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Health Canada is seeking feedback on two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Foods Regulations, focused on plant breeding. The consultation will be open for 60 days until May 24, 2021.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: Canada Proposes Federal Carbon Offset System

On March 5, the federal government issued proposed regulations for a federal carbon offset system as an additional element to their carbon pollution pricing policy.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Responding to requests for clarity on Novel Food Regulations, Health Canada announced they will develop and publish new guidance regarding the regulatory interpretation and oversight...
On November 21, 2020, Canada announced conclusion of an interim trade agreement to mitigate possible trade disruption associated with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union...
Australia reached a partial settlement with Canada on its World Trade Organization dispute over Canadian federal and provincial wine measures.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: The Impact of USMCA on Wheat Trade

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into effect July 1, 2020. Under the agreement, Canada agrees to allow grain grown in the United States to receive an official Canadian grade...
Infographic looking at the agricultural trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The U.S. exported nearly $40 billion in agriculture to these two countries in 2018.
A more flexible certification of origin process under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect when the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.
Global Affairs Canada published policy options for the allocation and administration rules for all tariff rate quotas (TRQs) related to supply-managed products (i.e., dairy, poultry and eggs).
Health Canada has provided an update on the re-evaluation of three neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) and proposed timelines for the final re-evaluation decisions.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 7 percent in 2019, due primarily to lower soybean and canola area in the prairie provinces.
Canada revised prescriptive beer compositional standards to better reflect and support a diversifying beer industry, while providing beer drinkers greater information about allergenic content.