Sep 21, 2016

Leniency Period Extension for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Industry Updates

To give travellers and airlines more time to prepare for changes when flying to or transiting through Canada, the government is extending the leniency period for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement until November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, 2016, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight

Sep 16, 2016

Update | Imported Fabricated Industrial Steel Components


CBSA Investigates Imported Fabricated Industrial Steel Components Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced it will launch investigations into unfair pricing practices related to the importation of fabricated industrial steel components (referred to as FISC). Specifically, CBSA will investigate FISC being imported from China, Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom into

Sep 15, 2016

Notice to Importers of Fabricated Industrial Steel for use in Oil, Gas, or Mining

Industry Updates

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced it will launch an investigation into unfair pricing practices related to fabricated industrial steel products being imported from China, Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom into Canada. The list of tariff classifications and products affected is extensive. Examples include: columns, pillars, post,

Sep 9, 2016

EU Considering Ban of North American Lobster

Industry Updates

The European Union’s (EU) Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species is considering banning the importation of North American lobster as a result of a risk-assessment study conducted by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The study claims that the establishment of the North American species in EU waters threatens the European lobster stocks through the spread

Aug 29, 2016

How CEFTA Affects the Importation of Vessels into Canada

Industry Updates

The Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) was first signed in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2008 and came into effect July 1, 2009. CEFTA includes the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. As a result of this agreement, duty rates applied to the importation of various vessels into Canada were greatly affected. Canadian customs

Aug 12, 2016

Update – Implementation Date for Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA)

Industry Updates

Starting September 26, 2016, select visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The previously noted leniency period will expire on September 28, 2016. For more information on the eTA requirements, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website and/or contact Kylie Marshall at or +1 709-738-5691. Our previous