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Major Canadian Trade Developments in 2016

Although it seems like 2017 is just around the corner, it’s important to keep in mind that there are a few months still left in 2016 and that so much can happen, in so little time. There are major trade developments that have and will influence Canadian businesses that import or export goods and services. Many of these are the results on discussions and negotiations that have been going on for years and may well be in the implementation and rat...

Canada Signs New Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine

In early July 2016, the Government of Canada signed a new free trade agreement with Ukraine, setting the cornerstone for better standing bilateral relations and mostly, creating exciting new opportunities for businesses in both countries. The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) is presently in the hands of the respective law makers of both governments in order to follow through on domestic implementation processes. Like many other free...

World Class Food Safety for all Canadians

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canadians can trust what's on their plates thanks to a world-class food safety net enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Thanks to the Safe Food for Canadian Act, tabled in 2012 by the Harper Government and adopted by the Senate later in October of the same year and royally sanctioned the following month – the modern requirements lay out the rules for imported and exported food...

New Easy Labeling Coming to Canada for Health Products

Health Canada has released a guide on product labels to help better understand and safely use health products by making it easier for both consumer and professionals. The guidelines provided by Health Canada are included in two “Good Label and Package Practices” guides which cover both over the counter and prescription drugs. The combination of both guides will allow the industry to clearly follow mandatory labeling requirements to result ...

Accelerating Canadian Seafood Sales to China

Hailed as an 'industry-first', an agreement between the largest online seafood trading platform in the world, Gfresh and the China Certification and Inspection Group Canada, was signed during the last edition of the BC Seafood Expo in early June. Thanks to the signed agreement, suppliers on Gfresh will have access to a Canada-based pre-inspection of their products heading to China. The inspection service is provided by a third party, which has...