals For Health & Medical Goods: An Overview

Health Canada was quick to act and streamline the movement of protective equipment, sanitizer products, medical devices, and other health-related goods, in the advent of the pandemic. They did this by leaning-out the regulatory requirements for the manufacturing and importing of these goods. Of course, Canada moved on this very promptly, citing an urgent need for these goods to combat the impacts of COVID-19 in the country.  In a piece publis...

Looking at Canadian Trade From The Lense of COVID-19

By now, it’s clear that the pandemic will continue to have an impact on Canadian trade (and the global trade market at large). As such, we can expect some shifts on the Canadian economy as well.  We’ve seen a multitude of regulatory and operational issues pop up as a result of COVID-19. In order to better prepare for what’s to come, we wanted to take a look at some of the underlying and overt impacts on the importing, trade, and supply ...

Medical Supplies Imports: What’s New

A new reference document for HS codes and classifications for critical medical supplies has been released. As such, we’ll be doing a quick overview of the document!  We will also briefly touch on Canada’s Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19. As the name suggests, it provides medical device manufacturers and importers with certain exemptions in order to increase the availabil...

COVID-19: Important Information Regarding The Importation Of Medical Supplies

The Canada Border Services agency (CBSA) has released a notice regarding the importation of medical supplies during the COVID-19 Crisis. The purpose of this notice is to inform the commercial importing community of the tariff classification numbers as well as eligibility for Duty and Tax relief during an emergency such as COVID-19. The entire Notice can be read here (https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-12-eng.html) The Followin...

Canadian Imports and Navigating COVID-19: Q&A With Founder & President Adam Lewis

As a customs brokerage and consultancy, we have an ear to the ground on what’s happening and how to navigate the situation with care. So we thought it would be a good opportunity to sit down with our Founder & President, Adam Lewis, virtually (of course!) to chat about the impact that the global pandemic has had on the import, logistics, and supply chain industry.  Meet Adam Lewis! We’re talking about the impact that COVID-19 has had C...