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International Trade News Stories posted since August 09, 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

11 Steps to Importing Canadian Entrepreneurs Must Know

ABC Customs Brokers Oct 01, 2015

E.U. and U.S. Mega Deal Sparks Inflated Emotions

World Poultry Sep 29, 2015

The EU and the US are negotiating a free trade and investment agreement. Negotiations are also about import tariffs but mainly about sanitary and phytosanitary standards. In this two part series, World Poultry examines this deal which can have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.

New Legislation: Ports of Entry, Supply Chain Security, Wildlife Trade

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Sep 29, 2015

What Canada Needs to Succeed in a Changing, Globalized World

By Daniel Muzyka and Glen Hodgson, The Globe and Mail Sep 29, 2015

Canada Needs to Look Beyond U.S. to Diversify Trade Relations

By Willy Kruh, The Globe and Mail Sep 29, 2015

The United States has always been Canada’s No. 1 trading partner, so there’s no surprise that executives are nearly unanimous in feeling that it should be Canada’s top priority in opening up two-way trade and investment.

Wall of Pucks? Canadians Say 'Take Off Eh' to Border Block Plan

By Eric Lam, Bloomberg News Sep 29, 2015

CBSA Issues Revised Customs Guidance On Related Party Transactions And Value For Duty: New Opportunities And Obligations

By John W. Boscariol, Robert Glasgow and Justin Shoemaker, McCarthy Tétrault LLP Sep 29, 2015

On September 17, 2015, the Canadian Border Services Agency ("CBSA") released a revised D-Memorandum D13-4-5, "Transaction Value Method for Related Persons" (the "Memorandum"), addressing the impact of income tax transfer pricing on the value for duty to be declared on goods imported into Canada.

Canada Can Play Hardball on Softwood

By Roslyn Kunin, The Vancouver Sun Sep 29, 2015

Strong demand and reduced supply is pushing up the price of lumber

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Could Be Closed this Week

CBC News Sep 29, 2015

Battles remain over auto, dairy sector concessions

7 Excellent Reasons to Invest in Trade Compliance Education

ABC Customs Brokers Sep 24, 2015

CFIA Updates Aquatic Animal Import Requirements

Sep 23, 2015

New CFIA Requirements for Seafood Imports

ABC Customs Brokers Sep 22, 2015

Imports Keep Domestic Shelves Stocked

By Lora Abcarian, The Producer News Sep 22, 2015

U.S. House Panel Votes to Lift 40-Year-Old Ban on Oil Exports

By Matthew Daly, CTV News Sep 22, 2015

A key House committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, setting up a likely vote by the full House on a bill President Barack Obama opposes.

China-U.S. Trade Soars, Benefitting Both Nations

By Gao Hucheng , USA Today Sep 22, 2015

As President Xi Jinping visits the United States this week, we look forward to a bright future.

CFIA Baffles Pork Sector with Transport Truck Rules

The Western Producer Sep 22, 2015

Heroic efforts to keep a deadly hog disease at bay in Canada may be for naught due to pending regulatory moves by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Conference Board Predicts Tough Times for Food Sector

Kelsey Johnson Sep 22, 2015

Canada’s food services and food manufacturing industries should anticipate narrower profit margins as a weaker national ecnomy dampens the sectors’ economic outlooks, the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday.

WTO COOL Tariff Ruling Set for Fall

Meat + Poultry Sep 22, 2015

Canada Needs to be a Full Partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Perrin Beatty

By Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, National Post Sep 22, 2015

Weak Loonie is Expected to Benefit Food Manufacturing Exporters: Conference Board of Canada

Canadian Shipper Sep 22, 2015

The weakness in the Canadian dollar will have various implications for the food manufacturing industry over the coming years, said a recent report on Canada’s Food Manufacturing Industry released by the Conference Board of Canada.

NAFTA Steel Groups Urge TPP Negotiators to Retain Higher Auto Value Content

Canadian Steel Producers Association Sep 22, 2015

Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Sep 22, 2015

Wheat Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Sep 22, 2015

Imports of wheat / barley and their products into Canada are subject to controls under Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA).

Surprise! Unexpected Costs to Plan For When Importing into Canada

By Patti O'Malley, Sep 17, 2015

U.S. Tariff Threat As Dispute Drags On

By Simon Barber, Business Day Sep 15, 2015

The Obama administration is actively considering the re-imposition of tariffs on a range of South African exports worth billions of rand including cars, ferromanganese, citrus and wine, unless SA moves rapidly to open its market to US chicken, beef and pork.

US Pork Exporters Expect Decade-long Japanese Tariff Reduction in TPP

By Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse Sep 15, 2015

TPP’s Sugar Shuffle and the Problems of Trade Diversion

By K. William Watson, Cato Institute Sep 15, 2015

Will FDA’s New Food Import Programs Make Food Safer?

By Brandon Neuschafer , Food Safety News Sep 15, 2015

Preventive Control Rules for Human and Animal Food Effective Beginning September 2016

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Sep 15, 2015

Customs Postpones ACE Compliance Deadline

DC Velocity Sep 15, 2015

Deadline for mandatory filing of electronic entries and entry summaries pushed back from Nov. 1, 2015, to Feb. 28, 2016.

Some Toronto Container Truckers Hit Picket Lines

Today's Trucking Sep 15, 2015

TPP Talks Motor On

By Adam Behsudi , Politico Sep 15, 2015

Canada Lifts Import Ban on Poultry from Washington State

All Point Bulletin Sep 15, 2015

Canadian Exporters Missing the Low-hanging Fruit, Must Tap into Value Chain: HSBC

By David Kennedy, Canadian Manufacturing Sep 15, 2015

Exporters need to fight harder for U.S., world market share over next decade

How U.S. Exporters Can Access the Profitable Canadian Market

By Linda DeRuiter, Sep 10, 2015

U.S. Opens Anti-Dumping Probe on $2 Billion in Steel Imports

Industry Week Sep 08, 2015

Under the Hood of U.S. Trade Was Spark for Stronger Europe

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg Business Sep 08, 2015

Auto-Parts Dispute Taps the Brakes on Pacific Trade Deal

By William Mauldin and Dudley Althaus, The Wall Street Journal Sep 08, 2015

North American and Japanese industries disagree on rules of origin for components

Russia Proposes Endless Ban on U.S., EU Meat Imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov, Sep 08, 2015

U.S. Disputing Canada, Mexico: Retaliation Looms in Meat Labeling Dispute

By Larry Limpf, The Press Sep 08, 2015

Japan, U.S. to Resume TPP Auto Talks Wednesday in Washington

The Japan Times Sep 08, 2015

Why Ontario Should Fear Further U.S. Trade Barriers

By Livio Di Matteo, Waterloo Region Record Sep 08, 2015

Canada Dairy Protection Hurts TPP Bid

By Jennifer Hewett, The Australian Dairy Farmer Sep 08, 2015

Canada Needs Stronger Ties with Mexico

By Raynell Andreychuk, Ottawa Citizen Sep 08, 2015

With 60 per cent of our GDP and one in five jobs linked to exports, Canada is a trading nation.

Provincial Protectionism Hinders Trade Within Canada

By Dan Kelly, The Huffington Post Sep 08, 2015

If the Softwood Lumber Agreement Falls in the Forest

By Naomi Christensen, The Vancouver Sun Sep 08, 2015

U.S. Made Goods Returned – Not Always Duty Free

By Aimee Miller, Sep 03, 2015

U.S. Ends Limits on Canada Poultry Imports Imposed After Bird flu

By Tom Polansek, Reuters Sep 01, 2015

The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday lifted restrictions on imports of poultry and poultry products from Ontario, Canada, in the latest sign the farm sector is starting to recover from a severe outbreak of bird flu.

U.S. Government Forecasts its Beef Imports Will Fall in 2016

By Ciaran Moran, AgriLand Sep 01, 2015

U.S. Steel Imports Up in July on China Glut: More Pain Ahead?

Zacks Equity Research Sep 01, 2015

Imports of steel, which continue to haunt the American steel industry, shoot up roughly 5% from the previous month in July – according to the American Iron and Steel Institute ("AISI"), an association of North American steel makers.

U.S. Trade with Cuba Will Import Goods and Ideas

By John Rigolizzo, Jr., Farm Journal Sep 01, 2015

The red-white-and-blue flag of Cuba now flies before a reopened embassy in Washington, D.C.—a powerful emblem of the new bond between the United States and its longtime rival.

COOL Frustrations Illustrate Weaknesses in WTO Dispute Settlement System

By Lawrence Herman , Financial Post Sep 01, 2015

If WTO members want to prevaricate, there are endless routes available

U.S. Sugar Program Snags Pacific Trade Talks

By Alan Bjerga and Marvin G. Perez, Bloomberg News Sep 01, 2015

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 percent of the world's economy.

3 Ps are Fuelling Canada-India Trade, Says Trade Minister Ed Fast

South Asian Observer Sep 01, 2015

India and Canada enjoy traditional trade in the 3 Ps - pulses, potash and power (nuclear)

EU New Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Wood from Host Species of the Asian longhorned Beetle

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Sep 01, 2015

Notice to Industry - European Union adopts new phytosanitary requirements for the export of wood from host species of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB)

How International Trade Agreements Factor into the Food Industry

By Carolyn Heneghan , Food Dive Sep 01, 2015

TPP, TTIP, organic equivalencies — trade agreements have been all over the headlines for the past few months. But what is the impact for food and beverage companies in the U.S.?

Canada Meat Industry Loses $500Mln Over Anti-Russia Sanctions

Sputnik Sep 01, 2015

Sebastien Dakin, the regional director of Canada Eurasia Business Association (CERBA), said that he expected trade turnover between Russia and Canada to “fall significantly” because of anti-Russia sanctions and the food embargo.

ACE: Updated Timeline for Mandatory Transition to ACE for Electronic Entry and Summary Filing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sep 01, 2015

Asean, Canada Agree to Double Trade to Bt675 Bn

The Nation Multimedia Sep 01, 2015

Asean economic ministers and the Canada-Asean Business Council (CABC) concluded a consultation meeting in Kuala Lumpur yesterday and came up with a target to double Asean-Canada trade in 2020 from 19 billion Canadian dollars (Bt675 billion) currently.

Canada’s East Coast Ports Target Increased Maritime Trade

By Leo Ryan, American Journal of Transportation Sep 01, 2015

EUR/CAD: Every Customer Matters!

By Mike Scrive , FXStreet Sep 01, 2015

As one might expect, Canada’s largest trading partner is the United States accounting for over 62% of all Canadian exports.

World Trade: On the Mend?

EDC Sep 01, 2015

Canada had a blockbuster export month in June.

Trade Logistics: Canada-US Relationship Friendly and Advantageous

Inbound Logisitics Sep 01, 2015

In the logistics of trade, the relationship between Canada and the United States is friendly and advantageous on both sides of the border.

T is for Trade Compliance Education – Fall Season Begins Sep 17

By Adriana Zamora, Aug 26, 2015

Going back to school is not just for kids anymore. This fall we want to challenge you to sharpen your trade, customs and logistics skills by going back to school with us.

Memorandum D3-1-8 Cargo – Export Movements

Canada Border Services Agency Aug 25, 2015

This memorandum outlines and explains the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements and administrative policies regarding the report and control of cargo exported from Canada by air, highway, marine and rail carriers.

Memorandum D3-7-1 CBSA Marine Operations – Cargo Containers Used in International Service

Canada Border Services Agency Aug 25, 2015

Memorandum D3-1-3 Commercial Importation of Intoxicating Liquors

Canada Border Services Agency Aug 25, 2015

Memorandum D3-1-3

U.S. Slapping Anti-Dumping Tariffs On Paper Imports

By Alex Lawson, Law360 Aug 25, 2015

U.S. Keeps Tariff on Plastic Bags

Viet Nam News Aug 25, 2015

EU to Clear ‘Confusion’ Over U.S. Trade Pact

Times of Malta Aug 25, 2015

Trump: ‘Icahn Could Turn U.S. Trade Deals Around’

By Suzanne O'Halloran, FOX Business Aug 25, 2015

Canada Puts Global Trade Deal at Risk to Defend Family Dairy Farms

By Alan Bjerga, Financial Post Aug 25, 2015

Gov. Nixon Signs Agreement to Further Trade with Canada, Missouri’s Top Export Market

Office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Aug 25, 2015

State’s first agreement with province of Alberta comes during trade mission that includes meetings with key government officials and leading businesses

CBSA Launches System Outage Contingency Plan

Canada Border Services Agency Aug 25, 2015

Patience Rather Than Panic Needed in COOL Debate

Farm and Ranch Guide Aug 25, 2015

NAFTA Countries Reignite Negotiations Over TPP Auto-Parts Dispute

By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail Aug 25, 2015

Negotiators for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are meeting in Washington to try to break a deadlock over autos – one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a massive Pacific Rim trade pact between 12 countries.

CFIA Update on Import Restrictions from U.S. States Affected by HPAI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Aug 18, 2015

Lines Report Large Numbers of Containers Destroyed After Tianjin Port Explosion

By Sam Whelan, The Loadstar Aug 18, 2015

Shipping activities have resumed this morning in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin after being suspended following two devastating explosions last night that rocked the city.

What a Weaker Chinese Yuan Means for the World

By Malcolm Scott and Ailing Tan, Bloomberg Business Aug 18, 2015

Move to allow the market a greater say in setting the yuan level is roiling currencies, commodities and stocks the world over

Dairy Export Certificate Request Forms Under Review by USDA

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Aug 18, 2015

Vietnam Passes India as Second-Largest Source of U.S. Textile and Apparel Imports

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Aug 18, 2015

The Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel reports that monthly imports of cotton, wool, manmade fiber, silk blend and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 5.60 billion square meter equivalents in June, up 4.7 percent from May and 11.4 percent from June 2014.

C-TPAT Exporters Now Benefit from Customs Facilitation

By Hogan Lovells , Lexology Aug 18, 2015

As part of the President’s National Export Initiative, U.S. exporters can now apply to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

A Brief History of U.S. Trade with China

By Elena Holodny, Business Insider Aug 18, 2015

Naturally, a currency devaluation brings up fears over what that means for other countries who have an economic relationship with China.

Trade Deals Improve Ability to Increase Value of Exported Pork and Beef Products

mySteinbach Aug 18, 2015

Canada, Mexico Greatly Inflate COOL Impact

By U.S. Trade Representative , Iowa Farmer Today Aug 18, 2015

Canada-China Trade Pact Puts Our Sovereignty at Risk: Author

Vancouver Sun Aug 18, 2015

U.S. Broker-Known Importer Program Offers Another Option to Expedite Shipments

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Aug 14, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the implementation of the Broker-Known Importer Program, which offers an additional avenue to enhance the sharing of trade intelligence between importers and brokers and between the trade community and CBP.

Discover Your Unfair Advantage with Non-Resident Importing

By Allison Douglas, Aug 13, 2015

ICC Calls for Harmonized Non-preferential Rules of Origin

International Chamber of Commerce Aug 11, 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is calling on countries to stop rolling out unilateral non-preferential rules of origin and encouraging them to conclude the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Rules of Origin.

U.S. Officials to Look into Chinese Refrigerant Imports

By Krista Hughes , Reuters Aug 11, 2015

Why Europe and the U.S. Are Locked in a Food Fight Over TTIP

By Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer in Law at City University London , The Conversation Aug 11, 2015

U.S. International Trade Commission Extends Trade Relief on Diamond Sawblades from China

Wiley Rein LLP Aug 11, 2015

In an important victory for U.S. producers of diamond sawblades, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to extend the antidumping duty (AD) order covering diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China for an additional five years.

U.S. Confident of Concluding TPP Trade Pact This Year

By David Brunnstrom, Reuters Aug 11, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence on Friday that an ambitious Pacific trade pact could be completed this year and said a recent nuclear deal with Iran proved hurdles in international agreements could be overcome.

These 5 Facts Explain the Obstacles to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Ian Bremmer , Time Aug 11, 2015

The major trade deal should still pass, but there are significant sticking points left

TPP Negotiations Complicated by Election Campaigns

By Alexander Panetta , Toronto Star Aug 11, 2015

Some countries are pushing to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership quickly, but several elections could make talks difficult.

Why Trade Rules for SMEs Need Reform

By Dan Ciuriak, Financial Post Aug 11, 2015

Lowering the rules of origin hurdle would boost trade, and enable more SMEs to enter into exporting

How Small Businesses Can Get a Better Deal Out of FTAs

The C. D. Howe Institute Aug 11, 2015

Canada Ratifies Agreement on Wine Labelling

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Aug 11, 2015

Canadian wine exporters to directly benefit from new agreement

N.Z., U.S. Dairy Farmers Call on Canada to Open its Market Amid Deadlocked Trade Talks

CBC News Aug 11, 2015

New Zealand farmers say they survived loss of subsidies

Dairy Farmers Milk Politics of Pacific Trade Pact

By Allison Lampert, Krista Hughes and Rod Nickel, Reuters Aug 11, 2015

United States Announces Trilateral Agreement with Canada and Mexico to Expand Trusted Traveler Programs

The Department of Homeland Security Aug 11, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has joined Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico in outlining the first steps toward the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network.