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On June 29, 2015 President Barack Obama signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 into law, effective the 30th day after the date of the enactment, expected to be July 29, 2015. The Trade Preference Extension Act includes the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), extends the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and two Haiti trade preferences levels, extends user fees offsets, and contains tariff amendment… read more »
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The negotiation of a plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) among a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members was launched on July 8, 2014, with the objective of achieving global free trade in environmental goods. The current participants in this… read more »
Recent reports indicate that negotiations for the world's largest free trade agreement have recently picked up.
Environment Canada and Health Canada recently published the draft Screening Assessment Report and Risk Management Scope document for selenium and its compounds under the Substance Groupings Initiative of the Chemicals Management Plan. The draft Screening Assessment Report proposes that selenium… read more »
Effective July 13th, 2015, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices on certain flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip originating in or exported from Brazil, the People’s… read more »
Negotiators from 54 World Trade Organization (WTO) members edged close to agreement on an accord which would expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and eliminate tariffs on an additional list of roughly 200 products valued at about $1 trillion in… read more »
In the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, talks regarding Canada's dairy supply have turned frosty, and the country's free trade deal with Europe seems to have made little progress following reports of uneasiness over the agreement. However, the uncertainty didn't stop Ottawa from completing a separate free trade agreement with Ukraine.