Trade News / Global perspectives

Posted: Mar 6, 2019

With the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) to come before Congress in the coming months, Livingston International has lent its support to the USMCA Coalition, a group of like-minded businesses and industry associations that support the ratification of the trade deal... Read more >

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Posted: May 5, 2017

Written by:  Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global The World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)[1] has entered into force after more than a decade of negotiation. The two-thirds of the membership needed to ratify was achieved on February 22,... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: John Moccia, Regulatory Affairs, Canada Note: For more, up-to-date, information about the Single Window Initiative, visit: www.livingstonintl.com/swi. Canada’s Single Window Initiative In Canada, the plan for a Customs Single Window Initiative to facilitate the exchange of trade-related information... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: George Reed, GTM Governance, Global Many governments around the world have enacted financial sanctions and/or trade restrictions against persons or entities engaged in activities deemed to be detrimental to national security.  Sanctions or trade restrictions may be imposed... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Dana Pontia, GTM Governance, Global The original Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) legislation was introduced in the early 1980s, with two main goals. The first, is to help U.S. manufacturers compete both at home and abroad by temporarily reducing... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global As an importer, you must ensure that proper visibility and attention is given to reduce or eliminate your company’s exposure to antidumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD). ADD/CVD duties can be substantial.... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Wojciech Lewandowski, GTM Governance, Europe For the first time since it was formed, the European Union (EU) will lose one of its member states. On May 29th, Theresa May, the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, triggered Article 50... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

Written by: Anthony M. Troia, GTM Consulting, U.S.  As an update to previous articles tracking the U.S. trade policy shift with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (see: U.S. Trade Policy Shift, by Philip Sutter) it appears... Read more >

Posted: May 4, 2017

On the road to global trade… Your international trade GPS just declared “Recalculating route…!” – sound relatable? The way forward for global traders is quite uncertain. Are you charting the best course for your business, or just following the detour signs?... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

New Zealand is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean, and is made up of two separate islands. New Zealand has a very strong market economy, with dairy products, meat, forestry products, and fruit making up its top exports.... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Wallace Gable, GTM Governance, United States If you import into the United States, now is the time to re-evaluate your procedures on anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is gearing-up to implement a new... Read more >