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Trans-Pacific Partnership: A trade agreement for the 21st century

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is expected to bring a number of economic benefits to importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Read more

Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected

Do you have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place? Does your customs broker? Read more

Maximize your duty savings by taking advantage of First Sale and classification

Are you taking advantage of the First Sale Rule and accurately classifying your imports? Read more

Five questions every Canadian food importer/exporter should ask

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Safe Food for Canadians Act is currently scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2015, and will have a significant impact on importers and exporters. Read more

ISA case study: The Container Store

The Container Store was looking to get Importer Self Assessment (ISA)-certified, but ran into a roadblock from CBP. Learn how Livingston helped the retailer achieve ISA status. Read more

Understanding Electronic Export Information filing

Are you exporting goods out of the United States? Remember, anything you ship outside of the U.S. is considered an export – and as such, has certain requirements and responsibilities…

The Non-Resident Importer Guide

Find out how U.S. exporters can take advantage of the Non-Resident Importer program to expand into Canadian markets
This guide is an essential resource for any business aiming to become…

Is it time to audit your service provider?

Four questions to ask when evaluating your customs brokerage partner
If you trade internationally, you know that your supply chain is a critical element of your business operations. And, whether…

Improve shipping times and reduce risk: Understanding the benefits of Mutual Recognition

Find out how you can take advantage of the benefits Mutual Recognition agreements provide importers
As an importer, you know that any delay in your international shipments can have a…

How to build a great compliance program for your U.S. imports

Struggling with U.S. Import Regulations?
As an importer, compliance is essential for keeping your goods moving on-time, every time. If poor compliance practices are not addressed and corrected, the costs…

Trade News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) 14-000232 advises internal testing has revealed that, under certain…


On April 17, 2014, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued final determination of anti-dumping duties payable on certain hot-rolled carbon…


Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance
Welcome back to our ongoing series on CETA! Last time I discussed the agreement’s plans…


The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has announced that labor negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will begin…


Effective April 16, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and…


On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) implemented the final Comprehensive…


Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance
In my last post, I spoke about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement…