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Posted: Jun 7, 2018
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This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on June 6, 2018. By Daniel J. McHugh, Chief Executive Officer, Livingston International It’s difficult to imagine precisely what Washington’s end game might be with the recent imposition of tariffs... Read more >

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Posted: Jun 19, 2015
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Steve Chambers, U.S. Export Compliance Specialist

Posted: May 12, 2015
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Steven C. Preston, Chicago, Chief Executive Officer

Posted: May 5, 2015
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Steven C. Preston, Chicago, Chief Executive Officer In response to the editorial “The fast track to prosperity” published in the Chicago Tribune on April 22, 2015, Livingston CEO Steven C. Preston wrote a letter to the editors outlining the realities... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2015
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Paul J. Diamond, Canada, Import Compliance Mgr., Global Governance On March 31, 2015, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published their updated policy addressing the post importation increase in the value of imported goods. The obligation to account for the increase... Read more >

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 >