Trade News

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 >

Most Recent News

Posted: Mar 20, 2015

Wholesale trade receipts in January slipped to $53 billion from December, based on reported numbers from Statistics Canada. In U.S. dollars, that's the equivalent of about $42 billion, The Wall Street Journal pointed out.

Posted: Mar 18, 2015

Under the terms of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), the trigger for an increase in the export tax rate for Canadian softwood products going to the United States has been reached. Export taxes on softwood from British Columbia, Alberta,... Read more >

Posted: Mar 1, 2015

The international air cargo industry experienced its longest peak season in sometime during the latter half of last year, and experts are cautiously predicting another strong run for 2015. Though not everyone had a great 2014 in the airline shipping industry, overall,... Read more >

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is “evaluating” the use of port congestion-related demurrage fees by carriers and terminal operators, said FMC Chairman Mario Cordero in testimony Feb. 25. Cordero discussed the agency with the House Marine Transportation Subcommittee during a... Read more >

Posted: Feb 26, 2015

After months on end of ongoing debate about granting President Barack Obama and his administration trade promotion authority (TPA), all signs indicate that the commander in chief will be given that power in the weeks ahead, according to multiple reports.... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

On February 18th, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they have initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has extended the mandatory compliance date regulating the transport of lithium batteries and cells from February 6, 2015, to August 7, 2015, for modes of transport other... Read more >

Posted: Feb 25, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been working with Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update the export certificate that accompanies meat products exported to the U.S. under FSIS jurisdiction. What... 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 25, 2015

Most West Coast ports were bustling with activity this week as marine terminals order full vessel, yard and gate work crews, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union dispatch halls are filling all of the orders. “ILWU members up and down... Read more >