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ARL: The Canadian system of record for commercial accounting and payment

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In 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) as Phase One of its Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project. As part of this initiative, the CBSA will change its refund process, effective August 01, 2016. Under the ARL, the daily and monthly account statements (K84) have been replaced with… Read more »

How to make it in Mexico: Five tips for Southern border success (infographic)

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New customers. New opportunity. Growth. Increased revenue. Mexico offers all these things and more for today’s modern businesses. It’s a rich source of goods, with new and emerging supply chain partners. It’s an ideal hub for importing and re-exporting. And it’s got a potential export market of more than 100 million customers. But like any… Read more »

Food services: Southern border import processes (Case study)

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Global Fresh turned to Livingston for assistance in improving its southern border import processes. With multiple regulatory bodies on both sides of the border, importing from Mexico was proving a real challenge for Global Fresh. Facing bottlenecks throughout the supply chain, Global Fresh reached out to the southern border experts at Livingston for help. Learn… Read more »

TPP: What it means (infographic)

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TPP is one of the most significant trade negotiations since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the early nineties. It will come into effect after each member nation’s legislature ratifies it into law.

Understanding Canada’s new free trade deals

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The pending passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the recent finalization of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are set to make Canada the only country in the world with free trade agreements with Europe, Pacific Asian countries and North America. But what are the implications of such a historic feat? Livingston takes… Read more »

Facilitating trade: NAFTA today and tomorrow

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For more than two decades, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been enabling improved trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico – but along the way it’s been both praised and criticized, many times over. As Canada and the United States work to finalize new trade agreements, including thethe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the… Read more »

U.S. small businesses and free trade agreements

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There are over 28 million small businesses in the U.S. And the U.S. has free trade agreements with 20 countries. Adding two-and-two together tells you: it’s a great time for small businesses to expand into the global marketplace. There are more opportunities than ever for small businesses to source products from new countries, and to reach… Read more »

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Ten things you need to know

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the most significant pieces of trade legislation in recent history. A free trade pact between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and nine other countries, it could open up significant opportunities for importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Overall, TPP is focused six key areas: Reducing… Read more »

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A trade agreement for the 21st century

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is expected to bring a number of economic benefits to importers and exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Five questions every Canadian food importer/exporter should ask

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Safe Food for Canadians Act is currently scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2015, and will have a significant impact on importers and exporters.