Advocacy

We champion industry sector rights. Read our reports and correspondence to government and non-government organizations, carriers and other local and global stakeholders.

Recent Letters

CIFFA sent a policy document to all political parties in advance of election announcement

Policy Statements August 20, 2021

CIFFA sent this policy document, put together with valuable input and contributions from membership, as an awareness policy/platform document for candidates in the upcoming 2021 election campaign. As a wide-ranging organization, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders has contacts in each mode of transportation and we are intensely interested in making sure an efficient system supports […]

CBSA to extend no monetary AMPS period until fall 2021 for e-Manifest program

Letters July 05, 2021

On July 2, CIFFA received a written response from Peter Hill, Vice-President, Commercial and Trade Branch, with the CBSA. Mr. Hill was thanking CIFFA Executive Director Bruce Rodgers for his correspondence of June 14, 2021, regarding the upcoming end of the zero rated penalty period for electronic house bills. Hill indicated he appreciated the input […]

Transport Canada – hard to screen cargo

Policy Statements June 16, 2021

CIFFA writes Transport Canada with real life examples of “Hard to screen cargo” with alternative solutions. View Full Letter

Economic recovery imperilled by port labour dispute

Press Releases June 16, 2021

TORONTO, April 22, 2021 “In the same week the federal government committed tens of billions to stimulate the economy, a labour dispute in one of Canada’s most critical transportation hubs is acting to supress economic growth,” says Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. View Full Letter

Minister of Finance regarding marine sector – trade and competition

Letters June 16, 2021

Policy Watch-CIFFA expresses alarm and frustration at recent development in marine shipping sector which will have negative impacts on Canadian businesses and consumers. A letter to the Federal Minister of Finance, copied to each provincial Solicitor General, calls attention to unjustifiable and unjustified fees to industry. View Full Letter