This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on Sept. 21, 2018. By Candace Sider, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, North America, Livingston International “It always comes back to cheese, doesn’t it?” So commented former Canadian... Read more >
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Briefly, in late 2014, the Panama Canal ceded some of its control over the all-water shipping route between the Far East and the U.S. East Coast to the Suez Canal. However, the Central American waterway has since recaptured that traffic.
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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... Read more >
Effective December 1, 2015 the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR) will come into effect and the HPTR regulations will establish national licensing and security clearance requirements. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) published the regulations in Canada Gazette... Read more >
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they have signed an Organic Equivalency Agreement with Switzerland, that beginning July 10, 2015, allows organic products certified in the U.S. or in Switzerland to be labeled and sold as organic. This organic... Read more >