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: Jul 6, 2016

Philip Sutter, U.S. Global Trade Management Governance The global trade trend is for governments to move toward the coalescing of their trade programs, processes, and procedures.  This is an evolutionary process that began after World War II with the General... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Maurice Deslauriers, U.S. Regulatory Affairs You have received a telephone call, or an e-mail from your people or broker telling you that the product you have imported into the U.S. for years without problems or issues may be subject... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By John Moccia, Canada Regulatory Affairs In our previous issue of Global Perspectives, I explored the concept of the Foreign Trade Zone and reviewed some of the key differences between the United States and Canada. In Part 2, I take... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Karen Derry, U.S. Regulatory Affairs What are import quotas? Import quotas regulate the amount of a commodity that may be imported into the United States during a specific period of time. They may be established by legislation, Presidential Proclamation... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Philip Sutter, US Global Trade Management Governance When importing into the U.S., landed cost calculations must include both the duty on the product and associated fees, like the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF). MPF should not be overlooked in evaluating... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Brad Lehigh, Global Trade Management Governance Canada A General Export Permit (GEP) is a convenient and time saving method when it comes to exporting controlled goods out of Canada. When an export meets the criteria to use the authority... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Suzanne Perkins, Canada Regulatory Affairs Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are lower than the selling price of comparable goods in the country of export or when goods are sold to Canada... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

The Republic of Singapore is a small island city-state that sits southeast of Asia’s mainland between Malaysia and Indonesia and is home to a diverse, multicultural population of 5.69 million people, 74% of whom are immigrant Chinese, 13% indigenous Malay... Read more >

Posted: Jul 6, 2016

By Don Neubauer, U.S. Regulatory Affairs In 2004, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) adopted the international standard for WPM, previously approved by the International Plant Protection Convention... Read more >

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

Here at Livingston, we’re continuously monitoring changes in policies and practices that impact international trade. Our staff members, in twenty-four different countries, collaborate to share the latest information and analysis on such changes, taking full advantage of the local insights and... Read more >