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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.
Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected Do you have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place? Does your customs broker?
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?
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.
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.
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
Jul
22
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule, effective October 1, 2014, changing the agency to whom…
Jul
18
Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the export charge rates for Canadian softwood products going to…
Jul
17
CN Rail has notified users that it is reducing free time at several terminals across Canada to 48 hours. This…
Jul
16
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is inviting the public to review and provide comments on the draft International Standards…
Jul
14
The Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the kick…
Jul
14
On April 23, 2014, the U.S Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) announced their proposed adjustments…
Jul
11
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) manages compliance with Tariff Classification, Tariff Treatment, Valuation and Origin programs using the Random…