International Trade News Stories posted since February 23, 2014
By April Collier, Apr 24, 2014
We list here a few of the primary issues that we believe importers and exporters need to ensure all parties within your supply chain are complying with, rules expected to be in place or in play during 2014.
Apr 23, 2014
By Matthew Kronby and Laura Murray, Winnipeg Free Press Apr 23, 2014
Canada's response to Russia's annexation of Crimea -- while placing it at the forefront of the international response -- doesn't amount to much.
By Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters Apr 21, 2014
Japanese and German automakers are benefiting more than their U.S. peers from a free trade deal between Washington and Seoul, according to import figures suggesting U.S. brands are not reaping the rewards they may have expected from the pact.
CBC News Apr 21, 2014
Red Deer firm exported o-rings in violation of international sanctions
By Ian Putzger, Canadian Shipper Apr 21, 2014
Canadian freight forwarders are in limbo on the road to the electronic house bill (eHBL) regime.
By CBC News , Apr 21, 2014
Acting Ukrainian president has called an emergency meeting of the national security council
By Cherie Storms, Apr 17, 2014
Canadian Shipper Apr 16, 2014
A group representing the shippers of more than 60 per cent of the goods moved on Canada's rail system is urging the railways to work with them on a customer-based approach to improve service.
Canada Border Services Agency Apr 15, 2014
Lark Projects Ltd of Surrey, British Columbia has been awarded a $17.7M contract for infrastructure improvements to the Aldergrove port of entry in British Columbia.
By Diana Alvarez , Tradeology Apr 14, 2014
More than 40 percent of current U.S. exports go to Mexico, Central America, and South America.
By Larry Elliott, The Guardian Apr 14, 2014
Roberto Azevedo says the WTO has only eight months to consolidate last December's Doha round breakthrough in Bali
By Campbell Clark and Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail Apr 14, 2014
The new U.S. ambassador to Canada wants to play the role of deal-broker, helping to complete cross-border investments, and dialling up premiers and U.S. governors to push trade.
By Phillip Hayes, The American Sugar Alliance Apr 14, 2014
America’s sugar producers today asked the United States government to take corrective action against Mexico’s sugar industry for dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market and inflicting harm on U.S. growers and taxpayers.
TheJournal.ie Apr 14, 2014
EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.
By Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun Apr 14, 2014
Two-way trade between Canada and China spiked by nearly eight times this past decade, the Chinese Consul General in Toronto said.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Apr 14, 2014
The Minister will meet with global leaders to discuss effective development cooperation to eradicate poverty.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Apr 14, 2014
The Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (the Regulations) impose targeted economic sanctions against Russian officials and/or entities responsible for violating international law by violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukraine.
I.E. Canada Apr 14, 2014
I.E.Canada Submission to CBSA: Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Customs Act, Part I, Canada Gazette
Aircargo Asia-Pacific Apr 11, 2014
Mail parcel volumes – which are growing due to e-commerce takeup - are creating further challenges for pending Advance Data Filing regulations, according to the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
IndustryWeek Apr 11, 2014
Mexico's booming auto industry has reached a major milestone, claiming to have overtaken Japan as the second biggest car exporter to the United States in the past three months.
By Hope Yen, Houston Chronicle Apr 11, 2014
A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.
By Aimee Miller, Apr 10, 2014
In today’s compliance driven world, where U.S. Customs is enforcing rules more than ever and issuing penalties, importers are left wondering how to best utilize their resources to remain compliant. One of the most effective ways to ensure doing business in a compliant fashion is to create a solid “ironclad” record keeping system.
By Christian Siviere , MMD Magazine Apr 08, 2014
They constitute a common language for international traders
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Apr 08, 2014
A leading international trade attorney cautions importers that the time is ripe to get their KORUS verification docs in order.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Apr 08, 2014
FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled "Guidance for Industry: Prior Notice of Imported Food Questions and Answers (Edition 3)."
By Alexander Panetta , Global News Apr 08, 2014
The U.S. government says it’s been pressing Canada to offer agricultural concessions in trade talks, without much success so far.
By John Manley, The Globe and Mail Apr 08, 2014
Canada’s response to the recently concluded free-trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea will say much about the kind of nation we are.
By Anthony Fensom, The Diplomat Apr 08, 2014
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Transport Canada Apr 08, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Customs Border and Protection Apr 04, 2014
Notice of 180 Day Informed Compliance Period for Regulatory Changes
Money Science Apr 03, 2014
Over the last decade, the economic performance of Latin America has, generally speaking, improved.
ABC Customs Brokers Apr 03, 2014
On March 14, 2013, the United States Census Bureau published a final rule amending its regulations to require new export reporting requirements.
New Europe Apr 02, 2014
On the occasion of the visit of the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to Brussels, the EU announced its strong support for China joining ongoing negotiations to liberalise trade in services.
By Andrew Zajac, Star Phoenix Apr 02, 2014
North American meat producers including Tyson Foods Inc. and Hormel Foods Corp. lost a bid to suspend new country-of-origin labelling rules as a U.S. appeals court said the regulations don't violate free speech rights or exceed regulators' authority.
Health Canada Apr 02, 2014
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a standardized, internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals according to their physical, health and environmental hazards.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Apr 01, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as informed us that as of April 1st, 2014 all requests for import permits issued by the CFIA for the Terrestrial and Aquatic Animal Health Division must be submitted to the CFIA Centre of Administration (COA).
GlobalPost Mar 31, 2014
The United States is quietly blocking exports of sensitive dual-use materials and technologies to Russia, an apparent response to its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
By Scott Larson, The Starphoenix Mar 31, 2014
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union is "a game-changer," says the Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
By Terrance Oakey, The Huffington Post Mar 31, 2014
As a general rule of thumb, when assessing whether a policy is potentially good or bad one can look to the position of labour bosses for guidance.
By William Marsden, Postmedia News Mar 31, 2014
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt lashed out at U.S. lawmakers Tuesday, claiming that a proposed tax on goods entering the U.S. from Canadian ports could severely harm trade relations.
Canada Gazette Mar 31, 2014
The following was published on 26 March 2014 in Part II of the Canada Gazette.
Canada Gazette Mar 31, 2014
The following was published on 22 March 2014 in Part I of the Canada Gazette.
By Brian Morton and Bethany Lindsay, Vancouver Sun Mar 28, 2014
Trucking operations could take up to 10 working days to recover, official says
Canada Border Services Agency Mar 27, 2014
CBSA in the Pacific region have issued instructions on the process to release cargo that has been diverted to a U.S. port, due to the labour dispute at Port Metro Vancouver.
CBC News Mar 27, 2014
Port Metro Vancouver container truck drivers to be back at work Thursday morning
By Mike Laanela, CBC News Mar 25, 2014
Bill provides for fines of $10k per day for union and $400 a day for workers who defy order
By Carol E. Lee , Gregory L. White and Jared A. Favole, The Wall Street Journal Mar 25, 2014
Russian Response Includes Sanctions on U.S. Lawmakers, Officials
Transport Canada Mar 25, 2014
Minister Raitt highlights importance of international trade and reliable transportation infrastructure in remarks at Toronto Region Board of Trade
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Mar 25, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have imposed a number of requirements on vessels inbound from specified ports to prevent the introduction of the Asian gypsy moth.
The Globe and Mail Mar 25, 2014
With a trade deal with South Korea just concluded, Canadian negotiators are turning their attention to another big Asian prize – Japan.
Government of British Columbia Mar 20, 2014
The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and Port Metro Vancouver announced that they are taking immediate and co-ordinated action to address the work disruption at Port Metro Vancouver
By Barbara Lewis and Robin Emmott, Reuters Mar 19, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama and European Union leaders will promise to remove all tariffs on bilateral trade at a summit on March 26
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Mar 19, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.
CBC News Mar 19, 2014
Prime Minister tells B.C. audience he's open to discussing the 20-year-old pact
Canada Border Services Agency Mar 19, 2014
By Dan Ilika, Canadian Manufacturing Mar 19, 2014
Part of modernization program at federal inspection agency that will bring sweeping changes to industry
By Steven Chua, The Province Mar 18, 2014
There will be no immediate end to a trucker strike that has crippled operations in Vancouver-area ports for weeks after weekend talks between government and drivers failed to make progress.
CBC News Mar 18, 2014
Sanctions come as Russian President Putin decrees Crimea a 'sovereign and independent country'
By Brian Wingfield, Bloomberg Businessweek Mar 13, 2014
The U.S. says the European Union has backed away from a pledge to cut duties on American imports, adding to tensions over tariffs as the world’s largest commercial partners seek a trade deal.
Cargonews Asia Mar 13, 2014
Forestry and grain exports from Canada's Pacific coast slowed to a trickle as a strike at the country's largest port and a shortage of rail cars at Canadian Pacific Railways and Canadian National Railway are creating bottlenecks.
By Harvey Enchin, Vancouver Sun Mar 13, 2014
Port is not the employer but is most adversly affected
By Aimee Miller, ABC Customs Brokers Mar 13, 2014
Customs clearing food products through the U.S. border can be challenging if you do not know how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works.
By Susana Mas, CBC News Mar 13, 2014
'Time to get to work!' Bruce Heyman says on Twitter
CBC News Mar 11, 2014
Port says strike threatens serious economic harm
The Office of the Prime Minister Mar 11, 2014
Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement
By Josh Hicks, Washington Post Mar 10, 2014
The Senate on Thursday voted by unanimous consent to confirm U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske as the next head of Customs and Border Protection.
Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Mar 10, 2014
Immediate measures require railways to deliver specific quantities of grain per week and to regularly report on volume carried
CTV News Mar 10, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has arrived in Seoul, where he is widely expected to announce a free-trade deal with South Korea.
CBC News Mar 10, 2014
Picket lines go up after 98% of unionized truckers vote in favour of strike action
ABC Customs Brokers Mar 06, 2014
Today’s business climate is fast paced. Time is limited and precious, and there is always a long list of tasks to accomplish. So why would you take valuable time out of your busy schedule to attend a trade compliance seminar or workshop?
Today's Trucking Mar 05, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — The value of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico was $103.1 billion in October, exceeding the $100 billion mark for the first month on record, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
By @jenstden, Business Vancouver Mar 05, 2014
In an attempt to get striking truckers back on the job, Port Metro Vancouver and the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) have released an eight-point plan they say addresses many of the concerns raised by truckers.
By Canadian Shipper , Canadian Shipper Mar 04, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn.--President Barack Obama has proposed spending US $300 billion to upgrade roads and railways, saying the investment is a worthy one that would attract businesses and put people to work.
Foreign Affairs, trade and Development Canada Mar 04, 2014
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today concluded a four-day visit to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing, China, where she engaged with government and business leaders to help position Canada as a partner of choice for trade and investment and to highlight the strong and growing ties between Canada and China. T
Toronto, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Mar 04, 2014
Erin O’Toole, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, today highlighted Canada’s growing trade relationship with Southeastern Europe during remarks he delivered at the NATO Council of Canada Conference on Investment and Business Opportunities in South Eastern Europe.
Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Mar 04, 2014
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Cameroon’s Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, today signed the Canada-Cameroon Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).
By Peter Baker and Elisabeth Malkin, The New York Times Mar 04, 2014
They call it the "Three Amigos" summit meeting, and President Obama and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts played their parts on Wednesday.
By Geoffrey Garrett , U.S. News Mar 04, 2014
By Scott Deveau, Financial Post Mar 04, 2014
The union representing roughly 400 truckers at the Port Metro Vancouver served 72-hour strike notice Monday that threatens to escalate the ongoing dispute at the country's busiest port.
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun Feb 26, 2014
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution administratively rather than waiting on Congress.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative Feb 25, 2014
Ministers complete four-day meeting, making further strides toward a final agreement
SBS Feb 24, 2014
US and EU representatives are meeting in Washington DC to prepare for next month's talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal.
By Angela Mulholland, CTV News Feb 24, 2014
Canada and Mexico signed a number of agreements Tuesday to boost trade and economic growth between the two countries, including a deal to expand air travel despite an ongoing dispute over Canada’s visa policy for Mexican travellers.
By Peter Mazereeuw, Embassy Feb 24, 2014
More foreign intellectual property will be enforced in Canada, says one analyst.
By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times Feb 24, 2014
President Obama plans to sign an order Wednesday that officials say will cut the waiting time on permits to import and export goods "from days to minutes."
Canada Border Services Agency Feb 24, 2014
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to publicly releasing a semi-annual list of all of its active compliance verification priorities, in the interest of transparency and the promotion of self-compliance.