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International Trade News Stories posted since May 05, 2015


Mexico Delays Import Rule Changes

By Will Waters, Llyod's Jun 30, 2015

Requirement to provide proof of payment and contractual evidence of imported goods’ valuation postponed until 1 September


Russia to Extend Ban on Western Food Imports Until Early 2016

Reuters Jun 30, 2015

Russia plans to extend a ban on Western food imports for six months starting from early August, after the European Union extended its own sanctions against Moscow, Russian officials said on Monday.


New WCO Guide on Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jun 30, 2015


U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Drops 6.8% Annually in April, Reports BTS

Logisitics Management Jun 30, 2015

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in April fell 6.8 percent annually to $93.3 billion, following a 5.3 percent decline to $96.1 billion in March.


Senators Introduce Six-year, $278 Billion Bill to Reauthorize Surface Transport Programs

DC Velocity Staff Jun 30, 2015

Bill allocates $13.5 billion for freight infrastructure spend.


New Requirements for Importing Horses from the United States

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Jun 30, 2015


US Importers Moving More Containers Through Vancouver

By Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce Jun 30, 2015

U.S. importers are rapidly moving more containers through Port Metro Vancouver and to Chicago and the upper Midwest, dealing another blow to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.


Canadian Solar Panel Makers Pin Hopes on Upcoming Trade Decision

By David Paddon , The Globe and Mail Jun 30, 2015

A band of small Canadian solar panel manufacturers is banking on an upcoming trade decision in hopes of surviving an onslaught of low-priced Chinese imports.


Canadian Dairy Sector Getting Creamed by Trade Deficit: Report

By Kelsey Johnson , iPolitics Jun 30, 2015

The polarized debate on the future of Canada’s supply management system is ignoring current challenges on imports, exports and international subsidies – issues that “pose a significant threat” to the Canadian dairy sector, a new policy report warned Monday.


Executives Urge Canada to Diversify Beyond Natural Resources

By Richard Blackwell, The Globe and Mail Jun 30, 2015

It is beginning to sink in among the Canadian business elite that the economy is going to have to start weaning itself off oil.


Obama Signs Trade Bills Into Law, Says Tough Battle Still Ahead

By Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir, Reuters Jun 30, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation.


Customs ACI eManifest Changes and Imports with Multiple Loads

By Latitia Scarr, CPMA Produce Now Jun 30, 2015


U.S. Senate Hands a Victory to Obama on Trade Pact

By Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times Jun 23, 2015

The Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to end debate on legislation granting President Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord, virtually assuring final passage Wednesday of Mr. Obama’s top legislative priority in his final years in office.


Chinese Checks on Imported Food to Get Tougher

By Shan Juan, China Daily Jun 23, 2015

Laws to reflect changes as Chinese buy more from abroad after domestic scandals


West-Coast Ports Still Face Box Repositioning Issues

By James Baker, Lloyd's Loading List Jun 23, 2015

Empties boost throughput figures but indicate US Pacific terminals are still rebalancing containers dislocated by winter trade slowdowns


U.S. Exports to China Hit Record $120.8 Billion

By Paul Bedard , The Washington Examiner Jun 23, 2015


Beyond the Border: U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico Trade in Perspective

By Philip Poland, International Trade Administration Jun 23, 2015


Renminbi Trading Hub Touted As Business Boost

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Jun 23, 2015

‘We are a trading nation,’ B.C. finance minister says, downplaying concerns about further real estate inflation


An Internal Trade Agreement Would Be Good News for Business

By Ian McLean, Waterloo Chronical Jun 23, 2015


Six Tough Questions About the China Trade Deal

By Gus Van Harten, The Tyee Jun 23, 2015

In his new book, Sold Down the Yangtze, trade law expert and Osgoode law professor Gus Van Harten takes apart the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China, detailing how he perceives the Harper government sold out Canada's national interests and awarded Chinese investors "an enclave legal status" in Canada.


To Call Trade Deal ‘Nafta on Steroids’ Picks the Wrong Target

By Greg Ip, The Wall Street Journal Jun 23, 2015


U.S. House Approves Repeal of Meat Origin Labeling Law

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Jun 16, 2015

The House of Representatives on June 10 voted to repeal the mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for meat products that the World Trade Organization has determined violate U.S. multilateral obligations by discriminating against livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.


G-7 Leaders Aim for TTIP Outline By Year’s End, Make Global Climate Push

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Jun 15, 2015

This article is published under Bridges,Volume 19 - Number 21


House Blocks Obama Trade Agenda - Now What?

Industry Week Jun 15, 2015


Reminder: Customs Notice 14-005 - Harmonized System Codes for Export Declarations

Canada Border Services Agency via Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Jun 15, 2015


Canada Expected to Wrap Up New Free Trade Agreement with Israel By July: Source

By Jake Edmiston, National Post Jun 15, 2015


Canada Should Focus on NAFTA and Mexico

By Laura Dawson, Financial Post Jun 15, 2015

Mexico’s growth prospects make it the best option for Canada’s emerging-market expansion and investment plans


Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Recommends New Approaches for Canada-US-Mexico Trade Relationship

The Parliament of Canada Jun 15, 2015


Courier Low Value Shipments (CLVS) Compliance Activities

Canada Border Services Agency via Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Jun 15, 2015


Powdered Whey Tariff Rate Quota – Deadline for Applications for the 2015-2016 Allocation

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jun 12, 2015

The deadline to apply for an allocation under the powdered whey tariff rate quota for the period of August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 is July 15, 2015.


USTR Releases Report Detailing Tariff Barriers that Will be Addressed in TPP

Office of the United States Trade Representative Jun 08, 2015

New USTR Report shows that American workers and businesses face disproportionately high tariff barriers in the Asia-Pacific, which the Obama Administration is fighting to lower through the Trans-Pacific Partnership  


Why Free Trade Agreements Should Matter to All of Us

By Andrés Gluski, Commerce.gov Jun 08, 2015


CFIB Urges New Deal to Create Free Trade Within Canada

CBC News Jun 08, 2015

Dismantling internal barriers should be provincial priority, small business lobby group says


WTO Rules Against India Over U.S. Meat Imports Ban

By Live Mint, D. Ravi Kanth Jun 08, 2015

The appellate body dismissed India’s challenge against the earlier ruling on several grounds


Meat, Wine Among Canada's Targets in Label Fight with U.S.

Reuters Jun 08, 2015


Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Transport Canada Jun 08, 2015


Minister Fantino Highlights Canada-Italy Trade Ties

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jun 08, 2015

The Canada-EU trade agreement will benefit businesses and workers on both sides of the Atlantic


Canada Creates Two Foreign Trade Zones in Alberta

Western Economic Diversification Canada Jun 08, 2015


Harper Pushes Canada-EU Trade Pact on First Day of G7 Summit

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Jun 08, 2015

Harper’s office said he talked up the trade pact at the G7’s first working session of the day on the fragile global economy


Free Trade: China Hints at Interest in Trade Deal with Canada

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun Jun 08, 2015

Ottawa has suggested it wants closer parity in trade before negotiations


SIMA – Final Determinations Respecting Certain Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates (Solar Panels)

Canada Border Services Agency Jun 08, 2015


Canada Seeks $3B in Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S. Over Meat Labelling

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Jun 04, 2015

U.S. must repeal COOL measures that continue to harm Canadian livestock industry


A New Chapter of US-Cuban Trade Relations

By Randy Shumway, Desert News Jun 02, 2015

Who doesn’t enjoy relaxing on an idyllic Caribbean beach, being taxied around in retro cars and taking a break island style? Cuba could be the next big Caribbean island destination if the U.S. continues to soften its decades-long trade embargo with Cuba.


U.S. Customs Chief: Single Window is Still Agency’s Top Priority

By Reynolds Hutchins , Journal of Commerce Jun 02, 2015

The No. 1 commercial issue for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowkse said Monday, remains the “single window.”


CBP’s Internal Controls Failing to Keep Pace with Rapid Deployment of ACE Program

By Amanda Vicinanzo, Homeland Security Today Jun 02, 2015


How Important is U.S. Beef Trade with Canada and Mexico?

By Nevil Speer, BeefMagazine Jun 02, 2015


EU-US Trade Deal Brings Threats and Opportunities for Farming

Jun 02, 2015

A controversial trade deal being negotiated between the EU and US could open doors for UK farmers but also pose threats, say farming organisations.


Meat Labeling Sparks Debate Over National Sovereignty, Free Trade

By Jim Spencer , Star Tribune Jun 02, 2015

Some say U.S. lawmakers are too eager to yield to the World Trade Organization.


Joint Infrastructure Investment Unlocks Growing Canadian Trade Opportunities

Transport Canada Jun 02, 2015


Australia Pressuring Canada in TPP for Greater Wine Access, Citing EU Gains

By Mike Blanchfield, Vancouver Sun Jun 02, 2015


Good Reasons for Caution in Trans Pacific Trade Deal

By Michael Geist , Toronto Star Jun 02, 2015

Canada is looking to be part of a 12-country Pacific rim trade deal. There may be too much haste to get it done and too few details about what’s in it.


West Coast Dispute 'Leads to Structural Shift in Cargo'

Lloyd's Loading List May 27, 2015

Despite cargo operations returning to levels near normal at US west coast ports following months of disruption amid its long-running labour dispute, there are signs that some shippers have moved to permanently divert cargo to Atlantic coast and Canadian ports as a result of the nine-month impasse, according to analysts.


Overzealous U.S.-Canada Border Security Hurts Both Countries

The Boston Globe May 26, 2015

For decades, a provincial driver’s license sufficed — and was seldom inspected. The number of Americans travelling to Canada, meanwhile, has dropped.


Beyond the Border Implementation Report Released

U.S. Department of State May 26, 2015

The 2014 Beyond the Border Implementation Report was released today [May 19, 2015].


Obama Boosted as Senate Votes to Give Him Fast-Track Authority on Trade Deals

Guardian News & Media Limited May 26, 2015

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation on Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. 


ACE Certification and Deployment Information in Preparation for November 1, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection May 26, 2015

On November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) official system of record for all electronically transmitted entry and corresponding entry summary data. By this date, filers must transmit all electronic entries and corresponding entry summaries to ACE. 


Japan-Canada Trade Talks Stalled, With No Meetings in Sight

The Canadian Press May 25, 2015

Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan — one of the Harper government's priority countries for a breakthrough — because the Asian country has lost interest, The Canadian Press has learned.


U.S. West Coast Ship Management Ratifies Five-Year Contract with Waterfront Union

DC Velocity May 25, 2015

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents about 14,000 workers at ports from Seattle to San Diego, is expected to announce its ratification vote sometime tomorrow, 


Ritz Welcomes Ruling on COOL

Battlefords News-Optimist May 25, 2015

VTrade retaliation is now a serious prospect after the World Trade Organization decisively came down in favour of Canada and Mexico in their fight against U.S. Country of Origin Labelling on beef and pork. 


Canada’s Recovery Hurt by Loss of Exporters, RBC’s McKay Says

Bloomberg Business May 25, 2015

Canada’s economic recovery trails that of the U.S. due partly to the decline of exporters in the country, Royal Bank of Canada Chief Executive Officer David McKay said.


Canadian Food Inspection Agency is Requesting Your Feedback

Canadian Food Inspection Agency May 25, 2015

The CFIA is collecting feedback to improve food labels and modernize the food labelling system.


Canada Set to Impose 100 Percent Surtax on U.S. Imports

McCarthy Tétrault May 24, 2015

The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body upheld the finding of an October 14, 2014 compliance panel ruling that the U.S. revised country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules for importations of meat from Canada and Mexico was inconsistent with Article 2.1 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), which requires WTO members' regulations to treat imports in a manner that is "no less favorable than that accorded to like products of national origin and to like products originating in any other country."


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.