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: Apr 12, 2016

In the aftermath of the February 2016 North Korean missile launch, a new and tougher set of sanctions is being brought into effect to target the rogue regime of Kim Jong-un.  Yet sanctions against the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

The increase of synthetic drug production and distribution has become a serious problem in the last few years. According with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the primary foreign source of methamphetamine for the U.S. market is Mexico. How are Mexican... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Written by John Moccia Regulatory Affairs, Canada It has been nearly a century since the Foreign Trade Zone Act of 1934 was enacted, which established the first modern foreign trade zones (FTZ) in the United States. Born from the Great... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Written by Brad Lehigh, GTM Governance, Canada When the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was released to the public on November 5th 2015, industry experts scrambled to begin analyzing the massive agreement and the implications it would have on duty... Read More >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Written by Paul J. Diamond GTM Governance, Canada The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) have been at odds dating back to December 2012 when the CITT issued its decision in a case, allowing... Read More >

Posted: Jan 18, 2016

Written by: Tania Ordaz, GTM Governance Latin America In a globalized world, obtaining legal protection on innovation and technological development is a growing priority; a necessity in order to avoid possible piracy and misuse of technological developments. Intellectual Property (IP)... Read More >

Posted: Jan 18, 2016

Global trade continues to evolve, and with its growth the complexities of doing business internationally get further intertwined – this results in a tangled web of rules and regulations. With our global team of experts, Livingston simplifies trade by providing... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: George Reed, GTM Governance For those who have been in the “export compliance world” for a long period of time, a strange phenomenon has been unfolding over the last few years: Export Control Reform. “ECR”, as it has... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Angela Parkin and Brad Lehigh, GTM Governance On October 5, 2015 after seven years of negotiations, the twelve countries making up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluded their negotiations for a free trade deal. The twelve countries that make... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Angela Parkin, GTM Governance The recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement by twelve member countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) highlighted the fact trade agreements... Read More >