International Trade News Stories posted since March 26, 2013
Washington State Department of Transportation May 24, 2013
A portion of a bridge on Interstate 5 collapsed into the Skagit River near Mount Vernon Thursday, and drivers are asked to avoid the area as national and state investigators work to determine the cause.
By Greg Hewitt, Canadian Transportation & Logistics May 23, 2013
In 2012, Canadian companies exported more than $400 billion worth of merchandise internationally, a number that continues to rise annually.
By Rod Nickel, Reuters May 23, 2013
Canada will put forward a list of U.S. products it wants to target in retaliation for U.S. country-of-origin meat labels if last-minute changes to U.S. label regulations don't prove satisfactory, Canadian officials said on Friday.
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers May 21, 2013
AFP May 21, 2013
European culture ministers from Germany, France and 12 other member nations have called for the audiovisual sector to be exempted from negotiations for an EU-US free trade deal.
By Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Canada, Huffington Post May 21, 2013
International trade will be a key growth driver for the Canadian economy this year and next.
Transport Canada May 21, 2013
The Government of Canada announced funding to support safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation in New Brunswick.
Canada Border Services Agency May 21, 2013
Changes are beginning with regards to the Cargo Control and Sufferance Warehouse Modernization.
International Chamber of Commerce May 21, 2013
A new report from ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) calls for increased regulation and better management of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) to stop the alarming trend of the use of FTZs to facilitate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of counterfeit products.
American Shipper May 21, 2013
Drewry is predicting an increase in slow steaming by container carriers.
The Economist May 21, 2013
The humble shipping container is a powerful antidote to economic pessimism and fears of slowing innovation.
Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office May 15, 2013
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today signalled Canada’s intent to deepen trade and investment with Ghana—one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
Canada Border Services Agency May 15, 2013
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a joint report on the findings of Phase I of the Entry/Exit Initiative.
By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail May 14, 2013
The European Union’s ambassador to Canada said special access for agriculture goods is the last obstacle to a trade deal between Brussels and Ottawa, and drew a line in the sand over how much market access the EU could offer Canadian beef producers.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada May 14, 2013
Deeper business-to-business ties between Canadian and European firms will create good jobs, economic growth and greater long-term prosperity for workers and families here at home
Governmanet of Canada May 14, 2013
On Wednesday, May 8, the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Executive Steering Committee (ESC) met in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress to date and the way forward for implementing the December 2011 Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan.
By Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of Commerce , United Stated Department of Commerce May 14, 2013
Upcoming trade mission to promote U.S. exports and job creation
By Adrian Croft, Reuters May 14, 2013
China has raised concerns about European Union plans to negotiate an ambitious free trade deal with the United States, fearing it is a protectionist move, a senior EU official said on Tuesday.
National Post May 14, 2013
The federal government is breathing a sigh of relief after a U.S. Senate committee rejected a proposal to collect fees at land border crossings.
By April Collier, May 09, 2013
Both the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) play very active roles in the efforts to combat terrorism.
By Global Times, The Global Times May 07, 2013
The recent news about Japan eagerly joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks touched a raw nerve in China.
The Global Times May 07, 2013
The US Commerce Department on Tuesday announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigation against imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products.
By Michael Geist, The Star May 07, 2013
While the need for business insight as part of trade talks is understandable, the two-tier approach raises serious concerns about the lack of transparency.
By Nirmala Menon, The Wall Street Journal May 07, 2013
Canadian trade negotiators are meeting their European Union counterparts in Brussels this week to begin the final push for a free-trade deal before the Europeans turn their attention to a bigger prize–the U.S.
By David Ljunggren, Reuters May 07, 2013
Canada is close to finalizing a long-delayed free-trade deal with the European Union but will not set a timetable for reaching an agreement, even though the EU is set to start talks with the United States, a top official said on Monday.
By Danielle Goldfarb, The Globe & Mail May 07, 2013
Wayne Gretzky famously described how he was taught to “skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report May 07, 2013
President Obama visited Mexico and Costa Rica last week to, among other things, strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties.
Government of Canada May 07, 2013
The Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, and the Minister of State (Transport),Steven Fletcher, spoke at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Ottawa Conference on the benefits of and the progress made to date under the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce May 02, 2013
ABC Customs Brokers is proud to announce the first Cross-Border Expo, June 6th in Ferndale, Washington.
By Aimee Miller, May 02, 2013
A Temporary Import Bond (TIB) is a special entry type that is used when products are imported into the United States without the payment of duty or Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF), by posting a bond to ensure that the goods will be exported within a specified time.
By Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, Apr 29, 2013
Pacific Customs Brokers is proud to support the first Cross-Border Expo, June 6th in Ferndale, Washington.
The Canadian Press Apr 29, 2013
A U.S. congressman says Canadians should not be overly concerned about a proposed border crossing fee, saying it just isn't going to happen.
By Greg Keenan & Barrie McKenna, Globe & Mail Apr 29, 2013
The federal government is putting a hard sell on Japanese auto makers to boost investment here as Canada and Japan open sweeping free-trade negotiations.
Canadian Transportation & Logistics Apr 29, 2013
The federal government will be splitting the cost of a new technology development at the Port of Halifax.
AME Info Apr 29, 2013
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on behalf of global business finalized recommendations for World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries to salvage parts of on-going Doha trade negotiations that could boost global GDP by $960bn.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Apr 29, 2013
Deeper Canada-EU trade will increase exports from Alberta’s key sectors and create new sources of jobs and prosperity for businesses, workers and their families
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 26, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials recently said they hope to begin by October a pilot program aimed at easing the requirements associated with the entry of containers with cargo residue.
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Apr 26, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration will conduct fewer food safety inspections this year because of the government sequester, commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY.
By Shawn McCausland, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 26, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has extended through Sept. 16 the period for public comments on two proposed rules issued in January under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
By Dan Ovsey , Financial Post Apr 26, 2013
By Cherie Storms, Apr 25, 2013
By Rebecca Walberg , Financial Post Apr 24, 2013
One in five Canadian jobs is related to trade and exports, according to research done by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and exports have played a key role in Canada’s recovery from the 2009 recession.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 23, 2013
The above mentioned CFIA Directive provides the entry requirements for all wood packaging materials including dunnage, pallets or crating made from non-manufactured wood entering Canada from all areas except the continental United States (U.S.).
By Robin Emmott and David Ljunggren, Reuters Apr 23, 2013
Talks to wrap up a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Canada and Europe have stalled, diplomats said, raising concerns the agreement could be put on hold as Brussels switches its attention to a much bigger pact with the United States.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Apr 22, 2013
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today issued the following statement marking the conclusion of Canada’s bilateral consultations regarding Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
By Randy Boswell, National Post Apr 22, 2013
The U.S. government is proposing to charge a new fee for every vehicle or pedestrian crossing the U.S.-Canada border — an idea that has prompted fierce objections from New York lawmakers who claim the levy would stifle transboundary commerce and undermine recent efforts to ease the flow of people and goods between the two countries.
By Jim Flaherty - Minister of Finance , The Globe and Mail Apr 19, 2013
A lot has changed since the 1970s in the global economy. So why would we continue to administer – virtually unchanged – a foreign aid subsidy program based on the state of the global economy of the 1970s? We shouldn’t.
By Julian Hattem , The Hill Apr 19, 2013
To pay for food safety measures in its $4.7 billion budget, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new fees to make up the gap.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 19, 2013
Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, announced today that the Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALHB) has been successfully eradicated from Canada, following nearly a decade of collaborative efforts between federal, provincial and municipal authorities.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 19, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made available the following statistics concerning participation in and operations of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program as of April 1.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 19, 2013
Canadian organic producers will once again have increased opportunities to export their products and Canadian families shopping for organic food will have more choices following an arrangement reached between Canada and Costa Rica.
By Lou Kaszubski, Apr 18, 2013
The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative that grants designated beneficiaries and territories preferential duty treatment.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Apr 11, 2013
Canada and Japan set to hold second round of negotiations toward an economic partnership agreement
By Mike Moffatt, The Globe and Mail Apr 11, 2013
In Budget 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced that on Jan. 1, 2015, tariffs will increase on 1,290 product classes from 72 countries with GPT status
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 11, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its Web site its annual performance and accountability report, which indicates that fiscal year 2012 saw a decline in several measurements related to compliance and supply chain security programs.
By Claudia Cattaneo , Financial Post Apr 11, 2013
The political will is high to conclude a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, even if negotiations to resolve outstanding issues are taking longer than expected, the head of the economic and trade section of the EU’s delegation in Canada said Wednesday.
By Lou Kaszubski, Apr 11, 2013
Let’s now take a moment and discuss two compelling advantages in becoming a drop shipper.
The Produce News Apr 11, 2013
Identifying the multi-stakeholder challenges in an increasingly complex marketplace is crucial for today’s produce industry professionals.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Apr 09, 2013
Deeper trade with European Union will bring jobs, growth and long-term prosperity to workers and families in British Columbia
CBC News Apr 09, 2013
If approved, new ambassador would replace David Jacobson
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 09, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced April 5 a change that should make it a little easier to claim unused merchandise drawback.
By Lou Kaszubski, Apr 04, 2013
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 04, 2013
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Digital Document Store (DDS) still experiencing a delay
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Effective April 8, 2013, import permits will be required for certain targeted species whether they are live, dead, smoked, etc.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Apr 02, 2013
By Rebecca Walberg , Financial Post Apr 02, 2013
Calls to diversify Canadian exports beyond American markets intensified in late 2012, as the U.S. approached its fiscal cliff.
MercoPress Apr 02, 2013
Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico plan to sign an accord liberalizing 90% of trade among the group when they meet at the coming Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for May 23 in Colombia announced Chilean Foreign minister Alfredo Moreno.
Fox News Apr 02, 2013
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Monday it will delay furloughs and the elimination of planned overtime
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Apr 02, 2013
Entry into force of Canada-Panama trade agreement eliminates tariffs on more than 90 percent of Canadian exports to one of the fastest-growing markets in the Americas
By Lou Kaszubski, Mar 28, 2013
For today’s tech-savvy business person, finding a source for goods and clients to sell those goods to, has never been easier. That’s where drop shipping comes into play.
By Dave Bucholtz, ABC Customs Brokers Mar 28, 2013
The 2013 Budget, tabled in the House of Commons, proposes changes to Canada’s General Preferential Tariff (GPT) regime under the Customs Act.
Mar 27, 2013
CFIA is reporting a 6 - 7 hour delay in processing transactions
By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Mar 26, 2013
Canadian ministers have been promoting the European Union (EU) trade agreement currently under negotiation, telling Quebec manufacturers and exporters that they can only benefit from the deal.
By Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail Mar 26, 2013
The Harper government is hiking duties on imported goods from more than 70 countries including China to help retire the deficit faster.