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Posted: Feb 28, 2017
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This article was originally published on February 24, 2017 in Global Trade Magazine By Stephan Galarneau, vice-president of inside sales, North America, Livingston International For many of Canada’s small businesses, the recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a nail biter. For months, speculation about the fate of the North American… Read more »

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Posted: Apr 26, 2017
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This article was originally published on the Journal of Commerce website, JOC.com, on April 26, 2017 By Mike Meierkort, president of International Freight and Transportation Solutions at Livingston International While the jury is still out on the impact the new ocean carrier alliances will have on international supply chains and the processing of goods at international… Read more »

Posted: Apr 10, 2017
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This article was originally published on April 10, 2017 in Global Trade Magazine  By Mike Meierkort, president, International Freight and Transportation solutions, Livingston International On April 1, while many Americans were indulging in the levity of practical jokes, a major milestone was taking place in the world of global trade that likely went unnoticed by… Read more »

Posted: Apr 5, 2017
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This article was originally published on April 5, 2017 on JOC.com (Journal of Commerce) By Danny Cipollone, director of strategic alliances and e-commerce, Livingston International Walk into any office supply store and you’re likely to find exactly what you would expect it to carry — stationery, writing utensils, file folders, computers, printers, even office furniture. But… Read more »

Posted: Mar 3, 2017
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The cross-border component of M&As among import-export companies transcends simple arithmetic By Matt Miller This is an excerpt from an article originally published on February 13, 2017 in the American Journal of Transportation.    The cross-border component of M&As among import-export companies transcends simple arithmetic. The changes post-merger can sometimes be minimal and at other times… Read more »

Posted: Feb 28, 2017
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This article was originally published on February 24, 2017 in Global Trade Magazine By Stephan Galarneau, vice-president of inside sales, North America, Livingston International For many of Canada’s small businesses, the recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a nail biter. For months, speculation about the fate of the North American… Read more »

Posted: Feb 22, 2017
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*But Rarely Do Written by Robert Smith There’s a quiet revolution happening in Canada’s business community. Businesses across the country that have traditionally limited their market to North America are beginning to look elsewhere for new opportunities. In fact, recent research conducted by Livingston International shows a significant surge in the use of more than one trade… Read more »

Posted: Jan 25, 2017
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Trump’s Reference to Tweaks Leaves Plenty of Room for Speculation By Candace Sider With little fanfare in Canada, a key vote took place in Europe this week in favour of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) threw its support behind the agreement, with the… Read more »

Posted: Jan 3, 2017
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This article was originally published on Dec. 19, 2016 in Global Trade Magazine Part Four: Changes in Canada-U.S. Trade Patterns Could Be On the Way By Cora Di Pietro A potentially significant shift in Canadian and U.S. trade postures over the next 12 to 24 months is taking shape. Canadian businesses, which have traditionally trailed… Read more »

Posted: Dec 13, 2016
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This article was originally published on Dec. 12, 2016 in Global Trade Magazine. Part 3: Rising Protectionism Among Businesses Requires Revisiting Trade Policy By Susan Pomerantz On November 10, only two days after the election of Donald Trump to the United States presidency, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remarked that he would be willing to… Read more »

Posted: Dec 6, 2016
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With so much public debate in the United States about the disparate advantages of trade deals, one might think American companies are struggling to find ways to make use of free trade agreements (FTAs).