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: Jul 6, 2016

By Karen Derry, U.S. Regulatory Affairs What are import quotas? Import quotas regulate the amount of a commodity that may be imported into the United States during a specific period of time. They may be established by legislation, Presidential Proclamation... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Philip Sutter, US Global Trade Management Governance When importing into the U.S., landed cost calculations must include both the duty on the product and associated fees, like the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF). MPF should not be overlooked in evaluating... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Brad Lehigh, Global Trade Management Governance Canada A General Export Permit (GEP) is a convenient and time saving method when it comes to exporting controlled goods out of Canada. When an export meets the criteria to use the authority... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Suzanne Perkins, Canada Regulatory Affairs Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are lower than the selling price of comparable goods in the country of export or when goods are sold to Canada... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

The Republic of Singapore is a small island city-state that sits southeast of Asia’s mainland between Malaysia and Indonesia and is home to a diverse, multicultural population of 5.69 million people, 74% of whom are immigrant Chinese, 13% indigenous Malay... Read More >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Don Neubauer, U.S. Regulatory Affairs In 2004, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) adopted the international standard for WPM, previously approved by the International Plant Protection Convention... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Here at Livingston, we’re continuously monitoring changes in policies and practices that impact international trade. Our staff members, in twenty-four different countries, collaborate to share the latest information and analysis on such changes, taking full advantage of the local insights and... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Focus country: Mexico Mexico is a Spanish-speaking country bordering southern United States. It’s well known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches, its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles. Ancient Aztec and Mayan ruins, such as Teotihuacan and... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

During the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) session that took place in November 2014, a new amendment to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS Convention, was approved and adopted. Among the many updates, chapter 6... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Written by Marek Drabik, GTM Governance – EMEA The crisis in relations between Russia and Turkey started with an incident on November 24, 2015 in the skies over Syria, near the border with Turkey. A Russian Su-24 tactical bomber was... Read More >