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: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Angela Parkin and Brad Lehigh, GTM Governance On October 5, 2015 after seven years of negotiations, the twelve countries making up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluded their negotiations for a free trade deal. The twelve countries that make... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Angela Parkin, GTM Governance The recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement by twelve member countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) highlighted the fact trade agreements... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Suzanne Perkins, Regulatory Affairs Canada Typically, when a Canadian importer or exporter thinks about compliance they think about Customs compliance. After all, goods must be reported to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in order to enter Canada. One... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: John Moccia, Canada Regulatory Affairs On October 12, 2015, the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) between Canada and the United States of America officially expired. While in effect, the agreement oversaw the most notorious trade dispute in the history... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Nancy Torres, GTM Governance Latin America Countries around the world are making efforts to promote the implementation of safety standards for their import and export operations and Mexico is not an exception. Mexico has adopted and implemented an... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Eva Poyatos, GTM Governance, EMEA The Spanish Tax Agency, Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (AEAT), is working to expedite a new tax process as part of a national strategy to avoid tax fraud. The AEAT is planning to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by Philip Sutter; U.S. Consulting The World Customs Organization (WCO) updates the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS), every five years. The next update is coming up soon, on January 1, 2017. There are 153... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Written by: Carlos Pérez, GTM Governance, Latin America Mexico and the United States have created a solid business and foreign trade relationship based on collaboration and trust. A proof of this collaboration is the Declaration of Principles for a Bilateral... Read more >

Posted: Jan 15, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Country focus: Japan Japan is an archipelago of more than 6,000 islands located in Northeastern Asia, nestled between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. With an estimated population of 127 million, more than 99... Read more >

Posted: Oct 14, 2015

At Livingston, we’ve expanded our global footprint, and continue to grow our presence and solutions into every corner of the world. Our clients look to us for thought leadership, expertise and more importantly, to ‘simplify trade’. We offer solutions to... Read more >