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International Trade News Stories posted since December 02, 2014


A First Look At Importing Wooden Décor into Canada

ABC Customs Brokers Jan 29, 2015

When importing goods that fall under tariff items 4420.10, 4420.90, 4421.90 or 9505.10 such as statuettes, other ornaments of wood and articles for Christmas festivities containing wooden components, the following information is required to ensure admissibility under Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) import requirements.


New CBSA Transfer Pricing Policy Creates Opportunities and Obligations for Importers

By John W. Boscariol and Robert A Glasgow, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Jan 27, 2015

Transfer pricing has been a favorite Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) enforcement target for some time now.


HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition

World Customs Organization Jan 27, 2015

The WCO has published the accepted amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature that will enter into force on 1 January 2017.


Japan Exports Grow Most in Year, Signaling Steady Recovery from Recession

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Reuters Jan 27, 2015

Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption.


U.S., Europe Threaten New Sanctions Against Moscow

By Gregory L. White and Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal Jan 27, 2015

U.S. and European leaders threatened new sanctions against Moscow after a missile attack blamed on pro-Russian separatists killed 30 civilians in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the latest escalation in violence that has brought Kiev’s fight with rebels back toward full-scale war.


Retail Concerns Grows As Port Dispute Continues

By Connor D. Wolf, Daily Caller Jan 27, 2015

Retailers have become increasingly alarmed as the West Coast port dispute becomes more hostile.


Ed Fast Talks Free Trade in Kyiv as Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine

CBC News Jan 27, 2015

International Trade Minister Ed Fast arrived in Kyiv on Sunday for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.


10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Customs Broker

ABC Customs Brokers Jan 22, 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.


Imports Spike at Prince Rupert Which Says it Can Handle More

By Mark Szakonyi, Journal of Commerce Jan 20, 2015

The Port of Prince Rupert says it can handle more diversions of U.S-bound cargo after import traffic jumped 72 percent last month, a likely result of shippers rerouting cargo away from congested U.S. terminals.


Non-BRICS Drive Emerging Markets Growth, Optimism

By Julia Kuzeljevich , Canadian Shipper Jan 20, 2015

Dynamism in ASEAN, GCC countries, Sub-Saharan Africa and the large, next-tier economies of Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Mexico and Pakistan is offsetting mixed performance in the BRICS countries that powered emerging markets growth in recent years.


Canada, U.S. Pork Industry Relations at 10-year High

ThePigSite Jan 20, 2015

The general manager of Manitoba Pork says relations among Canadian and American pork producers are running at a 10-year high, writes Bruce Cochrane.


New US-Cuba Travel and Trade Rules Come into Effect

BBC News Jan 20, 2015

New travel and trade rules between the US and Cuba have come into effect in the biggest policy shift between the two countries in more than 50 years.


China Bans Imports of Eggs and Poultry from U.S.

By Theopolis Waters, Reuters Jan 20, 2015

China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.


2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

By Secretary Penny Pritzker , United States Department of Commerce Jan 20, 2015

In my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments was welcoming international investors to the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit.


What You Need to Know When Obama Talks Trade

By Dave Johnson, Huffington Post Jan 20, 2015

President Obama is likely to use the State of the Union to push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the rigged "fast track" trade promotion authority. Here are some facts to counter the expected public relations campaign.


Canada-South Korea Free-Trade Deal Shows Small Gains for Both Sides: Report

By Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail Jan 20, 2015

Canada’s free-trade deal with South Korea will hurt the domestic auto sector, but the pain will be softened by the fact that Canadians will have a bit more money to buy new cars, according to the first detailed analysis of the trade pact.


Dairy Commission Drops Prices As Concerns Rise About EU Trade Deal

CBC News Jan 20, 2015

Optimism that price reduction will help grow demand for dairy products


NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals

By Sunny Freeman, Huffington Post Jan 20, 2015

Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country’s environmental laws, according to a new study.


Canada Strengthens Cooperation with Israel

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jan 20, 2015


Trade Compliance Verifications - January 2015

Canada Border Services Agency Jan 20, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to publicly releasing a semi-annual list of all of its active compliance verification priorities, in the interest of transparency and the promotion of self-compliance.


New EDC Insurance Product Allows Small Canadian Companies To Insure Foreign Sales

Export Development Canada Jan 20, 2015

CIFFA Members will be interested in the following new service provided by EDC. Members can share this information with their customers.


Longshore Union Work Slowdowns Bring Terminal Operations To The Brink Of Gridlock

Pacific Maritime Employers Jan 20, 2015

The following is the latest statement issued by the Pacific Maritime Employers on the on-going negotiations.


Why Made in the USA is Still Good for Canada

By Lou Kaszubski, Jan 15, 2015

While “made in the USA” and “buy USA” bring about images of protectionism, closed borders and angry border guards, a further review can offer a fresh perspective and perhaps a chance to realize some new opportunities for Canadian companies looking to expand their market.


Canada Imposes Further Sanctions Targeting Russian Oil and Gas Industry

By Daniel Kiselbach and Ali Brady, Deloitte Tax Law Jan 12, 2015

Introduction of oil & gas sectoral sanctions


Taiwan's Inclusion in the TPP Could Be Canada's Win

By Laura Dawson, Jan 12, 2015

The TPP without Taiwan will generate limited economic gains because most countries involved already have free trade agreements with each other.


Canada Gazette - Notices and Proposed Regulations

Government of Canada Jan 12, 2015

The following was published on 3 January 2015 in Part I of the Canada Gazette.


Canada Gazette - Official Regulations

Government of Canada Jan 12, 2015

The following was published on 31 December 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.


Indicator Hit-List for 2015

By Peter G. Hall, Export Development Canada Jan 12, 2015


‘Interesting Cocktails’ in January with the U.S. Consul General

ABC Customs Brokers Jan 08, 2015

Join AmCham Canada – Pacific Chapter for their upcoming event with an inspiring guest speaker, and a chance to network with like-minded business professionals.


CFIA Imposes Refuse Entry Protocol for Poultry from Washington State and Oregon State

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Jan 08, 2015


Irish Beef Imports Approved After 15-Year Embargo

By Andrew Soergel, U.S. News & World Report Jan 06, 2015

Ireland will be the first European Union country permitted to export beef to America in 15 years.


Canada Warns U.S. that Time to Fix U.S. Food Labelling Law Running Out

By John Cotter, The Star Jan 06, 2015

If country-of-origin meat labelling laws not changed to comply with World Trade Organization rulings, Canada will impose retaliatory tariffs, agriculture minister says.


U.S. Amends Poultry Labelling to Include Added Solutions

World Poultry Jan 06, 2015

US raw meat and poultry will require clearer labelling from the beginning of 2016, according to new rules announced by the USDA.


Canada’s ‘COOL’ Ties with the U.S.

Lethbridge Herald Jan 06, 2015


Government of Canada Amends Regulations Concerning Container Trucking at Port Metro Vancouver

Transport Canada Jan 06, 2015

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada has amended regulations to help the Province of British Columbia and Port Metro Vancouver bring further efficiency and stability to container trucking at Canada’s busiest port.


Canada and South Korea Celebrate Entry into Force of Free Trade Agreement

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jan 06, 2015

As of January 1, 2015, nearly 90 percent of Canada’s current exports to South Korea are duty-free, benefiting hard-working Canadians in every region of the country


Five Trade Trends for 2015 and How Canada Can Take Advantage of Them

By Danielle Goldfarb, Ottawa Citizen Jan 06, 2015


Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

Government of Canada Jan 06, 2015

The Regulations Amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which were published in Canada Gazette, Part II in July 2014, were amended to include a reference to the Meat Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 in section 2.  


Breaking News: FDA Will Close to Observe New Year's Day

ABC Customs Brokers Dec 29, 2014

FDA closure on January 1, 2015 to observe New Year's Day.


ACI eManifest: Updated Timelines for System Functionality and Deployment

ABC Customs Brokers Dec 18, 2014

Canada Border Services Agency has provided updated timelines for ACI eManifest system functionality and deployment. These timelines and dates, which could be subject to change, are available in this CBSA presentation.


Importer Security Filing: Mandatory Bond Requirement

ABC Customs Brokers Dec 18, 2014

Are your Importer Security Filing (ISF) submissions completed on time and accurately with every transaction? Full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) has been in effect since July 2013, and yet there are still many ocean shipments entering the United States with late or missing filings.


ABC Customs Brokers Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time for us to appreciate our clients and partners who have supported our vision of being a premium service provider. Our business would not be possible without your continued support. 


Pacific Trade Pact Chances 'Significantly' Better Than 50-50: Obama

Reuters Dec 15, 2014

Chances that U.S. negotiators can bring home a strong trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries are now much better than 50-50, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday.


U.S.-China Relations: Great for TV, but Greater for the U.S. Economy

United States Department of Commerce Dec 15, 2014

Frank Underwood doesn’t understand the purpose of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).


Canadian Exporting Companies Are Shifting Into New Markets: EDC Report

Export Development Canada Dec 15, 2014


Strengthening Free Trade in Canada

Industry Canada Dec 15, 2014

Harper Government delivers on commitment to develop Internal Trade Barriers Index


For Canadian Christmas Tree Exporters - 'Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Export Development Canada Dec 15, 2014

At this very moment, thousands of Canadian grown Christmas trees are making their way to destinations all over the world, including the United States, Russia, El Salvador, Japan, even Trinidad and Tobago.


Duty Rates Increase for Imports from Several GPT Countries January 1

ABC Customs Brokers Dec 11, 2014


U.S. - CBP Establishes Website on eBonds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Dec 09, 2014


U.S., Singapore Sign Customs Agreements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Dec 09, 2014


Canada and Israel Begin Third Round of Trade Expansion Talks

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Dec 09, 2014


Canada Quietly Signed Customs Agreement with China

By Jacques Bourbeau, Global News Dec 09, 2014


Implementation of the Canada–Korea Free Trade Agreement: Customs Notice 14-030

Canada Border Services Agency Dec 09, 2014


Shipping Holiday Gifts into Canada – A Word to the Wise

By Gloria Terhaar, Dec 04, 2014


Brazil in $1 Billion Port Drive

Port Technology International Dec 02, 2014

Brazil Special Ports (SEP) Minister Cesar Borges has announced that US$1 billion will be spent on the country’s port sector prior to the end of 2015.


U.S.Department of Commerce Releases New Web Tool to Help U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws

United States Department of Commerce Dec 02, 2014

New Consolidated Screening List Format Supports Private Sector Innovation and Strengthens National Security


U.S. Appeals COOL Ruling — TFA Moves Forward — TISA Talks Begin in Geneva

By Adam Behsudi, POLITICO Dec 02, 2014

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has appealed the World Trade Organization’s ruling that the Agriculture Department didn’t comply properly with the global trade body’s ruling against country-of-origin labeling.


How to Prepare for the Food Safety Modernization Act

Inbound Logistics Dec 02, 2014

The motive was clear: Educate and instruct public and private sectors on how to better protect the food supply chain, then react and respond when product recalls occur. 

The bill covers three primary aspects of food safety: 1) Prevention, 2) Inspection and Compliance, and 3) Imports.


Government of Canada to Maintain Minimum Grain Volume Requirements For Railways

Government of Canada Dec 02, 2014

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that minimum grain volume requirements will be extended until March 28, 2015. This measure, initially introduced in March 2014, will help to maintain Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier to world markets.


Produce Sellers Hit by Canada-U.S. Trade Hurdle

By Sneh Duggal, Embassy News Dec 02, 2014

Canadian fruit and vegetable sellers sending goods to the United States could face a new stumbling block if they don’t get paid and need to file a formal complaint. 


Yuan Hub Could Save Canadian Firms C$6.2 Billion Over Decade, Report Says

Reuters Dec 02, 2014

A deal to set up Toronto as North America's first trading hub for China's yuan currency will save Canadian companies up to C$6.2 billion ($5.5 billion) over the next decade and boost trade and growth, Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Wednesday. 


Canada 'Concerned' as Buy America Rules Applied to B.C. Ferry Build

Reuters Dec 02, 2014

The Canadian government said on Tuesday it is "deeply concerned" by a State of Alaska effort to apply 'Buy America' rules to a ferry terminal being built in a remote northern British Columbia port town.


WTO Adopts Historic Trade Deal After Months-Long Standoff

By Avaneesh Pandey, International Business Times Dec 02, 2014

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday announced the adoption of a historic trade deal, which, according to some estimates, could add nearly $1 trillion annually to global trade.