Canada-U.S. Blog Trade Lawyers Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Susan K. Ross

Tag Archives: food

Can a non-resident importer import food into Canada?

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Customs Law, Food, Imports Restrictions

The short answer is yes, a non-resident importer may import foods into Canada in limited circumstances if certain conditions are met. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (“SFCA”) and its regulations, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) provide the answer.  The SFCA came into full force on January 15, 2019 and at the same… Continue Reading

Do food importer businesses need an import license to import foreign food into Canada?

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Corporate Counsel, Food, Imports Restrictions

The Safe Food for Canadians Act (“SFCA”) came into full force on January 15, 2019 when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) were adopted.  The SFCA and SFCR apply with few exceptions to all food commodities and create a framework of standards, licensing and other requirements established to ensure that food manufactured and sold… Continue Reading

August Civic Holiday: Survival Guide For Canada-US Cross Border Travel

Posted in Agriculture, Border Security, Customs Law, GST/HST, Immigration law, NEXUS, Personal Comments, Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering

The August Civic Holiday long week-end will be here soon.  Canadians travel outside Canada to visit friends and family and to shop.  The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) is on the lookout for contraventions of the Customs Act and other border laws. Here is our survival guide to make sure the CBSA is happy with your declaration and… Continue Reading

Canada Day: Survival Guide For Canada-US Cross Border Travel

Posted in Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Imports Restrictions, NEXUS, Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering

The Canada Day long week-end will be here soon.  Canadians travel outside Canada to visit friends and family and to shop.  The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) is on the lookout for contraventions of the Customs Act and other border laws. Here is our survival guide to make sure the CBSA is happy with your declaration… Continue Reading

Compliance Confusion !!!!

Posted in Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports, Legal Developments

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in June 2017 Even in the current environment, there remains massive confusion about what is and is not permitted under U.S. law when it comes to trading with Cuba and Iran.  The President is expected in the next few days to reverse some of the openings created by… Continue Reading

How to Avoid Problems at the Canada/US Border at Thanksgiving

Posted in Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Cross-border trade, NEXUS

Thanksgiving is a time of year for families to get together.  There is a lot of food.  If your family is anything like my family, we exchange gifts with people we will not see over the Christmas holidays. Border crossings get backed-up during important holidays, such as Thanksgiving.  This year, in 2015, due to the… Continue Reading

What Foods Can Travelers Import Into Canada?

Posted in Agriculture, Border Security, Customs Law, NEXUS

Travelers often arrive with a suitcase of personal effects, including food and plants.  Canada does not permit anything and everything to be imported into Canada.  Before traveling to Canada (or buying foreign foods outside Canada while on vacation and bringing the yummy foods back to Canada), it is wise to consult with the Canada Border… Continue Reading