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: Oct 14, 2016

WHY IS HTS CLASSIFICATION IMPORTANT? The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is the foundation of classification. Its roots go back to 1988, when it was adopted by the 200 or so member countries all around the world.... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Brad Lehigh, GTM Governance, Canada The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) is made up of 41 countries committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in global arms trade and to preventing the destabilizing accumulations of arms. Each year, in December, WA signatories... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Phil Sutter, GTM Governance, Global The Brexit Referendum vote in the United Kingdom (UK), on 23 June 2016, has produced much uncertainty about Britain’s future. The referendum was an expression of the will of the people for Britain to... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Patty Davis U.S. Regulatory Affairs Following years of planning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the Single Window Initiative is nearing completion. With the exception of some, post-release processes (scheduled for... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global Every five years, as with the return of the swallows to Capistrano, the World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized System (HS). And so, on 1 January 2017, customs veterans will witness another HS... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

Just as we promised with our inaugural launch of Global Trade News, we continue to endeavor to provide insight into the global trade environment, and to offer solutions that simplify the complexities of trade to help you SUCCEED! The global... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

As practitioners in the global trade arena how many times have we heard “our country’ requirements are different” or “it is not possible to anticipate global requirements for our industry?”  The articles in this quarter’s Global Perspectives demonstrate how similar... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

Philip Sutter, U.S. Global Trade Management Governance The global trade trend is for governments to move toward the coalescing of their trade programs, processes, and procedures.  This is an evolutionary process that began after World War II with the General... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Maurice Deslauriers, U.S. Regulatory Affairs You have received a telephone call, or an e-mail from your people or broker telling you that the product you have imported into the U.S. for years without problems or issues may be subject... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By John Moccia, Canada Regulatory Affairs In our previous issue of Global Perspectives, I explored the concept of the Foreign Trade Zone and reviewed some of the key differences between the United States and Canada. In Part 2, I take... Read More >