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International Trade News

International Trade News Stories posted since April 01, 2016


New Federal Export Program Too Restrictive, Business Owners Say

By Camilla Cornell, The Globe and Mail May 30, 2016


Concerns Rise Over Trans-Pacific Partnership Ratification, Brexit as Protectionism Rises

By Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post May 30, 2016


Canada's Energy Superpower Status Threatened as World Shifts Off Fossil Fuel, Federal Think-tank Warns

By Robson Fletcher, CBC News May 30, 2016


Transport Canada Issues SOLAS Container Weighing Procedure

MMD Magazine May 30, 2016


Imports of Hass Avocados From Mexico Expanded

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 30, 2016


China and U.S. Clash Over Cheap Steel Imports

BBC News May 30, 2016

Beijing has accused the US of damaging trade after Washington levied new duties of up to 450% on a specific steel imports from China.


NAFTA Certificate of Origin Under Review

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 30, 2016


Textile Producers Face Major Duty Increase on Key Input

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 30, 2016


7 Excellent Reasons to Invest in Trade Compliance Education

ABC Customs Brokers May 30, 2016


What You Need To Know Regarding the Section 321 De Minimis Value Increase

ABC Customs Brokers May 26, 2016


The Zombie Softwood Lumber Dispute is Never Dead – It’s Only Sleeping

By Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail May 24, 2016


Canada Concerned by Rising Global Waves of Protectionism

By Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg May 24, 2016


Canada and Japan Talk Trade in Lead Up to G7 Summit

By John Ibbitson, The Globe and Mail May 24, 2016


Conference Board of Canada: Projected Commodities Exports Will Test Capacity of Western Ports and Rail Lines

By R. Bruce Striegler, Canadian Sailings May 24, 2016


Canada Proposes Restrictions on Mercury Exports

By Peter Menyasz, Bloomberg BNA May 24, 2016


U.S. Slaps China Steel Imports with Fivefold Tax Increase

BBC News May 24, 2016


Canada is Being Left Behind on China Trade, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

By Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post May 24, 2016


New Rules to Boost Chinese Imports: Nomura

SBS News May 24, 2016


Fourth Phase of ACE Transition Set for July 23; Fifth Phase To Be Required

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 24, 2016


3 Steps to Importing a Road Vehicle into the USA

ABC Customs Brokers May 18, 2016


World Economy Faces Risks, But Growth Likely: Bank of Canada

By Allison Lampert, The Globe and Mail May 16, 2016


Canada Adding Dedicated FAST Lanes, Expanding Eligibility

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 16, 2016


Canada Removes Ban on Exports and Technology Transfers to Belarus

By John Boscariol, Robert Glasgow, Amanda Larusso, McCarthy Tétrault LLP May 16, 2016


Protectionism: In Vogue Again?

Export Development Canada May 16, 2016


U.S. Seeks to Bring Down Chinese Poultry Duties, Avoid Mexican Tuna Labeling Retaliation

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 16, 2016


WCO Technical Committee on Customs Valuation Sanctions Use of Transfer Pricing Studies

By Darrel Pearson, Bennett Jones LLP May 16, 2016


India to Soon File 16 Cases Against U.S. for WTO Norm Violation: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Financial Express May 16, 2016


Study Says TPP Would Benefit U.S. Retailers and Consumers

MMD Magazine May 16, 2016


CFIA Starts Enforcing Truck Wash Rule

By Barb Glen, The Western Producer May 16, 2016


Trade Ministers of India, Canada to Meet in June

By Arun S., The Hindu May 16, 2016


EU-Canada Summit Hangs in Doubt, CETA Fate Uncertain

By Georgi Gotev, EurActiv May 16, 2016


Classification Ruling Changes on Polyester Resin, Shoe Covers, Hosiery, Keyboards, Socks

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 10, 2016


FDA Expands Regulatory Authority to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 10, 2016


Liberals ‘Working with Diligence’ to Remove Visa Requirements for Mexican Travellers

By Lee Berthiaume, The Vancouver Sun May 10, 2016


Canadian Lumber Producers Reject Rumoured U.S. Calls For Return to Quotas

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press May 10, 2016


Canada to Lift Sanctions on Belarus

Global Affairs Canada May 10, 2016


New Bill Would Have Travellers Clear U.S. Customs Before They Leave Canada

By Alexander Panetta, The Star May 10, 2016

The federal government aims to eventually establish rules for pre-clearance border-crossing at airports, and train and bus stations.


Hidden Changes to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Laws: Canada Tables Omnibus Budget Bill That Includes Changes to the Special Import Measures Act

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


Canadian Food Safety System Recognized as Comparable to U.S.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 10, 2016


Canada-China Free Trade Deal Would Be Momentous for BC

By Chuck Chiang, The Vancouver Sun May 02, 2016


New Front Opened in Battle Against Steel Imports

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 02, 2016


Canada Can Offer the U.S. TPP Support For a New Softwood Lumber Deal

By Rob Merrifield, The Globe and Mail May 02, 2016


Environmental Goods Agreement Negotiators Discuss Tariff Cut Offers

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development May 02, 2016


New Electronic Manifest for In-Transit Truck Cargo To Be Tested

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg May 02, 2016


Canada Can’t Miss the Boat on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Brian Innes, The Hill Times May 02, 2016

As Canadians continue to debate the deal, the rest of the world is not standing still.


Canada Non-Resource Exports to Surge in 2016: Export Agency

By David Ljunggren, Reuters Canada May 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