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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: Oct 14, 2016

By Chris Brady, GTM Governance, U.S. On June 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published final rules revising key definitions in... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By John Moccia, Regulatory Affairs, Canada Nearly three years have passed since the 159 member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) reached consensus and signed an Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA). The Agreement represents a significant milestone for the... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

Home to 31.75 million people, the Republic of Peru is located on the Western side of South America, and shares a border with five of its neighbours (Ecuador, Brazil, Columbia, Bolivia, and Chile). Peru is one of the fastest growing... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

WHY IS HTS CLASSIFICATION IMPORTANT? The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is the foundation of classification. Its roots go back to 1988, when it was adopted by the 200 or so member countries all around the world.... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Brad Lehigh, GTM Governance, Canada The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) is made up of 41 countries committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in global arms trade and to preventing the destabilizing accumulations of arms. Each year, in December, WA signatories... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Phil Sutter, GTM Governance, Global The Brexit Referendum vote in the United Kingdom (UK), on 23 June 2016, has produced much uncertainty about Britain’s future. The referendum was an expression of the will of the people for Britain to... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Patty Davis U.S. Regulatory Affairs Following years of planning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the Single Window Initiative is nearing completion. With the exception of some, post-release processes (scheduled for... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

By Philip Sutter, GTM Governance, Global Every five years, as with the return of the swallows to Capistrano, the World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized System (HS). And so, on 1 January 2017, customs veterans will witness another HS... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

Just as we promised with our inaugural launch of Global Trade News, we continue to endeavor to provide insight into the global trade environment, and to offer solutions that simplify the complexities of trade to help you SUCCEED! The global... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

As practitioners in the global trade arena how many times have we heard “our country’ requirements are different” or “it is not possible to anticipate global requirements for our industry?”  The articles in this quarter’s Global Perspectives demonstrate how similar... Read more >