Between Brexit, US steel tariffs and a number of countermeasures, protectionism is on the rise, creating trade uncertainty and the potential for supply chain disruption. Businesses must not expect the unexpected. But how?
The renegotiation of NAFTA could lead to significant changes that effect the speed and cost efficiency of trade across North America. It’s critical that businesses prepare in advance for the various outcomes of the negotiations. But are they?
The Department of Finance has issued a statement Thursday May 31 2018 following the United States announcement of imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada. Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up... Read more >
This article was originally published on May 7, 2018 in the Journal of Commerce. By Mike Wilder, Vice-President, Managed Services, Livingston International May is slated to be a banner month for US trade policy. A list of key US trading... Read more >
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 >
This article was originally published in B.C. Shipping News on April 22, 2018. By Candace Sider, Vice-President, Regulatory and Public Affairs, North America Canadian companies that rely heavily on cross-border or global trade could be forgiven for feeling somewhat anxious... Read more >
This article was originally published in Global Trade Magazine on April 22, 2018 Businesses across Canada and the United States that currently make use of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are fairly passive about the outcome of the... Read more >
This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on April 20, 2018 By Cora Di Pietro, Vice President of Consulting at Livingston International There’s been a sense of hyper urgency around NAFTA over the past few weeks. In... Read more >
This article was originally published in the Journal of Commerce on April 18, 2018. By David Rish, president of Global Trade Management at Livingston International The relationship between NAFTA and auto manufacturing is a complex one. Automakers have established robust... Read more >
This article was originally published on April 17, 2018 in the Financial Post, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Regina Leader Post, Windsor Star, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Province. By Stéphan Galarneau, Head of Small Business, Livingston International... Read more >