International Trade News Stories posted since February 26, 2015
AllAfrica Apr 21, 2015
South Africa and the United States have agreed to strengthen and deepen their bilateral trade and investment relations following the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa) Council meeting in Washington DC.
By Elaine Kurtenbach, U.S. News & World Report Apr 21, 2015
By Krista Hughes, Reuters Apr 21, 2015
By Andres Leon, International Trade Administration Apr 21, 2015
By Andy Szal, Manufacturing.net Apr 21, 2015
By Dan Yates, The Western Producer Apr 21, 2015
As a United Nations organization put a spotlight on global food safety issues, a Saskatchewan-based researcher had high praise for Canada’s system of checks and balances.
By John Weekes, The Globe and Mail Apr 21, 2015
The Office of the Prime Minister Apr 21, 2015
PM welcomes commercial announcements by Canadian and Indian companies
By Kalyan Kumar , International Business Times Apr 21, 2015
New Zealand has urged Canada to get serious on the Trans Pacific Pact agreement and make a meaningful offer to open up its markets as the U.S. is moving ahead to fast track it.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 20, 2015
CFIA Consultation with Micro and Small Businesses Closes June 30
By Carolyn Thompson , National Post Apr 15, 2015
By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Apr 14, 2015
In the soft-power battle for the direction of and influence over Asia-Pacific’s future, the ammunition has always been money.
By Global Research, Dr. Dean Baker Apr 14, 2015
The proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are doing everything they can to try to push their case as they prepare for the fast-track vote before Congress this month.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 14, 2015
By Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media Apr 14, 2015
By Jon Chavez, The Blade Apr 14, 2015
Report: Ohio’s exports hit $52.1B last year
Reuters Apr 14, 2015
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet from Wednesday in a bid to strike a two-way deal giving momentum to a pan-Pacific free-trade pact, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ahead of a leaders' summit late this month.
By Jim Bronskill , Metro Apr 14, 2015
The Record Apr 14, 2015
Japan is Canada's best bet as an Asian trading partner
Royal Bank of Canada Apr 14, 2015
By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Apr 14, 2015
Ottawa is pushing hard to get an investment deal with India and open markets for a clutch of key exports as Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first visit to Canada this week.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Apr 14, 2015
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 14, 2015
Canada strengthening its ability to anticipate, detect and respond to food safety risks
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 14, 2015
ABC Customs Brokers Apr 09, 2015
Valuation is the determination of the correct value of goods being imported and declared to the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA requires all goods imported into Canada have a value for duty which is the base figure on which an importer calculates the duty and taxes he/she may owe the CBSA on their goods.
The United States Department of Justice Apr 07, 2015
Reuters Apr 07, 2015
China's bank technology restrictions and a draft anti-terrorism law may run counter to the country's international trade commitments, the U.S. Trade Representative said in a report released on Wednesday.
ThePoultrySite Apr 07, 2015
The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws changing Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) until after a World Trade Organisation ruling on the matter.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 07, 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Apr 07, 2015
JournalStar Apr 07, 2015
U.S. and Japanese negotiators are rushing to complete a politically charged trade agreement they can unveil during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month, something they hope will pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact with 10 other countries.
By Roger C. Altman, Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc., and Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Council on Foreign Relations Apr 07, 2015
By Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees Apr 07, 2015
These agreements have included a clause giving individual companies the right to challenge the decisions of democratically elected governments, in ways that citizens themselves don’t have.
The Globe and Mail Apr 07, 2015
Canada’s dairy farmers, ensconced behind towering tariff walls, have long enjoyed near-exclusive access to captive Canadian consumers. But here and there, there are new breaches in the ramparts.
By Sneh Duggal, Embassy Apr 07, 2015
Little is being said about the specifics of the ninth round, held just weeks before a scheduled April visit by the Indian leader.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 07, 2015
An interim province-based regulation approach will be introduced on April 2, 2015.
CBC News Apr 07, 2015
Honda Canada plans to take advantage of the still-to-be ratified free-trade agreement with the European Union to produce vehicles for export to Europe for the first time, the auto company announced Monday.
By Barrie McKenna , The Globe and Mail Apr 07, 2015
For Stephen Harper, signing free trade deals in Europe and Asia isn’t just about selling more Canadian planes, beef or potash.
ABC Customs Brokers Apr 02, 2015
If you are new to importing goods into the United States there are many requirements, restrictions, and regulations involved.
By Li Shengjiao, Caixin Mar 31, 2015
Politicians in Washington should drop the China threat theory and stop putting the two countries on a collision course
By Alexander Panetta , The Globe and Mail Mar 31, 2015
TheCattleSite Mar 31, 2015
Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Mar 31, 2015
Movement of grain by rail has improved over the past year
Government of Canada Mar 31, 2015
Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s trade finance agency, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) (ICBK), today agreed to work together to promote the use of Renminbi (RMB) as a currency of settlement in trade-related transactions.
CBC News Mar 31, 2015
EU and South Korea trade deals and loss of assembly capacity threaten vehicle output
By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Mar 31, 2015
The head of Australia’s dairy lobby has some advice for Canadian farmers: Embrace free trade, and thrive.
By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Mar 31, 2015
Asia-Pacific: B.C. bets on small product-specific trade deals
By Juliet Alohan, The World Customs Organisation Mar 31, 2015
The WCO and its Members have pledged to remain vigilant and to continue to take an active security role in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the different regions.
ABC Customs Brokers Mar 26, 2015
ABC Customs Brokers Mar 26, 2015
Whether your company has just entered into the world of international trade, or you are already there and are assessing your options regarding your service providers, you will inevitably have to make some decisions regarding your customs brokerage services. Although this would seem like a fairly simple decision, not all customs brokers provide the same services and they can play a key role in the long term success of your company.
By Pete Evans, CBC News Mar 24, 2015
Direct exchange hub could smooth way for businessess doing deals in China
By Chris Prentice , Reuters Mar 24, 2015
Agreement suspended duties on imports of sugar from Mexico
Deutsche Welle Mar 24, 2015
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has pledged to prevent any clauses in a US-EU trade deal that go against the ideals of his party, the Social Democrats - including protection clauses called for by the US.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 24, 2015
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement David Mills recently gave an update on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s export enforcement efforts amid the ongoing Export Control Reform initiative.
Reuters Mar 24, 2015
U.S. trade officials will investigate a complaint that imports of Canadian paper benefit from unfair government subsidies, the Department of Commerce said on Thursday, a move which could end in import duties.
By Louella D. Desiderio, The Philippine Star Mar 24, 2015
In a joint statement, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Ed Fast and Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said they met in Manila last Friday “to discuss the potential for enhanced bilateral trade and investment relations between our two countries.”
The Office of the Prime Minister Mar 24, 2015
By Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail Mar 24, 2015
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman says “challenges” are inevitable in the complex Canada-United States relationship, but is playing down suggestions of a chill showing up in his troubled first year as envoy in Canada as reported by The Globe and Mail.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Mar 23, 2015
By David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon H. Hanson, Washington Post Mar 17, 2015
Korea JoongAng Daily Mar 17, 2015
Korea’s market share has grown even at a time of weak yen
The Economic Times Mar 17, 2015
As part of efforts to improve its ranking on 'Ease of Doing Business', India today reduced the number of mandatory documents required for import and export of goods to three in each case.
By Chris Plecash, Embassy Mar 17, 2015
Observers say Canadian companies face compliance costs given legal situation.
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance Mar 17, 2015
On news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators will meet March 9–15, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) President Lisa Skierka today issued the following statement on the status of the TPP trade talks.
Reuters Mar 17, 2015
Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12-country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.
By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Mar 17, 2015
It is no coincidence that Southeast Asia has appeared more prominently in Canada's economic consciousness recently.
Alexander Panetta Mar 17, 2015
New deal needs legal, budgetary approval before being implemented
Mar 12, 2015
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By Richard Blackwell, The Globe and Mail Mar 10, 2015
The Canada Border Services Agency has ruled that cheap subsidized Chinese solar modules are being dumped into Canada, and is imposing stiff provisional import duties to protect Canadian manufacturers.
By Tim Diacono , Malta Today Mar 10, 2015
Chamber of Commerce President says TTIP agreement will add 0.5% to GDP growth annually in EU and create 1.3 million jobs in the EU over the next 10 years
By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Mar 10, 2015
Canada’s lumber producers should be a happy lot. The U.S. housing market is coming back, exports are rising and the Canadian dollar is cheap.
By Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail Mar 10, 2015
The Canadian business community has pushed Ottawa to launch free-trade talks with Beijing.
By Aimee Miller, Mar 05, 2015
The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter Mar 05, 2015
The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter is proudly hosting the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman for a breakfast event on March 19, 2015.
Cape Breton Post Mar 04, 2015
A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.
By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald Mar 04, 2015
A handful of U.S. farm groups are trying to use Canada’s newest BSE case to prop up arguments in favour of mandatory country-of-origin labelling, or COOL.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 04, 2015
By Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times Mar 04, 2015
Amid the gloom over the partisan deadlock in Washington over an infrastructure program and the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. and Canadian governments have quietly cut a deal on a new $2.1 billion bridge linking Detroit and Ontario designed to eliminate a massive bottleneck in the flow of goods between the two countries.
By Simon Rees, Mining Weekly Mar 04, 2015
Brazil sought to boost the level of bilateral trade with Canada, particularly in the sphere of mining, the country’s ambassador to Canada Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos told audience members at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce mining breakfast on Monday.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Mar 04, 2015
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) received Royal Assent. The Agricultural Growth Act will modernize Canadian agriculture and increase trade opportunities for farmers.
By Patrick Gervais , Law Times Mar 04, 2015
Canadian consumers are already benefiting from the Canada-South Korea free-trade agreement that came into force on Jan. 1.
Global News Mar 04, 2015
By Alexander Panetta, Toronto Star Mar 04, 2015
Diplomatic chill: Former Canadian ambassador to Washington Allan Gotlieb blames Obama, says he’s never seen such coolness between Canada, United States
Canadian Trucking Alliance Mar 04, 2015
ABC Customs Brokers Feb 26, 2015
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