Changes to Environment Canada Emissions Regulations

Effective October 11th, 2022, additional data elements will be required at time of release for Off-Road Compression Ignition (Mobile & Stationary) and Large Spark Ignition Engines.

Since June 2021, Importers of these products have been required to submit a CI/LSI/SCI form directly to Environment Canada with the necessary data elements. This October, customs brokers will be required to begin providing these data elements in their customs entries. Failure to do so will result in entries being rejected by Customs.


What does this mean for you?

Over the next few months, be prepared to provide more information about any engines, or machines containing engines than you have in the past. The required information listed below can be found on the engine emissions label.

  • Vehicle class (not required for loose engines)
  • Engine class
  • Manufacturer name
  • Make of machine
  • Model of machine
  • Engine identification number
  • Model year of engine
  • Engine family name
  • Engine evaporative name (for some gasoline engines)
  • Compliance statement which identifies emissions standards
  • Evidence of conformity and location it is held at
  • Location and contact information for engines being completed after import

To minimize delays and ensure compliance, provide a completed copy of the Import Declaration form (link to pdf).






DTOPS User fees are increasing for both decals and transponders:

The Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System allows for the purchase of annual and single-use crossing fees for commercial vehicles, private vessels, and private aircrafts. Effective October 1st, 2022, all orders placed on or after this date will pay the new fee amount.


End to border vaccine rules, ArriveCAN, and mask mandates:

As of October 1st, ass travelers to Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to submit public health information through ArriveCAN, provide proof of vaccination, undergo pre- or on-arrival testing, carry out COVID-19 related quarantine or isolation, or wear masks on planes and trains. 


New version of Canada Customs Tariff – Version 4

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has posted a fourth version of the customs tariff, effective September 21st, 2022. The primary revisions were rate of duty reductions on raw and processed sugars qualifying for the United Kingdom Tariff (UKT). CBSA recommends that importers request a ruling if they have any doubt as to the classification, origin or value for duty of their goods.


CBP Temporarily closing Alburg Springs port of entry:

Beginning October 3rd, 2022, the Alburg Springs, Vermont (VT) port of entry will be temporarily closed due to construction. The temporary closure is necessary to ensure the safety of travelers and officers during the construction period between October 3rd and October 21st, 2022.


Trade takes people: Navigating new economic normal and year of labor

How human error and port congestion have contributed to bottleneck. Each piece of the supply chain — manufacturing, transportation and consumption — depends on one thing: people.


Inflation Concerns and High Interest Rates Haven’t Stopped U.S. Consumers from Spending (gcaptain.com) :

Consumers in the United States are shrugging off concerns about high inflation and interest rate hikes and continuing to spend.


Maersk to slow pace of ships to save fuel as demand loses steam | Reuters :

Maersk will begin to slow the pace of its container ships to lower fuel costs after sailing at full speed to keep up with demand during the pandemic.


Höegh Autoliners Joins First Movers Coalition (gcaptain.com) :

In joining the coalition, Höegh Autoliners has committed to running at least 5 % of its deep sea operations on either green ammonia or green methanol by 2030. More than 50 companies including Ford Motor Company, Volvo Group, Aker ASA, Yara International, Amazon and A.P. Moller–Maersk now make up the coalition to help commercialize zero-carbon technologies.


Business groups take aim at chronic rail disruptions after strike threat

Companies that rely on railways have long complained that only a handful of freight railroads dominate the industry. Most refiners and chemical plants are only served by one railroad, leaving them with few options when their local carrier doesn’t have enough capacity. 


Matson Suspends Premium Transpacific Service Amid Falling Demand

Honolulu-based US domestic and transpacific premium carrier Matson has closed its seasonal China-California Express (CCX) loop ahead of the peak season, after spot rates on the trade lane collapsed. Dropping spot rates are causing carriers to cancel various lanes as a result of declining demand in contract rates and boosts in spot rate freight.


Long Beach Port Chief Sees West Coast Labor Deal Being Reached Without Strike

Negotiations have been reached by officials seeking to prevent any strikes at Long Beach/Los Angeles ports. Government intervention in this matter was necessary to prevent additional supply chain delays as previously seen by labor strikes at these ports.


Fall in container spot rates ‘much steeper,’ ‘less orderly’ than expected

Here we see market predications for the spot rate market. While they are still more than 4 times the amount of pre-Covid levels we are seeing some more softening and could be back to pre-Covid levels by mid 2023.


Imports to Los Angeles, America’s largest port, plunged 17% in August

Los Angeles report on decrease in imports and the reason why. The Port of Los Angeles, the highest-volume container gateway in America, is diverging from the nationwide trend. U.S. container imports remain close to record highs, yet imports to LA are falling double digits.


Report: China’s share of global trade growth to plunge in next 5 years

Shift in markets and why China’s share of the global trade will decrease over the next 5 years.  China’s share of global trade growth will decline by half over the next five years as businesses diversify their international production and distribution networks and the country focuses more attention on building its domestic supply base.


COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

Open border for US citizens to cross Canada, new regulation in place.


CBSA Excise duty on vaping products:

Manufacturers of vaping products are required to get a vaping product license from the CRA. Importers are required to apply for a registration from the CRA.


Public Consultation on the Renewal of Canada’s Tariff Preference Programs for Developing Countries:

This consultation seeks feedback on proposals for the renewal of Canada’s tariff preference programs for imports from developing and least developed countries (LDCs), two of which are set to expire at the end of 2024.


Ports, carriers prep for disasters — everything from hurricanes to fires

Emergency teams become front-line workers during hurricane season. They help ports and ocean carriers keep supply chains moving. 


Hapag-Lloyd acquiring SAAM terminal operations in $1B deal

German-based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has acquired 100% of the shares held by SAAM Ports S.A and SAAM Logistics S.A. With the US$1 billion purchase, Hapag-Lloyd now owns the entire terminal business and associated logistics services. 1st venture in America includes investment in facilities in 6 countries.




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