Trade News

Posted: Mar 9, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources recently announced the creation of the Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber, which will share information and analysis to understand potential impacts and assess how to address the needs of affected workers and communities. The new Federal–Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber will assess current federal and provincial programming and… Read more »

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Posted: Apr 26, 2017

This article was originally published on the Journal of Commerce website,, 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 26, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has posted an updated document providing side-by-side comparisons of current U.S. free trade agreements (FTA) and preferential trade programs. This version, dated March 29th, includes a new section for each agreement on whether or not “Tariff Shift Rules (have been) Updated to 2017 HTSUS“. CBP also updated the expiration… Read more »

Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Engaging with Canadians will be an important factor in the Government’s decision on whether to ultimately launch FTA negotiations, and for determining Canada’s objectives and approach to potential negotiations. The government is seeking the views of all interested Canadians A Canada Gazette notice Vol. 151 No.9 publication on consultations on a possible Canada-China FTA provides… Read more »

Posted: Apr 25, 2017

U.S. trade secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed an average 20 percent tariff would be imposed on Canadian softwood lumber which will impact $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada. This represents 31.5 per cent of the total U.S. market. Following Department of Commerce’s investigation, it has been preliminarily affirmed that imports of softwood lumber… Read more »

Posted: Apr 20, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Port of Detroit, Michigan, has distributed the following: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to invite you to our annual Carrier Meeting to discuss issues and benefits for carriers in the truck environment. However, conversations and questions relating to the air, rail, and sea environments are welcome…. Read more »

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

On April 4, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it is initiating an expiry review of its finding of injury made on May 24, 2012, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks. As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry… Read more »

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Regulations are changing and can sometimes be difficult to understand.  CFIA web site now includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ”S). You still have the opportunity to submit your comments to the public consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). Comment by… Read more »

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Area Port of Blaine, Washington, has issued Information Notice 2017-6A, informing the trade community of anticipated truck processing delays due to intermittent construction at the Cargo Facility during the month of April. From April 19th through April 24th, there will be only one (1) primary lane available due to… Read more »

Posted: Apr 17, 2017

On Friday April 7, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued an order to advise that it has conducted an expiry review of its findings in the matter of dumping and subsidizing of pup joints from the People’s Republic of China (China) and is continuing its finding without amendment. Prior to this, on November… Read more »

Posted: Apr 12, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended the comment period for the phase one consultations on the cost recovery initiative. Submit comments and have your say by April 21, 2017. During the phase one consultations, the CFIA is seeking input on: A proposed streamlined list of services that allows fees to be charged consistently… Read more »