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International Trade News Stories posted since March 02, 2016


The Downside Of Using Multiple Customs Brokers

By Connie Spolar, Apr 28, 2016


Canadian Manufacturers in the Agri-Food Sector Have an Opportunity to Eliminate Customs Duties

By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, Department of Finance Apr 26, 2016


CBP, ICE Report More than $1 Billion of Intellectual Property Rights Seizures

Government Security News Apr 26, 2016


US Customs And Border Protection Detention Orders On Products Produced By Forced Labor In China

By Yohai Baisburd, Christopher W. Myers, Seth Harris and Luke Tillman, Mondaq Apr 26, 2016


Proposed U.S. Tariff on Aluminum Imports Threatens Canadian Producers

By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Apr 26, 2016

Canada is facing the threat of another major trade showdown with the United States – this time, over aluminum.


U.S., EU Wrangling Over Regulatory Cooperation

By Victoria Guida, Politico Apr 26, 2016


Did You Know: The 2015 Trade Enforcement Act Can Save Importers Money?

Arent Fox LLP Apr 26, 2016


Canadian Lumber Producers Tumble Amid Slow U.S. Housing Recovery

By Jen Skerritt , Bloomberg Apr 26, 2016


Canada-China Relations to Enter ‘Golden’ Era, Chinese Premier Says

By Nathan Vanderklippe and Robert Fife, The Globe and Mail Apr 26, 2016


Canadian Importers May Seek Import Duty Refunds

By Bennett Jones LLP, Mondaq Apr 26, 2016


How To Break Into The Global Export Market

ABC Customs Brokers Apr 21, 2016


APHIS Buys Time on European Pome Fruit Import Decision

Fresh Fruit Portal Apr 19, 2016

The U.S. authorities' proposal to allow European apple and pear imports under a systems approach has been reopened for comments, giving stakeholders more time to present their views on the issue.


FDA Classifies Brokers as Shippers in Final Rules on Food Transport Safety

By Mark B. Solomon, DC Velocity Apr 19, 2016

Brokers oppose the language, but say they are prepared to play the cards they've been dealt.


Customs Commissioner Says He Has Confidence in Progress of ACE, Single Window

By Toby Gooley, DC Velocity Apr 19, 2016

Kerlikowske says improved technology, impact of the Customs Authorization Act, and cooperation with international traders are improving trade facilitation.


Government of Canada Designates Niagara Foreign Trade Zone Point

Exchange Magazine Apr 19, 2016

The FTZ Point will promote Niagara as a hub for international trade and will attract foreign and domestic investment.


Border Agency Audit Uncovers Shoddy Screening of Rail Shipments

By Jim Bronskill, CTV News Apr 19, 2016


Vancouver Changes Port Name… Again

MM&D Apr 19, 2016

Port authority makes change to provide clarity


CFIA Updates Bait Import Requirements for Aquatic Animals

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 18, 2016


Five Myths About Trade

By Jim Tankersley, The Washington Post Apr 12, 2016

Expanded trade with China over the past 15 years has cost the United States at least 2 million jobs.


Grey Market Milk Substitutes Could See Crackdown at Canada-U.S. Border

By Alex Binkley, Manitoba Cooperator Apr 12, 2016

U.S. processors are becoming adept at creating products that circumvent importation restrictions, critics say


Survey Shows US Ports Plan Big Investments in Capital Projects

MM&D Apr 12, 2016

Anticipated US federal under-investment in port-related infrastructure could dampen job and economic prospects


How a Tariff on Chinese Imports Would Ripple Through American Life

By Michael Schuman, New York Times Apr 12, 2016


More Than a Fourth of FDA Import Refusals Are for Fruits, Vegetables

By Coral Beach , Food Safety News Apr 12, 2016

When combined, fruits and vegetables were the foods most frequently subject to import refusals by the FDA from 2005 to 2013, followed by fishery products/seafood and the spices/flavorings/salts category.


Softwood Lumber Deal Discussed at Forest Industry Convention in Kelowna

By Kimberly Davidson, Global News Apr 12, 2016


Conflicting Reports on Canada-China Launching FTA Negotiations

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Apr 12, 2016

Canada may have begun negotiations for a free-trade agreement with China, according to conflicting statements from Ottawa officials.


A Primer on Canadian Sanctions Legislation

By Dawn Jetten, Greg Kanargelidis, Roy Millen and Vladimir Shatiryan , Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Apr 12, 2016


Massive CFIA Regulatory Overhaul Back in Gear

By Manitoba Cooperator, Alex Binkley Apr 12, 2016

Mandate letters for ministers stress food safety, making move no surprise, say industry insiders


What Does Canada’s New Budget Mean for International Supply Chains and Trade Laws?

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Apr 12, 2016


The Danger in Altering Phytosanitary Certificates

ABC Customs Brokers Apr 07, 2016


How Trade Made America Great

By Frederick W. Smith, The Wall Street Journal Apr 05, 2016


U.S. to Levy Duties on PET Resin from Canada, China, India and Oman

By Frank Esposito , Plastic News Apr 05, 2016


Ottawa Seeks WTO Ruling on U.S. Duties on Canadian Paper

CBC News Apr 05, 2016

Awaiting review of NAFTA rules, Canada is paying duties on almost $1B of supercalendered paper


U.S. Ag Leaders Look to Trade with Cuba

By Michael White, Global Trade Magazine Apr 05, 2016

Organize U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba to Advance Trade Relations


Effective Mar 31 Filers Must Use Automated Commercial Environment to Submit Certain Lacey Act Declarations

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Apr 05, 2016


CBP Updates ACE Transition Timeline

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 05, 2016


New U.S. Customs Electronic-Filing System Causes Delays at Borders

By Erica E. Phillips, The Wall Street Journal Apr 05, 2016

System supposed to automate the filing of customs forms


Canada-Europe Trade Deal on Track for Scheduled Implementation

By Alex Binkley , Manitoba Cooperator Apr 05, 2016


Canadian Meat Exporters Irritated by U.S. Rules

By Neil Billinger, Saskatoon Homepage Apr 05, 2016


Canada's Trudeau: NAFTA Reopening not 'Real Issue'

By Everett Rosenfeld , CNBC Apr 05, 2016


Saudi Arabia Canada’s ‘Most Important’ Trading Partner in the Middle East: Government Documents

By Vassy Kapelos, Global News Apr 05, 2016


Taking Down the Tariffs

By Dan Hohnstein and Greg Tereposky, The Lawyers Weekly Apr 05, 2016

There is risk and reward in Canada’s new and unprecedented free trade regime


Divergent Views on Trade in Canada and the U.S.

By Stephen Gordon, National Post Apr 05, 2016


New CFIA Import Requirements for Grapes and Blueberries Start April 11

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 05, 2016

Update regarding the phased implementation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s directive D-13-03 Phytosanitary import requirements to prevent the in troduction of Lobesia botrana, the European grapevine moth


2016 Federal Budget Highlights

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Mar 29, 2016


EU, US Trade Chiefs Press for TTIP Advances Despite Election, Brexit Dynamic

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Mar 29, 2016


Self-Driving Parcel-Delivery Robots to Begin U.S. Trials in April

By Ben Ames, DC Velocity Mar 29, 2016

Starship Technologies now testing 40-pound vehicles in London.


U.S. Modifies Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Rules; Change Could Avoid Mexico Sanctions

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 29, 2016


Update to 4 FDA Data Elements for ACE Entries

Mar 29, 2016


NAFTA Freight Flow Values Down in 2015

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 29, 2016


Mexico Reopens Border to Canadian Duck, Poultry Meat

By Kelsey Johnson, iPolitics Mar 29, 2016


Canada Must Act Now to Capture Opportunities in Japan, Report Finds

Business Council of Canada Mar 29, 2016


Global Supply Chain Risk Increasing

Industry Week Mar 29, 2016


TPP, Under Fire in US, Not a Slam Dunk in Mexico Either

By Steve Toloken, Plastic News Mar 29, 2016


More Tariff Reductions Coming In Canada As Promised in The 2016 Budget

By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, LexSage Mar 29, 2016


Retailers Applaud Budget for Defending Import Shipment Rule

MM&D Mar 29, 2016

Imported shipments will continue to be treated in the same way as goods sold in Canada.


Why Do I Need an IRS Number When Importing Into the U.S.?

By Breanna Leininger, Mar 24, 2016


Updates to Import Requirements for Fresh Pepper and Tomato Fruit from the World

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Mar 24, 2016


U.S. Exporter Groups Throw Support Behind Coast Guard Container Weight Proposal

DC Velocity Mar 22, 2016

Treaty's intent could be met if shippers verify weight of cargo and carriers verify weight of box, groups say.


Sweden Proposes EU Ban of Live North American Lobster

By Carolyn Ray, CBC News Mar 22, 2016

Import ban could be a 'very serious matter' for Canadian lobster industry, says group


U.S. Cargo Can Now Move Through Cuba

Material Handling & Logistics Mar 22, 2016


Administrative Monetary Penalties under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Health Canada Mar 22, 2016


Going Trans-Pacific: Part I

By George S. Takach , Lexpert Magazine Mar 22, 2016

For Canada, where global trade makes up nearly a third of GDP, ratifying the TPP is no trivial matter


CETA – What it Means for Canadian Farmers

By Paul Harris, Glacier FarmMedia Mar 22, 2016


Canada Delays New Import Requirements for European Grapevine Moth Hosts

The United States Department of Agriculture Mar 22, 2016


Canada’s Trade Protectionism Tools: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

By Gloria Terhaar, ABC Customs Brokers Mar 17, 2016


Box-weighing Changes ‘Could Raise Freight Costs More Than 10%’

By Will Waters, Lloyd's Loading List Mar 15, 2016


Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China

By Douglas J. Heffner and Richard P. Ferrin , The National Law Review Mar 15, 2016


South Korea Scores Partial Win in Washer Trade Dispute with U.S.

By Tom Miles and David Lawder, Reuters Mar 15, 2016


Peru Lifts Trade Barriers to U.S. Beef

The Western Producer Mar 15, 2016

Peru has agreed to lift its remaining safety barriers to U.S. beef exports, further opening one of the fastest -markets in Latin America to U.S. ranchers, Obama administration officials said on Monday.


Free-Trade Talks with Japan Back on Front Burner

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Mar 15, 2016


Export Success in China

By Peter G Hall, Export Development Canada Mar 15, 2016

Commentary by Peter G Hall, EDC Vice-President and Chief Economist


France Sees the EU-Canada Agreement As A ‘Template’ For TTIP

By Frédéric Simon, EurActiv Mar 15, 2016

Paris would like to “copy-paste” key passages from the EU-Canada free trade agreement, concluded last week, particularly those relating to the arbitration court that is such a controversial issue in Europe. EurActiv France reports.


Canada Must Strive to Be One Of The Most Global, Competitive, Innovative Countries In The World

By John Manley , The Hill Times Mar 15, 2016


Trade Minister Heralds 'Real Breakthrough' on Softwood Lumber Negotiations

By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Mar 15, 2016


12 Things Trudeau and Obama Agreed On

By Aaron Wherry, CBC News Mar 15, 2016

A dozen diplomatic developments from the prime minister's day at the White House


WCO Makes its Origin Tools Publicly Available for the Purpose of Enhancing Transparency

The World Customs Organization Mar 08, 2016


Canada, Mexico Cozy Up on Trade

The Western Producer Mar 08, 2016


Statistics Canada Says Trade Deficit Increased to $655M in January

The Chronicle Herald Mar 08, 2016


Chinese Exports Plunge 25% in February

BBC Mar 08, 2016

Chinese exports have seen their sharpest drop in almost seven years, adding to concerns over the health of the world's second largest economy.


US To Tax Chinese Steel Imports 266% Citing Unfair Government Subsidies

By Aditya Kondalamahanty, International Business Times Mar 08, 2016


USDA Amends Country of Origin Labeling Requirements, Final Rule Repeals Beef and Pork Requirements

U.S. Department of Agriculture Mar 08, 2016


Canada Meets with Global Counterparts to Strengthen Mining Relations

Natural Resources Canada Mar 08, 2016


Canada Needs to Move Quickly on Trade Deals to Help Counteract Shocks to Economy: Study

By Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post Mar 08, 2016


CBP Working on Plan to Restructure Merchandise Processing Fee

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 08, 2016


CETA Critics Force Europe, Canada to Revise Trade Pact

By Thomas Walkom, The Star Mar 08, 2016

The changes may not satisfy critics of the Canada-European Union deal. But the revised pact is better.


Canada Status As America’s Top Trading Partner is Behind Us

By Jennifer Wells, The Star Mar 08, 2016

China surpassed Canada as the largest U.S. trading partner last year. Mexico may soon bump us to third.


Phytosanitary Import Requirements for Fresh and Dried Branches, Roots, Cones, etc.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Mar 08, 2016

Single directive for all phytosanitary import requirements for fresh and dried branches, roots, cones, etc.


De Minimis Limitation Increased to US$800 Effective March 11

Pacific Customs Brokers Mar 08, 2016


4 Ways to Benefit from Free Trade Agreements

By Cherie Storms, ABC Customs Brokers Mar 03, 2016

With the relative ease in enjoying the benefits of NAFTA, you can also take advantage of free trade on importations from other participating countries.