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Recent Trade News

U.S. Dairy Lobby Submits Its Demands for NAFTA
Jun 19, 2017 Hamilton Spectator


Canada-EU Trade Deal's July 1 Target Threatened by New Cheese Dispute
Jun 19, 2017 CBC News


Dairy Groups Pledge to Work with Trump Administration on NAFTA Modernization
Jun 14, 2017 Food Ingredients First


Canada and U.S. Remain ‘Quite Far Apart’ on Softwood Lumber, Freeland Says
Jun 14, 2017 Canadian Business


Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (PDF)
Jun 07, 2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Questions (and Answers) on FSVP: Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Jun 07, 2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Jun 07, 2017 Parliament of Canada


NAFTA, Softwood Negotiations to Remain Separate, at Least for Now: Minister
Jun 07, 2017 Global News


Consultations on the Renegotiation and Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Jun 07, 2017 Global Affairs Canada


Trans-Pacific Partnership Set To Move Ahead Without U.S.
Jun 01, 2017 The Huffington Post


CETA Gets Royal Assent - What Brand Owners and Users Need to Know
May 31, 2017 Lexology


TPP Chief Negotiators to Meet in Japan in Mid-July
May 31, 2017 The Japan Times


NAFTA Talks to Start in August: Here’s What the Calendar Looks Like
May 31, 2017 The Hamilton Spectator


New Movement Requirements for Ontario Cherries to Prevent Spread of Plant Pests
May 31, 2017 Canadian Food Inspection Agency


New Import Restrictions on Cherries from Canada
May 31, 2017 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg


CBSA's January 2017 Trade Compliance Verifications Published!
Jan 20, 2017


WTO Rules Largely in Favor of Taiwan in Steel Row with Canada
Jan 03, 2017 Reuters Canada


U.S. Launches Investigations into Canadian Softwood Lumber Dispute
Jan 03, 2017 The Globe and Mail


Canada Ratifies WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
Jan 03, 2017 Global Affairs Canada


Publication of Final Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations
Jan 03, 2017 Health Canada


Amazon Awarded a Patent for 'Airborne Fulfillment Centers'
Jan 03, 2017 Lloyd's Loading List


Canada Seeking Common-ground Improvements with U.S. in Any Trade Talks, Ambassador Says
Jan 03, 2017 Ottawa Citizen


New Global Harmonized System Standard Enters into Force
Jan 03, 2017 World Customs Organization


Striking Blue Water Bridge Workers Accept Deal
Dec 13, 2016 CBC News


European Parliament Committee Says Reject EU-Canada Trade Deal
Dec 13, 2016 Reuters Canada

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Amazon Awarded a Patent for 'Airborne Fulfillment Centers'

By Stuart Todd, Lloyd's Loading List Jan 03, 2017

Amazon's  role as  a disrupter of supply chain and logistics practices and driver of change in the sector has taken on an even more futurist dimension with US  media reports asserting that the e-commerce giant was recently granted a patent for what can best be described as 'flying' warehouses which would serve as hubs for drone delivery activity on a large scale.

While the company has not confirmed the reports, in a filing to the US authorities in April last year, viewed by Lloyd's Loading List, it outlined plans for 'airborne fulfillment centers' (AFCs) and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to deliver items from the AFCs to users.

The filing stated: “For example, the AFC may be an airship that remains at a high altitude (for example, 45,000 feet) and UAVs with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.

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