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: Oct 9, 2015

With the current situation in Eastern Ukraine resulting in a political climate, causing sanctions to be taken against the Russian government, it was no surprise when Canada’s Liberal Member of Parliament (MP), Irwin Cotler, put forward a motion to adopt... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The General Administration of Customs (GAC) is a ministry-level administrative agency within the government of the People’s Republic of China. It is responsible for the collection of value added tax (VAT), customs duties, excise duties, and other indirect taxes such... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

While there are some similarities between the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) specifications and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the differences are significant. These differences mean extra caution must be taken and an in-depth... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The Wassenaar Arrangement’s (WA) made up of a group of 41 countries that are committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in global arms trade and to preventing destabilizing accumulations of arms. Each year, in December, WA signatories meet to discuss... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

In 2009, the United-States implemented legislation to modify the labeling provisions for meat and meat products under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program. This legislation has forced the livestock industry in Canada and other countries such as Mexico to... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) are significant players in international trade matters. However, their roles are sometimes confused and misunderstood. One difference between the two is their membership, comprising of government representatives of the... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

Automotive manufacturing has become one of the key elements of economic development in the Latin-American region, especially for Mexico and Brazil, which are considered the largest economies in terms of population and Gross Domestic Product. The Economic Complementation Agreement No.... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

Made up of 180 member countries, the World Customs Organization (WCO) covers almost all the international trading worldwide, and is in tune with the need to ensure the safety of goods in various stages of the supply chain. To meet... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

With the Centre and States in India finally reaching a consensus on the details of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), India is set to roll out one of its largest indirect tax reforms. When introduced in April 2016, The... Read more >

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

It has been over a decade since the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) first introduced and implemented the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative. According to CBSA policy documents, ACI is about “providing CBSA officers with electronic pre-arrival information so that... Read more >