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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: Feb 6, 2017

By Maurice Deslauriers, Regulatory Affairs, United States On November 25, 2016, the U.S. Lumber Coalition (USLC) submitted documentation to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission asking them to impose duties to offset the harm to U.S.... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Wojciech Lewandowski, GTM Governance, Europe On December 19, 2016, the European Council extended its application of economic sanctions against Russia until the end of July, 2017. The decision follows the assessment of the progress in the implementation of the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Paul J. Diamond, GTM Governance, Canada The World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized System (HS) of Classification provides the Customs tariff base for all member countries. The first six digits of the ten-digit classification, section and chapter notes are uniform... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Cora Di Pietro, Global Trade Consulting There’s been an unusual amount of chatter about trade and trade agreements lately. That’s not surprising considering the prominence of trade debate in the recent U.S. presidential election campaigns. But if changes proposed... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global Global business experts are aware of China’s historical impact on trade, especially its comeback over the past thirty years. In the coming decades, China will continue to emerge. Given all the talk in the... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By John Moccia, Regulatory Affairs, Canada Digital footprint is a term that generally refers to any information or data a person creates. Often, we provide this information voluntarily using social media, this is known as an active digital footprint. On... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Angela Parkin, GTM Governance, Canada Twelve countries originally participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These nations make up 40% of the global trade... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, United States The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a vote to initiate change. Central to the campaign rhetoric on both sides was dissatisfaction with U.S. trade policy. It is expected that President Donald J. Trump... Read more >

Posted: Feb 6, 2017

In the midst of all the uncertainty, there’s opportunity. While there might be uncertainty amongst some, many will agree 2017 will ultimately go down in history as an exciting year for those involved in trade. It will be interesting to... Read more >

Posted: Oct 19, 2016

By David Garduno, GTM Governance, Mexico The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was signed on February 4th, 2016 after a number of years of negotiations. The twelve countries making up the TPP are: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New... Read more >