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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on February 14, 2018 By Cora Di Pietro, Vice President, Global Trade Consulting, Livingston International By now, most of the world is well aware the U.S. Administration and President Donald... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 20, 2015
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Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst The 50 percent rule: How it was In August of 2008, when OFAC originally published its guidance on the 50 percent rule, ownership of an entity by a group of individuals on the Specially Designated... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is inviting you to take the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Trade User Satisfaction Survey for Available Capabilities through Calendar Year 2014. CBP wants your feedback on benefits and issues you are experiencing with ACE.... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands. There was no resolution to drayage drivers’ complaints that an... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

U.S. West Coast marine terminals will suspend vessel operations on all shifts Monday so they can concentrate their resources on clearing containers from the dangerously congested facilities, the Pacific Maritime Association reported Sunday. PMA spokesman Steve Getzug said marine terminals... Read more >

Posted: Jan 19, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has amended the Maple Products Regulations in order to facilitate the trade of maple syrup with the United States and reduce consumer confusion by responding to consumer needs with regard to grade names and... Read more >

Posted: Jan 16, 2015
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George Reed Jr., Director, Trade Compliance We are now several years into the era of “Export Control Reform” under the Obama administration here in the U.S., and a great deal of work has been accomplished towards the stated objective of overhauling... Read more >

Posted: Jan 16, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Customs Notice 14-028, announcing the release of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) – 2015 Version. Details of the changes for CAED 2015 can be found on Statistics Canada’s website. The updated... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to expand exemptions for certified organic products from assessment fees on imports under various commodity promotion programs administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The changes are directed by the Agricultural Act... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

With the U.S. and European Union (EU) currently in the midst of free trade talks, a recent move by the union to give member states more authority over the regulation of genetically-modified crops seems aimed at blurring the lines between... Read more >

Posted: Jan 14, 2015

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are now payable on certain concrete reinforcing bar released from customs on or after Jan. 9th, 2015. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) found that there is a threat of injury in respect of certain concrete... Read more >