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International Trade News Stories posted since March 25, 2015


CBP Delays Next Phase of C-TPAT Portal 2.0

Canadian Shipper May 21, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced May 18 that release of phase II of C-TPAT Portal 2.0 has been delayed and that enhancements associated with this release, including the ability to apply for C-TPAT membership as an exporter, will not be available until further notice.


DFATD Statement by Canada and Mexico on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada May 19, 2015

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, jointly with Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, and Enrique Martínez y Martínez, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, today issued the following statement on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) latest and final ruling on the United States’ Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measure:


U.S. Rejects Canada's Claim That Volcker Rule Violates NAFTA

Reuters May 19, 2015

May 14 The White House has dismissed the Canadian government's claim that a ban on some proprietary trading on Wall Street violates a free-trade agreement, saying it has the legal right to protect its financial system.


Global Trade Grows 8% in First Quarter

Lloyd's Loading List May 19, 2015

On the basis of trade data available in mid-April, MDS Transmodal estimates that global trade (excluding intra-regional flows) has grown by some 8% in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year and could expand by some 5% by the end of the year, exceeding an overall volume of some 105m teu.


China: Fewer Exports and Investment, More Consumption

Business Insider May 19, 2015

Chinese policymakers on Monday announced guidelines for reform priorities in 2015, ranging from streamlining administrative procedures to boosting the yuan's global role, as Beijing steps up efforts to open up the country's capital markets.


Eurozone March Trade Surplus Rises Sharply

RTT News May 19, 2015

Eurozone merchandise trade surplus increased notably in March from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, preliminary figures from Eurostat showed Tuesday.


The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Increases

PR Newswire May 19, 2015

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.1 percent in March to 101.3 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in February, and a 1.4 percent decline in January.


In Defense of NAFTA

Bloomberg May 19, 2015

The fate of America's most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century.


WTO Rejects Final U.S. Appeal on Meat Labelling

CBC News May 19, 2015

Canada and Mexico have defeated the United States' meat-labelling rules at the World Trade Organization, winning a final appeal that could pave the way to retaliatory sanctions.


Wood Packaging Update

By Christian Siviere, Materials Management & Distribution May 15, 2015

There is a misconception among some Canadian exporters about an obligation to use ISPM 15 treated wood packaging materials when exporting to the United States.


The No. 1 Contentious Issue with ACI eManifest - Consolidation

May 14, 2015


ACI eManifest Requirements Now Mandatory

May 14, 2015


Mexico, EU Modernize Free Trade Deal to Stay in Step with US, Canada

Agence France-Presse May 12, 2015

The EU and Mexico agreed Monday to update a free trade accord sealed in 2000 to bring it into line with benchmark deals negotiated with Canada and the United States.


Canada Gets Competition in N.A. Trade

By Carlos Dade , Winnipeg Free Press May 12, 2015


Not COOLing Down: U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute over Country-of-Origin Labelling Requirements

By Kate Findlay, Brenda Swick and Vladimira Ivanov, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. May 12, 2015


NAFTA Rules of Origin Regulations Revised to Reflect Changes

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report May 12, 2015


Canada, Philippines Launch Talks Toward Tree-trade Deal

By Randall Palmer, Reuters May 12, 2015

Canada and the Philippines will begin exploratory talks toward a bilateral free-trade agreement, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.


White House Report Highlights Positive Impacts of Trade and FTAs

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report May 12, 2015

As the debate over trade policy heats up in Washington and around the country, the Obama administration released this week a report highlighting the positive effects of enhanced U.S. trade and free trade agreements.


Canada – EU Trade Deal Faces More Tinkering

By Anca Gurzu, Macleans May 12, 2015

Mission accomplished? Not quite. American negotiations with Europe may trigger more changes to CETA


5 Depressing Facts about Canada’s Exports

By Jason Kirby, Macleans May 12, 2015

It’s in the nitty gritty of what we sell to the world, where it goes—and where it doesn’t—that the shortfall in Canada’s exports is most glaring


Canada Says Will Defend Dairy Protection at Pacific Trade Talks

By David Ljunggren, Reuters May 12, 2015


Trans-Pacific Trade Deal is Down to the Wire. Speak Now, Canadian Business

By Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail May 12, 2015


4 Ways to Benefit from Free Trade Agreements

By Cherie Storms, ABC Customs Brokers May 07, 2015

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


eManifest: CSCB Submission on Draft Regulations

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers May 07, 2015


ACI eManifest Requirements Now Mandatory

Canada Border Services Agency via Canadian Society of Customs Brokers May 06, 2015


Anti-Dumping: SIMA – Preliminary Decisions Respecting Certain Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates (Solar Panels)

Canada Border Services Agency May 05, 2015

Trade and Anti-Dumping Programs Directorate 


Why The New U.S.-Japan Security and Trade Pacts Will Incur China's Wrath

The Huffington Post May 05, 2015

What is more important is the dramatic substantive strengthening of U.S.-Japan alliance because of the new U.S.-Japan Joint Defense Guidelines that Washington and Tokyo have recently agreed upon and the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal that the two countries are expected to sign soon.


The End of the BRICS

By Gwynne Dyer, The Korea Times May 05, 2015

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable," said John Kenneth Galbraith, the wisest American economist of his generation. ("A paltry honor," he would have murmured.)


Electronic Cargo Security Devices Under Review by CBP, Trade Community

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 05, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security is inviting input from the trade community on the pros and cons of the potential use of electronic cargo security devices.


Import Licensing Concerns Raised at WTO Meeting

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 05, 2015

An April 21 meeting at World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva illustrated that import licensing remains a key topic of concern for those involved in the global marketplace.


Half of Canadians Clueless About Impending Pacific Rim Trade Deal

By Dene Moore, Yahoo Canada News May 05, 2015

Almost half of Canadians know so little about a proposed free-trade deal with Pacific Rim countries that they don’t have any opinion on whether it would be good for Canada, says a new poll.


SWIFT Reports Canada Taking Off as an RMB Clearing Centre

TXF News May 05, 2015

SWIFT’s RMB Tracker reveals that the renminbi (RMB) is the second most active currency used by Canada for payments with China and Hong Kong.


Canada Should Seek a Greater Role Beyond Trade in the Americas

By Jim Hodgson and Tara Ward, The Huffington Post May 05, 2015

The Seventh Summit of the Americas, held in Panama earlier this month, brought together all 35 countries in the hemisphere for the first time ever. 


Canadian Food Exporters Should Pay Attention to Mexico

The Western Producer May 05, 2015

Mexico is expected to be one of the world’s largest economies by 2050, surpassing Canada and other current members of the G7.


Key to Canada's Entry in Trade Deal? More Access For Foreign Farmers, U.S. Says

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press May 05, 2015

Canada must open up its agriculture sector if it wants to be part of a major, 12-country, free-trade deal, the U.S. government said Thursday. An administration official suggested that Canada still hadn't made the concessions necessary for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which she said could be wrapped up soon.


It’s Time For Free Trade Inside Canada

By Cam Dahl, The Western Producer May 05, 2015

Kudos to the small distillery in British Columbia that is bringing this value-added product onto world markets. However, while I can buy this product in Japan, I can’t seem to be able to get it in Winnipeg. 


Interesting Cocktails – Taste Success: A Tale of Two Cities

Apr 30, 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.


U.S.-China Trade at a Crossroad

By James Zimmerman, The Wall Street Journal Apr 28, 2015

Congress needs to ensure that Washington stays in the Pacific trade game.


Canada, Philippines Explore Trade Opportunities

By Amy R. Remo, Philippine Daily Inquirer Apr 28, 2015


CCA Report: COOL Decision Set for May

By Dave Solverson, Canadian Cattlemen Apr 28, 2015

2015 CCA annual general meeting sees president and vide-president affirmed by acclamation


U.S. Industrial Capacity Constraints Will Fuel Canadian Export Growth in 2015: EDC

Canadian Shipper Apr 28, 2015


Canada-U.S. Trade Relations: What’s Next for the Pivotal Partnership?

By Laura Dawson, The Globe and Mail Apr 28, 2015

Despite some bumps, Canada-U.S. economic relations are looking up. Even as deals like the Canada-India free-trade agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership grab the headlines, the real bedrock of the economy rests on our trade with the United States.


Canada-U.S. Border Congestion 'Negligible,' Yet $1B Being Spent on Improvements

By Dean Beeby, CBC News Apr 28, 2015

Study questions whether there has been 'thickening' at border crossings since 2001


This Canada-U.S. Trading Hub is Worth US$5.8 Trillion — and It’s Just Starting to Heat Up

By Gordon Isfeld , Financial Post Apr 28, 2015


NAFTA Needs a Fresh Look: Chris Christie

By Reid J. Epstein, The Wall Street Journal Apr 28, 2015


South Africa and U.S. Agree to Build Trade Ties

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.


US, Japan Trade Officials Say Gaps Remain on Farm, Auto Market Barriers But End in Sight

By Elaine Kurtenbach, U.S. News & World Report Apr 21, 2015


U.S. Sets Preliminary Duties on Melamine Imports from China

By Krista Hughes, Reuters Apr 21, 2015


The United States and Canada Improve Cross-Border Trade and Transportation Through Innovative Partnership

By Andres Leon, International Trade Administration Apr 21, 2015


Top U.S. Exports Still Generate $67B Trade Deficit

By Andy Szal, Manufacturing.net Apr 21, 2015


Canada’s Food Safety System Praised for Quality Assurance, Product Controls

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.


Canada is Lagging in Trade Talks, and Exporters Will Pay the Price

By John Weekes, The Globe and Mail Apr 21, 2015


Canadian and Indian Companies Sign 16 Commercial Agreements Worth 1.6 Bn Dollars

The Office of the Prime Minister Apr 21, 2015

PM welcomes commercial announcements by Canadian and Indian companies


New Zealand Trade Minister Urges Canada To Get Serious On TPP And Open Up Its Dairy Sector

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.


Safe Food for Canadians: Update for Food Importers, Exporters and Producers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 20, 2015

CFIA Consultation with Micro and Small Businesses Closes June 30


Lanes Re-open On Ambassador Bridge Linking Detroit and Windsor After Truck fire Halts Traffic

By Carolyn Thompson , National Post Apr 15, 2015


Asia-Pacific: Groundbreaking Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Stall

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.


The True Myths on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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.


Food Facility Registration Requirements Would See Significant Changes Under FDA Proposal

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 14, 2015


What Dropping the Cuba Trade Embargo Could Mean for U.S. Farmers

By Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media Apr 14, 2015


U.S. Seeks to Reduce Trade Barriers

By Jon Chavez, The Blade Apr 14, 2015

Report: Ohio’s exports hit $52.1B last year


Japan, U.S. Aim for Pacific Trade Pact Progress Before Summit

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.


Canada –U.S. Cargo Security Project was Almost Killed

By Jim Bronskill , Metro Apr 14, 2015


Australia a Better Trade Partner Than Japan

The Record Apr 14, 2015

Japan is Canada's best bet as an Asian trading partner


RBC Completes First Cross-Border Payment on Canada's New Renminbi (RMB) Trading Hub

Royal Bank of Canada Apr 14, 2015


Canada Chases ‘Ambitious’ Free-Trade Pact with India

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.


Harper Government Announces Modernization of Free Trade Agreement with Chile

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Apr 14, 2015


Harper Government Invests More Than $30 Million to Further Enhance Food Safety

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 14, 2015

Canada strengthening its ability to anticipate, detect and respond to food safety risks


Changes to Import Permit Requirements for Pet Food and Treats From USA

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 14, 2015


Six Methods of Determining Customs Valuation

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.


Pallet Recycling Company to Pay $100,000 Fine and Former Owner Sentenced for Environmental Crime

The United States Department of Justice Apr 07, 2015


U.S. Trade Office Says Chinese Laws May Breach WTO Rules

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.


U.S. COOL Changes Rejected by NFU

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.


CBP Plans Pilot Tests of Electronic Cargo Manifests Ahead of Mandatory ACE

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 07, 2015


NAFTA Certificates of Origin Enhancements and Use of Expired Certificates

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Apr 07, 2015


US, Japan Try to Finish Trade Deal Before PM's Visit

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.


Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Matters

By Roger C. Altman, Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc., and Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Council on Foreign Relations Apr 07, 2015


NAFTA Ruling Allows Companies to Seek Damages for Possible Breaches of Canadian law

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.


Free Trade in Milk? What a Crazy Idea

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.


As Modi Visit Looms, Canada Restarts India Trade Talks

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.


CFIA Takes Further Action to Protect Forest Areas from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 07, 2015

An interim province-based regulation approach will be introduced on April 2, 2015.


Honda Canada Planning to Export Vehicles to Europe Under Canada-EU Trade Deal

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.


Free Trade, Maybe, But Smaller Companies Are Buried in Costs

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.


5 Keys to Import Successfully into the USA

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.


China-U.S. Trade Engagement in Asia Could Be Win-Win

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


U.S. Businesses Plead with Lawmakers to Avoid Trade War with Canada

By Alexander Panetta , The Globe and Mail Mar 31, 2015


COOL No Impact on Canadian Cattle Trade, Says Report

TheCattleSite Mar 31, 2015


Canada's Grain Supply Chain Returning to Normal

Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Mar 31, 2015

Movement of grain by rail has improved over the past year


EDC and ICBK Sign RMB Agreement

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.


Canada's Auto Trade Deficit Could Widen

CBC News Mar 31, 2015

EU and South Korea trade deals and loss of assembly capacity threaten vehicle output


Canada Should Open Dairy Industry to Free Trade, Australian Farmers Say

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.


Comprehensive Trade Agreements Take a Long Time, So Mini-deals Pay Quicker Dividends

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Mar 31, 2015

Asia-Pacific: B.C. bets on small product-specific trade deals


Global Customs Community Strengthens Security Measures

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.


Canada Customs Invoice: 7 Mandatory Fields

ABC Customs Brokers Mar 26, 2015


10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Customs Broker

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.