Trade

CA Continues Lobby of Health and International Trade Ministers to Create China Export Certificate – Would Eliminate Chinese Requirement for Animal Testing

CA Canada continues to pursue the establishment of a new Government issued or authorized GMP compliance certificate to facilitate the export of Canadian manufactured cosmetic products to China. This compliance certificate is required by China to exempt imported cosmetic products from its animal testing requirements and as such provides a significant opportunity for the Canadian-based Read More

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With UK out of EU, New Regulatory Requirements In Place – Interim Canada-UK Trade Only Maintains Current Tariff Rules

With the coming of the new year, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union and, by extension, no longer included under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). To ensure the continuity of Canada-U.K. trade – which is particularly important for the economic recovery of both jurisdictions from Read More

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Securing Exemption to China’s Animal Testing Requirements on Imports – France’s Breakthrough on Certificates Provides Precedent for Canada

Although China’s new cosmetics regulations provide for an exemption to their requirements for animal testing on cosmetic imports, their rule requires that supporting documentation be provided by a government authority. This documentation would certifying that the products meet the required GMP/ISO standard for cosmetics. Such export certificates are rarely issued by governments for cosmetics and Read More

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Canada, US, Mexico Trade Agreement: Canada Passes Preliminary Motion on New NAFTA as Trump Signs it into Law

Public Comment Period – Notice of Proposal for Products to be Distributed as Samples

President Trump signed the new NAFTA implementation bill on January 29, after the US Senate passed the new trade pact on January 16. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement fulfills Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to update the original NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. Democrats have also regarded the deal as a win due to major changes Read More

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Brexit – Latest Extension

DEL Bulletin LEPP No. 101 Brexit: Summary information for Canadian companies

Risk of a “No Deal” Brexit Moves to January 31, 2020 On 28 October, the EU Commission published its decision to accept the request from the UK to further extend Article 50 until 31 January 2020. U.K. withdrawal from the E.U. can take place earlier on 1 December 2019 or 1 January 2020, if the withdrawal Read More

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