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Posted: Feb 16, 2018
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This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on February 14, 2018 By Cora Di Pietro, Vice President, Global Trade Consulting, Livingston International By now, most of the world is well aware the U.S. Administration and President Donald... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015
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Paul Diamond, Trade compliance specialist The process of determining the HS classification of goods for importing can be a subjective exercise, especially when assessing the characteristics of any given item against the provisions of the Canada Customs Tariff. When faced... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015
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Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst In 2008, Canada issued sanctions against Zimbabwe using the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) in response to an election crisis in which the ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), was... Read more >

Posted: Jan 22, 2015
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Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance The Canada – EU agreement (CETA) was five years in the making, and as we wait for the lawyers and the translators to finish their work, we have the opportunity to review the text of the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 20, 2015
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Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst The 50 percent rule: How it was In August of 2008, when OFAC originally published its guidance on the 50 percent rule, ownership of an entity by a group of individuals on the Specially Designated... Read more >

Posted: Jan 16, 2015
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George Reed Jr., Director, Trade Compliance We are now several years into the era of “Export Control Reform” under the Obama administration here in the U.S., and a great deal of work has been accomplished towards the stated objective of overhauling... Read more >

Posted: Dec 23, 2014
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Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst With President Obama’s recent announcement relating to US-Cuba diplomacy, the biggest since the cold war, it is important to highlight what changes will affect global trade and compliance and how they could increase business opportunity... Read more >

Posted: Jun 8, 2014
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Candace Sider, Director Regulatory Affairs, Canada I recently attended The International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) World Customs Broker conference in Seoul, Korea where I was elected to be a Managing Director, representing Canada on the IFCBA Board of... Read more >

Posted: May 1, 2014
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Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance Today I’d like to wrap up our five-part series on CETA by taking a look at how CETA and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will affect each other once CETA comes into effect. I’ll... Read more >

Posted: Apr 28, 2014
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George Reed Jr., Director, Trade Compliance How many times have you heard it said, “It’s not just what you say, but how you say it, that counts”? Well, the truth in this adage can go beyond the way that we talk... Read more >

Posted: Apr 25, 2014
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Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance Hello again! Welcome back to our ongoing CETA analysis. Let’s get right into it: Today I’ll be looking the services and investment, labor mobility and geographical indicator sections outlined in Canada’s “technical summary” of CETA. Services... Read more >