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: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Suzanne Perkins, Regulatory Affairs Canada Typically, when a Canadian importer or exporter thinks about compliance they think about Customs compliance. After all, goods must be reported to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in order to enter Canada. One... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: John Moccia, Canada Regulatory Affairs On October 12, 2015, the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) between Canada and the United States of America officially expired. While in effect, the agreement oversaw the most notorious trade dispute in the history... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Nancy Torres, GTM Governance Latin America Countries around the world are making efforts to promote the implementation of safety standards for their import and export operations and Mexico is not an exception. Mexico has adopted and implemented an... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Eva Poyatos, GTM Governance, EMEA The Spanish Tax Agency, Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (AEAT), is working to expedite a new tax process as part of a national strategy to avoid tax fraud. The AEAT is planning to... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by Philip Sutter; U.S. Consulting The World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS), every five years. The next update is coming up soon, on January 1, 2017. There are 153... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Carlos Pérez, GTM Governance, Latin America Mexico and the United States have created a solid business and foreign trade relationship based on collaboration and trust. A proof of this collaboration is the Declaration of Principles for a Bilateral... Read More >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Country focus: Japan Japan is an archipelago of more than 6,000 islands located in Northeastern Asia, nestled between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. With an estimated population of 127 million, more than 99... Read More >

Posted: Oct 14, 2015

At Livingston, we’ve expanded our global footprint, and continue to grow our presence and solutions into every corner of the world. Our clients look to us for thought leadership, expertise and more importantly, to ‘simplify trade’. We offer solutions to... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

With the current situation in Eastern Ukraine resulting in a political climate, causing sanctions to be taken against the Russian government, it was no surprise when Canada’s Liberal Member of Parliament (MP), Irwin Cotler, put forward a motion to adopt... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The General Administration of Customs (GAC) is a ministry-level administrative agency within the government of the People’s Republic of China. It is responsible for the collection of value added tax (VAT), customs duties, excise duties, and other indirect taxes such... Read More >