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Posted: Apr 20, 2018
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This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on April 20, 2018 By Cora Di Pietro, Vice President of Consulting at Livingston International There’s been a sense of hyper urgency around NAFTA over the past few weeks. In... Read more >

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Appellate Body Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that they will open the oral hearing of the US-COOL appellate proceedings to public observation. The oral hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015. Due to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Health Canada is proposing to amend the current labelling regulations so that food colors would be required to be identified on labels by their common name and/or by a numerical identifier. These changes are being proposed due to reports of... Read more >

Posted: Jan 22, 2015

In Canada, the basis for customs valuation affecting imported goods centers on the rules and methods included in the World Trade Organization’s Valuation Agreement. The agreement provides that a value for duty must be established on imported goods under one... Read more >

Posted: Jan 22, 2015
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Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance The Canada – EU agreement (CETA) was five years in the making, and as we wait for the lawyers and the translators to finish their work, we have the opportunity to review the text of the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advised that effective January 21, 2015 U.S.-grown onions imported into Canada will now require inspection/certification for the following end uses: Fresh to consumers; Bulk; Further processing; Repacking. The pilot program for onions under... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published the January 2015 target list on compliance with Tariff Classification, Valuation, Origin programs using the Random Verifications and Targeted Priorities. The commodities and HS tariff classifications list, currently under review as provided... Read more >

Posted: Jan 21, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden each met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in order to discuss the economic relationship between the two nations, as well as how to speed up trans-Pacific trade negotiations.  The North American... Read more >

Posted: Jan 20, 2015

The Blue Water Bridge international crossing will be partially closed for roadwork beginning in April of 2015. The work is expected to be finished by July. During the work period, several lanes will be reduced or closed. This includes the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 20, 2015

Despite a fall in truck fuel surcharges, shippers' preferences for intermodal service isn't likely to change.  Oil prices have tumbled recently, which has led to significant fuel savings for truckers, the Journal of Commerce explained. Despite this, intermodal trains are expected... Read more >

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 >