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Posted: Nov 19, 2019
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This article was originally published in Global Trade Magazine on Nov. 18, 2019. By JC Pachakkil, Senior Consultant, Livingston International For a great many years, global businesses have viewed the United Arab Emirates as an attractive global investment market. With... Read more >

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Posted: Oct 23, 2015
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[one_third_first] Philip Sutter, Director – Governance Policy [/one_third_first] [two_thirds_last] Every five years, the World Customs Organization (WCO) makes an update to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System or “Harmonized System”.  The next Harmonized System (HS) update is coming up... Read more >

Posted: Oct 15, 2015
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[one_third_first] Philip Sutter, Director – Governance Policy [/one_third_first] [two_thirds_last] Getting a free trade agreement in operation or “in force” is a long and complicated process.  It requires detailed negotiations by the administrations of each party country with each side trying... Read more >

Posted: Jun 26, 2015
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[one_third_first] Brad Lehigh, Canada Compliance Specialist, GTM Governance [two_thirds_last] Filipino president Benjamin Aquino came to Canada for a three-day visit on May 8, during which Canada and the Philippines announced they would begin discussions towards a Canada-Philippines Free Trade Agreement... Read more >

Posted: Jun 19, 2015
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[one_third_first] Steve Chambers, U.S. Export Compliance Specialist [two_thirds_last] There have been quite a few proposals published by Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and its State Department counterpart, the Defense Directorate of Trade Controls (DDTC), in recent weeks.... Read more >

Posted: May 12, 2015
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[one_third_first] Steven C. Preston, Chicago, Chief Executive Officer [two_thirds_last] On Tuesday May 12, 2015 Steve Preston is moderating a session with U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, “Connecting Small Business to Global Markets,” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global... Read more >

Posted: May 5, 2015
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Steven C. Preston, Chicago, Chief Executive Officer In response to the editorial “The fast track to prosperity” published in the Chicago Tribune on April 22, 2015, Livingston CEO Steven C. Preston wrote a letter to the editors outlining the realities... Read more >

Posted: Apr 23, 2015
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Paul J. Diamond, Canada, Import Compliance Mgr., Global Governance On March 31, 2015, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published their updated policy addressing the post importation increase in the value of imported goods. The obligation to account for the increase... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015
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Paul Diamond, Trade compliance specialist The process of determining the HS classification of goods for importing can be a subjective exercise, especially when assessing the characteristics of any given item against the provisions of the Canada Customs Tariff. When faced... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2015
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Brad Lehigh, Trade compliance analyst In 2008, Canada issued sanctions against Zimbabwe using the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) in response to an election crisis in which the ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), was... Read more >

Posted: Jan 22, 2015
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Angela Parkin, Manager, Trade Compliance The Canada – EU agreement (CETA) was five years in the making, and as we wait for the lawyers and the translators to finish their work, we have the opportunity to review the text of the... Read more >