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I.E.Canada NAFTA Submission to Global Affairs

 Posted on August 14, 2017

In preparation for the August 16 launch of the NAFTA re-negotiations, I.E.Canada conducted extensive consultations with members to prepare a formal submission.

That submission can be viewed here.


CBSA ARL Importer Statement of Account Walkthru

 Posted on July 18, 2017

I.E.Canada hosts CBSA as they conduct a walkthru of the ARL Importer Statement of Account


Joy Nott to Accompany Governor General on State Visit to Sweden

 Posted on February 17, 2017

OTTAWA, February 16, 2017 — Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden from February 19 to 23, 2017.

Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from academia, innovation, trade and civil society will enhance relations with their counterparts from Sweden. These exchanges will further strengthen Canada’s ties with Sweden, with a particular focus on innovation, trade, and inclusive and sustainable societies.


The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P. Minister of Science

The Honourable Larry Bagnell, P.C., M.P. Member of Parliament for Yukon

The Honourable Thomas Mulcair, P.C., M.P. Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Mr. Bruce Stanton, M.P. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons

Ms. Heather Grant Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Sweden

Ms. Alexandra Bugailiskis Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Middle East and Maghreb, Global Affairs Canada

Mr. Roy Norton Chief of Protocol of Canada

Ms. Patricia Jaton Deputy Secretary to the Governor General of Canada


The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C. President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

His Worship Naheed K. Nenshi Mayor, City of Calgary

Mr. Daniel Alfredsson, M.S.C. Senior Advisor, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Dr. Sophie d’Amours Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université Laval and Canada Research Chair in Planning Sustainable Forest Value Networks

Ms. Nadia Duguay Co-founder, Exeko, and Member, Executive Committee, CCUNESCO

Ms. Alia Hogben, C.M. Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Dr. Art McDonald, C.C., O.Ont., O.N.S. Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University and 2015 Physics Nobel Laureate

Ms. Joy Nott President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

Ms. Maatalii Okalik President, National Inuit Youth Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Ms. Karen Oldfield President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Mr. Iain Stewart President, National Research Council of Canada

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be available online at www.gg.ca.

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden online at www.gg.ca where speeches, photos and videos will be posted.

I.E. Canada Blog

Do You Import Through the Port of Vancouver? You Need to Watch This!

 Posted on October 26, 2016

PODCAST: Member Consultation: Port of Vancouver
New Container Examination Facility Consultation

Major Changes to 2017 Customs Tariff Schedule Published in Canada Gazette: Are Your Imports Impacted?

 Posted on October 11, 2016

On October 5, 2017, the Ministry of Finance released a very long and substantive order amending the 2017 Customs Tariff in Part 2 of the Canada Gazette (SOR/2016-253 September 23, 2016).

We strongly advise you to review this Order to verify whether your imports are impacted.

The Order involves no changes to tariff policy and the amendments are tariff rate neutral; however, the changes are many and could impact importers with customs rulings from CBSA. Importers who are impacted by these changes will also have to start the process of updating tariff databases and contacting the relevant customs brokers to ensure changes are made to your corporate tariff classification profiles. The changes come into effect on January 1, 2017.

The Order is broken down into 7 Parts:

Part 1:
Covers an amendment of the subchapter title XXI to Chapter 29 of Section VI of the Tariff.

Part 2:
Repeals hundreds tariff subheadings and tariff classification numbers impacting 21 Chapters and 52 different tariff headings from the Harmonized System.

Part 3:
Outlines 102 changes to the list of tariff provisions, including but not limited to changes:
– in Chapter notes;
– in subheading notes;
– to descriptions of goods in preambles to tariffs;
– to descriptions of goods in headings;
– and other aspects of the tariff.

Part 4:
Outlines three (3) amendments to the English version of the List of Tariff Provisions.

Part 5:
Outlines twenty-three (23) amendments to the French version of the List of Tariff Provisions.

Part 6:
Outlines seventy-seven (77) new additions to the List of Tariff Provisions which impacts 27 Chapters and 77 tariff headings.

Part 7:
Lists Intermediate and Final Rates for tariff items of the “F” Staging Category of both the Canada- Korea and Canada- Honduras Free Trade Agreements.

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April 2017

I.E. Canada’s 12th Annual Food Forum – April 4th and 5th

April 4 at 8:30 am - April 5 at 2:00 pm UTC+0
Courtyard Brampton Marriott, 90 Biscayne Crescent
Brampton, Ontario Canada
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Thank you to the speakers and guests that attended our 12th Annual Food Forum. See you in April 2015 for our next Food Forum!    

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I.E.Canada’s 2017 Spring International Trade Summit

April 19 - April 20
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport Hotel, 2400 Alert Road
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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I.E.Canada’s 2017 Spring International Trade Summit – Ottawa April 19th and 20th Wondering what’s new in the world of customs and trade? Need answers to nagging problems, but can’t get access to policy makers? We’ve got you covered.…

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I.E.Canada is committed to supporting its members through training and education. If you are interested in having a training session customized for your company, please contact us to discuss. There are a number of different topics that we are able to provide training for. This valued service is available to I.E.Canada Members only.

We are currently offering the following customized training sessions:

Incoterms – full day course

Exports from Canada 101– full day course

For more information on any one of these sessions, please contact Paulette Niedermier at pniedermier@iecanada.com


Sep 13

Learn How Canada Beef Spends Your Import Levy

September 13 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Sep 14

I.E. Canada Town Hall

September 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT