Trade News

Posted: Jan 4, 2018
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This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on Jan. 4, 2018 By Candace Sider, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, North America For businesses that make consistent use of the cost-savings associated with NAFTA trade, the ongoing negotiations have... Read More >

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Posted: Nov 5, 2017

The de minimis quantity exemption threshold established under the Softwood Lumber Research and Promotion Order remains at 15 million board feet (MMBF), for both importers and domestic manufacturers. A new analysis was done as the result of a Federal Court... Read More >

Posted: Nov 5, 2017

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently updated the import policy directive on the importation of captive cervids and the requirements. All cervids imported into Canada require an import permit, issued by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) office prior... Read More >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The Commerce Department determined that exporters from Canada have... Read More >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

On October 27, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported... Read More >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has announced the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge linking Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick will have an immediate down-posting (weight limit) to five (5) tons beginning on Friday, October 27th. During a recent inspection of... Read More >

Posted: Oct 31, 2017
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This article featuring commentary from Mike Meierkort, Livingston International’s president of International Freight & Transportation Solutions was originally published in Smart CEO on Oct. 27, 2017 By Robert Lerose With the holiday season quickly approaching, many businesses are in the... Read More >

Posted: Oct 30, 2017
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This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on Oct. 28, 2017 By Susan Pomerantz, senior director of consulting, Livingston International One could be forgiven for having forgotten all about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). After all, the multilateral free... Read More >

Posted: Oct 27, 2017

On October 21, 2017 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which would allow Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) to be issued to food businesses that... Read More >

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted yearly reports on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seizures. Fiscal Years 2003 through 2016 are available for review. IRP seizures are used to prevent the import of products that infringe U.S. trademarks and copyrights,... Read More >

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently published a new D-Memorandum D17-5-1 on the updated policy and procedures on the payment of duties and taxes on commercial shipments. Also Customs Notice CN 17-33 advises customs brokers and importers on the new... Read More >