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International Trade News

International Trade News Stories posted since October 02, 2015

Indonesia Plans to Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership by 2018

or-politics.com Dec 01, 2015

China Tries to Help Exporters and Importers with New Customs Policies

The Economic Times Dec 01, 2015

FSMA Final Foreign Verification Rule Includes Food-Contact Materials

National Law Forum Dec 01, 2015

Five Groups That Could Determine the Fate of TPP

By Vicki Needham, The Hill Dec 01, 2015

Strong Dollar Keeps Pressure On U.S. Exports

By Paban Raj Pandey, See It Market Dec 01, 2015

Talks to Revive Softwood Lumber Agreement Standing Still

Energeticcity.ca Dec 01, 2015

Business Leaders Debate What Being a ‘Trusted’ Food Supplier Means

By Shannon VanRaes, Manitoba Co-operator Dec 01, 2015

There is more that connects agri-food businesses in Canada than divides them

Canada Slaps Duties on Steel Line Pipe Imported from China

By Greg Keenan, The Globe and Mail Dec 01, 2015

While Canada Signs International Trade Deals, Work Still Needed to Eliminate Interprovincial Trade Barriers

Digital Journal Dec 01, 2015

Canada Initiating Compliance Verifications Against Exporters

By John W. Boscariol, Helen Fotinos, Robert A Glasgow, McCarthy Tétrault Dec 01, 2015

Customs Notice 15-035, Voluntary Disclosure of Unreported Goods Transiting Through the U.S. to a Subsequent Country

Canada Border Services Agency Dec 01, 2015

Asia Set to Drive Global Trade Surge to US$68.5 Trillion

Star Media Group Berhad Nov 24, 2015

World Customs Organization Declares 2016 to be the Year of Digital Customs

World Customs Organization Nov 24, 2015

U.S. Eyes Food Exports to Growing Asia Under Trade Pact

By Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press Nov 24, 2015

U.S. to Slap Tariffs on Canadian Glossy Paper Imports

The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2015

China and U.S. Say They Have Made Strides in Trade Talks

By Neil Gough, The New York Times Nov 24, 2015

Senators Call on FDA to Allow Certain Canadian Drug Imports

By Zachary Brennan, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Nov 24, 2015

Why the TPP Will Benefit Both Auto Makers and Consumers

By David Worts, The Globe and Mail Nov 24, 2015

$4.3 billion TPP Compensation for Canada’s Dairy Industry is Not a Done Deal: Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland

By Gordon Isfeld, The Financial Post Nov 24, 2015

Canada Ends 19-year Ban on British Beef Imports

The Guardian Nov 24, 2015

Obama Speaks for Canada, Says Both Countries Will Soon Sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

By Josh Wingrove, The National Post Nov 24, 2015

How Other Government Departments Facilitate the Flow of Your Imported Goods

By Crystal Higgs, ABC Customs Brokers Nov 19, 2015

FDA Finalizes FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Food Import Rules

Food Safety News Nov 16, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized the next three major rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The FDA Makes New Safety Rules for Raw Produce

By Vicky Byrd , NYSE Post Nov 16, 2015

FDA Completes Long-Awaited Food-Safety Rules

By Jesse Newman , The Wall Street Journal Nov 16, 2015

Wide regulation of produce industry, imported foods intended to avert foodborne illnesses

FDA Releases Groundbreaking Food Safety Rules for Produce Farms and Imported Food to Modernize and Strengthen Food Safety System

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Nov 16, 2015

Importers now accountable for verifying safety of food brought into the United States

China Warns WTO Its Cheap Exports Will Soon Be Harder to Resist

By Tom Miles, Reuters Nov 16, 2015

CBP Public Private Partnerships: Key to Improving Security of Nation’s Ports of Entry

By Amanda Vicinanzo, Homeland Security Today Nov 16, 2015

The Jedi Effect: How Star Wars Is Boosting U.S. Toy Imports

By Enda Curran, Bloomberg Business Nov 16, 2015

No Interest in the Extension of the Softwood Lumber Agreement

The Timber Network Nov 16, 2015

New Cargo Screening Regulations Affect Entire Air Freight Industry

Handy Shipping Guide Nov 16, 2015

Discussions on Future Standard Procedures Under Way

How the G20 Can Revive World Trade

The BRICS Post Nov 16, 2015

Agriculture Minister Favours TPP Deal, Poised for Trade Fight with U.S.

By The Globe and Mail, Rod Nickel Nov 16, 2015

Trade Between Canada and Africa to Grow by $10 Billion

Fresh Plaza Nov 10, 2015

Free Trade with China is Canada’s Next Natural Step

By Bill Downe, The Globe and Mail Nov 10, 2015

China Passes Canada as the Largest U.S. Trade Partner

By Peder Myhr , Global News Nov 10, 2015

TPP Deal a Blow to China’s Flagging Textiles Trade, Investment Firm Says

By Greg Knowler , Journal of Commerce Nov 10, 2015

U.S., Canada Get Edge on TPP Auto Imports

The Japan News Nov 10, 2015

Most Exporters Don't Take Advantage Of Free Trade Agreements, Survey Finds

By John Brinkley, Forbes Nov 10, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Text Has Been Released

CBC News Nov 10, 2015

Canada has entered into side letters with U.S., Japan, Malaysia as part of deal

4 Reasons For Determining the Correct Harmonized Tariff Classification

ABC Customs Brokers Nov 05, 2015

Industry Groups Want WTO’s Global Tariff-cutting Deal For Tech Products to Take Effect Sooner

By Bien Perez, South China Morning Post Nov 03, 2015

China's Renmimbi Has Become World's Second Most Used Currency in Trade Finance

MercoPress Nov 03, 2015

As China establishes itself as the world’s second largest economy and top trading nation, its currency, the renminbi (RMB), is also gaining popularity around the world. According to the People’s Bank of China’s 2015 Renminbi Internationalization Report, the RMB was the world’s 5th most used payment currency, the 2nd most used trade finance currency, and the 6th most traded currency in 2014.

U.S. DOT to Grant $500 Million For Transportation Projects

Canadian Shipper Nov 03, 2015

Updated ACE Development and Deployment Schedule Posted to CBP.gov

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nov 03, 2015

Iran Begins Blockade of U.S. Imports

By Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva, Isreal National News Nov 03, 2015

Weeks after Obama begins lifting sanctions, Khamenei's orders for an 'economy of resistance' carried out in blockade of American goods.

CETA: The Canadian People's Voice In Europe

By Sujata Dey, The Huffington Post Nov 03, 2015

Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act

Canada Border Services Agency Nov 03, 2015

Memorandum D14-1-7

How TPP Could Make Things Sticky For Quebec’s Maple Syrup Producers

By Sarah Reid, Financial Post Nov 03, 2015

TPP Automotive Origin Rules: The New "Rules of The Road"

Globe Business Publishing Ltd. Nov 03, 2015

Fresh Vegetable Prices Rising, With B.C. Leading Country

CBC News Nov 03, 2015

Canadian Companies Stand to Gain from a Growing U.S. Economy: EDC

CNW Group Nov 03, 2015

Non-energy sectors are already increasing exports, and energy will rebound in 2016

CBSA Notification - Aldergrove Redevelopment Project

Canada Border Services Agency Nov 03, 2015

Food Safety Modernization Act Update - Final Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Nov 02, 2015

NAFTA: 6 Best Practices To Maximize Trade Benefits

ABC Customs Brokers Oct 29, 2015

Port Metro Vancouver Needs Long-Term Truckers Solution

Business in Vancouver Oct 27, 2015

NAFTA Countries of Origin Marking Rules [Memorandum D11-3-3]

Oct 27, 2015

Memorandum D11-3-3

Tribunal Rescinds Finding—Greenhouse Bell Peppers from the Netherlands

Government of Canada Oct 27, 2015

WTO Says Trade Deal Could Boost Global Exports by $1 Trillion

Daily News Oct 27, 2015

Ease of Doing Business: India Amends Transfer Pricing Rules

RTTNews Oct 27, 2015

Canada to Reopen European Beef Trade Route

By Chloe Ryan, Global Meat News Oct 27, 2015

Canadian Firms Seek U.S. Lumber Deal Renewal to Avoid Trade Fight

By Randall Palmer, Reuters Canada Oct 27, 2015

U.S. Increasing Cross-Border Fees for Some Shipments

Today's Trucking Oct 27, 2015

Update to the Canadian Import Requirements for Corn on the Cob

ABC Customs Brokers Oct 22, 2015

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2016 Version Release

By Bob Clair, Oct 22, 2015

U.S. Department Affirms Duties Against Canadian Coated Paper Products

CTV News Oct 20, 2015

EU, US Open New Round of Free Trade Talks

DW Oct 20, 2015

EU and US negotiators have started a new round of trade talks to advance the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The negotiations come after the US and 11 Pacific nations finalized a trade pact.

Customs Officials Urge West Coast Shippers to Use Single Window

By Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce Oct 20, 2015

TPP Puts Japan Within Easier Reach: Exporters

By Jen St. Denis , Business in Vancouver Oct 20, 2015

BC companies that want to be big in Japan are expecting the trade deal to provide a boost

How to Accurately Complete a NAFTA Certificate of Origin

By Gloria Terhaar, ABC Customs Brokers Oct 15, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership — A Quick Overview

ABC Customs Brokers Oct 15, 2015

U.S. Lumber Futures Surge 4 Percent As Trade Deal with Canada Expires

By Michael Hirtzer, Reuters Oct 13, 2015

Oct 12 U.S. lumber futures jumped 4 percent to their highest levels in a month on Monday as inventories of the building material ran low and a nearly decade-old trade deal with Canada expired, traders and analysts said.

Rewrite Unfair Canada Softwood Agreement, says U.S. Lumber Coalition

By Bill Esler, Woodworking Network Oct 13, 2015

Monitoring Program for Softwood Lumber Products Shipments as of October 13th, 2015

Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Canada via Candadian Society of Customs Brokers Oct 13, 2015

Will China Join Forces Against TPP?

RT Oct 13, 2015

TPP and U.S. Exports – What’s Next?

By Frank Samolis , Global Trade Oct 13, 2015

Increase in U.S. Exports Will Vary by Industry

Forget NAFTA, the TPP is the New ‘Gold Standard’ of Global Trade

By Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post Oct 13, 2015

Three Ways Freer Trade and the TPP Will Benefit Canadians

By Ian J. Irvine, Metro Oct 13, 2015

After years of negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries, including Canada, have reached a tentative trade deal.

A Serving of Guilt — How Breaching Canada's Food Supply Law Could Leave Your Company's Officers On the Hook

By Wendy J. Wagner, Anastasia Semenova and Valerie Akujobi, Lexology Oct 13, 2015

Did you know that the Canadian government can reach beyond your company’s coffers and into your wallet for importing or handling food the wrong way?

System Maintenance Notice

ABC Customs Brokers Oct 09, 2015

Renew Free Trade Agreement Certificates for Duty Reduction and Elimination

Oct 08, 2015

Guidelines for U.S. Shippers Who Ship to Canada by Courier

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Oct 06, 2015

The CSCB has prepared a set of guidelines that members might wish to share with US shippers who ship by courier. These guidelines address the most common areas where errors occur or where inadequate information is presented.

China Says It’s Getting Serious About Its Food Safety Laws

By Alex Swerdloff , Vice Food LLC. Oct 06, 2015

The EU Ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

EIN News Oct 06, 2015

The EU today finalised the ratification process of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – the first major multilateral deal in years, expected to significantly simplify and modernise customs procedures around the world.

CBP Moves to Revoke or Modify Rulings on Classification, Origin Marking, Duty Exemption

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Oct 06, 2015

Expiration of Softwood Pact Nears, Concerns Arise

Pallet Enterprise Oct 06, 2015

Softwood Lumber Agreement: As the trade pact sets to expire, neither the U.S. nor Canadian authorities can reach a new agreement. Looks as if conditions are right for Canadian lumber imports to increase.

Biggest Trade Deal Since NAFTA Reached; What TPP Means for Business

By Kent Hoover, Oct 06, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Office of the United States Trade Representative Oct 05, 2015

Canada Concludes Free Trade Agreement with Trans-Pacific Partners

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Oct 05, 2015