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International Trade News

International Trade News Stories posted since December 12, 2015


U.S. Restarts Imports from Iran

Trade Arabia Feb 10, 2016


Who Is The Exporter For Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) Purposes?

By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak , Canada-U.S. Blog Feb 10, 2016


U.S. Imports Slow as Global Economy Weakens

By George Lauriat , American Journal of Transportation Feb 09, 2016


Consumer Health Products Canada Says Trade Pact Would Benefit Canadians and Unleash Innovation

Consumer Health Products Canada Feb 09, 2016

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada)—the national association that represents the makers of evidence based over-the-counter medicines and natural health products—applauds the Government of Canada for signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. 


Softwood Lumber Deal 'Central' to Canada-U.S. Relationship, Christy Clark Says

CBC News Feb 09, 2016

B.C. premier in Ottawa to meet Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


There Are Big Business Opportunities for Canadians in Iran

By Allison Boulton, The Globe and Mail Feb 09, 2016


CBSA Not Examining Nearly One in Five High-risk Exports: AG Report

By BJ Siekierski , iPolitics Feb 09, 2016


Ten Years Later, the Evolving Role of Customs Brokers

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Feb 09, 2016

The following is an interview with Carol West, CSCB President and IFCBA Secretary, on the evolving role of customs brokers in the trade chain, conducted by the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA) based out of Switzerland.


Poor Countries Tax Imports At The Border, Rich Countries Open Their Borders

By John Tamny, Forbes Feb 09, 2016


TPP Deal Signed, But Years of Negotiations Still to Come

By Andy Blatchford, Rebecca Howard Feb 09, 2016

Trade minister says federal government studying economic impacts


2016: A New Year, A New Road? One Belt One Road - China’s New Outbound Trade Initiative

By Carolyn Dong, Matthew Davis, Peter Li and Simin YU, DLA Piper LLP Feb 02, 2016


New FDA Import Ban Means GMO Salmon Won’t Be Sold in U.S. Anytime Soon

By Willy Blackmore , TakePart Feb 02, 2016

AquaBounty’s product likely won’t be available to consumers until a federal labeling standard is established.


New U.S. Rules Allow Infrastructure Projects, Movie Shoots in Cuba

By Arshad Mohammed and Daniel Trotta, Reuters Feb 02, 2016


B.C. Fruit Growers Want to Block Canadian Sales of Arctic Apple

By Kimberly Davidson, Global News Feb 02, 2016


Atlantic Exports expected to Revive in 2016

The Chronicle Herald Feb 02, 2016

Nova Scotia exports fell in 2015 but appear poised to rebound this year, driven by seafood, agri-food and recovering energy prices, according to Export Development Canada.


Canada Still Reeling From Origin Labeling

Feb 02, 2016

Just last month, the U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Bill (COOL) was repealed in a budget deal.


Canada to Lift Some Sanctions on Iran

By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Feb 02, 2016

Foreign affairs minister said sanctions will be lifted in an 'effective' fashion


Canada Is About to Sign the Pacific Trade Deal. What next?

By Michael Geist , The Star Feb 02, 2016


The Most Commonly Overlooked Area of a Customs Audit – Valuation

By Patti O'Malley, ABC Customs Brokers Jan 28, 2016


WTO Faults EU in Nuts and Bolts Dispute with China

Business Standard Jan 26, 2016

The WTO has repeatedly found that the EU measures violate global trade rules


Japan to Resume US Oil Imports After 40-Year Pause

Sputnik Jan 26, 2016

Japan will renew oil imports from the United States after US Congress lifted a 40-year export ban last month, Japanese media reported Tuesday.


APHIS Allows Importers to Use CBP’s ACE for Lacey Act Declarations at All Ports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Jan 26, 2016

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Lacey Act Program (LAP) will allow all importers to submit their Lacey Act declarations through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).


Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Be in Full Force in 1 Year: Envoy

By Mike Blanchfield, CTV News Jan 26, 2016


Canada Aims to Leapfrog U.S. in Global Wheat Trade

By Rod Nickel and Karl Plume, Reuters Jan 26, 2016


Ukraine Seeks Canada's Backing in WTO Dispute With Russia

Sputnik Jan 26, 2016


Iranian Markets Offer Rewards – and Risks – for Canadian Exporters

By Richard Blackwell, The Globe and Mail Jan 26, 2016


Trans-Pacific Partnership - Consumer Products, Agriculture, Automotive, and Other Customs Issues

McCarthy Tétrault LLP Jan 26, 2016


Canada to Agree to Terms of TPP But Ratification Not Guaranteed: Minister

By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail Jan 26, 2016


NAFTA Countries Sign Letter on Avian Flu

Feedstuffs.com Jan 26, 2016


Dollar Looms as Stumbling Block in Canada-U.S. Softwood Negotiations

By Gordon Hamilton , Business in Vancouver Jan 26, 2016


Five Ways Global Trade Will Change for Canada in 2016

By Danielle Goldfarb, Canadian Business Jan 26, 2016

From free trade deals opening new doors to growing demand for high-value services, here are five trends to watch this year


Ignorance is Not Bliss – The Potential Perils of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

By April Collier, ABC Customs Brokers Jan 21, 2016


APHIS Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule to Allow Fresh Apple and Pear Fruit to be Imported into the U.S. from Eight EU Countries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Jan 19, 2016


Obama Renews Call for TPP Ratification in Final State of the Union Speech

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Jan 19, 2016

US President Barack Obama openly called upon domestic lawmakers to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, referring once more to the need for Washington to play a leading role in setting trade rules in Asia.


Key Developments in Export Controls and Economic Sanctions During 2015 and What to Expect in 2016

By John W. Boscariol and Robert A Glasgow, McCarthy Tétrault LLP Jan 19, 2016


Low Canadian Dollar Could Ignite Softwood Lumber Tensions

By Simon Little, 680 CJOB Jan 19, 2016


Canadian Government Mulls Waiving Taxes and Duties on Smaller-value Online Purchases

By Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen Jan 19, 2016

The Liberal government is considering changes to Canada’s strict import rules to exempt more goods purchased online from duties and sales taxes.


Low Dollar Opportunity to Boost Food Exports

By Jennifer Wells , The Star Jan 19, 2016

A lower loonie benefits exports, but the act of exporting is something that Canadian companies aren’t good at.


Trade Minister Says Renegotiation of Pacific Trade Deal Not Possible

Maclean's Jan 19, 2016

Chrystia Freeland: ‘The negotiations are finished and for Canadians it’s important to understand that it’s a decision of yes or no’


Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Jan 19, 2016


China Open to Historic Free-trade Deal with Canada Under Certain Provisos

By Robert Fife, The Globe and Mail Jan 19, 2016


Trade Compliance Verifications - January 2016

Canada Border Services Agency Jan 19, 2016


Reporting and Summary Accounting of Vehicle Repairs by Highway Carriers

By Darren Turnbull, ABC Customs Brokers Jan 14, 2016


4 Things You May Not Know About Our Trade Compliance Education Program

By Adriana Zamora, ABC Customs Brokers Jan 13, 2016


Complementary Amendments to the Harmonized System

World Customs Organization Jan 12, 2016


U.S. Gold Jewelry Imports Reach Seven-year High in October

By Marcy Nicholson, Reuters Jan 12, 2016

U.S. imports of gold jewelry rose to a seven-year high in October while platinum jewelry imports surged by more than 60 percent after precious metal prices fell to multiyear lows, Thomson Reuters GFMS calculations showed.


Merkel Says Advantages of EU-U.S Trade Deal Outweigh Drawbacks

By Claudia Rach , Bloomberg Business Jan 12, 2016


Mexican Antidumping Ruling Against U.S. Apples

Fresh Plaza Jan 12, 2016


U.S., EU Look to Conclude TTIP Talks in 2016

By Rossella Brevetti, Bloomberg BNA Jan 12, 2016


New Program Helps Exporters Expand their Horizons

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Jan 12, 2016


China Free-trade Deal Could Bring 'Billions and Billions' to Canada Annually: Expert

By Michelle Zilio, CTVNews.ca Jan 12, 2016


Last Deadline Passes for Trucking and Canada's eManifest

By Aaron Marsh, Fleet Owner Jan 12, 2016

Read 5-point list for highway carriers on import data system


Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Exporters Announce Strong Support for TPP

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance Jan 12, 2016

After a careful review of the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today announced its formal support of the deal and believes it is integral to the future viability of Canada's export-based agriculture and agri-food sector. CAFTA urges the Canadian government to sign the agreement and press for its quick ratification by all parties.


3 Ways To Improve Your Value Chain In The New Year

By Maria Mate, ABC Customs Brokers Jan 07, 2016


Americans Won't Know Where Their Meat Comes From After U.S. Loses Trade Dispute With Canada

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Huffington Post Jan 05, 2016

It's now harder for Americans to find out where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.


Then: Canada Opened Its Markets. Now: We Need a Reset with China

By Joseph Caron, The Globe and Mail Jan 05, 2016

Joseph Caron is a former Canadian ambassador to China and to Japan, and former high commissioner to India. He is a distinguished fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.


B.C. Lumber Trade Delegation to Asia Encouraged by Response

By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun Jan 05, 2016

Climate-change policies could steer China and Japan toward use of more value-added wood products


Trade Changes to Watch for in 2016

By MM&D Online Staff, MM&D Jan 05, 2016

Here's a breakdown of these developments and why they are important


Canadian Beef Exports to South Korea to Resume

CBC News Jan 05, 2016

BSE case in February led to temporary ban on Canadian beef


Canada’s ‘Value-Added’ Exports Present a Good-News Story for 2016

By Jim Stanford, The Globe and Mail Jan 05, 2016


Evaluating the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Kazuhito Yamashita, VOX CEPR's Policy Portal Jan 05, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being held up as a model for 21st century trade agreements. This column looks into its implications for Japan.


Member Countries Aim to Sign Formal Deal in February

Nikkei Asian Review Jan 05, 2016


Legal Trends: International Trade

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP Jan 05, 2016


End of COOL: U.S. Congress Caves to Canadian, Mexican Pressure, Scraps Labelling Law

By Mike Blanchfield and John Ward, Canadian Manufacturing Jan 05, 2016

Obama signs end to country-of-origin-labelling in latest omnibus budget


Global Trade Set For Bumper 2016, Says HSBC

Trade & Export Finance Dec 15, 2015


Air Freight Concerned About New EU Customs Code

By Will Waters, Lloyd's Loading List Dec 15, 2015

TIACA fears systems will not be in place in time to handle the AEO authorisations needed to allow traders to avoid new financial guarantee requirements


U.S. Department Of Commerce Orders Duties On Canadian Paper Imports

Portland Press Herald Dec 15, 2015

The order comes in response to complaints by two Maine paper companies about subsidies given by Nova Scotia to the province's Port Hawkesbury Paper.


Agreement To Streamline The U.S. Customs System Reached

The Ripon Advance Dec 15, 2015


Big Shifts In U.S. And Canadian Foreign Trade Statistics

By Alex Carrick, Daily Commercial News Dec 15, 2015

The meeting of OPEC’s top officials in Vienna early in December has made it official – the world oil market has become an unfettered free-for-all.


Chinese Imports Headed Higher, Opportunity For Canadian Farmers

By Allan Dawson, Manitoba Co-operator Dec 15, 2015

Agricultural economist Colin Carter, who has studied China’s agriculture for 30 years, says there’s more going on than meets the eye


Butter Shortage Forces Canada to Look For More Imports

By Levon Sevunts, Radio Canada International Dec 15, 2015


CBSA Encourages Delinquent Exporters to Review Export Practices

By Darrel Pearson and Kristen Holman, Bennett Jones LLP Dec 15, 2015


Rethink Our Trade Adjustment Programs

By Dmitry Lysenko and Saul Schwartz, Financial Post Dec 15, 2015

Income and quota value guarantees are expensive and seem destined to impede


Canadian Exporters Are Finally Waking Up To Opportunity In Asia

By Kevin Carmichael, Canadian Business Dec 15, 2015

Canada’s balance of trade is slowly shifting across the Pacific—but Canadian companies are struggling to make the most of it


Canada’s Trade Relationship with China Built on Wheat

By Laura Rance, Manitoba Co-operator Dec 15, 2015


Canada Warns Trade Deal Could Unravel If EU Reopens Negotiations

By Philip Blenkinsop, The Globe and Mail Dec 15, 2015


Food Prices to Climb in 2016 As Low Loonie Pushes Import Costs Up

By Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail Dec 15, 2015

Get ready to pay more at the grocery checkout counter.