International Trade News Stories posted since May 25, 2014
Canadian Shipper Jul 22, 2014
US Customs and Border Protection is launching an 18-month programme to test a trusted trader initiative
Journal of Commerce Jul 22, 2014
Industry Minister James Moore says he's on a mission to create a true free trade zone within Canada and expects to hand officials a mandate to start the process of negotiating with provinces as early as this fall.
By Anca Gurzu, Embassy Jul 22, 2014
Top negotiators have been meeting in Brussels this week to hammer out what are now described as remaining legalistic issues.
Canada Border Services Agency Jul 22, 2014
Canada and the United States (U.S.) are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader programs
CBSA Jul 15, 2014
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently published its trade verification targets for the second half of 2014.
Transport Canada Jul 14, 2014
Improved infrastructure means more rail cars can be unloaded at once
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jul 14, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to launch as soon as July 10 the third phase of its ongoing test of the Document Image System.
By Dave Battagello, The Windsor Star Jul 14, 2014
An ongoing shortage of truck drivers is poised to get worse and will soon lead to added costs for consumers, industry leaders said Wednesday.
By Emma Crawford Hampel, Business in Vancouver Jul 14, 2014
Canadian companies are still not using Renminbi when conducting these transactions
By Robert Bowman, Forbes Jul 14, 2014
Retailers are rushing to bring holiday merchandise into the U.S., to protect against potential disruptions arising from ongoing contract talks between West Coast longshore labor and marine terminal operators.
By Connie Spolar, Jul 10, 2014
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.
Canadian Council of Chief Executives Jul 08, 2014
Canadian business leaders today emphasized the need to tear down economic barriers that impede growth and job creation across the region
By Wei Tian, China Daily Jul 07, 2014
The zone's original "negative list", which outlines forbidden or restricted areas for foreign investment activities, had been criticized for having too many restrictions and a lack of transparency.
By Gavin van Marle , The Loadstar Jul 07, 2014
Russia’s non-acceptance of the TIR carnet system could cost the country’s shippers around $2.2bn in extra costs, according to a study produced on behalf of the International Road Haulage Union.
World Trade 100 Magazine Jul 07, 2014
European Union regulations, requiring all air cargo or mail handled by carriers operating from third country airports (ACC3s) must be physically screened by EU-approved aviation security starting July 1.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jul 07, 2014
An arrangement under which organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea may be labeled as organic in either country took effect July 1, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
By Kristy Kirkup, CBC News Jul 07, 2014
By David Worts , iPolitics Jul 07, 2014
The tabling of the final text of the bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea earlier this month has brought Canada another step closer to its first trade agreement in Asia.
By Cherie Storms, ABC Customs Brokers Jul 03, 2014
With the relative ease in enjoying the benefits of NAFTA, you can also take advantage of free trade on importations from other participating countries.
Canadian Shipper Jul 03, 2014
Negotiations for a new labour contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward as the existing, six-year coast-wide labor agreement expires July 1.
By Derrick Penner, The Vancouver Sun Jun 30, 2014
CBC News Jun 30, 2014
Canadian shipping companies aren't the only ones rallying against increased inspection fees proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Government of Canada Jun 30, 2014
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, on June 27, 2014, issued the following statement:
“Canada is very concerned over recent legislation in the United States that reflects repeated attempts to impose domestic content requirements for products purchased by federal, state and municipal-level governments within the U.S.
CBC News Jun 30, 2014
Recent immigrants to Canada who begin small or medium-sized businesses are more likely to export and more likely to target markets other than the U.S., according to a new study.
Trade Ready Jun 30, 2014
By Crystal Higgs, Jun 26, 2014
Thomson Reuters Jun 24, 2014
China and Australia, which have been trying to set up a bilateral free trade agreement for years, are determined to sign a deal by the end of this year, Australia's trade chief said on Tuesday after talks with Chinese leaders.
Truckinginfo.com Jun 24, 2014
Canadian truckers have blasted a U.S. proposal that would greatly hike some fees at the border.
By Sander Bruins Slot, Fresh Plaza Jun 24, 2014
A proposal to increase fees charged by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the inspections it undertakes is being met by resistance from fresh produce importers.
By Geoffrey York, The Globe and Mail Jun 24, 2014
South Africa might be strike-plagued, on the brink of recession and refusing to sign any foreign investment treaties these days, but it will remain the linchpin of Canada’s economic strategy on the African continent, International Trade Minister Ed Fast says.
China Central Television Jun 23, 2014
The free trade account for Shanghai's free trade zone (FTZ) was officially launched by China's central bank on Wednesday, as part of efforts to test bolder financial reforms in a risk-controlled environment.
International Trade Administration Jun 23, 2014
The FIFA World Cup is underway and all over the world, excitement grows as fans cheer on their national teams. Americans are no exception.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jun 23, 2014
The European Commission announced June 18 that the sixth round of discussions on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be held July 14-18 in Brussels.
Government of Canada Jun 23, 2014
Canadian companies that sell internationally are more confident about business prospects now than they were during the global economic boom period between 2003 and 2006, according to the semi-annual Trade Confidence Index by Export Development Canada (EDC).
China News Service Jun 23, 2014
Canada and China signed a few memorandums of understanding at the ministerial level to push ahead trade and investment in agriculture, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz said in Shanghai on Friday following his visits in Beijing and Guangzhou.
By Scott Sinclair, The Tyee Jun 23, 2014
Editor's note: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's trade policy analyst Scott Sinclair visited Berlin recently to testify on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) before the Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection committee of the German Bundestag (federal parliament). While in Berlin, he discussed CETA issues with parliamentarians, NGOs, trade policy experts and media analysts. Here's what he found.
CTV News Jun 23, 2014
Small Business Minister Maxime Bernier says he is hopeful the election of a federalist premier in Quebec will help break the log-jam toward freer trade within Canada.
By Ron McConnell, ABC Customs Brokers Jun 19, 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have been in negotiations since May 12, 2014 over a new West Coast longshore labor contract.
Government of Canada Jun 18, 2014
The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, Port Metro Vancouver and other partners have been collectively implementing an action plan to ensure the stability of container truck operations at the port since March 26, 2014.
TSI Terminal Systems Inc. Jun 18, 2014
MMD Magazine Jun 17, 2014
The company that provides ship docking services at BC ports and the union representing Vancouver-area longshoremen have agreed to enter into binding arbitration, averting the threat of a strike.
Government of Canada Jun 16, 2014
The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will benefit hard-working Canadians from all sectors in every region across the country
Today's Trucking Jun 16, 2014
The federal government announced it is contributing $3 million to reduce wait times at Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals by using new technologies to better link operations.
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Jun 12, 2014
The CSCB has received additional information from CBSA and Transport Canada regarding the pre-clearance process.
By Allison Douglas, ABC Customs Brokers Jun 12, 2014
A Non-Resident Importer (NRI) is simply a company that is considered the Importer of Record for shipments going into Canada, even though the company does not have a physical presence in Canada.
FIATA Jun 11, 2014
The enforcement of China 24-hour Advance Manifest Rule in Shanghai as a pilot will be in effect starting June 28th 2014.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jun 10, 2014
The European Commission released June 4 a report showing a significant increase in trade defense measures, especially antidumping duties, against EU exports in 2013.
By Susan Lunn, CBC News Jun 10, 2014
Asia Pacific Foundation survey finds respondents see China as an increasing threat
By Robin Emmott, Reuters Jun 09, 2014
The world's leading industrialised nations vowed on Thursday to seal a series of free-trade deals that would radically change the shape of global commerce despite rising popular opposition.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jun 09, 2014
The departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury recently issued their semiannual regulatory agendas, which list the following regulations affecting international trade that could be issued within the next year as well as rulemaking proceedings that have been in process for some time and are not as likely to see further progress in the near term.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jun 09, 2014
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird concluded, in Ecuador, a successful visit to several Latin American countries from June 1 to June 6, 2014.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jun 09, 2014
Strengthening Canada-ASEAN economic ties through trade promotion a key component of Canada’s ambitious pro-trade plan to boost exports.
By Susana Mas, CBC News Jun 09, 2014
Heyman says that 'naysayers' of bilateral relationship should not 'mistake headlines for trend-lines'
Transport Canada Jun 09, 2014
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries.
By Cherie Storms, ABC Customs Brokers Jun 05, 2014
Transport Canada authorizes a streamlined process to certain commercial importers who import vehicles that are new, have never been owned or licensed, and are certified by the manufacturer to comply with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS).
Inbound Logistics Jun 04, 2014
They may be the simplest equipment in the warehouse, but pallets play an integral role in logistics operations. Just try to manage your supply chain without them.
By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Jun 04, 2014
Buy American is back with a vengeance.
By BJ Siekierski, iPolitics Jun 03, 2014
Pascal Lamy was never shy about questioning the benefits of non-WTO trade agreements during his eight years at the helm of the World Trade Organization, but he usually did so broadly.
By Deborah Catalano Ruriani, Inbound Logistics Jun 03, 2014
Companies moving products into the United States must not only develop expertise about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, but also make a continual effort to stay up to date on changes to the rules.
Canadian Shipper Jun 03, 2014
The secretary for Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has delayed for two more years new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the US to be security scanned prior to departure from overseas amid questions over whether this is the best way to protect US ports.
Toronto Sun Jun 03, 2014
Canada is well known for exporting natural resources, but what about makeup and dog food?
Journal of Commerce Jun 03, 2014
The food industry has made great strides in bringing perishable goods from the West Coast to East Coast markets in a safe and timely fashion.
Canadian Shipper Jun 03, 2014
Importers and exporters in western Canada "whacked" with millions of dollars in unexpected costs as a result of a work stoppage at Port Metro Vancouver earlier this year, say they are angry and frustrated, and want the situation addressed.
By John Ivison , National Post Jun 03, 2014
Free trade between Canada’s provinces is written into the very fabric of Canadian life
By Steven Burton, The Huffington Post Jun 03, 2014
New regulations in the U.S. and Canada are poised to "amp up" enforcement of non-compliant food manufacturers via sweeping new changes to food safety laws.
Truck News May 28, 2014
Vincent Ready says drivers must be paid for wait times or serious repercussions will occur
Automotive News May 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China involving cars and auto parts, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The U.S. Department of Commerce May 26, 2014
At the Department of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency we are dedicated to helping more minority-owned business leverage their competitive advantage and expand their business through exports.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency May 26, 2014
Canadian and American growers benefit from new testing requirements for potato cyst nematode
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada May 26, 2014
Improved market access means more opportunities for Canadian businesses and workers