Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

April 5, 2021

What are Canada’s Free Trade Agreements Canada currently has 15 trade agreements in force with over 40 countries around the world, and more in varying stages of negotiation. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a treaty between two or more countries that encourages international trade by reducing or removing tariffs and other barriers to trade.

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

March 1, 2021

What are the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)? Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) ensures imported and exported food products are safe for Canadians and international consumers. SFCR ensures imported and exported foods products are safe through licensing, prevention, and removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Built on three key elements, Licensing,

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CERS | Canadian Export Reporting System

September 14, 2020

What is CERS? The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a self-service web portal that Canadian exporters use to report their exported goods to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  CERS replaced the Canadian Automated Export Declaration System (CAED) on September 30, 2020. As a result, exporters (or their Customs Service Provider) must declare all

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Canada Responds to U.S. with Aluminum Surtax

August 26, 2020

Canada Responds to U.S. With Aluminum Surtax Effective August 16, 2020, the United States (U.S.) applied a 10% tariff on imports of certain aluminum products imported from Canada. In response, the Government of Canada has issued a notice stating they will countermeasure with their own 10% surtax on imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from

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Welcome Craig Button, Warehouse Manager!

July 3, 2020

PFC Welcomes New Warehouse Manager, Craig Button! PF Collins congratulates Gord Young on his recent retirement and welcomes Craig Button as the new Warehouse Manager. In his 39 years with PF Collins, Gord was instrumental in growing our warehousing division and providing world class warehousing, inventory management, and local trucking services to Newfoundland and Labrador’s

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CUSMA | Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

April 27, 2020

What is CUSMA? The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is free trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. CUSMA maintains the key aspects of the trading relationship between Canada, United States, and Mexico while incorporating new provisions to address current trade

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