Trade News

Posted: Jan 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020. Additional... Read more >

Most Recent News

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

Finally something is happening. After a long stretch of negotiations between two West Coast shipping groups turned south late in 2014, worrying retailers and shippers across the country, some progress has at long last been announced.  The International Longshore and Warehouse... Read more >

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

Despite the recent plunge in the cost of oil, a Taiwanese shipping line became the latest to order so-called ultra-large container ships – fuel-efficient vessels designed for slow steaming with eyes on a future characterized by permanently high fuel prices. Evergreen Marine... Read more >

Posted: Jan 30, 2015

When it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court. The provincial government on Wednesday said it would make two changes to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama hinted at the importance of ongoing global trade discussions when he requested that Congress grant him the authority to negotiate trade deals.  Through the legislative procedure, Congress outlines "trade policy priorities"... Read more >

Posted: Jan 29, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has advises that, effective January 26, 2015, new requirements are in place for exporting potatoes from Prince Edward Island (PEI) to the United States. Due to recent detections of potato wart in PEI, the... Read more >

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Health Canada has published an industry guide that provides information on cribs, cradles, bassinets and related products. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of products that are, or are likely to be,... Read more >

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

Negotiators for the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have reached a tentative agreement on the chassis maintenance and repair issue that has been the major roadblock to reaching a new waterfront contract at West Coast... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Effective January 26, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requires new conditions for the importation of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) from Prince Edward Island, Canada, into the United States. The new conditions will... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Government of Canada (Government) recently announced that it is prohibiting the export, sale, supply or shipment to Russia by any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada of certain goods used in oil exploration or production. This decision... Read more >

Posted: Jan 26, 2015

The Appellate Body Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that they will open the oral hearing of the US-COOL appellate proceedings to public observation. The oral hearing is scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2015. Due to... Read more >