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 9, 2015

While there are some similarities between the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) specifications and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the differences are significant. These differences mean extra caution must be taken and an in-depth... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The Wassenaar Arrangement’s (WA) made up of a group of 41 countries that are committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in global arms trade and to preventing destabilizing accumulations of arms. Each year, in December, WA signatories meet to discuss... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

In 2009, the United-States implemented legislation to modify the labeling provisions for meat and meat products under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program. This legislation has forced the livestock industry in Canada and other countries such as Mexico to... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) are significant players in international trade matters. However, their roles are sometimes confused and misunderstood. One difference between the two is their membership, comprising of government representatives of the... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

Automotive manufacturing has become one of the key elements of economic development in the Latin-American region, especially for Mexico and Brazil, which are considered the largest economies in terms of population and Gross Domestic Product. The Economic Complementation Agreement No.... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

Made up of 180 member countries, the World Customs Organization (WCO) covers almost all the international trading worldwide, and is in tune with the need to ensure the safety of goods in various stages of the supply chain. To meet... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

With the Centre and States in India finally reaching a consensus on the details of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), India is set to roll out one of its largest indirect tax reforms. When introduced in April 2016, The... Read More >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

It has been over a decade since the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) first introduced and implemented the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative. According to CBSA policy documents, ACI is about “providing CBSA officers with electronic pre-arrival information so that... Read More >