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International Trade News Stories posted since July 01, 2015


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 overhttps://pcbcrm.pacificgroup.net/crm/rewrite.cfm/web/news/new


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. 


Canada, Mexico Drawn into Deal-breaking Auto Talks in Trans-Pacific Negotiations

By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail Aug 06, 2015

Canada and Mexico are joining forces to try to break a major logjam over Japanese autos at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, working to come up with a solution that preserves their respective vehicle assemblers and parts makers should a deal open North America to greater Asian imports.


AMPS: The Unwanted Consequence of ACI eManifest Non-Compliance

By Jan Brock, ABC Customs Brokers Aug 06, 2015


Crossing the Border by Truck "More Expensive" Since 9/11: StatsCan

Canadian Shipper Aug 04, 2015


WTO Report Finds Growing Stockpile of Trade Restrictions

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Aug 04, 2015

The pace of removing trade-restrictive measures remains worryingly slow, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said last week, updating the global trade body’s 161 members on the latest figures of both trade-restrictive and trade-liberalising measures.


Even the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Team Had to Pass Through U.S. Customs

By Elaine Burke, Siliconrepublic Aug 04, 2015


WTO Ruling Finds China Tariffs on U.S. Specialty Steel Breached Trade Rules

China Economic Review Aug 04, 2015

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled that China failed to comply with a previous ruling that found tariffs in China on a type of specialty steel products produced in the United States had failed to comply with global trade rules, Reuters reported. 


Iran, U.S. Closer to Joint Trade Chambers

Press TV Aug 04, 2015

A top Iranian trade official has confirmed that the United States has already taken measures for the establishment of the US-Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce, saying a reciprocal move will start in Tehran once the Chamber is officially launched in Washington.


EU Trade Negotiators Aim for 2016 U.S. Trade Pact

By Barbara Lewis, Reuters Aug 04, 2015

European negotiators are aiming to finalize a trade pact with the United States in 2016 in "an optimistic scenario", EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Tuesday.


Senators Work to Avoid Billions in Retaliatory Sanctions Against U.S. Exports

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Aug 04, 2015

Members of the Senate acted recently to prevent Canada and Mexico from imposing billions of dollars in sanctions against U.S. exports after the World Trade Organization again ruled against U.S. rules for mandatory country of origin labeling for meat products.


Canadian Paper Mill Plans to Fight U.S. Decision on Tariffs

By Michael Tutton, The Globe and Mail Aug 04, 2015

A Canadian paper mill that relies on exports to the United States to maintain more than 330 jobs at its Cape Breton mill says it will fight hard against a decision by the U.S. government to slap large tariffs onto its coated paper products.


Are Canadian Firms Ready to Seize CETA’s Benefits in Europe?

By Emmanuelle Ganne and Omar Allam, The Globe and Mail Aug 04, 2015

Emmanuelle Ganne was a World Trade Organization executive and adviser to former WTO director-general Pascal Lamy and serves as vice-president of Europe with Allam Advisory Group.

Omar Allam is a former Canadian diplomat and chief executive officer/founder of Allam Advisory Group. He manages a global team of former C-level executives and high-ranking diplomats that specialize in helping businesses expand in foreign markets and Canada.


No Deal: 12-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks End

Ottawa Citizen Aug 04, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was prepared to make a triumphant announcement Friday night about Canada joining the largest free-trade zone in history, and use that as a launchpad into an anticipated weekend election call.


Canadian Beef, Pork Plants Capitalise on New Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

The Pig Site Jul 28, 2015

The Canadian Meat Council reports Canadian beef and pork processing plants are taking steps to capitalise on improved access to Ukraine as a result of a new Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane.


EU Steps Up PR Campaign to Overcome U.S. Trade Deal Hostility

By Robin Emmott, Reuters Jul 28, 2015


Canada-Israel Trade Pact Hailed

By Ed Fast, The Vancouver Sun Jul 28, 2015

Ensuring prosperity: Conservative government has now reached free-trade deals with 39 countries.


Trade Deal Ends Tariffs On More Than 200 Tech Products

By Paul Wiseman and Frank Jordans, U.S. News & World Report Jul 28, 2015


FDA Proposes User Fee Program to Fund Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jul 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has published a proposed rule and a draft guidance document to support a new program under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that will help eligible foreign entities demonstrate that imported food meets U.S. food safety requirements.


Canada Miffed by Latest U.S. Bill on Meat Labelling

By Alex Panetta, CTV News Jul 28, 2015


Each U.S. State's Most Important International Trading Partner

By Andy Kiersz , Business Insider Jul 28, 2015

International trade is a big part of America's economy, and a factor in each of the fifty state economies that constitute it.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks Peak as Canada Eyes Election Timing

By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Jul 28, 2015

'It's hard to put out a press release during an election, let alone a 21st century trade agreement'


What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks Mean for Canada

CTVNews.ca Jul 28, 2015


Wheat, Barley, Wheat Products and Barley Products Tariff Rate Quotas 2015-2016

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jul 28, 2015

his message pertains to imports of wheat, barley, wheat products and barley products covered by items 161 to 191 of the Import Control List (ICL).


Statement from Ministers on Senator Stabenow's Proposed Bill to Amend United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Jul 28, 2015


WTO Reaches Major Agreement in Cutting Global IT Tariffs

By Vasudevan Sridharan, International Business Times Jul 21, 2015

The WTO trade negotiations have reached agreement to cut tariffs on a range of technology products in a deal considered the most significant in nearly two decades.


Slowing June Volumes at World’s Top Two Container Ports

By Greg Knowler, The Journal of Commerce Jul 21, 2015

Singapore became the second Asian hub port to declare slowing container throughput in June following weak growth reported by Shanghai last week in the run up to the peak season period from July to September.


EU-U.S. Trade Deal Could Boost Auto Sales by 20 Percent, Study Says

By Tom Fairless, The Wall Street Journal Jul 21, 2015

When Caroline Freund’s grandmother gave up driving, her family decided to import her Mercedes car from Germany to the United States.


U.S. Imports Shifting to East Coast Ports

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc. Jul 21, 2015

Supply Chains Radically Shift From Pacific to Atlantic Ports in the First Half of 2015.


CBP Announces Additional Partnerships to Promote Trade and Travel

Jul 21, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made initial selections for 16 new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.


Putting Trade with Canada and Mexico on the Map for U.S. Manufacturers

By Phillip Poland, Industry Week Jul 21, 2015

While the notion of global trade may conjure thoughts of air and sea freight crossing oceans and hemispheres, the simple fact is that for U.S. manufacturers, two of the surest international export/import partners can be found only a drive away from some of our very own border cities.


CETA: Another Roadblock in Europe

By Anca Gurzu, Embassy News Jul 21, 2015

The future of the investment-protection provisions in the Canada-European Union trade deal are increasingly under threat, following growing political opposition in Europe to the current negotiated language of the text.


Canada and Korea Expand Transport Cooperation

Materials Management & Distribution Jul 21, 2015

The Canadian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Action Plan with South Korea to promote cooperation in the field of transport, with a focus on gateways, air and rail transportation activities.


Bank of Canada Rate Cut a Pain for Importers

By Seres Lu, The Globe and Mail Jul 21, 2015

Small- and medium-sized businesses may not see much benefit from the Bank of Canada's most recent interest rate cut, economists say.


U.S. Organic Trade Pact with Switzerland Opens $2 Billion Market

By Carolyn Heneghan , Industry Dive Jul 14, 2015


U.S. Revises Tariffs and Duties on Chinese Solar Imports

Bloomberg Business Jul 14, 2015

The U.S. revised some taxes on solar products from certain companies in China to help thwart dumping amid a renewable-energy spat between the two nations.


Chicken Industry An Unfair Target of TPP, Farmers Argue

By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail Jul 14, 2015

The growing prospect of a Pacific Rim trade deal that would grant foreign farmers greater access to Canadian consumers has sparked a debate about homegrown protectionism that has largely revolved around Canada’s heavily sheltered dairy industry.


Power Trade Rises Between U.S. and Canada, Boosting Reliability

By Robert Walton, Industry Dive Jul 14, 2015


India-Canada FTA likely to be concluded by March 2016

moneycontrol.com Jul 14, 2015

The negotiations for the agreement, which is officially dubbed as Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), were launched by both the countries in November, 2010 to further boost bilateral trade and investment.


Officials Resume Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations July 24

By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Jul 14, 2015

Ed Fast to join trade ministers at TPP talks in Hawaii this month


U.S. Weighs Completing Pacific Rim Trade Deal Without Canada: Sources

By Richard Cowan, Reuters Jul 14, 2015

The United States, frustrated over the lack of progress with Canada over new rules for agriculture trade, is weighing "contingencies" that could include completing a Pacific Rim trade pact that excludes Canada, according to two sources familiar with the issue.


Canada Inks Free-Trade Deal with Ukraine

The Office of the Prime Minister Jul 14, 2015


Trade Compliance Verifications - July 2015

Canada Border Services Agency Jul 14, 2015

On a semi-annual basis, CBSA publishes the list of Trade Verification Priorities. The second list for 2015 is now available.


Why Your Carrier’s eManifest Compliance Matters

ABC Customs Brokers Jul 09, 2015

For those of you new to, or unfamiliar with, ACI eManifest, this is how the CBSA summarizes the program.


Tariff Elimination Under CETA Could Add $1.4 Billion to Canadian Goods Exports to Europe by 2022

Canadian Manufacturing Jul 07, 2015

Agriculture, food and beverage, and chemicals likely to see the greatest export gains from tariff elimination


Shippers Ask U.S. Customs for Extra Time to Prepare for ACE Deadline

By Reynolds Hutchins , Journal of Commerce Jul 06, 2015


US Officials Complete Trade Mission to Africa

By William Eagle, Voice of America Jul 06, 2015


U.S. Opens its Market to Argentine Fresh Beef Imports; Lemons Still Pending

MercoPress Jul 06, 2015

Argentina announced that the United States APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) has allowed fresh beef imports from Argentina, lifting a 15-year ban which Buenos Aires had always considered 'unjustified' and bluntly 'protectionist' and as such had claimed before the WTO. In the same vein Argentina also anticipated it expected a similar decision from the US regarding Argentine lemons.


The Controversial TTIP Trade Deal Proposal Explained

By Julia Kollewe, The Guardian Jul 06, 2015

The EU claims it will create millions of jobs and bring down the cost of living – but others say it is a threat to public services such as the NHS


eManifest For Freight Forwarders to Soon be Mandatory

By Keith Norbury, Canadian Sailings Jul 06, 2015


Canada Slaps Sanctions on Gazprom, Other Russia Energy Firms

By David Ljunggren , Reuters Jul 06, 2015


New Air Cargo Screening Rules in Canada

Materials Management and Distribution Jul 06, 2015

Updated regulations will align with international practices


China Hints at Interest in Trade Deal with Canada

By Chuck CHiang, Vancouver Sun Jul 06, 2015

Ottawa has suggested it wants closer parity in trade before negotiations


Trade Tribunal Agrees Cheap Chinese Imports Are Hurting Canadian Solar Makers

By David Paddon, CTV News Jul 06, 2015


TPP Trade Talks: Canada, Japan at Impasse Over B.C. Timber

Macleans Jul 06, 2015

‘Secret’ documents reveal Japan pushing Canada to modify the controls it imposes on B.C. log exports