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Posted: Feb 6, 2017

In the midst of all the uncertainty, there’s opportunity. While there might be uncertainty amongst some, many will agree 2017 will ultimately go down in history as an exciting year for those involved in trade. It will be interesting to see how governments in various countries protect their own economies while they navigate their way… Read more »

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Posted: Feb 6, 2017

New Zealand is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean, and is made up of two separate islands. New Zealand has a very strong market economy, with dairy products, meat, forestry products, and fruit making up its top exports. New Zealand has a temperate climate that can result in cold winters, and sub-tropical weather… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Wallace Gable, GTM Governance, United States If you import into the United States, now is the time to re-evaluate your procedures on anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is gearing-up to implement a new enforcement authority under the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act (TFTEA) that may be very costly… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Maurice Deslauriers, Regulatory Affairs, United States On November 25, 2016, the U.S. Lumber Coalition (USLC) submitted documentation to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission asking them to impose duties to offset the harm to U.S. mills, workers and communities by what is an alleged result of subsidized Canadian softwood lumber…. Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Wojciech Lewandowski, GTM Governance, Europe On December 19, 2016, the European Council extended its application of economic sanctions against Russia until the end of July, 2017. The decision follows the assessment of the progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which were intended to stop the military conflict in the Donbass region of… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Paul J. Diamond, GTM Governance, Canada The World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized System (HS) of Classification provides the Customs tariff base for all member countries. The first six digits of the ten-digit classification, section and chapter notes are uniform for all countries. The final four digits are determined by each country along with the… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Cora Di Pietro, Global Trade Consulting There’s been an unusual amount of chatter about trade and trade agreements lately. That’s not surprising considering the prominence of trade debate in the recent U.S. presidential election campaigns. But if changes proposed to the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the incoming U.S. administration come to… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global Global business experts are aware of China’s historical impact on trade, especially its comeback over the past thirty years. In the coming decades, China will continue to emerge. Given all the talk in the media about international trade, it’s a good time to review the trade-related issues that confront… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By John Moccia, Regulatory Affairs, Canada Digital footprint is a term that generally refers to any information or data a person creates. Often, we provide this information voluntarily using social media, this is known as an active digital footprint. On the other hand, a passive digital footprint occurs when information or data is collected about… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Angela Parkin, GTM Governance, Canada Twelve countries originally participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These nations make up 40% of the global trade with a market of nearly 800 million people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of… Read more »

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, United States The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a vote to initiate change. Central to the campaign rhetoric on both sides was dissatisfaction with U.S. trade policy. It is expected that President Donald J. Trump will follow through on many of the proposed changes, and the trade industry must prepare… Read more »