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A number of officials have espoused their confidence that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will be completed this year, despite the fact that the latest round of talks ended with negotiators leaving  marathon talks in Hawaii without a completed agreement.
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It seems something of a wheel clamp has trapped Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in place.
As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks once again stall, Asian countries are localizing their focus in hopes of getting a separate trade agreement done.
On August 12th, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they have initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of carbon steel bar grating and alloy steel bar grating, originating in or exported from the People’s… read more »
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced changes to its Pet Food Import Policy effective September 1, 2015. These changes will be reflected in AIRS as of September 1st, 2015 and include the following: Pet food and treats containing… read more »
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma said earlier this month that trade between his country, Russia, Brazil, India and China (BRICS) had increased 70 percent since 2009, Russian news agency TASS reported, affirming the economic strength of the trade bloc excluded from recent major international free trade negotiations.
Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the trigger for a reduction in the export tax rate for Canadian softwood products going to the United States will remain the same for the upcoming month. Beginning on the… read more »