Implementation of the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Remission Order, 2021

The Governor General in Council, on recommendation of the Minister of Finance, has issued the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Remission Order, 2021 #20-1135.  The United Kingdom Trade Continuity Remission Order provides the tariff benefits of the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA) as if it were in force as of January 1, 2021. It does so by remitting the difference…

Canada, U.K. Strike Transitional Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim post-Brexit trade agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday. CETA will no longer apply to the United Kingdom beginning January 1, 2021, this new agreement will provide continued access to the benefits of CETA on a bilateral basis The Canada-United…

CETA Alert

CETA and EU registered exporters The EU has a process, implemented since January 1, 2017, whereby exporters wishing to avail themselves of the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) tariff benefits as they relate to the origin of goods, are required to register and obtain a REX number on shipments valued at €6 000 and more….

CETA Update Alert

Further to discussions between the CBSA and their EU counterparts, it would now appear that the designation “Canada/EU preferential origin” is open to some interpretation.  Specifically, Canada and the EU will now accept the below origin indications within field 3 of the CETA origin declaration.  This is contrary to the CBSA’s prior position stating that…


Canada and the EU have finally agreed to implement the CETA on a provisional basis. As such, a vast majority of imported goods traded between the two parties will be duty free effective September 21, 2017.