Trade News / International regulatory updates

Posted: Apr 30, 2018

On January 23, 2018, Canada and ten other countries agreed on the core elements of a new agreement and concluded negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The CPTPP... Read more >

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Posted: Mar 16, 2016

While there have been some requests for a later deadline for the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) container weight rules, the organization should not expect such appeals for leniency from Canada.

Posted: Feb 25, 2016

While 12 countries have already signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and are now in the ratification process, one Southeast Asian nation is mulling whether it should join the pact at all.

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) container-weighing rules have shippers rushing to assure compliance by July 1, and U.S. exporters are turning to the Coast Guard for help.

Posted: Jan 7, 2016

Shippers are urging government to harmonize container weighing guidelines ahead of pending regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - a part of the United Nations (UN).

Posted: Jan 7, 2016

On July 1, new global regulations will be implemented requiring shippers and forwarders to weigh containers before loading them onto ships. However, preparing for the new rule has proven problematic.

Posted: Nov 18, 2015

President Barack Obama's Asian pivot may run into problems rooted in politics.

Posted: Oct 29, 2015

The 12-nation Pacific trade agreement that was recently completed by negotiators - though not yet approved by all of the countries' governments - may have a 13th member within the next two years.

Posted: Oct 29, 2015

The 12-nation Pacific trade agreement that was recently completed by negotiators - though not yet approved by all of the countries' governments - may have a 13th member within the next two years.

Posted: Oct 7, 2015

After nearly eight years of negotiation a Pacific Rim free trade deal has been reached, but whether that is a good thing will be the subject of debate in Canada where the federal election cycle is sure to make the... Read more >

Posted: Oct 2, 2015

The latest round of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks recently kicked off in Atlanta, Ga., as the 12 nations involved seek to bring the sometimes contentious and mostly under-wraps negotiations to an end sooner rather than later.