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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...

Tricks and Tips To Maximize your Trade Benefits with NAFTA

Considering getting your NAFTA Certificates of Origins (NCO) updated? While setting up your review for your blanket certificates - here are some best practices you should consider: Tip 1: Be sure certificates are accurately completed Ensuring that at face value, the certificates have proper coding and are fully completed is one of the first thing companies reviewing NCOs for their North American vendors will do. It may seem like good sense but ...

Looser Sanctions with Iran Opens Doors to Business

In early February, the Canadian government eased restrictions on trade with Iran. The amendments to the economic sanctions were brought into force following Iran’s promise to comply with imposed restrictions regarding its nuclear proliferation activities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action presented by the P5+1 countries. In addition, the UN Security Council also eased its sanctions and many countries including the United States and th...

No safeguards in TPP: unlevel playing field for Canadian exporters

Now signed but still not ratified, the TPP isn’t budging much with the public as observed by a recent Leger poll where 53 per cent of Canadians mention they’re not very or not at all familiar with the international trade agreement but yet just under one-half of them are in support of the TPP. Still, Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, continues to emphasize that signing the TPP wasn’t an automatic ratification and that the g...

Temporary resident permits offer a way into Canada for Americans with criminal records

For most U.S. citizens and permanent residents, Canada is the easiest foreign country to travel to. But that changes drastically for people who meet one of Canada’s criteria for inadmissibility. Those include involvement in espionage, terrorism or human rights violations, as well as having a medical condition likely to endanger public health. Although that last category may become more important if the current Ebola crisis continues to worsen, ...