Trade News / Global perspectives

Posted: Jul 26, 2017

By Philip Sutter, Director, Strategic Analysis The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, entered into force in 1994 is to be renegotiated. Talks will likely begin in late August 2017 following the conclusion... Read More >

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Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Dana Pontia, GTM Governance, Global The original Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) legislation was introduced in the early 1980s, with two main goals. The first, is to help U.S. manufacturers compete both at home and abroad by temporarily reducing... Read More >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global As an importer, you must ensure that proper visibility and attention is given to reduce or eliminate your company’s exposure to antidumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD). ADD/CVD duties can be substantial.... Read More >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Wojciech Lewandowski, GTM Governance, Europe For the first time since it was formed, the European Union (EU) will lose one of its member states. On May 29th, Theresa May, the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, triggered Article 50... Read More >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Anthony M. Troia, GTM Consulting, U.S.  As an update to previous articles tracking the U.S. trade policy shift with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (see: U.S. Trade Policy Shift, by Philip Sutter) it appears... Read More >

Posted: May 4, 2017

On the road to global trade… Your international trade GPS just declared “Recalculating route…!” – sound relatable? The way forward for global traders is quite uncertain. Are you charting the best course for your business, or just following the detour signs?... Read More >

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.... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read More >